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WKMCD
01-17-2009, 11:05 AM
Winter mod's Round One.

First round of the winter mods - Corbeau A4's in black leather. The seats look great and are actually more subtle than you might think. I had them add the lumbar support which is a funky bulb type like a blood pressure cuff but they work well and the bulb tucks behind the seat after being inflated. The seats are pretty comfortable and definitely provide a lot more support in the sides and shoulders. These are touring seats and don't cradle the hips as much as more aggressive seats but they are a lot more comfortable

The mechanical stuff happens next weekend.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/WKMCD/seats2.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/WKMCD/IMGP1899-1.jpg


SERB Z06
01-17-2009, 11:55 AM
Do you mind if I ask how much you paid? Also what did you do regarding seat rails?

WKMCD
01-17-2009, 02:02 PM
Do you mind if I ask how much you paid? Also what did you do regarding seat rails?

I used the Corbeau rails and they were about $1,200 with lumbar and rails. The leather adds to the cost considerably.


JayplaySS2
01-17-2009, 05:34 PM
They look clean and amazing, nice work

Ragtop 99
01-18-2009, 08:33 AM
Since it was 8* the other day, I have to ask: butt warmers?

WKMCD
01-18-2009, 02:44 PM
Since it was 8* the other day, I have to ask: butt warmers?

Corbeau doesn't offer them but they could be added. I don't drive the car when it's cold enough to use them.

dixonk
01-18-2009, 04:49 PM
They look killer!

nichols92
01-19-2009, 12:17 AM
I have those seats in my camaro... really comfy seats no doubt

WKMCD
01-19-2009, 11:59 AM
I have those seats in my camaro... really comfy seats no doubt

I can't wait to log a few miles in them.

nichols92
01-19-2009, 01:02 PM
what did you do with your old seats?

WKMCD
01-19-2009, 02:22 PM
what did you do with your old seats?

My old seats were recently recovered and with new foam. I sold them to a friend.

YankeeVert.
01-19-2009, 04:20 PM
How much do they weigh? Are they ligher than the stock seats?

WKMCD
01-20-2009, 05:23 AM
How much do they weigh? Are they ligher than the stock seats?

I didn't weigh them but I think I remember seeing someone else did and the pair were 25-30lbs lighter.

ls1290
01-20-2009, 09:50 AM
The leather adds to the cost considerably.

But it looks well worth it. Nice :)

scramblerman
01-20-2009, 10:18 AM
looks really good!

WKMCD
01-20-2009, 07:57 PM
This evening I finally took the car out for a 40 mile spin.

Getting into the car now you definitely "back in". The side bolsters are much more pronounced than the stock seats. That's with the seats all the way back which is where I need these and the stockers. I'm 6"3: 178lbs. The seats hug you snugly on the sides and shoulders. The seat base is comfortably padded and not that much diferent than stock in the base. The back of the seat is also nicely padded and never felt too hard. My stock seats had fresh padding and leather and these are a very doable replacement for those. I would highly recommend the inflatable lumbar support which I did get. I did elevate the front of the rails about 1/2". I may raise it a little more.

Overall, I'm extremely happy after months of agonizing about whether to do the seats or not. I'm really glad I did. You get form and function with good comfort unlike a rigid bucket type aftermarket seats. I think they will only get more comfortable as they break in.

Did I mention they look cool as hell in the car?

YeloFevr
02-04-2009, 08:29 PM
So how was your install experience with these? It looks like you did the passenger/driver switch. Did you have to mill the rails any?

BADZOH6
02-05-2009, 06:52 AM
Did you go with the standard width or did you get the extra wide? Where did you get them from?

WKMCD
02-05-2009, 08:18 AM
So how was your install experience with these? It looks like you did the passenger/driver switch. Did you have to mill the rails any?

I did have to switch the sides. Everything else was bolt it.

WKMCD
02-05-2009, 08:20 AM
Did you go with the standard width or did you get the extra wide? Where did you get them from?

Only the standard seats will fit. I got them from http://www.Racing-Seats-USA.Com. They were very good to deal with and even having the lumbar added I still had them in a week.

1.8t
02-06-2009, 09:08 AM
They look absolutely fantastic. Those are the kind of seats these cars should get from the factory.

WKMCD
02-06-2009, 10:33 AM
They look absolutely fantastic. Those are the kind of seats these cars should get from the factory.

I agree. They are actually pretty subtle looking in the car. You'd think the car came that way.

This is what the stock engine should look like. :D

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/WKMCD/vetteengine2.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/WKMCD/vetteengine1.jpg

And the stock dash. :nod:

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/WKMCD/ddin2.jpg

Ragtop 99
02-06-2009, 11:24 AM
Everything looks good...

Except the hairy knee mod. :jest:

WKMCD
02-06-2009, 12:34 PM
Everything looks good...

Except the hairy knee mod. :jest:

LOL: That knee now has another scar from the 11th major surgery on it - a total knee replacement. :barf:

YeloFevr
02-06-2009, 12:52 PM
LOL: That knee now has another scar from the 11th major surgery on it - a total knee replacement. :barf:

Nice! Even the driver is modded.:rock:

WKMCD
02-06-2009, 01:55 PM
Nice! Even the driver is modded.:rock:

LOL - "We have the technology...."

BADZOH6
02-06-2009, 05:07 PM
Seats are next on my list to do. Yours look awesome!!

REDGAR
02-08-2009, 11:53 AM
Congrats. The seats look great!

I think that is what I have but not sure...I bought mine used. Mine are not leather;)

arizen
04-11-2009, 01:36 PM
I did have to switch the sides. Everything else was bolt it.

Did you determine if they sit higher than the stock seat at its lowest position?

WKMCD
04-13-2009, 08:05 PM
Did you determine if they sit higher than the stock seat at its lowest position?

I think they are very close to the stock seat height. I don't really notice any difference in the controls reference.

kwhiteside
10-19-2009, 06:28 AM
I did have to switch the sides. Everything else was bolt it.

Passenger seat on drivers side sitting on which seat bracket? Normal Driver side Corbeau seat bracket, or did those switch too?

What do you do with the electric seat connectors? Any check light problems from that?

WKMCD
10-19-2009, 10:35 AM
Passenger seat on drivers side sitting on which seat bracket? Normal Driver side Corbeau seat bracket, or did those switch too?

What do you do with the electric seat connectors? Any check light problems from that?

PM Sent

robert miller
11-11-2009, 08:37 PM
Nice up grade.