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Old 09-06-2011, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default What's the most comfortable semi bucket seat for daily driving?

I'd like to go sit in a few brides/sparcos.. But don't have any retailers near me... Trying to get a general idea.. Its going in my 2006 wrx limited as my daily driver. I want something that holds me better around tight turns without throwing me in the door panel or the center councole.. But still hold a comfort level.. Stock 2006 limited seats are flat as a board and I've hated them since day one.. Any suggestions? I was aiming for a bride gias.. Of course what ever my descsion I'd get a pair
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:43 PM   #2
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What seat will be most comfortable depends on your body type. You really need to sit in them yourself.

Although for the amount of money the Brides cost, they must be the greatest thing since sliced bread. Make sure you get green Takata harnesses to go along with them, otherwise you'll throw the JDM universe off kilter and bring about a thousand years of darkness and famine.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:53 PM   #3
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In my opinion, 1st gen Bride Brix is the most comfortable, use ones are usually a little shallow in the butt padding, but I've fallen asleep in my old one a few times because I was beat tired, and it was comfy.

A close second would be the Recaro SRD. Large semi-squishy bolsters, and good padding. I have one that's waiting to go into my car right now, and use it as a reading chair hahah.

Both of these seats are made for people that are smaller, ie <34" waist, and 6' or under (I would say). If you have broad shoulders, you may end up with your shoulders more "on" the upper bolsters of the Brix I than "in" them.

Bride Gias are really nice, but also rather pricey. Be careful on seats that are more "bucket" in design, because you might end up hating yourself when when you go to get into your car 5-10x while running errands. If you're not going to track your car extensively, I would lean towards something that is fully upholstered like a brix, or srd, or maybe an ergo.

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Old 09-06-2011, 05:11 PM   #4
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I'm working on an adapter that will allow people to replace their front sats with most major brands of recliner.
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:17 PM   #5
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Bride seats have a maximum weight limit of 175lbs. So if you're bigger than this, look at another brand.

http://www.tees-usa.com/warning.html
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:26 PM   #6
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In my opinion, 1st gen Bride Brix is the most comfortable, use ones are usually a little shallow in the butt padding, but I've fallen asleep in my old one a few times because I was beat tired, and it was comfy.

A close second would be the Recaro SRD. Large semi-squishy bolsters, and good padding. I have one that's waiting to go into my car right now, and use it as a reading chair hahah.

Both of these seats are made for people that are smaller, ie <34" waist, and 6' or under (I would say). If you have broad shoulders, you may end up with your shoulders more "on" the upper bolsters of the Brix I than "in" them.

Bride Gias are really nice, but also rather pricey. Be careful on seats that are more "bucket" in design, because you might end up hating yourself when when you go to get into your car 5-10x while running errands. If you're not going to track your car extensively, I would lean towards something that is fully upholstered like a brix, or srd, or maybe an ergo.

Hope this helps!
correct my previous seats recaro srd were really comfortable even for a big guy lol my new setup is bride brix and its a little tighter fit but for a smaller guy it comfy also look into low bolster seats by bride and recaro very comfy
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:45 PM   #7
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In my opinion, 1st gen Bride Brix is the most comfortable, use ones are usually a little shallow in the butt padding, but I've fallen asleep in my old one a few times because I was beat tired, and it was comfy.

A close second would be the Recaro SRD. Large semi-squishy bolsters, and good padding. I have one that's waiting to go into my car right now, and use it as a reading chair hahah.

Both of these seats are made for people that are smaller, ie <34" waist, and 6' or under (I would say). If you have broad shoulders, you may end up with your shoulders more "on" the upper bolsters of the Brix I than "in" them.

Bride Gias are really nice, but also rather pricey. Be careful on seats that are more "bucket" in design, because you might end up hating yourself when when you go to get into your car 5-10x while running errands. If you're not going to track your car extensively, I would lean towards something that is fully upholstered like a brix, or srd, or maybe an ergo.

Hope this helps!
great info! i mean i dont track it i.. aggressivley drive it.. and my main thing is i literally cant keep my ass on the seat..
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:19 PM   #8
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have you every sat in an 02 wrx. they are my fav stock seats by far.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:11 PM   #9
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for the price and oem quality factor, I'd get some jdm sti seats. I have the Version 7 sti seats which hold a little tighter but there are also these.

