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      04-03-2017, 06:41 PM   #1
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What sliders can be used on Recaro sportster CS seats?

Are recaro sliders the only ones that'll work? or can I use universal sliders or VAC sliders?

and should I get the one with tabs or without tabs?
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probably get the fastest response if you call VAC and just ask. i believe you can run a couple other sliders but don't quote me on that
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ended up going with Macht Schnell they are $90 something and just need the mounting bolt holes widened by drilling
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ended up going with Macht Schnell they are $90 something and just need the mounting bolt holes widened by drilling
did you notice a different in seat height going from stock?

im a tall person, all torso, and i mainly want to get it for lowering the seat.

thoughts?
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I haven't received then yet. will update thread when I do, I read many places that the seat will be at least and inch lower. but I believe they are talking about side mount seats,
but from what I saw when I took out my stock seat was that it looks like it's going to be almost 3-4 inches lower. I am mounting my Recaro Sportster CS on the Rouge engineering mounts and to the Macht Schnell floor mounts so it's going to be super low.
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did you notice a different in seat height going from stock?

im a tall person, all torso, and i mainly want to get it for lowering the seat.

thoughts?
I am the same. 6'3" all torso and got the CS and slammed them to the floor. Huge improvement.
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I am the same. 6'3" all torso and got the CS and slammed them to the floor. Huge improvement.
how was the leg positioning, comfort compared to the higher stock seats?
was it weird to be closer to the ground and your legs straighter than before for using the pedals?
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how was the leg positioning, comfort compared to the higher stock seats?
was it weird to be closer to the ground and your legs straighter than before for using the pedals?
Everything feels much better from my perspective. If I could just get the heat to work w OEM controls I will be very happy.
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Everything feels much better from my perspective. If I could just get the heat to work w OEM controls I will be very happy.
do the heated options increase the size of the seat? aka do i sit higher cuz of the heating elements?

what sliders and options did you choose, i need to invest in whatever you got lol.

how much headroom do you have?

do you gangsta lean or sit upright, race car style?

i was told by companies like EAS that the heating part was supposed to be plug and play, easy mode. now you got me scared


any pics of the seat/car and possible you in y our seating position for reference?
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do the heated options increase the size of the seat? aka do i sit higher cuz of the heating elements?

what sliders and options did you choose, i need to invest in whatever you got lol. MS brakets

how much headroom do you have? a good amount... not sure off hand.. but want to say 3" or so more

do you gangsta lean or sit upright, race car style? somewhere inbetween

i was told by companies like EAS that the heating part was supposed to be plug and play, easy mode. now you got me scared

I dont have heat... was thinking about adding a OEM pad and trying to wire to use the OEM buttons. I think the recaros that come w heat have their own button on the side. Unless you get the BMW performance seats which probably are indeed plug and play.


any pics of the seat/car and possible you in y our seating position for reference?
I'll have to take some.
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I'll have to take some.
np, can you answer the other questions in the meantime though?

id like to add one more - why the CS vs all other options?
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np, can you answer the other questions in the meantime though?

id like to add one more - why the CS vs all other options?
Look above i answered in your quoted text.

CS to me was the best visual design, fit, and i liked the fact it was what BMW picked as OEM for the performance seats.
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Look above i answered in your quoted text.

CS to me was the best visual design, fit, and i liked the fact it was what BMW picked as OEM for the performance seats.
oh right on, i thought you only answered that you were gonna take pics lol.

the MS rails/sliders you got - got part specifics or do they only have one option for us?
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Just a little update on this thread, I got Mach Schnell sliders, and had to re drill new holes into them to fit.
So I have Sportster CS seats+sliders+machschnell floor mounts.
I seriously feel like a midget now, I am 6'1" and I can barely see over the hood now, lol, It seriously dropped me like 5" down, The sun visor doesn't cover my eyes anymore and I cant see behind me when backing up lol.. Although I do like feeling completely surrounded by the door and dash like a race car, I feel like its about 2" extra low.

So hopefully that answers your question as to how much lower the seating position will be.
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