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Old 12-11-2011, 05:58 AM   #1
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Seats for 2000 Boxster S

I bought the car with non-stock seats (GT3? or something the PO said). Not comfortable and definitely not digging it. Want to replace them. Apart from looking for used Boxster seats what options do I have as far as interchangeable or compatible seats are concerned from other models and years?

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Old 12-11-2011, 06:03 AM   #2
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Post up a couple of pics of your seats. I bet you could get somebody to trade with you.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:27 AM   #3
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Let's see the seats . Maybe I'll trade you .
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I have a set of grey seats from my MY98....drivers full adjust..no heat and pass side full power as well for a pass seat. The drivers seat DOES have wear and small hole in the bolster and the stitch up top corner has broken a few inches near your shoulder area ....pass side is in awesome condition (as usual) 9 of 10..... I live near Philly so not far away and I know Long Island well. Looking to get rid of them cheap...but the drivers side does need work.....I had someone who was going do just do seat covers over both but he hasnt followed thru yet. Let me know if I can give you a deal that you cant refuse.
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Definitely post some pics.

Someone will trade with you, or else you might get a decent cash offer to buy them.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:48 AM   #6
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If they are OEM GT3 seats they are worth double the cost of standard seats. Post some photos.
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if they are black Ill trade you!
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Shark feeding time? This is like a guy saying that he just bought a used 997 and didn't like it and was wondering if anyone wanted to trade their 986!
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:49 AM   #9
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Shark feeding time? This is like a guy saying that he just bought a used 997 and didn't like it and was wondering if anyone wanted to trade their 986!
Well said......
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:44 PM   #10
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I guess I'm the shark bait! And I thought fish were friends, not food!

Here's a few pics. It's made of carbon fiber with leather inserts. Nice seat. I'd use them if I was 18 years old! Need to find the value first though. Not sure what trade value it would have against stock seats. Inputs appreciated.









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Old 12-11-2011, 03:38 PM   #11
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Umm, sweet. You should get some dough plus stock seats for those, I would imagine.
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WOW! If you wern't so far away, I have a set of Black full leather/elect. and heated, stock seats plus some extra jingle, for those beauties.
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I guess I'm the shark bait! And I thought fish were friends, not food!

Here's a few pics. It's made of carbon fiber with leather inserts. Nice seat. I'd use them if I was 18 years old! Need to find the value first though. Not sure what trade value it would have against stock seats. Inputs appreciated.









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Old 12-11-2011, 05:07 PM   #14
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Just another fish in the sea

For 900-1200$ you can get a nice set of seats in very good condition from any 986 or 996. You will be able to sale your easily for 2k or more.
This is a link I found on eBay:

Tan, power items in Porsche seats store on eBay!

You have a very nice car. Enjoy it.
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Here is a pair on eBay for $4000.

Porsche GT 3 996 Original Seats | eBay

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And it sounds like you didn't even pay extra for the car because of the seat .. some people just have all the luck .. LOL
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are they the real ones or the rotec ones?
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:01 AM   #18
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look aftermarket

don't remember ever seeing a colored crest on originals Also I thought all the 996 GT3 variants had "non carbon" shells
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Those are definitely replica seats. By the looks of the crest and stitching I'm going to say they were not made by aftermarket racing seat maker. So I'd say the stock seats are more valueable if both were new.
But since you are looking to trade used for used, then you should probably list them on Ebay to get a sense of what they're worth right now. Either way the stock seats are definitely safer in daily driving situations, those have been crash tested.
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Those are definitely replica seats.
I had a feeling, but my experience is not in GT3 seats. That puts a completely different spin on the post. I have no idea the worth of replicas, but I am guessing a straight swap for OEMs might be fair.

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