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#16 lewis

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 11:19 AM

im probably going to get corbeau clubmans and this!
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Posted 18 August 2004 - 01:08 PM

Low back bucket seats are cheaper than Clubman etc seats I paid £250 for a pair with subframes!!!

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 08:57 PM

I prefer the corbeau forzas to the cobra monacos.

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 09:14 PM

I like those forzas too, simular to the monaco in spec but a different look. The corbeau clubmans look much nicer than the cobra clubmans, they have the anti-slump bit as well.

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 09:41 PM

Out of the two, I would choose the Corbeau's. Simply because I haven't been let down by them.
<There now follows a rant, which you may ignore if you wish>

I have said this before and I'll say it again, and I don't care if anyone disagrees with me 'because this is all fact. We paid a LOT of money to Cobra for two Classic low back seats with headrests and genuine, Mini type subframes and a rear bench re-trim to match in black and blue 'Rock' fabric. The subframes needed to be modified to fit the seats, 'because the holes were in the wrong places. The adjuster mechanism is a joke and the tilt lock doesn't hold the seat down tightly enough to pass an MOT officially (need to know 'understanding' test centre). And after a few months as a daily driver the frame's rear leg had bent the floorpan because it supports the seat in the wrong place, where there is little strength in the floor. Two years later, and the seats had by now collapsed totally. They offered no support at all and a very uncomfortable ride. Even the passenger seat which is little used. And now, the fabric is so faded that they are not so much blue and black as light and dark grey where the sun hits them. And the fabric gets schorched by the sun becomming crispy and brittle.
We were dead chuffed with them when the order turned up as they looked great and gave a great ride initially, but they have no build quality whatsoever. They could be a Leyland product they're so poor. In my opinion they are just garbage.

That's what I have to say about them. Consider it if you will, ignore it if you want but I have warned you about my experiences with Cobra seats.

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 09:46 PM

Yeah, the cobra monacos look a bit wierd. Corbeau forzas look well proportioned and comfier.

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 10:25 PM

IMO i think the monacos are better than the forzas as the are comfier and look loads better i think. If you are gettin fixed back seats then id get a fibreglass 1 instead of a steel tubed seat, more money i know just i think they r a lot better.

But above what ive said id have reclinging 1's as you can have any angle you want. Ive bought a pair of old recaros, wont need too much adjustment to fit the mini and they'll look the dogs with some fresh fabric

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 10:59 PM

Can you use sidemounts to fit seats to minis?

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 12:06 AM

now i have seen the corbeau forzas they are growing on me so much i think i like these more than the first 1s thanks guys

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 06:40 PM

i always liked corbeaus more that cobras, ive sat in many cobras. monacos, those classics, a pair of clubmans and the corbeau seats that come with the escort rs turbo beat them all hands down, so that sais something and there 12 + years old now.

corbeaus are the creme de la creme and dans post proves it, top stuff!

#26 Dan

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 07:51 PM

Pickup 76, you can use sidemounts if you don't want to get into the back of the car. (Or if you have a pickup, obviously)

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 07:54 PM

I have Corbeau Forza's in mine and they are very comfy and have a good upright driving possition too. BUT, if I was to buy bucket seats again, I would go for a set of Sparco's. These feel even more snug around you and I think they offer more support and an even better seating position, Not bad for an extra £15...

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 08:51 PM

Cheers dan. I like the idea of side mounts but what seats can you use them on. I was looking at sparco sprint, cobra monacos.




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