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Gt500 Recaro seats-Can you buy them?

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  1. Widow Mak3r

    Widow Mak3r Member Established Member

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    I have been looking for Recaro seats that look like the gt500 seats. I don't want this to define my gt500 purchase 100% if there is an alternative. Id be willing to get them stitched.

    Anyone have idea of a similar seat or a place to buy the leather gt500 seats?

    I have not found any for sale
     
  2. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You can reskin any S197 Recaro so it doesn't have to have come from a GT500 specifically. There are airbag/wiring differences between certain model years but I don't know what year you are considering.
     
  3. lexustech48

    lexustech48 RIP FoMoCo 1903-2014 Premium Member Established Member

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    Youre in luck sir, there is a set for sale in the Marketplace.

    Best of luck!

    https://www.svtperformance.com/threads/13-14-gt500-recaro-seats-for-sale.1176518/
     
  4. Widow Mak3r

    Widow Mak3r Member Established Member

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    Widow Mak3r Member Established Member

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    I like this idea. It’s for a 2012 GT500 or along that year


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  6. HillbillyHotRod

    HillbillyHotRod Hooligan rabble rouser Established Member

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    Recaros are in the same category as Alcoas it seems.
     
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  7. svtfocus2cobra

    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    The times that I priced out the Recaros from a GT350 they had to be built essentially by purchasing all the individual parts and components. New you are probably looking at $4-5k each easily.
     
  8. Kevins89notch

    Kevins89notch Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Custom made seats, in a limited production car... yeah, they'll be expensive on the second market.

    The Focus and Fiesta ST recarcos, those have to be produced in a much higher quantity and those still sell for close to a grand for clean ones.
     
  9. GT Premi

    GT Premi Well known member Established Member

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    That's the low average that they go for. Some people list barely used, pristine ones for as much as $5K. I abandoned hopes of finding some reasonably priced OEM Recaros and bought some aftermarket sport seats.
     
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  10. lexustech48

    lexustech48 RIP FoMoCo 1903-2014 Premium Member Established Member

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    Luckily, I drove a 2013 GT500 with Recaros when I was looking for my 2011-12. I was uncomfortable in them the whole road test, probably because of my body type and frame (short and chubby). Very happy I found the standard GT500 comfy, lol

    Id look for a GT500 for sale with Recaros and buy it if you really want them. Trying to add them after buying a GT500/Boss 302 is expensive.
     
  11. bdcardinal

    bdcardinal I Spend car money on guns Premium Member Established Member

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    Yup Ford won't sell complete seats through parts channels except for same year with a police or fire report. Ford Performance might have something but for us in parts it is piece by piece.
     
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  12. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    Really not that bad.

    Might as well put in for some Tillet seats. Mine come in, hopefully, 60 days. I think through and through I'll have $5k in them.
     
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    bdcardinal I Spend car money on guns Premium Member Established Member

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  14. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    I looked all over to find halo seats that would fit in my Viper without having to remove door panels and/or trim the seats, and was unsuccessful :(
     
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    bdcardinal I Spend car money on guns Premium Member Established Member

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    ViciousJay Well-Known Member Established Member

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    If I'm not mistaken the wiring and airbags didn't come into effect till 2009?
     
  17. lexustech48

    lexustech48 RIP FoMoCo 1903-2014 Premium Member Established Member

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    Even still, its the cost of buying a set for a car not equipped with them. Id just find one with the Recaros and call it a day, so 2012-2014 GT500, or 12-13 Boss 302.
     

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