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Old 08-25-2010, 09:43 AM   #1
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Hey Guys, I went buy John's shop yesterday to see what was new and he was telling me he was in Detroit and met with the guys from Corvette. Turns out they are interested in his Daytona seats as a aftermarket option. That is great news for Corvette owners, finally a seat that belongs in the car. I guess all the noise we been making has paid off. GM is listening.
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Hey Guys, I went buy John's shop yesterday to see what was new and he was telling me he was in Detroit and met with the guys from Corvette. Turns out they are interested in his Daytona seats as a aftermarket option. That is great news for Corvette owners, finally a seat that belongs in the car. I guess all the noise we been making has paid off. GM is listening.

Great news!

Seems as if GM is finally learning the first rule of business: The gripes, not the attaboys, are what kills your company.
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hmm, I wonder for what year?
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do the seats look like these?



if so, that would be great. the seats seems to be everybody's biggest gripe. i think the seats in my 90 are better than my 08 -
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Happy that they are listening on this forum and hopefully elsewhere.
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Take one look and test "sit" in a CTS-V with the RECARO's and you'll suddenly know why GM needs an after market seat option.

The heated/cooled 14 way adjustable with thigh extender(s) RECARO's are a $3400 option on the V's. That's a steal and worth every penney.

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do the seats look like these?



if so, that would be great. the seats seems to be everybody's biggest gripe. i think the seats in my 90 are better than my 08 -
I wouldn't hesitate to check the box for these. What's another $6k on top of the price of the car?
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Nice, I wonder if they could be made with side air bags?
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do the seats look like these?



if so, that would be great. the seats seems to be everybody's biggest gripe. i think the seats in my 90 are better than my 08 -
That is the seat.
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if so, that would be great. the seats seems to be everybody's biggest gripe. i think the seats in my 90 are better than my 08 -
I just got wood.
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Great idea! This is a win-win for the C6 ASAP. And especially nice for us 1LT owners with no side airbags.

Presumably, there'd be no need for Caravaggio to de-construct an existing seat --GM could supply the basic seat frame/hardware. So we wouldn't have to ship our seats to Mr. C.

And we'd get to keep our existing seats! Sell 'em now or save 'em to re-install when it comes time to sell the car.

The Big Question: How much will they cost as an GM accessory?
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Guaranteed they'll be out of my price range, but damn they're georgeous!
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Interesting but will it happen.
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I just got wood.
I think that's what the cutout in the front of the seat is for
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Nice, I wonder if they could be made with side air bags?
Just what I was thinking.

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Great idea! This is a win-win for the C6 ASAP. And especially nice for us 1LT owners with no side airbags.

Presumably, there'd be no need for Caravaggio to de-construct an existing seat --GM could supply the basic seat frame/hardware. So we wouldn't have to ship our seats to Mr. C.

And we'd get to keep our existing seats! Sell 'em now or save 'em to re-install when it comes time to sell the car.

The Big Question: How much will they cost as an GM accessory?
The seats would be installed on the assembly line........at least I hope so. We can already get them straight from John right now.....it only makes sense that this would be a factory installed option.
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The seats would be installed on the assembly line........at least I hope so. We can already get them straight from John right now.....it only makes sense that this would be a factory installed option.
The words "aftermarket option" implies to me that they would be a dealer item. The question at hand is how are they certified from a safety standpoint if they are offered by GM - unless they are "for off road use only".
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The words "aftermarket option" implies to me that they would be a dealer item. The question at hand is how are they certified from a safety standpoint if they are offered by GM - unless they are "for off road use only".
Exactly. If GM's intent will be to offer it as a factory option, they would give it a RPO code or Regular Production Option code. Aftermarket is not factory installed option.

It may not matter if its a straight forward and reasonably priced bolt-in and plug in seat. $3000 aftermarket means you may have to pay for it in cash. Unless you get it as a dealer installed item when new that will be rolled into the final financed amount.
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Just curious...for those that have these seats, how long did it take from order to receipt?
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Hey Guys, I went buy John's shop yesterday to see what was new and he was telling me he was in Detroit and met with the guys from Corvette. Turns out they are interested in his Daytona seats as a aftermarket option. That is great news for Corvette owners, finally a seat that belongs in the car. I guess all the noise we been making has paid off. GM is listening.
They are 'aftermarket' now, so unless GM was interested in making them a production option, why would they be meeting? Although 'aftermarket' could mean being offered as a Genuine Corvette Accessory item....

As for pricing, I'd consider it if it was about the same as the Recaro option in the V ($3k), but anything higher than that would be a thumbs down.

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