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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: 996 turbo seats Reply with quote

Hi, feel like a bit of an idiot writing this one, but looking for any advice or options. The seats in my turbine are giving me severe back pain at the moment, especially sciatic down in my right leg. Doesn't happen with any other car I have, e.g. Cayenne, but it is so bad I am seriously considering getting rid of the car. Not particularly old or overweight, and I don't have a chronic back complaint, but a car that I easily could have driven for four hours with out a break is killing me in under an hour.

So anyone any options? Swap seats? If so to what?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firstly we need to ascertain whether you have the Standard (Comfort) Seats or the Sports Seats?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have standard (comfort) seats I'd swap for sports depending on colour and condition Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I struggled to get comfortable in my old 996T (comfort seats) but I find the sports seats in current 996TS much better
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi sorry it is the standard seats I have
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a set of the Turbo sport seats for sale, full black leather with Porsche crest.
Looking to get around £600 for the set. They are in outstanding condition too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would look nice in my lounge!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe find a local 911uker with different seats and try sitting in their's before you commit to anything. I have 997 sports seats in mine and find them comfortable enough... I'm probably not the best person to judge though as I sit here typing in my 996 comfort seat that I have converted in to an office chair. Been sat here about 5 hours and no issues yet lol.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think it is the combo of back, the seat doesnt seem to give my right leg any support while im accelerating or braking, so after a while my leg is in agony.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exactly what I found - the sport seats do not give me that problem
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks mike, guess im now on the look out for sports seats in metropole blue
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If support is an issue, sports seats will help a bit.

Another option is to fit aftermarket at ie GT3 seats. Massive improvement to weight and comfort in my opinion.

See photo.
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Kilsoj
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James that is the way I am leaning as well, do you mind me asking are they original? They look absolutely amazing!! I use the back seat quiet a bit though would this be an issue? If so would need to look for something similar but reclinable. How does it affect the electrics i.e. Does it throw up dash issues?Or can you just program out the electric seats?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slightly off-colour, so forgive me: I have the hardback sports seats and on longer journeys my left buttock develops pins and needles, I sometimes have to stop and walk it off, I blame it on a lack of support for my leg when using the clutch a lot. It'd be nice to resolve, doesn't happen in other vehicles.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kilsoj wrote:
James that is the way I am leaning as well, do you mind me asking are they original? They look absolutely amazing!! I use the back seat quiet a bit though would this be an issue? If so would need to look for something similar but reclinable. How does it affect the electrics i.e. Does it throw up dash issues?Or can you just program out the electric seats?


Design911 do a copy of the 997 GT3 (and I think Carrera GT!) seat, which folds forward for access to the rear.

http://www.design911.co.uk/fu/prod4919/Track-Bucket-Sports-Seat---DTX-RECLINE/

No the quality isn't quite up there with Porsche original, but then nor is the price(nowhere near, happily!). I bought mine second-hand and they do hold you in well. Strangely, they came out of a Turbo.

You're welcome to try them for size if we can organise a meet.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am experiencing exactly the same issue but the other leg, accelerating and braking is a nightmare. I agree as well, I don't necessarily think it is just back issue, it seems to be lack of support for the legs.

Those seats look great, and I think that is the road I will have to go, will just be retrimming them in metropole blue
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-Boxter-996-986-Driver-Side-Leather-Seat-Metropol-Metropole-Blue-/302375016311?hash=item4666f49777:g:~IoAAOSwGJlZKHSW

Someone in France is selling some....
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EGTE wrote:
Kilsoj wrote:
James that is the way I am leaning as well, do you mind me asking are they original? They look absolutely amazing!! I use the back seat quiet a bit though would this be an issue? If so would need to look for something similar but reclinable. How does it affect the electrics i.e. Does it throw up dash issues?Or can you just program out the electric seats?


Design911 do a copy of the 997 GT3 (and I think Carrera GT!) seat, which folds forward for access to the rear.

http://www.design911.co.uk/fu/prod4919/Track-Bucket-Sports-Seat---DTX-RECLINE/

No the quality isn't quite up there with Porsche original, but then nor is the price(nowhere near, happily!). I bought mine second-hand and they do hold you in well. Strangely, they came out of a Turbo.

You're welcome to try them for size if we can organise a meet.


Mine are the fixed version of the d911 gt3 reps.much much better quality then I expected. Can't comment on the folding, but I think you'll be surprised.

Fitting is straightforward, follow a diy guide.but essentally, you won't end up with any issues if you follow correctly,

Go with the heavy duty mounts, and take your time.

I'm likely to be at Donington next Monday for a track session if you want to sit in them
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
Slightly off-colour, so forgive me: I have the hardback sports seats and on longer journeys my left buttock develops pins and needles, I sometimes have to stop and walk it off, I blame it on a lack of support for my leg when using the clutch a lot. It'd be nice to resolve, doesn't happen in other vehicles.


You might benefit from a centre console delete. .. which I have also done to mine. Allows loads more room for your left leg! I'll dig out my thread
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See here http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=120374&highlight=
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