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Old 09-27-2021, 09:49 AM   #1
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So the stock seat is too wide on the back and was looking for something that would fit me better. I was looking at Rally Sport Direct at the
Sparco R100. I didnít want to spend a lot of money say 500 or less.

Does anyone have this seat and what do you think about it.

Iím also open to suggestions

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Old 09-27-2021, 12:28 PM   #2
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short of a new seat, you can always open up the seat and stuff more foam in the side bolsters to make it fit you better.
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Old 09-27-2021, 01:09 PM   #3
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A few years ago I was seat shopping for my Mustang and the R100 was one of the seats I sat in. I was really unimpressed. I just went searching back and found my review on another forum when I was doing the shopping - "The R100s are very basic. I fit in them fine, but as the OG salesman said, they're like a park bench with a little bit of bolstering on the sides. The lower cushion and the seat back have almost no shape to them at all. I was pretty surprised/disappointed at how cheesy they seemed."

I would strongly encourage you to find some way to "try on" the seats you might be interested in. I drove 6+ hours round trip to go to a shop that actually had Sparco and OMP seats in their showroom so I could sit in them. A nearby shop had Corbeau seats in stock so I could try those out on the same day. Before trying them out, I had been intending to buy some Sparcos, but I ended up with Corbeaus, because the Sparcos didn't fit me right. Obviously, your driver seat is a key part of your experience with your car, so even if you have to spend a day driving to/from a shop to get to actually put your butt in some showroom models, it's worth it.
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Old 09-27-2021, 04:58 PM   #4
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A few years ago I was seat shopping for my Mustang and the R100 was one of the seats I sat in. I was really unimpressed. I just went searching back and found my review on another forum when I was doing the shopping - "The R100s are very basic. I fit in them fine, but as the OG salesman said, they're like a park bench with a little bit of bolstering on the sides. The lower cushion and the seat back have almost no shape to them at all. I was pretty surprised/disappointed at how cheesy they seemed."

I would strongly encourage you to find some way to "try on" the seats you might be interested in. I drove 6+ hours round trip to go to a shop that actually had Sparco and OMP seats in their showroom so I could sit in them. A nearby shop had Corbeau seats in stock so I could try those out on the same day. Before trying them out, I had been intending to buy some Sparcos, but I ended up with Corbeaus, because the Sparcos didn't fit me right. Obviously, your driver seat is a key part of your experience with your car, so even if you have to spend a day driving to/from a shop to get to actually put your butt in some showroom models, it's worth it.


Thanks for the info, and yes trying out different seats would be ideal. I would agree that they seemed generic, plain and would probably be disappointed. I may look into adding something to the stock seat and see how that goes.
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Old 09-27-2021, 04:59 PM   #5
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short of a new seat, you can always open up the seat and stuff more foam in the side bolsters to make it fit you better.


Lefty, I may go with that!!!!!
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Old 09-28-2021, 11:45 AM   #6
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So the stock seat is too wide on the back and was looking for something that would fit me better. I was looking at Rally Sport Direct at the
Sparco R100. I didnít want to spend a lot of money say 500 or less.

Does anyone have this seat and what do you think about it.

Iím also open to suggestions

Thanks
Mark

How big are you? if youre a smaller guy say size 36 waist the recaro pole positions are nice and if you didnt want to buy new I saw Robbie at The Chop Shop has a set for sale. The Recaro RS-G ASM Ruby seat looks great in a newer sti
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