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bmtrnavsky
post Nov 15 2017, 02:55 PM
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My wife thinks my ride is uncomfortable... She ask me if there were more comfortable seats that would fit and to be honest I've only seen people run hardcore racing buckets or stock seats. anyone have pictures of other setups that are affordable, comfortable, and don't squeeze your butt too much? I'm looking for a more modern bucket with a bit of support and more cushion. Neither of us are very tall (i'm 5'9'') so headroom isn't an issue.
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post Nov 15 2017, 03:04 PM
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Stephan at GTS Classics can help...
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post Nov 15 2017, 03:20 PM
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Stephan at GTS Classics can help...

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) great guy. He can build custom and make her happy.
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post Nov 15 2017, 03:36 PM
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QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Nov 15 2017, 04:04 PM) *

Stephan at GTS Classics can help...


Stefan's website: www.classiccarseats.com

Here are 914 options. There may be more, I suggest you call him or shoot him an email.

http://www.classiccarseats.com/hockenheim.php

http://www.classiccarseats.com/Lemans-seats.php

http://www.classiccarseats.com/nurburgring-seats.php

http://www.classiccarseats.com/rallye-sts.php

http://www.classiccarseats.com/watkins-glen-seats.php


Full disclosure, Stefan is a friend of mine in addition to my being a customer of his. Having said that, there is nothing in it for me if you do or do not buy from him.

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post Nov 15 2017, 04:27 PM
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And as you'll hear from everyone:
Stefan is great to work with (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif) and the customization options seem nearly limitless.

Here are my GTS LeMans with grommets and heaters!


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post Nov 15 2017, 08:02 PM
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I removed the board from under the bottom cushion, lowers it about an inch, which effectively moved the lumbar curve up which helped for me, but I'm 6ft.

I've also replaced the bottom cushion with a cut piece of 1" black foam "autox style" which I also find comfortable. For the girl at the time I folded a bath towel and placed it under the cushion.

I'd suggest trying to mimic a seat she finds comfortable. 914 seats are super basic allowing for foam to be added easily or cut away.
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post Nov 15 2017, 08:32 PM
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Not sure how comfortable these seats are but they're beautiful looking.....especially the Scheel seats.



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post Nov 15 2017, 08:48 PM
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Trying to decide if it would be impolitic in this case to ask for a picture of your wife...
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post Nov 15 2017, 11:27 PM
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Have the GTS Nurburgring seats. Very comfy, fit well in the car, and the Mrs will appreciate they are easy to get in and out of.
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post Nov 16 2017, 12:25 AM
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Guys

this also is my next big project for next year.
Do any of Stefan's seats have an adjustable backrest ? - it would be helpful for my back but not essential.
In the past,my mechanic has had reservations re Stefan's fitting hardware - is this still the case ?
I like the minimalist look of the Nurburgs - not to mention the getting in / out factor - as the Konigs look a little bulky but then they are an older evolution for our 914s.

Cal - is that first one the Scheel ? - that looks nice - do you know its name / model number ?

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post Nov 16 2017, 07:30 AM
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Everyone...
If you have any of Stefan's seats or any other non stock street-able type...
Please post pics of them in your 914...it always helps to see them in the car and how they fit...
Thanks for the great pics above....
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post Nov 16 2017, 07:37 AM
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QUOTE(mbseto @ Nov 15 2017, 08:48 PM) *

Trying to decide if it would be impolitic in this case to ask for a picture of your wife...


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post Nov 16 2017, 11:12 AM
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I like Stefan's GTS seats. Does anyone have experience with using them with a helmet on that is around 6'? They seem a touch taller than a stock seat and I'm afraid with a helmet I'll be bumping the roof all the time?
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post Nov 16 2017, 11:19 AM
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Beware unless they have changed, the konigs are very tight for a small ass. It was super tight for me and I had a 30” waist at the time. I sold them and bought a Lemans seat which is still tight, but not as bad. The Lemans seat and the konig are designed to fit our back pad, so they are not very wide.
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post Nov 16 2017, 11:37 AM
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I'm another advocate for GTS seats. My 71 year old ass sat in this seat for 500 miles a day when I drove to the Red Rocks Classic in Colorado. Very comfortable. Keep in mind the 914 is NOT a grand touring type of car. It isn't nearly as comfortable as say, a 928. Plus the whole idea of these seats is to fit tight to keep your ass from sliding around during spirited driving. I spoke with Stefan at the toy and literature show at the LAX Hilton last year and he moved to a bigger shop so he can now better serve those who want his seats. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)


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post Nov 16 2017, 11:52 AM
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Two questions:

If you are a bit larger (e.g. 36-38 waist), which seat is wider - the Le Mans or the Nurburgring?

For a harness mount, does anyone know of anything that is more stealth (e.g. less intrusive) than the bar depicted above? I am looking for something that runs behind the seat and mounts at the sides.
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post Nov 16 2017, 12:07 PM
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QUOTE(davehg @ Nov 16 2017, 12:52 PM) *

Two questions:

If you are a bit larger (e.g. 36-38 waist), which seat is wider - the Le Mans or the Nurburgring?

For a harness mount, does anyone know of anything that is more stealth (e.g. less intrusive) than the bar depicted above? I am looking for something that runs behind the seat and mounts at the sides.

I would just call Stefan. He builds the seats to you and certainly knows all the details.
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QUOTE(davehg @ Nov 16 2017, 09:52 AM) *

Two questions:

If you are a bit larger (e.g. 36-38 waist), which seat is wider - the Le Mans or the Nurburgring?

For a harness mount, does anyone know of anything that is more stealth (e.g. less intrusive) than the bar depicted above? I am looking for something that runs behind the seat and mounts at the sides.

Nurburgring. Check his web site. He lists the dimensions of all his seats
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post Nov 16 2017, 08:12 PM
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Elliot are those Le Mans or Nurburgring seats...looks great!
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post Nov 16 2017, 09:30 PM
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Here's a fit check of a GTS Classics Nurburgring seat - picked up a pair recently off of Pelican's forum. I need to make a brackets as the factory brackets won't mate to the seat, but it shouldn't be a difficult task.

Seating height is going to be just a bit higher from what I can tell at this point, but they are going to more comfortable and will keep me planted in the twisties. They also fit with the back pad. Parking brake handle will be tight but useable.

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