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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: How comfy are GT3 style seats? Reply with quote

I'm wanting to swap my 996 standard seats for something that fits me better and was wondering how people find the GT3 style seats (like the ones design 911 sell)

I have had a set of 996 sport seats & didn't fit in them across the shoulders, my 997 had sport seats which were great but they seem to be very expensive on the second hand at the moment.

I do a lot of mileage so whatever I go with must be long distance comfy.

I'm 6 ft and 16 stone (lapsed rugby players build!)

Would love to try before I commit but that isn't an option unfortunately!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The real OEM GT3 Recaros fit just about anybody and are a candidate for the most comfortable bucket seats that you can get. Unfortunately, the imitation ones offered by the aftermarket may look the same, but do not fit the same. The last time I sat in some (which weren't sourced from D911 so may or may not be the same as the ones that you are considering) they were appreciably narrower across the back and shoulders and were nothing like as comfortable as the real article.

My instinct is that OEM seats would be fine for you, but reproductions are quite likely to disappoint. The only way to be sure is that you need to try a set of the exact seats that you are considering for size.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


I have genuine seats, you are welcome to come and have a sit in them if needed and local to Greenford, Middlesex. They are very comfortable and supportive. I am a similar build an weight to you!!

I have no experience with the reproduction ones, but as Colin says, you need to try them out if at all possible
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As mentioned the GT3 style seats are narrowed and wont fit across broader shoulders

However any such fixed bucket seats and the word comfort are somewhat opposite statements

how about---

reclining sports seats ?

or the recaro XL race seats ?http://www.design911.co.uk/fu/prod8055/RECARO-Profi-SPG-XL-Race-Seats/

or even Momo seats that dont have the same price tag as recaro and fir well
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can vouch for Recaro XL FIA Pole Position seats, very comfy. I'm sure I read somewhere that these are the seats on which the Porsche seats are based Question
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