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Tenzo R seat quality?

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by bdogggut34, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. bdogggut34

    bdogggut34 Senior Member

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    I'm looking at the Tenzo R seats on Ebay for $399 for the pair. Just wondering how the quality of these seats are? The look good to me but i want them to last. Also how are they compared to the higher end Recaros and Sparcos?? What is really the difference? also if anyone has any pics of them in a EG it would be great. thanks
     
  2. integraslut78

    integraslut78 Stylus DJ Extraordinaire

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    My buddy had them and thry fell apart. The plastic pieces that the safety belt goes through fall apart real easily. Seats are comfortable though.
    Go with Brides.
     
  3. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I've never been impressed with the quality of Tenzo-R seats. After a year, the fabric starts to fade and shred- and the padding isn't really all that comfortable or long lasting either.
     
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    bdogggut34 Senior Member

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    wheres a place to get good prices on sparcos or recaros??
     
  5. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Google it up. Prices are usually pretty constant on seats- they almost never fall too far below retail. One good store that I've had good experiences with is http://www.soloracer.com
     
  6. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Think of it like this, spend 600 or more + shipping on a pair of sparcos that will last what 2-3 years. Or get a pair of cheap ebay seats for 250 shipped that will last a year and a half, ebay still wins. But that's just my opinion, I'm about to buy some ebay seats and see how well they work out for me, i don't care about brand name on anything, as long as it does it's job for as long as I expect it to then it's fine for me.
     
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    driver1 Senior Member

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    i think what u meant to say is u get what u pay for
     
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    what about race seats for us, umm, not so skinny kids. lol. the only seats i've sat in so far that were comfy for non-skinny kids were Recaros. any suggestions?
     
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    Cobra. There are 2 models of Cobra seat that I know are "FMF" or "Fat Man Friendly".

    Sidewinder (awesome looking seat, and very comfortable. Low to improve headroom, and wide thigh and shoulder bolsters.

    Opus (a bit more traditional looking, and still very comfortable. A bit narrower seat and back, but the thigh bolsters are softer and a bit pliable, so they hug your butt. Nice seat.

    Both run about 550-650/seat.
     
  10. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    corbeau makes very good quality seats that are less expensive than a lot of the other brands
    and yes they make all of their seats in a "wide" version as well
     
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    Yup, I would go with E_Solsi opinion on that one. I was into those Tenzo R seats before, until I saw some in a Accord for a Car Show. The seats look like pink instead of red. Don't get'em unless you don't mind spending a few hours coloring the seats with magic markers. :blink:
     
  12. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :werd:

    One of my buddies spent a ton of cash on spray dye to recolor his Tenzo-Rs.
     
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    Racing seats are gay (unless you race)
     
  14. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I sat in some generic APC or Tenzo R seats, not sure, and they were huge for me. The bolsters were way too big for my frame, and really weren't comfortable. I'm 6', and 32" waist, so if that matters. When tilted forward and backwards, they felt like crap and litteraly felt like they would break easily in a collision.

    PErsonally, I don't go cheap on stuff that involves my body directly.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    You = :ghey:
     
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    Why? Because I stated my opinion? Fuck you.
     
  17. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I stated mine. Fuck you too.
     
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    Way to work yourself into getting banned.
    Some of us get tired of the stock seats because they get worn, look ugly, or replacements are hard to find. Not all racing seats are bright yellow or red. You don't know anybody here to tell whether they race or not. So kindly :newbie:
     
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