Rentune's Recaro Seat Base?

Discussion in 'Interior and Audio' started by Maharishi, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Maharishi

    Maharishi Platinum Member

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    Has anyone tried rentune's lowered Recaro seat base?

    Going by the looks, it's a straight swap where you bolt your lower cushion and tilting seatback into their frame, then bolt it onto your runners/the floor.

    I used a Recaro for a year or so then eventually switched back to the original seat due to the height of the Recaro. Rentune's base lowers by 50mm but not sure if this will really make much of a difference?

    Thanks for any info :smile:
     

  2. Doogle

    Doogle Paid Member

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    Plymouth
    BMW e46 330cd
    It should make enough difference. I have it on the watch list, knowing Rentunes reputation it should be well made. It should also be lighter than the standard factory unit. Unfortunately I cannot justify £300 at the moment but I suspect it would make a world of difference to the driving experience. Id also think there would be less wear on the seat bolster for getting in and out.
     
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  3. Maharishi

    Maharishi Platinum Member

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    NWLDN
    197 Cup Albi Blue
    50mm doesn't seem like that much but it may make all the difference.

    I should have one fitted by the end of next week, I'll let you know how it is...
     
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  4. rupe30

    rupe30 Paid Member

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    Stratford-upon-Avon
    Albi Blue RS197
    I fitted the one @Flacsi sells on here. Think it was £160. Car is much more enjoyable to drive now, I was getting back pain before i think because i was slouching down to try and sit lower. As far as mods go it's an absolute must.
     
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  5. Flacsi

    Flacsi Paid Member

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    Budapest, Hungary
    Red Clio RS 197
    hi Guys, yes its me who prepares and sells these subframes for the driver seat.
    many were sold and installed.
    Would you need one, just send me a pm.

    I also sell it on eBay as flat_tama but obviously cheaper here as you do not have to pay the silly eBay charges.
     
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  6. Doogle

    Doogle Paid Member

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    Plymouth
    BMW e46 330cd
    Id definitely be interested to see how good the Rentune Recaro subframe is, let me know how easy it is to install too if you can.

    Flacsi, how much does your lower the seat by? Easy to install for a home mechanic?
     
  7. Maharishi

    Maharishi Platinum Member

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    NWLDN
    197 Cup Albi Blue
    I've had my seat out a few times swapping the Renault factory with the Recaro seat and think that both options for the lowered seat base look fairly easy to install as long as you have the tools, famous last words! I'll take some pictures of the installation.

    I saw that Flasci's seatbase is supposed to be 6-7cm so a bit lower than rentune's 50mm. I'm going for rentune's as its a full swap, whereas Flasci's base bolts to the upper part of the Recaro seat base. My Recaro base has the upper and lower frames welded together to stop it rocking so rentune's is a far easier option.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2018
  8. Maharishi

    Maharishi Platinum Member

    530
    NWLDN
    197 Cup Albi Blue
    I fitted a Rentune seatframe earlier this week and feel as if the seating position is spot on.

    The seatframe was fairly easy to install - a few nuts and bolts, airbag/seatbelt connectors and all the tilt/slide functions transfer across.
     
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