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Old 02-10-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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I need some input from people who have sat in these seats. How are they in comfort level and how well do they hold you in vs the GD JDM STi (non recaro)/ USDM STi/WRX seats? Planning 80% daily driver/ 20% auto x-ing, and I am 6ft 180lbs size 33waist. Also, would it be worth holding off and spending $600 more for a new pair of Recaro Speeds?


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Old 02-10-2008, 04:20 PM   #2
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Most people really love EVO Recaros; I found them uncomfortable. For some reason, they don't fit my shoulders right...they get really narrow at the top if you have broad shoulders apparently (I'm 6' and 150lbs).
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:20 PM   #3
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i've had a bit of seat time in a evo9 MR... definatly much more comfortable (while still offering decent lateral support) than STI seats. (havn't sat in JDM sti seats)
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:17 PM   #4
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I had a pair in my 05 WRX Wagon, and now one remains in my BMW and they are fantastic seats for the money.

I've got no basis of comparison with STi or JDM seats of any sort but of all the mods I did on my wagon, I wish I had put them in first, before anything else.
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:22 PM   #5
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I keep reading this post and can't for the life of me figure out who MR SEATS is. It's driving me crazy. As for the Recaros, if you know of someone selling them and you don't pick'em up, dibs! They're bomb!
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:04 AM   #6
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Personally I don't like them much, but I just don't like the look. I'm also tiny (5'5 and 120lbs) so not many seats fit me well other than my Sparco Evo's. For your size they'd probably fit good, if you have to have reclinable seats.
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:38 AM   #7
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I can't give you any insight with the Evo seats, but I have a set of usdm sti seats and jdm v4 seats. The usdm seats just plain and simply suck because they've got very little support. The problem is it feels like a seat out of regular car that's had side bolstering added. Nothing really holds you in place.

The jdm's have a lot of support and work really well for daily driving. I drive from Federal Way to Seattle everyday and I love my seats. I didn't like them at first because they were too tight, but my big ass has stretched them out a bit and they're perfect now. (I'm 5'9, 250lbs)
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:20 PM   #8
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Yeah I agree, I used to have USDM STi seats and they are exactly the same as the WRX seats but is covered in blue suede and has the pink STi logo, and it didnt give much support at all. I would like something that has a feel more like Recaro Speeds. I may just wait a month and order a pair of these from japanparts.com, I know they're a little over kill for a daily driver but they are just f*#kin rude


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I have plenty of seat time in both the EVO and the STI as I sell them for a living and drive them both almost on a daily basis. The EVO IX seat rocks, it's SUCH a shame Subaru is too cheap to put Recaros in the USDM STIs!

BUT, if you are buying them for $600 less then a new pair, you are paying too much.
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i have had plenty of seat time in all 4 seats, WRX, STI, JDM STI, EVO MR. the MR seats are very nice. it is a hard choice between them and the JDM V9 seats i had.

but with the Evos you dont have to swap bases, or take the whole seat apart to make them fit so your head wont be hitting the roof liner
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:43 PM   #11
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Yeah I agree, I used to have USDM STi seats and they are exactly the same as the WRX seats but is covered in blue suede and has the pink STi logo, and it didnt give much support at all. I would like something that has a feel more like Recaro Speeds. I may just wait a month and order a pair of these from japanparts.com, I know they're a little over kill for a daily driver but they are just f*#kin rude


Fixed-back seats should only be used in vehicles with rollbars/cages. I have a hard time imagining these were actually put into any production Subarus.

For that much money you could get these extraordinarily nice reclinable Recaros:

http://www.hmsmotorsport.com/store/s.../recaro-street

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Old 02-11-2008, 04:24 PM   #12
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hence the DONT.
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:46 PM   #13
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Oh, there is a "don't" in there--statement retracted.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:31 PM   #14
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How much do they generally run?
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:58 PM   #15
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I rode in a set once in a MR, they were nice, hug you good ext. I prefer the STI seats over them, but im highly biased lol
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:28 PM   #16
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I have plenty of seat time in both the EVO and the STI as I sell them for a living and drive them both almost on a daily basis. The EVO IX seat rocks, it's SUCH a shame Subaru is too cheap to put Recaros in the USDM STIs!

BUT, if you are buying them for $600 less then a new pair, you are paying too much.
Sorry, I meant $600, then I have to buy brackets slider and base, so more like a $1000 more probably. And I was talking about the Recaro Speeds which are much cheaper, then I saw some guy with those Recaro STi's in Thailand so I changed my mind =)

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Old 02-11-2008, 09:42 PM   #17
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Fixed-back seats should only be used in vehicles with rollbars/cages. I have a hard time imagining these were actually put into any production Subarus.

For that much money you could get these extraordinarily nice reclinable Recaros:

http://www.hmsmotorsport.com/store/s.../recaro-street
Ahhh yes the Recaros that come on the new Audi RS4's, those were actually my second choice on the list....

The STi Recaros above that I posted actually come on the 2007 Spec C Type RA-R's I believe, I'm not sure if it's and option or come stock because when I saw the video of the yellow wingless Spec C Type RA-R review it came with the regular JDM black STi seats, then I saw some guy in Thailand bought the Spec C RA-R it came with those STi Recaro seats and a spoiler. But yeah I get what you're sayin, those Spec C Type RA-R's are pretty much sold to people who use it as racecars.

As for those EVO MR Recaros,


on japanparts.com they are listed under Mitsubishi Recaros for $3691.63 for a pair, before shipping, so it's hard to pass it up because I can get those for $900 for a pair, and that includes everything including bases rails and sliders for my STi
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:59 PM   #18
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[quote=NW OBS;21083009]I have plenty of seat time in both the EVO and the STI as I sell them for a living and drive them both almost on a daily basis. The EVO IX seat rocks, it's SUCH a shame Subaru is too cheap to put Recaros in the USDM STIs![quote]

I agree. Except from a business point of view they are pretty smart because they know people will buy STi's regardless of if it comes with Recaros or not, so they are saving money by making their own STi seats in house. And also, as you can see from the opinions of the NWIC members on this thread not all Impreza drivers like the Recaros. For the general public, I'm sure more people would choose not to buy a vehicle because the seats are too narrow and uncomfortable than people who wouldnt buy it because the seats are too roomy.
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How much do they generally run?

Which ones?


Those STi Recaros are $1233.03 each, plus $320.40 each for the base frame. So $3106.86 for pair, minus 10% for the japanparts nasioc special puts you at $2796.17, oh and add overseas freight to that
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Those STi Recaros are $1233.03 each, plus $320.40 each for the base frame. So $3106.86 for pair, minus 10% for the japanparts nasioc special puts you at $2796.17, oh and add overseas freight to that
good lord! I'll take a set of CS's in Black Suede for a lot less, with no freight/importing fees or long shipping times.
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good lord! I'll take a set of CS's in Black Suede for a lot less, with no freight/importing fees or long shipping times.
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i love the recaro 9 seats as they fit me a whole lot better than the stock sti seats. I'm also slimmer, 30-31" waist, 140 lbs, 5'8", and the seat just feels so much more comfortable. I found myself sliding around in the sti seats, and didn't realize til i sat in the recaros that I was missing out. GL
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i love the recaro 9 seats as they fit me a whole lot better than the stock sti seats. I'm also slimmer, 30-31" waist, 140 lbs, 5'8", and the seat just feels so much more comfortable. I found myself sliding around in the sti seats, and didn't realize til i sat in the recaros that I was missing out. GL
9 months later lol
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9 months later lol
Hah, not to mention he's not even from the NWIC......
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