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Is it worth buying the GT3 seats ?


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Hi There. I'm currently motivated to buy some nice seats for MY00 Carrera 4. However, I'm having a hard time battling with myself if they are really worth it. I have no intentions of tracking my car. Just wanted to get the seats for looks. Please help.

BTW, the reason I was motivated to buy seats was because a firend of mine is selling his Sparco Speed seats for $200. All the people that I talked to said that those seats are not intended for my car since Sparcos are known to be more on Japanese cars. This made me into the groove to buy new seats for my car. However, I only plan to replace only the driver's seat due to $$$$ concerns.

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Sparcos only for Japanese cars? BS.

Any non-porsche seat will need some kind of adapter to fit it to the car. Brey-Kraus (www.bkauto.com) makes some for certain seats (mainly sparco, recaro, momo). The nice thing about the GT3 seat is that it bolts in directly. It will cost somewhere between $100-$300 to mount a non-porsche seat in your car.

Regardless of what seat you buy, if you buy a shell, you will lose most seat adjustability (height, tilt, heater, etc.). Also you will lose easy access to the rear seat from the driver side.

If you have no intention of tracking the car then you should try one out as 1)they are not as comfortable (less padding), 2) they are not as easy to get into and out of. Also depending on the seat, rearward visibility, i.e. when you turn your head, may be reduced.

You also need to either transfer the seat belt receptacle from the stock seat to the new seat or buy a new one and also wire it in so as to keep the airbag light from going off and to enable the correct operation of the airbag system. And you need to figure out how to mount the receptacle to the new seat.

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