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Dammit
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being on the taller side I've thought about those a few times - I do (having no roof) quite like the heating element in my current seats though.
 
  
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crash7
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in the same position and had all but decided on Pole Positions but then took a punt on a used set of these.

To date they have been excellent, i track, and the support is good even without a harness, mine have the Alcantara centres that match my head lining and cup wheel.

I found a thread/post on pistonheads about the seats where one of the self proclaimed forum experts was slating them based on nothing more than his own perception, he was then schooled by another member who had taken the time to x-ray them and confirmed the carbon quality was actually good.
 
  
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evenin' D,
Yes I imagine roof down, heated seat drives are nice on crisp mornings.
It all depends what direction you're taking the project.

After suspension, which I think it's fair to say you have covered Wink , seats are probably the biggest thing to alter the feel of the car, transforming it from a comfy, one size fits all driving experience to a much more focussed one.

I've no intention to fit a cage mind. Total pain in the arse for road use and the tequipment one only serves as something to mount your harnesss on, which I won't need as I won't be tracking mine.

You can enjoy the massive change seats make driving on road or track though so it's a no brainer for me.
 
  
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Crash,
Thanks for the feedback. Yes I read that very thread yesterday when deciding whether to go ahead or not. Grin

If I'd arrived at time of purchase next year and both were new hence full price it would be a hard choice but at £750 for the pair I've got nothing to lose.

Pros for Pole positions -

Recognised brand with proper testing and certification (although not for road use, you need SPGs for that).
Original Porsche supplier.
Smaller around top area so less claustrophobic maybe.

Cons for PPs -

Older era than 996s
Harness slots too low for most people if that's important.
Plain black backs aren't as decorative.


Pros for D911 ones -

996 era shape as I've said.
Sold by an outlet that I doubt would leave themselves open to huge lawsuits.
Carbon fibre backs are lovely.

Cons for D911 ones-

Bit of an unknown regarding TUV or testing.
Larger around top area so a bit more claustrophobic.

Maybe claustrophobic is a bit strong but they make the cabin feel a bit more confined. A cage even more so...
 
  
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Dammit
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
Evenin' D,
Yes I imagine roof down, heated seat drives are nice on crisp mornings.
It all depends what direction you're taking the project.

After suspension, which I think it's fair to say you have covered Wink , seats are probably the biggest thing to alter the feel of the car, transforming it from a comfy, one size fits all driving experience to a much more focussed one.

I've no intention to fit a cage mind. Total pain in the arse for road use and the tequipment one only serves as something to mount your harnesss on, which I won't need as I won't be tracking mine.

You can enjoy the massive change seats make driving on road or track though so it's a no brainer for me.


I have to say that I really like the idea of the new GT3 Touring, that's kind of what I'm going for with mine- albeit with no roof.
 
  
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crash7
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your thinking process was exactly the same as mine. - I paid about the same for my pair.

I find standard sports seats narrow across the shoulders but there is no issue with these, however they are narrow around the hips. The seating position is more focused, read upright, and you sit a little lower than on the standard seats.

Rear access is all but impossible so you can in theory remove the rear seats and save 10 plus kg's - I did but each to their own

Quality on the materials is ok, grain on the leather is more prominent than on the OEM seats but it's not bad by any means and works with the dash & door cards, if you have the extended leather, the carbon looks good.

Hope they work out for you.
 
  
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sim996
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seeing as my car is for the road, I've gone for a full set of B8's with H&R Springs. This should get me about 20mm lower on the 18's and still fill the arches. I have 19's on at the moment and I like the way they fill the arches.
 
  
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Sundayjumper
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



It's proving to be a bit of a ***** to fit though !
 
  
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sim996
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Front and rear B8s have arrived. Going on with H&R springs.
 



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