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Fitting in Recaro Seats in RAV 4.3

I'm getting tired sitting on fluffy seats. I've decided to get a Recaro seats. Anyone been in the same modification route before? It's going to cost me $1500-$2000 just for the 2 front seats. Do you think it is worth it? Or should I just trade the car in? Need advise.

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Re: Fitting in Recaro Seats in RAV 4.3

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I'm getting tired sitting on fluffy seats. I've decided to get a Recaro seats. Anyone been in the same modification route before? It's going to cost me $1500-$2000 just for the 2 front seats. Do you think it is worth it? Or should I just trade the car in? Need advise.
If you trade cars, what car would have the seat you want?

www.recaro.com is hard to navigate to find a RAV4 seat. Do you have a URL for the seat you are considering?
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Recaros aren't that comfortable for long distances either. Sure they mold better to you but you need to sell out for the really expensive seats in order to get tilting capabilities and softer seat cushions. Personally they worked fine for me locally but driving to and from LA it tends to make my ass and neck a bit sore.

Also you'll need to get a 4 or 5 point harness for your seat. You'll look retarded with Recaro seats and use OEM seatbelts.

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My previous car had Recaro seats OEM. Very comfortable. Normal-looking.
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My previous car had Recaro seats OEM. Very comfortable. Normal-looking.
Yeah the ones I had were for motorsport. Not the OEM ones.

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This is where the idea is from [img]/forums/album_pic.php?pic_id=4956[/img]
My friend found me an engineering company in OC whose doing custom bracket. Looks great, but I'm a little worry about losing head whiplash protection

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Oh yeah... those you need 5 point harness. It's debatable in a crash which will be better... letting an airbag take the brunt but allow your body to travel and stretch or hold you in place securely. No matter, I always feel better in a Recaro... even on airplanes equipted with them.

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Where are my dual headrest displays suppose to go on those?
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horrible color coordination

Gray does not go well with light brown. Not at all

Besides, why would one need lateral support on a rav4, it is not a car known for fast cornering
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Besides, why would one need lateral support on a rav4, it is not a car known for fast cornering
Because a hugging seat feels much nicer.... and I actually feel naked without the 5 point harnesses.

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