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Old 07-26-2005, 08:21 AM
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Any opinions on aftermarket seats?

I found a set of aftermarket seats that will do well with my interior color scheme of black & yellow. They are Matrix yellow on black vinyl. Fully recline foward & back and look pretty nice to me. The dimensions are 23 x 23 x 35. I've found 2 web sites that carry them for $369 with sliders & free shipping. www.bodykitsandwings.com and www.shophyperformance.com. Does anyone have any feedback on the seats or the vendors before I order??

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Old 07-26-2005, 03:20 PM
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Seats are pretty solid have used these in past cutomer cars. Recliner is a plus. I wouldnt mount a 5 point harness in them without a high bar on a cage to carry fore aft load with a floor mount. The recliner and back wont carry that type of load.

Cover Material is a bit light in the construction but not as light as others. I wouldnt use the covers for a daily driver due to long term wear I have seen but for a hot rod it is not bad and will look good for a fair amount of time. I would scotch gaurd them as the material is not very stain resistant.

Recliners are single sided so the floor mounting needs to be strong to reduce back flex (should be a strong mount single or not) Material is difficult to match for back seats and I havent had any luck getting additional yardage for rears.

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Thanks for the info. As far as the material durability goes, does that pertain to the vinyl as well? I just recammed the motor and painted the engine compartment gloss black and the block, tranny, & manifold yellow with a lot of chrome & billet. I just finished a custom gauge pod for my autometer sportcomps & mounted them in the dash. (2.5" pvc pipe is a perfect bezel diameter for 2 1/16" autometer gauges along with some fleece & resin) I also made a custom insert for my stock console with black & yellow vinyl, so I thought that the seats would look good with the theme. Maybe some custom door panels are in the future.
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:57 PM
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The vinyl seats are in my opinion overpriced. Fabric is typically more expensive per yard than most vinyls these guys use. They will be slightly more durable and obviously more stain resistant. I would buy the cloth, drive the crap out of it and in the future have someone retrim them when they wear out.
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Thanks again for the info. Have you dealt with either of the 2 vendors above? Any feedback?
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I haven't dealt with either of them, but if you look at the websites you'll see that they have the same phone number.
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