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View Poll Results: What seat should I go with?
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default What Seats To Use In A Daily Driver Sti?

Hows it going, yes i have done alittle research and talked to many vendors here on the forum... But i still cant come up with a seat..

Most vendors for wat ever reason have recommened I go with ether the

Recaro SRD
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Recaro Speed


Both seats look similar, and truthfully I have no idea wat the difference is between the both of them..

Once again:
-I use my STI as a daily driver w/ the occasional "spirtied" run
-No Track, No Autocross
-I'm about 5'7, 160lbs, 33inch waist, wide shoulders, so pretty much I can fit any seat i assume
-I will be traveling from my college in SC to NJ once and a while so I need something with comfort and support!

So:
Ether chime in with what you think about those seats above, or tell me something else you thing I should look into.
Money isnt really that big of an issue, I will be keeping the car a minimum of another 4yrs so its for the long run.

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Old 06-02-2007, 06:28 PM   #2
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If you don't track it or autocross it, I don't understand what's wrong with the stock seats... I DD my STi 35 miles/day now (used to be 80) and take it on 8-12 hour road trips frequently without issue. And you're smaller than I am.
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Old 06-02-2007, 06:31 PM   #3
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another option is you can get the stock seats bolstered and maybe a lumbar air blatter at a apolstery shop
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:11 PM   #4
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I have the Recaro Sports in mine and they are wonderful. My helmet no longer rubs on the headliner and no buttaches after long trips.

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Old 06-02-2007, 10:59 PM   #5
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Subaru Legacy spec B seats, exactly the same stock look as the STi, but in leather and is a lot softer.
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:35 AM   #6
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I have the Recaros in my car. I was given them for free, but its the best seat setup I've ever had. I'm a titch wide for them at 6'2", 210LBs, but they pack out a bit over time and now I love them.

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Old 06-03-2007, 12:36 AM   #7
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And yes, I have a one inch spacer onder the driver seat. It always makes me laugh when friends sit in the passenger seat and they're lower than I am.
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:46 AM   #8
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My advice to you is to do your research. Check out all of the measurements and sit in as many as you can. Driver fatigue is a main component that accounts for weaker track times. I know that you said that you wont use it for track, but even driving long distances will effect you. Road vibrations over a period of time is what causes drivers to fall asleep while driving. For me I chose the Sparco Monza the red ones. I say go for comfort, it will pay off in the end.

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Old 06-03-2007, 08:22 AM   #9
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Once again:
-I use my STI as a daily driver w/ the occasional "spirtied" run
-No Track, No Autocross
-I'm about 5'7, 160lbs, 33inch waist, wide shoulders, so pretty much I can fit any seat i assume
-I will be traveling from my college in SC to NJ once and a while so I need something with comfort and support!

We are very similar in size/build, and my car's also a DD. I got some '02/'03 WRX seats last week, and they're awesome. <-- cheap, too!

They use bigger/deeper bolsters than the '04+ seats, are slightly narrower, have longer seat cushions (better thigh support), and have thicker/higher density padding.

Since installing them, the car is actually easier to drive quickly (you're constantly not bracing or sliding), and the comfort's great. My wife loves them b/c they give her about 1" more passeger legroom than the '04 seats.

Highly recommended!
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Old 06-03-2007, 03:51 PM   #10
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If you don't track it or autocross it, I don't understand what's wrong with the stock seats... I DD my STi 35 miles/day now (used to be 80) and take it on 8-12 hour road trips frequently without issue. And you're smaller than I am.
stock seats are very uncomfortable! long drives in them is like hell! i mean they offer good support for spirted driving, but as for a DD its pretty rough.. not even that, driving 12hrs in them is going to suck!
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Old 06-03-2007, 04:00 PM   #11
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Hmm... Guess I'm just lucky not to have these problems.
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:33 PM   #12
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Hmm... Guess I'm just lucky not to have these problems.
yea??????? i guess so
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:55 PM   #13
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i like my 04 seats,comfortable and i like how they look
can anyone spot the butt print?
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:38 AM   #14
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I have the Recaro Sports in mine and they are wonderful. My helmet no longer rubs on the headliner and no buttaches after long trips.

