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Old 06-19-2012, 04:33 AM
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Hi guys,

I've got a pair of GT3 euro seats however the leather is a bit old and wore out. I would like to ask if anyone here got the whole cover replaced before? I've looked literally everywhere but couldn't find any website which carries them. Is there anywhere else I can order the cover and the cushions besides the stealer? I know I can get them re-upholstery locally but I would like to know if there's any easier way to just buy the covers and DIY them myself. Thanks guys!
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:01 AM
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http://www.dallassteeringwheel.com/

Give them a ring. They do more than steering wheels.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:50 AM
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Had my inserts done locally. Alcantara, total cost was $700. I really like the look and the feel.

note: the color is silver, flash makes it look lighter than it is....
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:07 AM
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Not bad. Reminds me of my Audi S4 seats. What wheel? Raid?
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by SH || NC View Post
Not bad. Reminds me of my Audi S4 seats. What wheel? Raid?
Thanks.
FVD from Germany, "Daytona" model, carbon and leather:

http://www.fvd.us/us/en/Porsche-0/99...ing_Wheel.html
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:47 PM
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Check with Tedster on this forum. He was in the alcontera business and has a 996 Gt3. He sells and did his own seats.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:06 AM
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I once had two sets of GT3 seats...one had carbon fiber shells and the other had nicer leather. I tried to switch the better leather to the carbon shells. You would think it would be simple...turned into a nightmare...the leather must be cut and fit to the shells...no way the swap was going to work...I put them back to original (fit great and easy). Then I had a local mobile leather repair come by and touch them up with a spray-on dye - worked great.

Point is...you'll be hard pressed to find replacement leather or fabric that fits the shells.

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Old 06-28-2012, 07:29 PM
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Does anyone here have any first-hand experience with Rotec’s reproduction of the GT3 euro bucket ( http://rotteccarbon.com/seat.php )? They list a price of $1500/pr for the leather version with CF shell, and that includes the sliders and side mounts. Prices for the OEM version of these seats have gotten ridiculous lately.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by fbirch View Post
Does anyone here have any first-hand experience with Rotec’s reproduction of the GT3 euro bucket ( http://rotteccarbon.com/seat.php )? They list a price of $1500/pr for the leather version with CF shell, and that includes the sliders and side mounts. Prices for the OEM version of these seats have gotten ridiculous lately.
Yeah, that's exactly what you want ( :detect sarcasm: ). A replica seat. No crash testing nor FIA approved. The seat is a safety item that you do NOT skimp or take short cuts with.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by LVDell View Post
Yeah, that's exactly what you want ( :detect sarcasm: ). A replica seat. No crash testing nor FIA approved. The seat is a safety item that you do NOT skimp or take short cuts with.
Well, that’s why I asked the question – so people with firsthand knowledge of the pros and cons of this seat could comment. Thanks for your feedback.

I’d still appreciate hearing from others who’ve seen the seat firsthand and can comment on fitment vs. OEM, overall quality of materials, etc.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:13 PM
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I'm sure they fit perfectly as they are replicas.

Easy pro/con list

Pro: Cheap
Con: Cheap
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:08 AM
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I'm with Dell on this one... Don't cut costs on seats, belts, or helmets. Anything safety related should be top notch...

Dell - haven't you flipped the Rennlist odometer twice already? Aren't you upwards of 50,000 posts???

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Old 06-29-2012, 09:15 AM
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I am at 103K posts. It flips at 100K
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Originally Posted by LVDell View Post
I am at 103K posts. It flips at 100K
Off topic, but best avatar ever Dell!
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:55 AM
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Thanks Schifty
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