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    Default Recaro or Skyline R32 GTR Seats???

    im jus posting this for opinions, these two seats are very nice and priced the same, well today i sat in the R32 GTR seats and they feel GREAT!, they hug your body well and not on the hard side, the Recaros they havent came in yet but i like the look of the Recaros. they give my car that Nostalgic look to it. im pretty sure ill be getting the Recaros but jus wondering if you seen any C110's with R32 GTR seats in them and if you have any pictures please feel free to post.

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    If i recall... the stock R32 GTR seats are factory Recaro seats! I could be wrong.. but the R34 had Recaro's

    I think the Recaro's look better, but the R32 seats are cool.. if you don't want the R32 seats.. I'll take em!

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    the R32 gtr seats are pretty pricey, on the website they are about $850 for the pair but im sure he'll give me a deal. the Recaros are around the same price he told me maybe a tad cheaper but hes going back to japan this sunday and will be looking for more seats and parts. he'll be back in a month.

    if your still interested in the seats let me know i can try talking to him this weekend before he leaves. i can still get the seats anytime just have to go through his uncles bodyshop to get them when he leaves. they feel so good i want tham but in the end ill be wanting the oldstyle Recaros more

    you can email me at mikeseez@cox.net anytime

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    Bear in mind that the R32 seats will be 15 yrs old whilst the Recaros will be new.. right? Although, I still like the looks of the R32 seat better. But I'd prefer a "Datsun bucket" over both of them Nowhere near as ergonomic as those though.

    Here are some pictures of seats in C110's. I'm sorry I don't any with the BNR32 seats, I'm sure someone has done it before. Maybe Michael has one...
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    Mikey,
    I have a BNR32 and a couple of C110 coupes and as much as I like the original C110 fronts, I love the 32's fronts. They hold you well if you tend to drive whilest looking through the side windows, if you know what I mean.
    As for being 15 years old, who cares, as long as they are clean, they are great. The only problem is they are hard to keep clean.
    Unfortunately I am off to Sydney for a week, but next weekend, I could compare the two models footprints and see how easy the 32's would fit into the C110. If you want?

    If your at the wreckers looking at seats, you might want to review the seat belt situation as well. The BNR32 belts might be able to be grafted into the C110. Just a thought!
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    Hey 240k

    yea if you have time sure id like to know how the 32 fronts will fit in the 240k, if you know anyone with pictures of the 32 fronts in a 240k id love to see them, im just worried it wont look right in my car. the fishnet recaros seem to fit the look of the car better, most of the japanese 240k gtr in my magazine ran fish net recaros. i love the fit of the 32 fronts, they hug very well and feel very comfortable and the fishnet recaros in my opinion makes the car look more classic old race. it should be a very easy decision for me to make on what seat i should use but im to picky...hehehe thank you all for your opinions. i guess i just need to see how a 32 front seat would look in the 240k to finish my decision since ive seen many fishnet recaros in my magazine.


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    Be carefull though..

    if you are tall, the GTR seats arn't the most comfortable seat in the world, i have friends over 6ft tall that get back pains all the time when driving because of the seats.. one was even considering turfing the GTR seats for GTST seats because of it..

    I gotta admit, now that i get back in my GTR, my back does ache a little after long drives (there is little lateral support, and no adjustments), guess i am use to more comfortable seats now

    Maybe check out a set of recaro SR3's (ie. integra VTIR seats), they are much nicer, but more expensive..

    I will probably be getting a set of OBX monaco seats for the 240k, they seem to be very cheap ($600 a pair, ADR approved, harness holes etc..), but i havn't sat in them yet, so i don't know how comfortable they are
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    Hi Kent,
    Try driving on some real roads not those ridge-backed, crater-infested and cock-eyed chaotic lanes you have there in NSW.

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    yep, you gotta love the NSW RTA.. we pay them money for something... just not sure what that is yet... certainly isn't to fix the roads..

    maybe GTR seat owners across NSW should organise a class action compensation law suite.. distress (you can't drive your car without breaking wheels / suspension etc.. and physical injury from the back pain)
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    Hey Mikey

    Two of my old cars (the Z included) came with those same base model Recaros and in both cases I removed them... didn't like them - felt too bulky and just didn't look right (both cars are from the early 70s and these base model Recaros to me at least look more at home in an 80s BMW 3series, or Audi Coupe...)

