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    Bum perch

    So this is what an R8 looks like with no seats in



    :biggrin3:

    And this what it looks like with a set of brand spanking new bucket seats in







    :jump:

    :jump_clap:

    Huge thanks to Master Tech nudenut who is good at switching seats these were in within 1hr!

    Which gave just enough time for a wash



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    Re: Bum perch

    Those seats look fantastic. I really want this upgrade for my car but the airbag issue is stopping me from doing it.

    Enjoy.


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    Re: Bum perch

    That looks great. Well done.

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    Re: Bum perch

    Looks fantastic, would you be able to give us an idea on how much a pair of seats are. Are they fully electric, heated etc?

    That handbrake is well high, unless it's an illusion due to no seats.

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    Re: Bum perch

    The best seats for R8! Good job!

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    Re: Bum perch

    They look great but are they comfortable? Seems like they are designed for Europeans with narrow rear ends

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    Re: Bum perch

    If these are the same as the ones in the 2014 model, then yes, they are comfortable, but they are tight. I'm 6ft and 12 stone, and they are snug on my arse.

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    Re: Bum perch

    Quote Originally Posted by andyhofer View Post
    If these are the same as the ones in the 2014 model, then yes, they are comfortable, but they are tight. I'm 6ft and 12 stone, and they are snug on my arse.
    Yes, they are the same size as on 2014 model.

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    Re: Bum perch

    Quote Originally Posted by aka_dk View Post
    So this is what an R8 looks like with no seats in



    :biggrin3:

    And this what it looks like with a set of brand spanking new bucket seats in







    :jump:

    :jump_clap:

    Huge thanks to Master Tech nudenut who is good at switching seats these were in within 1hr!

    Which gave just enough time for a wash



    :notworthy:
    Looks great! I hate you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Propdave View Post
    Those seats look fantastic. I really want this upgrade for my car but the airbag issue is stopping me from doing it.

    Enjoy.
    I wonder if side airbags are overrated. Check these photos out...





    This accident happened here in Vancouver a couple of days ago. The car was ripped in two, and apparently the side airbag on the passenger seat didn't even activate. Passenger died on impact. Be careful out there, folks. Quattro AWD doesn't compensative for poor decision making.

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    Re: Bum perch

    Quote Originally Posted by andyhofer View Post
    Looks fantastic, would you be able to give us an idea on how much a pair of seats are. Are they fully electric, heated etc?

    That handbrake is well high, unless it's an illusion due to no seats.
    They have electric bolsters that tighten on thigh or sides if/when required and electric lumbar support.... they do not have hight and positioning motors, that is manual... still fully heated though :-) they are considerably lighter!

    Handbrake should be about 45deg when fully applied on an R8 I believe?
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