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    Exclamation Dealer can't order and install Recaro's?????

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    Am I to understand this right, or is the dealership not being upfront with me??

    I bought a 2017 Fist last October. It has everything I want except Recaro's.

    I called the dealership today, and ask for a price on buying and installation of a set.

    Dealer told me they can't order and install a set for me.

    Ford won't let them do it.

    Is this true, does anybody know??

    I would like to at least upgrade the front seats to a better racing style type seat.

    If I can't find a decent set of Recaro's, any suggestions out there?

    A swap, that I could do myself without any major complications. Especially, electric complications, airbag, heater, power hook up etc.

    Thanks, I will appreciate any input!!
    Jim

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    Ya I looked into this at Galpin because they have their Galpin motorsports shop and they customized new cars sometimes before selling them. Galpinized is their term. Lol
    The only seats they could order were the Mustang Recaro’s and between cost and installation it was not worth it.
    Dealers that do not have that kind of thing are even going to go there trying especially after the fact as in 6 months down the road.
    You are stuck loking for an aftermarket option or finding used FiST Recaros. Or Focus ST Recaros to put on your stock seat base. Its been done and there are threads on the forum here for that and aftermarket seat installs.

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    Thanks Dpro for your reply.

    I was really quite surprised when the dealer said they couldn't do it. I am new to this forum, and have found a couple threads relating to the seat swap.

    I'll continue to research, and watch Ebay and online listings from salvage yards. I like the Recaro's because of the rich look they add to the interior and they hug the driver much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRand1 View Post
    Thanks Dpro for your reply.

    I was really quite surprised when the dealer said they couldn't do it. I am new to this forum, and have found a couple threads relating to the seat swap.

    I'll continue to research, and watch Ebay and online listings from salvage yards. I like the Recaro's because of the rich look they add to the interior and they hug the driver much better.

    Which is why I wound up ordering my 2018 exactly how I wanted it.

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    More than likely it's because of what all is involved with them, more than just the seats such as the seat heaters, where your ST would be missing the harness(es) buttons, and so on, let alone that it would be over 2k just in the seat parts for the front's last time I looked up the cost. Best bet is like you said, keep an eye on eBay and even on here for someone selling FiST or FoST recaros, that what I did. Good luck with your search

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    Just keep an eye out on the Forum...There was another guy selling the Orange Recaros a couple weeks back. My other vehicle I waited literally 2 yrs for someone to cough up my turbo I wanted as they are hard to come by.
    Is this your bush? Are you king of the forest?

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    Going to echo the recommendations here about watching for recaros being sold privately. Even if the dealer could order them, I can't imagine how much they would cost. Back with my FoST, a very careless passenger dropped the cherry of her cigarette and burned a hole in the seat. I phoned the dealership the next day to inquire about replacing just the one section of seat cover. It was $450!!!! For a couple pieces of stiched fabric! Based on that, I bet a full set of seats would be in the ballpark of $4000 from a dealer.

    Alternatively you could also search for the titanium leather seats. Those are quite nice as well and there's probably a lot more of them out there.

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    I have these if you want to spend the money...

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    I have mine on ebay right now. Like new condition front and rears. Item # 192508524295

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbyD View Post
    I have mine on ebay right now. Like new condition front and rears. Item # 192508524295
    Are you swapping for cloth seats? Really want these

 

 
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