Though for other's considering this look, TMI has retro coverings for this exact thing now days.
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Called on some BMW E30 sport seats (Recaro style BMW Knockoff) on Craigslist. Before I could get out to see them I searched on this site to see if they would fit. One guy said, yea they will fit but you should look at E21 seats "They're sexier".
I have a set of Recaro's E series from a 98 M3. Great seats! Was going to use them but would have to remove the seat pans. They adjust up down and back and forth, with a back leg support. Since I didn't want to alter the car I tried removing the existing sliders and fabricating some other to fit. Lot's of work but it can be done. You can view a picture on my car domain site.
65 Coupe restofied. T-5, 9-inch rear, Mass Flow EFI, 5.0 bored and stroked, Shelby drop, performance coils four wheel disk, Heidts adjustable 4-link.
I got mine out of a BMW E30 as I recall. I had to cut the seat risers out. I took a couple of 3/4" nuts and used them as spacers to level the seats. The driver seat elevates, but it puts you into the headliner. My only complaint is they don't tip forward like seats from a coupe. I havent looked at the bottom side real well to see if there is a stop that I can grind away to make them incline forward. Here's a pic.
1967 Base coupe w/ Fox Body 5.0 EFI, AOD, 5 spring leafs for the rear, new upper and lower arms & bushings, 1" sway bar, Shelby drop, KYB gas-adjust shocks x4, Borgeson P/S, CAA A/C, AAW wiring harness, RJM EFI harness, 20 gal fuel tank, VHX Digital Dakota gauges, Tin Man sub frame connectors, 2.5" Magnaflow dual exhaust. http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/mo...-my-build.html
Those 2002 Recaros always look great, a buddy of mine has a 2002 and got his seats from aardvark racing and they are great quality and pretty cheap (relatively to Recaros). I got a set of 1986 porsche 944 Recaros and hopefully they look half as good as your BMW ones when I eventually get them recovered.
Thanks for the tips - as for the seats themselves, I was just looking to get a "hug" out of my car when I beat the daylights out of it.
I have had many autocrossers and track instructors over the years tell me that getting rid of my stock seats will improve my times. They say that I spend too much energy trying to keep myself in the seat by holding on the the steering wheel, its almost a universal comment from anyone that is good in the sport. I really noticed it this year with my new Hero Camera mounted inside. I'm definitely working a lot harder than I need to!
With winter projects of a modified front suspension and 5 leafs out back, I can't wait to hit the tracks this spring feeling the love...
These seats were the right answer at the right price for now. We will see if they are the final answer but I know I can sell them for a profit so my grin is ear to ear all the way around. I like the way they do not dominate the interior and they sit very low...
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