Hey guys! I bought my Fiero last month and the car came with extremely worn out F-body seats as opposed to the stock Fiero seats.
Now, I know about Mr.Mike's seat covers, and I know that they look awesome when installed right. My question after all this is how are the Fiero seats realistically? Would I be better off buying a set of real racing seats as opposed to finding a new set of factory seats that i would re upholster?
How do they hold in the "more agressive" turns? Are the comfortable on a long drive? How many years can I expect to see out of Mr.mikes leather seats?
As for aftermarket seats, what is reccomended by you guys? I'm looking for cornering support yet comfortable to cruze in as well.
That's all my questions for now, haha; sorry to ask sooooo many!
I've been through the seat thing since my OE seats got too worn. I currentlly have Chevy Cobalt seats, however they are too tall until you cut off the seat rail mechanism and fabricate your own runners. Nice thing about them is the adjustable lumbar support, but you don't want to take it on unless you are pretty handy.
I also used BMW seats, and the same thing holds true. The Sunbird seats fit pretty well, but you'll want to remove the runners as well.
If you can find OE Fiero seats and cover them with Mr. Mike's covers it is the best but not the cheapest
The side bolsters are rather nice but there seems to be this weird arch they put in that you feel in the center/upper half of your back. Im rather short (5'8) and only weight about 140 but my back seems to need better support.
Changing the upholstery on the seat itself won't fix this either. I have a patent pending idea in the making by having seats in general be made out of memory foam, so that it contours to everyone instead of the majority. But more on that in the future.
Finding things like Recaro seats are gonna be your best bet, especially with a 5 point harness but that can get expensive.
I do like the stock fiero seats I just wish that arch wasn't there, one thing I do for a long trip is tilt the seat back more and it starts to feel more comfortable.
If you want the stock Fiero seats with better support for hard cornering, try to find at least an 88 driver side seat with the lumbar support. Then you can pump it up for racing, and tone it down a bit for driving on the street.
Good condition stock fiero seats are great! No need for aftermarket IMHO
I agree they are great as far as holding and comfort. Now the ride of the Fiero is not very comfortable to me but then I have 6 herniated discs so I have issues with riding very long in the Fiero, anything more than an hour and I basically have to roll out of the dam thing, but as I said that's the ride of the car, 86 SE V6.
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Originally posted by Arns85GT:I also used BMW seats, and the same thing holds true.
Which BMW seats did you use? As my car has gotten more competent the seats appear more lacking. I was just thinking about E30 "sport" (Recaro) seats... if that's what you used and they're too tall, it'll save me a lot of looking!
I too would be interested in this; even though I don't have a set of Fiero seats yet...
The problem is that I am the only one considering this idea. Car manufactures ( Even high quality vehicles like a Bentley) have never used this material. For some reason, car's have advanced mechanically and physically but seat's are made about the same as they were way back when. The advantages are the same as using the material in bed, cost is a bit more but last ability is improved. Maybe I will start a build thread on this once I can get some funds for my idea.