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Old 09-10-2011, 02:24 PM   #10
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have you every sat in an 02 wrx. they are my fav stock seats by far.
They're the exact same as the Forester seats of that time. I know. I have a Forester of that time and was looking at 02 WRX seats. I didn't buy them because they were the same damn thing, but...mine were adjustable. The seats are good, but they're bouncy as all get out if you run stiff suspension. Newer seats aren't that far off really in terms of holding, but the foam is firmer and less bouncy when running a stiffly sprung suspension package. Really, I think the clout of the old seats is a little over-exaggerated. In the deepest bucket setting (front up, back down, rear full vertical), it's a decent hold with the seat belt snugged way down. If you do some digging, there are other threads out there talking about modding the seats so you sit deeper into them. This is something people should look into first before opting straight for new seats. A little tweak of the springs can go a long way in terms of how you sit, how the seat holds, and reducing the bounce. Search and read through those threads. It's something I seriously need to do with mine.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:47 PM   #11
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Evo IX MR Seats and the Evo X MR. Both very comfortable. The Evo X's are a little wider.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:30 PM   #12
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Off topic...kind of

But for me personally, I am 5'9" 260lbs 36-38" waist. What seat should I look at?
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:31 PM   #13
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Evo IX MR Seats and the Evo X MR. Both very comfortable. The Evo X's are a little wider.
I LOVE the Evo X seats. I love the leather and Alcantra in the MR
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:40 PM   #14
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I had Evo8-9 seats in my S14 for awhile... Best ones I've had so far. I had older recaros, corbeaus A4's before.
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:43 AM   #15
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I have had the evo 8 recaros in my 04 wrx. I like the evo seats for performance but I did not like the reclining adjuster knob. I very much love the ease of the lever from the oem subaru seats but well, everything else was lacking. The evo recaros are otherwise fine if you don't like to relax in your car and recline it but I did have some other thoughts on the seats. They are not the cheapest option as the seats can be a little pricey but they also require aftermarket brackets to bolt up to the subarus.

As I mentioned earlier, the JDM STi seats work out almost perfectly for my taste. I like how the seats still have the adjustment lever, they have pretty good bolstering, and they come with brackets already. This is still the cheapest option as well in contrast to other seats.
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:53 AM   #16
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SpecC seats, I have them. they are the best of the subaru seats. You just have to reweld mounts for the RHD to LHD setup and run harnesses, but by far best seats and their in an 02 wrx
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:13 AM   #17
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reweld? why do you have to reweld?
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:44 PM   #18
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I was in the same situation a few months ago when I was looking for seats. I drive 350 mi a week just to and from work and wanted a seat that was more supportive than the stock STi seats, but not a full race seat. Basically the perfect one for daily driving and spirited driving to occasional track use. I went with the Recaro Sportlines with Recaro sliders. I am 6'5" @ ~265 lbs and they fit me amazingly well. I really felt like I was sitting on top of the stock seats and they were very bouncy at times (especially with coilovers) The Sportlines are the same as the Evo IX seats, but also have an air bladder for lumbar support and a thigh extender like BMW's and foxbody mustangs. My younger brother drives an Evo X and I like his seats, but mine fit me much better. I found that his seat base bolsters came up to a point on my thigh where it just pinched and offered more pain than support.

I opted to get leather bolsters with blue suede inserts on mine, but you can get various colors and materials. I was a little disappointed that the blue suede didn't match the STi alcantara. It matches the wrb paint really well, but forget about the interior matching. This wasn't a big deal for me since I was on a hunt for black door cards and black carpet anyways and just recently found a set. I didn't think the mismatched interior would bother me, but it slowly started to drive me nuts. It really made the alcantara look dark and faded.

I immediately noticed that I sit a little farther back and much lower in the Recaros. I've never had to lower the steering wheel in a car until now. The side bolsters are great and the lumbar support is even better. I do not mind the fact that the reclinability feature is a turn knob, if anything I like it better. With fixed increments, you are limited to those set recline points. With the knob, you can "fine tune" how far you recline. 1/10th of a turn on the knob makes all the difference and with the standard increments, you might not find your sweet spot. I also noticed that the ride is a lot less bumpy and that amazes me still. Anyways, here is a pic:


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Old 09-12-2011, 08:12 PM   #19
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Evo 8 and 9 recaros are nice. I have a set of DC-5 Integra Recaros in my car. I love them, but it does really depends on your body type. I have friends that are much smaller than me tell me that they feel too snug, but I fit perfectly in them. I'm 5'11 220.





And here's a good picture of the shape.
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