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Old 10-12-2006, 12:22 AM   #1
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Default Aftermarket Seat for BIG Guy?

I have worn through the bolster on the stock seat in my 05 RS. SoA claims it's not their problem and the stealership wants $609 to replace the seat. It's time to explore aftermarket options! I am a BIG guy. I'm 6'1" but only have a 30" inseam, so it's all in my torso (meaning I almost hit the ceiling in the stock seats). I weigh 280lbs and have a 40" waist. Like I said, I'm a BIG guy and the stock seats were kinda tight in the hips. What are my options for aftermarket seats that are wider in the hips/thigh than the stockers and will cost less (tax, title, and out the door) than $609? All the aftermarket seats I've seen so far seem to be targeted at skinny-assed boy racers.

I'll be using the seats 80% for in town commuting, 10% for hauling ass through the twisties, 5% for long trips (to get to the twisties), and 5% for autocross.

Someone out there has got to have a save!

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Old 10-12-2006, 12:26 AM   #2
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damn we're alsmot twins. IM 6'2" 285lbs, 42 waist and 30"inseam. Try getting some '06 TR seats. Thats what came in mine and they are nice and snug
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:34 AM   #3
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We test drove a 06 TR when the fiancee was looking for a new car. The seat was still tight in the hips/thigh and those headrests on the 06s are MURDER!

Crazy that we that close in size though.
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:56 AM   #4
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sparco evo 2000's maybe?

you really should do some measuring and try to find a seat that really suits you

www.sparcousa.com

go to seats, read a bit about measuring.

if you get the chance, try to sit in ... before you buy.

best of luck to you
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:09 AM   #5
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sparco evo 2000's maybe?

you really should do some measuring and try to find a seat that really suits you

www.sparco.com

go to seats, read a bit about measuring.

if you get the chance, try to sit in ... before you buy.

best of luck to you
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actually it's www.sparcousa.com
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:11 AM   #6
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thanks.... appreciate that


editing now.. doh
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:52 PM   #7
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Corbeau Seats

They actually have "wide" seats, and some of them recline and such also
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:09 PM   #8
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sparco evo 2000's maybe?

you really should do some measuring and try to find a seat that really suits you

www.sparcousa.com

go to seats, read a bit about measuring.
I looked on their seats page, but don't see anything about how to measure for fit. Where's the document?
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:16 PM   #9
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Lose some weight fatty! :P
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:23 PM   #10
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Recaro SPG XL, Sparco EVO2
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:28 PM   #11
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Bench seats......
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:35 PM   #12
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dont know on the seats but used to be 6'1 280 and 40x30, im liking the 6'1, 230, 36x30/32, but anyway, good luck on the seats and yes the 06 seats are a little snug, but comfy, try sti seats
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:42 PM   #13
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What about stock STi seats? Those muthas are wide.

BTW, if you want 06 TR seats, I have a pair that I took out of my car.

$200. But I'm in New Jersey.
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:41 PM   #14
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good luck! I am 190 5'11" 48X32...I have the other problem, side support crushes my lats!!
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:49 PM   #15
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MOMO STREET RACER SEATS ARE AWESOME!!!!

here:

http://www.momousa.com/products.php?subcat=24&group=50

I am 6'0, 280lbs (CHUNKY!)

I wear a size 42 pants, and a 52inch chest....

These are universally the most comfortable seats I have ever sat in and I have people set in them who are 130 lbs and they say the same thing!!!

I can't even hardly ride in a mitsu Evo because the seats are too small for me and I get sick because the side bolsters squeeze my kidneys too much!!!

GOOD LUCK!!!
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:52 PM   #16
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and a realistic price here for new momo street racer seat

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MOMO-...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:57 PM   #17
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good luck! I am 190 5'11" 48X32...I have the other problem, side support crushes my lats!!
you only weight 190 pounds, but have a 48" waist?
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:00 PM   #18
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im assuming he meant 290
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Brining this thread back from the dead. Are there any new options for us big boys out there? So far I found SPARCO EVO XL to have 475mm width which should be enough. And the Corbeau EVOLUTION X looks wide enough but did. Any other options. Any reclining options?

Also anyone know if there is a showroom/shop of different seats somewhere near Philly, so I can maybe sit in a few and see how they fit? Thanks

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Old 01-26-2021, 02:29 PM   #20
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Recaro XL and Racetech wide-tall shells fit me well. No other brand shell has shoulder strap holes high enough to work with my torso height. VAC motorsports is a dealer they have seats/cars you can sit in.
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Brining this thread back from the dead. Are there any new options for us big boys out there? So far I found SPARCO EVO XL to have 475mm width which should be enough. And the Corbeau EVOLUTION X looks wide enough but did. Any other options. Any reclining options?

Also anyone know if there is a showroom/shop of different seats somewhere near Philly, so I can maybe sit in a few and see how they fit? Thanks
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