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Old 09-13-2007, 04:21 PM   #1
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GT3 Seats Installed

Installed my GT3 seats yesterday, I was quoted $250 for the install so I decided to do it myself. Took me 30 min or so total, had an online guide to help me, went really well. No warning lights blinking or other failure.

Now my Question to you who use the GT3 seat. Are you supposed to ride so high? It feels much higher than my stock seats..

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Do you mind posting the online guide that you used?
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Are those OEM or Replicas?
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They are OEM.. I had replicas but sold them. there is SUCH a big difference in the OEM and replicas, I am happy I changed..

I used this one: Link to Install
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Old 09-13-2007, 04:33 PM   #5
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now that's a first! The GT3 seat as you know bolts onto the exisiting mounting points as the OEM seats, No need for aftermarket rails. The stock seat at its lowest position is the about the same height as the GT3 seats once they are bolted to the floor.
are you sure these seats migt not be aftermarket replicas? There should be a serial number that begins with 996 on tha back of the seat. I will check mine to verify. They should also say Recaro on the back.
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Old 09-13-2007, 04:33 PM   #6
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Hi,

They look really nice, are they comfortable enough for everyday driving and they do seem higher than the OEM's.
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Old 09-13-2007, 04:34 PM   #7
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No, you should sit lower. Compare heights, mine are replicas though.
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they are OEM I have a 996 serial number, and they say Recaro on the back.. They have the Porsche seat rail. Just bolt in and go.. But they still seam high to me
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Old 09-13-2007, 04:36 PM   #9
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I know the replicas have a rail that makes the seat sit lower.. My replicas had a generic rail who was very low.. But the Red seats above looks as high as mine..
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:30 PM   #10
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If you want to get lower... floor mount them with the brey krause tall man brackets
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Can't find them at the brey krause website.. anyone with a link?
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http://www.bkauto.com/porsche/r9042.php

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I have a set of drivers side 9080 brackets I would be willing to part with if you are interested.
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Old 09-15-2007, 04:56 AM   #14
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Dont know about the seats, but.....

Your handbrake looks like it needs some adjustment!

First time I seen one that high!
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I assume you mean me... Its just cause im so strong. lol

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Your handbrake looks like it needs some adjustment!

First time I seen one that high!
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yes you - Mr Muscles! .......did try and quote and included the pic
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:21 AM   #17
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Your handbrake looks like it needs some adjustment!

First time I seen one that high!

You Scared me there
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:45 AM   #18
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Ha, well to my knowledge its never been adjusted since the factory since the red lines match up. Maybe the cable has stretched slightly or the e brake drum shoes have worn making the travel longer. I will take a look at it when I change out my pads and rotors here in the next couple months.

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