    One of the cars has the Recaro equivalent to the Bride racing seat that Lachlan pictured in the red car and that feels perfect - especially if you're tall and like to sit real low...

    FYI

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    Does this help you make a descision

    sorry about the crappy photo's (damn camera phones!)
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    Is there some weird camera angle thing going on cause in the second pic it looks like the top of the Recaro SRD JUST barely clears the top horizontal edge of the door... did you just bolt them straight to the floorpan?

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    haha, no they are just sitting in the car, no rails at the moment, getting them made up

    i am going for the fully SIK ricer look
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    Default finally bought seats

    i finally bought my seats i ended up going with the old recaro style....i think it will look and feel nice. ill be also picking up my tein camber plates and fitting the sr20det motor next month ill post pics of the progress

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    Since there seems to be some interest in the installation of Recare seats in a 240Z I have posted photo's of the modifications to the seat and existing seat mounts in my galley. Removal of four nuts and washers allows either a stock or Recaro seat to be installed with a minimum of labor and time. This was done ( before ZCCA rule's change) to allow the car to enter Street Modified class with the stock seat and Nissan Modified with the Recaro seats.
    Most of the time the Recaro seats are installed as they are more comfortable and I can drive 500 miles at a time with no backache. I am 6'0" and weigh 210 pounds. They fit fine, provide full adjustment and tilt forward. Three inches of headroom above my head.
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    Hi Ken,

    i am afraid the 240z mounts are way different to the 240k mounts, nice pics though

    Mikey, what size intercooler is that? is it for the 240k?
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    hey khughes

    the intercooler is 24x12x3 (core size) overall its about 30-31 inches wide tank to tank. yea its going to be used for the 240k, since ill have so much room in the engine bay i may able to do the "v mount" drift setup with the intercooler and radiator. ill be ordering the griffen alum. radiator pretty soon.

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    mikey, nice car btw

    if only space wasn't an issue with my RB, it is going to be nice and tight! what size radiator are you getting (i have to startthinking about these things too soon!), running thermo fans? if so are you still going to use some sort of plastic shroud?

    oh and what offset are your wheels? sorry about the million Q's
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    hey khughes

    im going to get a 22x19 griffen alum radiator, not sure if im going to run a shroud, my builder wants to run a "V mount" drift setup for my car.

    the wheels im not sure what the offset is,

    the rears are 15x10 with 4" back spacing

    the fronts are 15x8.5 with 4" back spacing

    no problems with questions, ill be happy to answer anything else

    thanks

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    i just got done installing one of the recaro seats ill take pics of them later, i just need to finish the passenger side rear mount then it will be done.

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    heres a pic of one of the seats installed

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    HEY, I see glass!

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    hehehe LACH

    thats just a piece of lexan cut out, im going to get some scratch resistant lexan for the rear windshield and side windows, im going to figure out this glass problem if its the last thing i do..heheheh

    just got to be dedicated to this project.

    if you find any glass someday let me know...thanks

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    Default i have a pair of r32 gtr seats for sale

    I have a pair of r32 gtr seats! email me for pics hurleypunkidplaya@yahoo.com

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    i personally like to keep the original appearance as much as possible even if the seats are reproductions of vintage. but if you're going to auto-x the car, then a modern harness Recaro is okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 73skyline View Post
    hehehe LACH

    thats just a piece of lexan cut out, im going to get some scratch resistant lexan for the rear windshield and side windows, im going to figure out this glass problem if its the last thing i do..heheheh

    just got to be dedicated to this project.

    if you find any glass someday let me know...thanks

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    Did you get your glass Mikey? I'm just thinking of the two door sitting in the wreckers up the road.
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    jim, lach's got most of the glass mikey needs, but i am interested in the front l&r side glass. let me know or pm please? thx!

    lach: contact me about shipping mikey's glass

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    Quote Originally Posted by g72s20 View Post
    Did you get your glass Mikey? I'm just thinking of the two door sitting in the wreckers up the road.
    If you can go to the wreckers I need a drivers side boot hinge asap

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