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Whitespeed 06-10-2021 08:55 PM


Originally Posted by CanadianVetZL1 (Post 11023693)
I wish I was as small as you guys.

5'7" 360 plus. For some reason the left leg bolster digs into left leg a fair bit...........

Yea yea lose weight but obviously I have some other issues. How do I flatten out that seat?

Redlinez 06-24-2021 01:21 PM

I'm 200 and love mine. Every other vehicle I ride in or drive feels like crap now. **OH, and I have a broken tailbone and MANY car seats cause me discomfort.

Wyzz Kydd 07-01-2021 03:59 PM

It's interesting how people react differently to the same thing. I'm 6' about 165 lbs. The seats in my 1LE fit me like a glove.

birdmanf16 07-14-2021 04:26 PM

maybe good incentive to drop some lb's? That seat is awesome at about 200 lbs.

3.8TransAM 07-14-2021 09:53 PM

Option one, if it's possible for you, you honestly need to lose some weight, one car guy to another.

Option two, you need to find a real upholstery shop, like old school that can do anything. They should be able to help you out or tell you where to go.

BrianF 07-15-2021 03:37 PM

I am 6'2" and have been between 240-270 lbs and these Recaros are probably the second or tied with second best I have owned. My best were the full manual ones in my Evo IX MR. The Camaros probably better then my Evo X MR. By far the worst were the Focus RS ones.

These seem to fit me well, and the sides dont stick up so much that people get impaled in butt when they try to get in like some others I have had.

upSSman 07-19-2021 09:29 AM

im only 5'11" and 185lbs but i have wide shoulders and my back gets folded up by these recaros...


what are they worth to sell?

Disarmer 07-19-2021 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by upSSman (Post 11042069)
im only 5'11" and 185lbs but i have wide shoulders and my back gets folded up by these recaros...


what are they worth to sell?

I'm sure there are plenty of non 1LE owners that would love to buy them.

At 6'2" and 290lbs, these things are the best seats I've ever used. I love them.

arpad_m 07-19-2021 01:47 PM

The 1LE/ZL1 seats are clearly better, but either everyone tracks these cars hard or the internet's massive amplification factor is at work here, too. I sat in a couple ZL1s, and the difference between those Recaros and the leather 2SS seats isn't "night and day" for spirited street driving and canyon carving.

A road course is altogether different, but then again, reading these topics, it appears as if we witnessed the "redemption" of the performance car world with these seats.

Boost Creep 07-19-2021 05:50 PM

One of the more comfortable seats I've sat in, which doesn't mean much of anything, were in the '04-'06 GTO's.
Not a track, or even a sport seat, but they were comfortable.

Z Boss 07-19-2021 10:06 PM

I had read reviews of various Camaro seats by the media about support \ comfort etc. and I had some concerns about them (I was then 5' 10' and 235 lbs.) reading that they just don't support that well, aren't that comfortable and so on. I researched bad reviews vs. good reviews and watched many track videos. The reviewers \ drivers who liked the seats and felt they had good support didn't have 30 lbs. of belly fat flopping around in the front of the seat. As an experiment in the interest in good health and enjoying my ZL1 more, I lost 40 lbs. and can testify that the seats are awesome for me now. Snug fit, great bolstering and much easier to drive my Camaro fast. The seats and how much you like them seems to depend on your body type \ size and that was consistent with the media who reviewed these cars. The "husky" guys had less favorable reviews of the seats. Chevrolet \ Recaro design for the masses.

N Camarolina 07-20-2021 06:02 PM

Maybe Chevy should take a page out of the Honda nomenclature and offer the Camaro SS "type H" for our more generously proportioned Camaro fans. :violin:

3.8TransAM 07-20-2021 07:45 PM

Common denominator in this thread is that a lot of us 1LE owners have some wide arses.......

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