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      12-01-2016, 10:41 PM   #1
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Recaro Sportster CS, Do you Love them!?

For those w experience w the Recaro Sportster CS; Can you please tell me how you liked them.

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      12-02-2016, 01:00 PM   #2
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For those w experience w the Recaro Sportster CS; Can you please tell me how you liked them.

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Seats have great support for daily driving and track use as well.

Look great. I'm local and have a pair of leather cs heated available.
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      12-02-2016, 04:03 PM   #3
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Had Sportsters in my e46 and loved them. Very comfortable for a daily driven car too.

I'd definitely pick up another set if the price was right.
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      12-02-2016, 04:49 PM   #4
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Had Sportsters in my e46 and loved them. Very comfortable for a daily driven car too.

I'd definitely pick up another set if the price was right.
I have them in my other car, recently drove to Maryland for h20 from NYC about 500 miles total in one weekend and it was comfortable no problems.
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      12-02-2016, 06:19 PM   #5
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Had Sportsters in my e46 and loved them. Very comfortable for a daily driven car too.

I'd definitely pick up another set if the price was right.
How much is used in good condition price vs New price?
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      12-02-2016, 07:40 PM   #6
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Had Sportsters in my e46 and loved them. Very comfortable for a daily driven car too.

I'd definitely pick up another set if the price was right.
How much is used in good condition price vs New price?
Material is a big factor in price. They have cloth , vinyl and leather. The leathers are at least 400$ more then the rest each
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      12-02-2016, 08:29 PM   #7
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I had Sportster CS in my last car (Megane RS 250 Cup), used it for 5 years. They look amazing and provide excellent support. I would say side support is 30% better than the M3 seats, especially around the thighs.

However, lumbar support on the Sportster CS is quite poor. Unlike the M3 seats which has electrically adjustable lumbar support. Maybe it's my age or weight, but I found sitting in the M3 for long distances much more bearable than in the Sportster. I used to get lower back ache in the Sportster about 2 hours into a drive.

The Sportster CS also has an abnornal wear issue on the outboard side bolsters from you getting in and out of the car. The fabric scuffs off in about 2 years. So get one in leather.

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      12-03-2016, 12:58 AM   #8
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I've had a few sets of Sportster CSs before.

MKV GTI, MK5 R32, MK6 Golf R.

Absolutely amazing seats. I love them for daily seats.

I've made the drive from Toronto down to H20 (14Hr Drive) in them before, no issue at all.
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I had Sportster CS in my last car (Megane RS 250 Cup), used it for 5 years. They look amazing and provide excellent support. I would say side support is 30% better than the M3 seats, especially around the thighs.

However, lumbar support on the Sportster CS is quite poor. Unlike the M3 seats which has electrically adjustable lumbar support. Maybe it's my age or weight, but I found sitting in the M3 for long distances much more bearable than in the Sportster. I used to get lower back ache in the Sportster about 2 hours into a drive.

The Sportster CS also has an abnornal wear issue on the outboard side bolsters from you getting in and out of the car. The fabric scuffs off in about 2 years. So get one in leather.

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I have the leathers. The leather isn't much better, the leather starts to crack over time. To reduce bolster wear, you have to lift yourself up (left arm on door sill )and get over the bolster as opposed to sliding over in traditional seats.
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I am reading this thread now since I have posted it exactly one month ago.

I have since bought and installed a set on my 991 GT3 and logged 1500 miles. Coming from the fixed back light weight buckets I find these to be more compliant and a much better seat for daily driving. It lives somewhere in between a pole position and an OEM E90 M3 seat. The middle ground if you will.

I drove 48,000 miles on my E90 M3 with the OEM seats with no issues; I found them to be the second most compliant seats I have experience, second to 2012 model CLS63. I would not change the M3 seats unless I wanted a more aggressive seat in sacrifice for some level of compliance.. I would equate the compliance of the Sportster CS to be equal if not the same as 2010 model C63 AMG.

Hopefully I've added some value here. Best, S.
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I've been considering the Sportster's for a while. That's good feedback. Thanks!
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I have sportster cs in my e90.

I hated the stock seats, especially how high they sit.

I love my sportster cs and they have changed the driving experience significantly.

I find them more comfortable than oem. I am 5-11 170 in very good shape. I think if you had a wider waist or were heavier, they may not be very comfortable or easy to get out of
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I have sportster cs in my e90.

I hated the stock seats, especially how high they sit.

I love my sportster cs and they have changed the driving experience significantly.

I find them more comfortable than oem. I am 5-11 170 in very good shape. I think if you had a wider waist or were heavier, they may not be very comfortable or easy to get out of
Can you take a pic of how you mount the seatbelt to the seat?
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I have sportster cs in my e90.

I hated the stock seats, especially how high they sit.

I love my sportster cs and they have changed the driving experience significantly.

I find them more comfortable than oem. I am 5-11 170 in very good shape. I think if you had a wider waist or were heavier, they may not be very comfortable or easy to get out of
+1. This says it all.

I sat in stock seats a few weeks ago after more than a year and almost laughed at their lack of support, positioning and overall comfort.
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