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Jan 1, 3:46pm - #76351 
What are they?

The bodyshop is getting a wrecked celica to re-build & sell. I was told that it has aftermarket racing seats. I can pull them out in exchange for my stock seats. He's not familiar & can't name them. He said that they are black with red inserts/ trim. What could they be?
It could be next week before the yard ships it. Should I jump on the freebie even if they are not sparco or some "name" brand? He said they were in very almost new.

Also may get a new aftermarket or custom exhaust out of the shop in exchange for my stock one if the stock one costs too much new. Hmmm.

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Jan 1, 3:50pm - #76352 
Well, there's lots of different kinds of seats that are black and red. I would just give up my stock ones and try it. thumbsup

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Jan 1, 6:49pm - #76353 
Our stock seats are already made by Recaro... but here are a few companies that also make seats (these are the brand name companies that make racing seats... although there are atleast 50 other companies that also make aftermarket seats)

Bride
Sparco
Momo
Cobra
Corbeau
Tenzo
Konig


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Jan 1, 7:27pm - #76354 
look at em...sit in em and if they're nice then get em..its not that complicated.

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element_celica
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Jan 1, 8:00pm - #76355 
Originally Posted by isaac
Our stock seats are already made by Recaro... but here are a few companies that also make seats (these are the brand name companies that make racing seats... although there are atleast 50 other companies that also make aftermarket seats)

Bride
Sparco
Momo
Cobra
Corbeau
Tenzo
Konig


wow, i didn't know our seats were made by recaro ... thats kinda interesting tongue


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Jan 1, 8:05pm - #76356 
Originally Posted by element_celica
Originally Posted by isaac
Our stock seats are already made by Recaro... but here are a few companies that also make seats (these are the brand name companies that make racing seats... although there are atleast 50 other companies that also make aftermarket seats)

Bride
Sparco
Momo
Cobra
Corbeau
Tenzo
Konig


wow, i didn't know our seats were made by recaro ... thats kinda interesting tongue


That is interesting I had know idea confused


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Jan 1, 9:12pm - #76357 
Originally Posted by Malaysian
Originally Posted by element_celica
Originally Posted by isaac
Our stock seats are already made by Recaro... but here are a few companies that also make seats (these are the brand name companies that make racing seats... although there are atleast 50 other companies that also make aftermarket seats)

Bride
Sparco
Momo
Cobra
Corbeau
Tenzo
Konig


wow, i didn't know our seats were made by recaro ... thats kinda interesting tongue


That is interesting I had know idea confused


Yeah, I thought the only seats Recaro made for stock cars was the Evo.

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Jan 1, 9:27pm - #76358 
^^ didn't know either. although the racing style seat is obvious, i just thought it was a toyota version.

so we got macpherson struts, yamaha engine, recaro seat (and whatever else we might have that isnt stock toyota)...i like how toyota is looking beyond its own means thumbsup

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Jan 1, 9:56pm - #76359 
we also have Momo stering wheels, K&N air filters, KYB shocks... and many other things tongue

Recaro also makes seats for busses and NASA space shuttles grin


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Jan 1, 10:05pm - #76360 
Originally Posted by isaac
we also have Momo stering wheels, K&N air filters, KYB shocks... and many other things tongue

Recaro also makes seats for busses and NASA space shuttles grin


sweet thumbsup as i said earlier i like that toyota went for what they thought was the best performance for price and didn't settle for something that may have seemed inferior for the cost.

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Jan 1, 10:14pm - #76361 
Originally Posted by MptGlw69
Yeah, I thought the only seats Recaro made for stock cars was the Evo.


There's actually more than I thought.

DC5's have them too with Momo steering wheels.

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Jan 1, 10:15pm - #76362 
Originally Posted by isaac
we also have Momo stering wheels, K&N air filters, KYB shocks... and many other things tongue

Recaro also makes seats for busses and NASA space shuttles grin

wow isaac, i really had no idea about the celica's having all these cool goodies.

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Jan 2, 12:11am - #76363 
neither did i grin

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Jan 2, 12:23am - #76364 
like what spaz said, its always good to try it on before buying it thumbsup

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Jan 2, 1:09am - #76365 
Holy Sh*t no wonder the car is sooooo much, i thought it was the HID's or maybe even the 6 speed but damn thats kool as hell...good info Isaac, you have to tell us these things more often, we'r like kids waiting for story time wink

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