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Nice, dude.

I'd love to have some aftermarket seats. I had some JDM GC WRX seats in my car, but I didn't like how they fit me, so I got rid of them. I'm not sure what exact seat I want, but it'll definitely have to recline, and at least be part leather, since my interior already is...



OE seats, with a light greyish-tan leather. Dealer option.

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Old 06-04-2007, 03:04 PM   #15
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Whats wrong with the stock seats?

You said that you don't even autocross or track the car. Even for autox and track the stock seats are MORE than enough to hold you in. If your moving around, get a harness.

And if your worried about comfort, then you most certainly bought the wrong car.
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:51 PM   #16
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LowUFO, what spacers are you talking about? Is it an actual hardware that you got with the brackets?
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:43 PM   #17
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1"x1" steel bar cut to the length of the rails and drilled for the bolts. Then painted black. Easy, and stable.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:25 PM   #18
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Whats wrong with the stock seats?

You said that you don't even autocross or track the car. Even for autox and track the stock seats are MORE than enough to hold you in. If your moving around, get a harness.

And if your worried about comfort, then you most certainly bought the wrong car.
thanks for the input douche...

yes ur right, because I want a better seat for my daily driver sti, i shouldn't have baught an STi. maybe i should just return it and get a civic, i appologize for being so dumb. Next time i'll just go with my first instinct... Geo metro, or honda civic
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:34 PM   #19
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And if your worried about comfort, then you most certainly bought the wrong car.
I dont think many people bought these cars for "comfort" but I am sure many of them didnt buy the car and think it would make your butt and lower back hurt after driving...
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:15 PM   #20
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thanks for the input douche...
Why the name calling? I simply giving you the truth to the matter. The STi has a harsh ride, which delivers performance. That's what the car is made for, and your complaining about the harshness. Not only that, you posted about it on NAISOC; seriously, what did you expect?


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I dont think many people bought these cars for "comfort"
Clearly the OP did.

Seriously, take some time, and sit in your seat. Spend 20 min properly adjusting it and i'm not even kidding. I've gone on several long drives without ever being uncomfortable. The seat just needs to be properly adjusted.
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Old 06-05-2007, 02:41 AM   #21
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today i recommened to get a set of

Sparco Torino 2's

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Why the name calling? I simply giving you the truth to the matter. The STi has a harsh ride, which delivers performance. That's what the car is made for, and your complaining about the harshness. Not only that, you posted about it on NAISOC; seriously, what did you expect?




Clearly the OP did.

Seriously, take some time, and sit in your seat. Spend 20 min properly adjusting it and i'm not even kidding. I've gone on several long drives without ever being uncomfortable. The seat just needs to be properly adjusted.

Dislike for the 2004-2007 WRX/STI seats has been voiced since the cars were released. They work for some, but not for many.

They're relatively comfortable to me, but I'd hardly call them ergonomic or supportive. They're not. And my RS' seats are even worse.

Very few stock seats can compare to a good aftermarket seat, from a reputable manufacturer. Volvo does a great job with them, but beyond them, there's very few cars, at least in the US market. Audi S4, BMW M-series (or even, arguably, the sport-editions)..... then the exotics....

I like Volvo's seats because they actually make ergonomic sense.
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Old 06-06-2007, 02:32 PM   #23
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bump for your thougths
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Old 06-06-2007, 02:50 PM   #24
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The stock STi seats are too wide for me (I'm about the same as your build). I ended up getting JDM v7 STi seats. I've only sat in the Recaro SRD from your poll, and the v7 aren't as tight as those. I'm happy with them, but I would have gone for the SRD's as well.
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:06 PM   #25
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The stock STi seats are too wide for me (I'm about the same as your build). I ended up getting JDM v7 STi seats. I've only sat in the Recaro SRD from your poll, and the v7 aren't as tight as those. I'm happy with them, but I would have gone for the SRD's as well.
thank you for the input! i'm prob going with the SRD's how much did u pay for the sti seats tho?
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