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  • "Recaro SRD/EVO3" seats on ebay. Quality?

    I've been searching Ebay for SE seats and stuff.
    What keeps coming up is some cheap look alikes that may be as good.
    Does anyone have experience with these seats?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/WHITE...Q5fAccessories

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-E...Q5fAccessories
    1987 BMW M3 E30

    S50B32 swap thread http://www.s14.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43515

  • #2
    They mispelled "racers" in their description, when they meant "ricers" :huh:
    I don't have experience with them, but they look like seats they sell at Pep Boys. I wouldn't touch those things if they were $40 ea.
    If you're looking for a set of Recaro SE's, I have a set. Selling them for $800 + shipping for both, rails included.
    Here's pics.





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    • #3
      those ebay seats are made with cheap materials, they are very uncomfortable and very flimsy. The price is tempting but as the saying goes - you get what you pay for, just keep that in mind

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      • #4
        There are many, many different types of copies but they all seem to be aimed at looks instead of comfort/support. I went with them a few times because I was reupholstering anyway. When I reupholstered mine, I added some lower lumbar support which is something all of them seem to lack. The foam is a bit stiffer than Recaro's which is good for durability but not for comfort. Considering where you are located, I would look for a set of second hand Recaro's.
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        • #5
          wow those are cheap....like you guys said they are made cheap.


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          • #6
            Ok, thanks! They look very tempting!

            Dan, what I meen with SE is Sport Evolution and as far as I can see thouse you got is not Sport Evo seats

            Finding a set of second hand Sport Evos are like looking for a needle in a hey stack..
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Larsen-Racing View Post
              Ok, thanks! They look very tempting!

              Dan, what I meen with SE is Sport Evolution and as far as I can see thouse you got is not Sport Evo seats

              Finding a set of second hand Sport Evos are like looking for a needle in a hey stack..
              I see..
              Good Luck with the search.

              Dan
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              • #8
                My mate bought a set of a guy on german ebay for €1000 and they are pretty good not leather, pvc, but no rails which is a bummer, this guy still has them on ebay from time to time.
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                • #9
                  if you didnt have ANY seats in your car and had no other option other than a milk crate....it would a tough choice for me between the milk crate and those seats.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ADA///M View Post
                    if you didnt have ANY seats in your car and had no other option other than a milk crate....it would a tough choice for me between the milk crate and those seats.

                    Hehe, good one Adam!
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                    • #11
                      Dont even waste your time and money to either of those seats.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ADA///M View Post
                        if you didnt have ANY seats in your car and had no other option other than a milk crate....it would a tough choice for me between the milk crate and those seats.

                        LOL. Let's see the points of ebay seats:
                        - cheap fabric and some are not uv treated so will fade/tear quickly
                        - bad welds/lighter metals used in seat frame (hate to get into an accident with it)
                        - If it's the reclining version, the gears are paper thin and will break easily (just don't pickup someone and do the wild thing on the seats)
                        - foam will deteriorate pretty fast

                        Also remember with certain seats from Sparco and other reputable companies, they use memory foam in certain models, hence the reason why you can take a decent road trip with them and not get body aches.

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                        • #13
                          I'd be scared to use those even just to put on the floor and play Forza in.
                          :uhoh:


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by vlad View Post
                            those ebay seats are made with cheap materials, they are very uncomfortable and very flimsy. The price is tempting but as the saying goes - you get what you pay for, just keep that in mind
                            And you bought them for both your red and white e30????

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                            • #15
                              If you want reasonably priced Recaros, buy the Recaros out of the Mitsubishi Evo. I picked up my Evo 8 seats for $400 for the pair. They look like they are new.

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