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      02-15-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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Recaro pp vs recaro sportster cs

Does anyone have know the weight of the pole positions and the sportster cs seats with all proper mounting hardware, I want to see what the difference in weight is with all hardware and seats ready to be mounted
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Does anyone have know the weight of the pole positions and the sportster cs seats with all proper mounting hardware, I want to see what the difference in weight is with all hardware and seats ready to be mounted
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Not much, you're looking at approx ~8lb difference.
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That's it? Because I know the seats alone-
Rpp are about 18 and the sportsters are 33, I know the sportsters don't use the side mount but I didNt realize it was only 8lbs, not bad
Sportster make more sense then
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That's it? Because I know the seats alone-
Rpp are about 18 and the sportsters are 33, I know the sportsters don't use the side mount but I didNt realize it was only 8lbs, not bad
Sportster make more sense then
I ran the PPs at first, then switched to the Sportster CS seats on my e92 M3.

The Sportsters do not require a side mount as these are already built into the seat (steel mounts are heavy), which accounts for most of the difference.

We are an authorized Recaro retailer, let me know if you have any questions.
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you donīt have to use steel side mounts... you can use aluminium thus maximising wheight gains with the PP... however if you need the backseats the CS is obviously the way to go...

By the way Tom... is it possible to get a CS seat covered in the oem Bamboo Beige leather?
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which did you find more comfortable, which held you in better, i used to dd with rpp in my e46 and loved them but figured if there isnt much of a weight difference then why not get sportsters
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Other thing to keep in mind is that pp is fixed back and fia approved for racing.
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The sportsters aren't? So does that mean I can't use the seats on the track? I don't track yet but plan on starting this year, any info is good
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Other thing to keep in mind is that pp is fixed back and fia approved for racing.
As well as the side mounts, aluminum are not FIA cert - only steel versions from Recaro.
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you donīt have to use steel side mounts... you can use aluminium thus maximising wheight gains with the PP... however if you need the backseats the CS is obviously the way to go...

By the way Tom... is it possible to get a CS seat covered in the oem Bamboo Beige leather?
Yes, Recaro offers the S08 program (at additional cost) in which you can provide leather for them to cover. There is an approval process required.

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The sportsters aren't? So does that mean I can't use the seats on the track? I don't track yet but plan on starting this year, any info is good[

which did you find more comfortable, which held you in better, i used to dd with rpp in my e46 and loved them but figured if there isnt much of a weight difference then why not get sportsters
Not competitively, this will depend on the rules set by that specific track/organization. Most Recaro fixed-back shells are FIA Cert.

Fixed back shells are best suited for track use. The Sporster CS seats are the same as the BMW performance seats (sans airbags), and better suited for everyday driving.
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if you need back seats then go for the CS... with recaro PPs, the back seat will be almost impossible to get into.
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what are the weight savings of Recaro CS vs OEM power seat in the M3 (E90).
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what are the weight savings of Recaro CS vs OEM power seat in the M3 (E90).
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I don't have an exact answer but it has to be at least 20 lbs. Tom said the Sportster CS is 33 pounds with brackets and the OEM is probably 60+ lbs. The E46 seats were 65 lbs with power, heat, and memory.
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Recaro CS with bases, sliders and seat belt receiver are 39lbs each. I just threw mine on the scale.

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Do the sportster cs' provide more lateral support over OEM? I want lighter, more supportive seats for the track but I need to be able to add remove a child seat in the back when I'm not at the track. Any advice?
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if you need back seats then go for the CS... with recaro PPs, the back seat will be almost impossible to get into.
this sir is why they invented the e90 m3.
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Do the sportster cs' provide more lateral support over OEM? I want lighter, more supportive seats for the track but I need to be able to add remove a child seat in the back when I'm not at the track. Any advice?
I found them to be a big improvement over the OEM seats, I'd probably attribute some of that to the Alcantara as well. Brief moments on the track of wanting more lateral support on very tight corners but otherwise no complaints.
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Do the sportster cs' provide more lateral support over OEM? I want lighter, more supportive seats for the track but I need to be able to add remove a child seat in the back when I'm not at the track. Any advice?
Yes.
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Hi everyone , quick question for anyone who knows. Do you know where I can get the seat railings for the recaro sportster cs to fit in the e92 m3? I've had these seats for about 2 months now and can't seem to locate these dam items so I'm stuck with the seats still in the boxes and not where it should be, in my car.
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Hi everyone , quick question for anyone who knows. Do you know where I can get the seat railings for the recaro sportster cs to fit in the e92 m3? I've had these seats for about 2 months now and can't seem to locate these dam items so I'm stuck with the seats still in the boxes and not where it should be, in my car.
We've got everything you need. In stock.
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Do you have anything that can adjust the height? They seem to sit too low.
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