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Old June 13th, 2008, 12:39 PM
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Any body splurge yet??

trolling the net to beef up my christmas list....

THESE look really sweet.

To bad my 2 month old badger seat covers won't fit if I spring for the new seats
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Old June 13th, 2008, 12:51 PM
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holy crap... NICE!

time for new seats!
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Old June 13th, 2008, 01:19 PM
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ROFL. Imagine they will keep you nice and comfy as you sit in traffic listening to Rush Limbaugh.


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trolling the net to beef up my christmas list....

THESE look really sweet.

To bad my 2 month old badger seat covers won't fit if I spring for the new seats
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Old June 13th, 2008, 01:23 PM
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ROFL. Imagine they will keep you nice and comfy as you sit in traffic listening to Rush Limbaugh.
bravo, Dave.... bravo
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Old June 13th, 2008, 02:17 PM
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We got in the first set of these seats to use in BR110 #3.
There is a reason why you didn't see them on that project though.

You do not want them. The image looks great and that is why we bought them. In reality they are very narrow and even my smallest guy 5'10" and 130 pounds could not fit in them. They are not what they appear and are not comfortable at all. The stock seats are much more comfortable.
If you want a set contact Keith at Copley, I'm sure he'd love to sell the set they got stuck with cheap.

The image is very unrealistic.

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Old June 13th, 2008, 02:48 PM
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The overall shape of those looks a lot like the Corbeau Sports I installed a couple of weeks ago. I'm 6ft, 215lbs and the Corbeau's were comfy on a 400 mile roadtrip even with 90+ temps, going thru NY area coming back to NJ. My back was aching just driving around town w/ the stockers - the Sports, I didn't feel much more fatigued than when I drive the '07 Yukon XL on the same trip.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 03:52 PM
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These are not like a normal sport seat. The side bolsters are way too narrow and too pointy (hard to describe). I've driven customers 90 with Corbeau, Recaro, etc seats and they all were just fine.

On these seats the bolsters stick straight out at you, no angle to them and they stick you in the lower back on both sides, unlike a racing seat that holds you in place by kind of coming around your sides slightly. Even my skinnest guy could not get his tiny back between the side bolsters.

We got ones with a lumbar support and it was installed just above your butt, not anywhere near where all other seats have a lumbar support.

They were by far the most uncomfortable seats I have ever sat in that were intended for a Defender.
If you are thinking about them, don't compare them to Recaros or Sparco or Corbeaus, these are a totally different shape.

The base was kinda cool, but the back sucked.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 02:14 AM
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I have the Exmoor LeMans (NOT these seats) and terrifically happy with them. I've done 4 days averaging 12 hours a day and had no fatigue or aching caused by the seats. Exmoor covered the mid-section of the backs and bottoms in Moreland cloth, to match the original theme of the 110. (I actually replaced the rear bench with another two, so I have 4 buckets with an open aisle from the second row to the back of the truck.)

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Generally Exmoor seats and products are great. They must be good as Exmoor now supply Land Rover direct with their products and they are a major supplier to the MOD, Avis and Vickers.
Its true most seats are designed for the slimmer build individuals.
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