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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:28 pm    Post subject: Calling all D911 GT3 Rep bucket owners? Reply with quote

Anyone experienced the lining coming away from the body of the seat?

I sent one seat back as it arrived with the lining separated, drove the car once with the buckets and it’s happened to the drivers seat now too.

Dodgy batch or is it common? Been speaking to D911 and it will take them 3 months to get a new batch in. Not sure what to do?!

Is this why lots of people get them reupholstered?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear that. It’s not acceptable though.

The supplied item is not fit for purpose.

Maybe consider a refund? 3 months is not a reasonable time to have to wait.

Why should you suffer?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HHmmm, that`s not good is it, I was considering these for my 996.1, not any longer nooo
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a real shame, I’ve put plenty of wedge, time and ballache into these seats.

Are there other buckets that easily run belts and harnesses?

We don’t think I can fix the bu gg er s then?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a leather set for over 2 years and not had any issues. Perhaps this is an Alcantara related problem??? To be honest though, I've driven less than 1000miles in those 2 years
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the Alcantara versions and they never did that, could be bad batch or new manufacturer.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did wonder if the leather might be a safer option, interesting to hear that that’s not necessarily the case.

Definitely a bad batch, how annoying. Not sure what’s my next move.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear that ,id be propper peed off as well
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, you do all your homework, you read all the safety arguments online, even venturing into then darkness that is PH... decide to bite the bullet against your mate’s advice. Then they arrive and you have some crappy cosmetic issue.

Literally just been in communication with an upholsterer I was recommended, he thinks he can permanently fix both seats for a reasonable fee.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any normal motorsport bucket seat has a wire running through the
cloth that tucks up under the lip on the seat frame. These wires can be
pulled tight from the front underside of the seat.

Is this the case here?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is indeed, although when having a look at the seat, I can’t for the love of me see how in this case, tightening it would ever make the lining want to sit closer to the chassis of the bucket.

Thoughts?
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