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      10-07-2009, 11:29 AM   #1
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▀▄ eas - Recaro showroom

As SoCal's largest authorized Recaro dealer, we see a lot of seats come and go through our doors. We wanted to take this opportunity to show you some different combination's installed in various BMW's.

Recaros are a good way to shed unneeded weight from the vehicle as stock seats are very heavy (65lbs). For reference, a Pole Position with mounting hardware is just under 25lbs.

Recaro also manufactures wheelchairs, as well as aircraft and seats for airlines, automotive children seats, and for the Shinkansen train in Japan. Its seats are used in the VIP lounges and substitute box at European football stadiums.



Cars with OEM-installed Recaro seats

Below is a list of OEM-installed Recaro seats, available at the present and formerly:

- Alfa Romeo: Alfa Romeo Milano (Verde edition), 33/155 16V 4x4,75 (limited edition 2.0 T.Spark), 156, 164 (also Q4)
- Aston Martin: DB9, Vantage, Vanquish
- Audi: Sport Quattro, S3, A4, S4, RS2, RS4, A6, S6, RS6, TT, R8
-BMW: Mini John Cooper Works
- BMW: 2002Tii, E21 3-series Sport
- Bufori: La Joya Mk3
- Cadillac: 2009 CTS-V
- Chevrolet: Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Coupe
- Callaway:Callaway C16
- Dodge: Magnum 400 and Magnum Turbo
- Ferrari: 599 GTB Fiorano
- Fiat: Coupe Limited Edition, Turbo Plus
- Ford: Escort RS2000 und Sondermodell „Michael Schumacher Edition“, Focus ST, SVT Euro Pack, Mondeo ST200 and ST220
- Honda: Accord Type-R, Civic Type-R, Integra Type-R, NSX, Odyssey, S2000
- Isuzu: VehiCross
- Jaguar: XK8/XKR
- Lamborghini: Gallardo
- Lancia: Lancia Delta HF Integrale
- Mazda: MX-3, MX-5, RX-7 Spirit R Type-A, RX-8 2009 RX-8
- Mercedes-Benz: 190E 2.3-16, 500E, CLK 63 AMG Black Series
- Mitsubishi: Lancer Evolution, eK Sport,Mirage Cyborg ZR
- Opel: Corsa OPC, Meriva OPC, Kadett-D SR Models, Kadett-E Frisco, Astra-H OPC, Zafira OPC, Vectra OPC, Omega A Evo
- Peugeot: 406 Coupé
- Pontiac: Trans Am
- Porsche: 911, 911 GT2, 911 GT3, Boxster, Carrera GT, Cayman
- Proton: Proton Satria GTi
- Renault: Clio, Sport
- SEAT: Leon Cupra R
- Subaru: Impreza STi S204
- Suzuki: Ignis Sport
- Toyota: Caldina, Supra JZA70
- Vauxhall: Vauxhall Vectra Super Touring & GSi
- Volkswagen: Polo 6N Colour Concept, New Beetle RSi, Mexican Caribe GT, Golf Mk5 GTI, Golf Mk5 R32, Golf Mk4 GTI, Jetta GLI, Gol GT, GTS and GTi (Mk1), Volkswagen Sedán Europa Edition 1 (only front headrests).
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Here is a video DIY we did on the Recaro installation:



Full Recaro DIY can be found here: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=314742

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Pole Position

Vehicle: 2008 e92 M3
Seats: Recaro Pole Position full leather
Side Mounts: Steel
Floor Mounts: Macht Schnell black anodized
Restraint: Stock 3pt belt with Macht Schnell Seat Belt Receptacle
Other: Macht Schnell - OC3 Seat Occupancy Sensor Emulation Module









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wow...seats look so badass!
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i like the steering wheel (firs picture) ... where can I get one ?

one day those PPS will be in my car ...

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i got all warm and tingling inside when i saw all the pics. damn that's sexy.
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i like the steering wheel (firs picture) ... where can I get one ?
Seats = sick. BMW Performace Wheel = here. EAS Carbon Fibre Wheel = here.
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How narrow are the PPs? They are like 15.6" wide, right? What size waist is that?
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I had recaros in my S4, and LOVED them.
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How narrow are the PPs? They are like 15.6" wide, right? What size waist is that?
I would say a waist size 38 would be the max, here is a charge in MM:

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RECARO - Pro Racer HANS XL

Vehicle: e92 M3 GT4
Seats: RECARO - Pro Racer HANS XL
Side Mounts: Aluminum
Floor Mounts: Custom
Restraint: 6pt


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i like the steering wheel (firs picture) ... where can I get one ?

+2. How do I modify my performance steering wheel to look like that? Great seats btw. Always wanted a set of recaros. One day....
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Isn't there a wider version of the pole position? I am a 32" waist and its snuggly in the seat. I remember when I bought them some guys that were 34" waist really couldn't fit comfortably
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Isn't there a wider version of the pole position? I am a 32" waist and its snuggly in the seat. I remember when I bought them some guys that were 34" waist really couldn't fit comfortably
Absolutely, it's called the Profi SPG XL.



The Profi SPG XL is better suited for larger drivers, but only come in a velour option, we are finalizing options for custom covers/stitching separate from the S08 option that Recaro offers.
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Does this set lower the seat (hip) position vs standard seats?
I currently have a set of Sparco and Recaro seats and have always wanted to
get them installed. Do you just sell the floor mounts as well? (for sparco & recaro)
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Does this set lower the seat (hip) position vs standard seats?
I currently have a set of Sparco and Recaro seats and have always wanted to
get them installed. Do you just sell the floor mounts as well? (for sparco & recaro)
Most fixed-back shells will sit lower than stock seats to provide additional clearance for taller drivers/helmets, etc.

We have floormounts in stock.
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Looks nice, any chance in different color leathers, say grey?
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great thread, and sweet seats. if there was only a way to keep the passenger airbag...
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Looks nice, any chance in different color leathers, say grey?
Yes there is, we'll be posting pictures as they come through. If you have a questions on a specific model - feel free to PM me.
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