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Old 02-23-2011, 10:04 PM   #21
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I have a question about the Boss seats:
Just how comfortable are they? As racing seats, I assume that you cannot tilt them forward or backwards or adjust lumbar support, or raise them up or down.
Of course, the head rest is not adjustable; you cannot even raise or lower them.

For me, maybe these are not an issue since I am not a tall guy, but for someone who is tall, the headrests not being adjustable might be a discomfort.

I assume you can only scoot them forward and backwards and have absolutely no access to the back seat. Thus rear seat deletes from the factory Bosses.
Keep in mind these are not racing seats, just sport seats. They do not have an opening in the bottom seat cushion for a sub belt required for racing.

They have fore/aft, backrest tilt, and the drivers seat can be raised and lowered. There is no lumbar adjustment. The Boss seats do not have power assist although the ones being sold by Ford Racing have a wiring harness. Maybe for airbags and sensor? The Boss seats do have airbags and sensors. I've sat in the seats and I'm 6'2" and weigh 200 lbs. They fit me fine and if anything the headrests are very high. They will look too high for shorter drivers. All in all they are very nice but nothing to get too excited about. They remind me of the Recaro sport seats I had in a 1980 Porsche 911 SC Weissach I owned a couple of decades ago.

Also the seats have the latch on the back for rear passengers to get out. They will not impede ingress/egress for rear passengers any more than stock Mustang seats.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:10 PM   #22
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Keep in mind these are not racing seats, just sport seats. They do not have an opening in the bottom seat cushion for a sub belt required for racing.

They have fore/aft, backrest tilt, and the drivers seat can be raised and lowered. There is no lumbar adjustment. The Boss seats do not have power assist although the ones being sold by Ford Racing have a wiring harness. Maybe for airbags and sensor? The Boss seats do have airbags and sensors. I've sat in the seats and I'm 6'2" and weigh 200 lbs. They fit me fine and if anything the headrests are very high. They will look too high for shorter drivers. All in all they are very nice but nothing to get too excited about. They remind me of the Recaro sport seats I had in a 1980 Porsche 911 SC Weissach I owned a couple of decades ago.

Also the seats have the latch on the back for rear passengers to get out. They will not impede ingress/egress for rear passengers any more than stock Mustang seats.
Thanks for the reply; they are damn sweet looking seats and if I can get my hands on a set, I sure would love to have them in my car!

I was afraid that all Boss Recaro seats would be just like the Laguna Seca sub-trim's seats (made more for racing, not street seats).
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:13 PM   #23
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Thanks for the reply; they are damn sweet looking seats and if I can get my hands on a set, I sure would love to have them in my car!

I was afraid that all Boss Recaro seats would be just like the Laguna Seca sub-trim's seats (made more for racing, not street seats).
Other than the embroidery the Recaro's are the same in the Boss and LS. I can't imagine the Ford Racing seats are different but they might be.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:23 PM   #24
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Thanks for the reply; they are damn sweet looking seats and if I can get my hands on a set, I sure would love to have them in my car!
BTW I believe the seat rails are the same in all the S197 cars so I think they will bolt right in. Not sure about airbags and sensors though (if they have them).

Here's a photo of the head Mustang engineer sitting in the Recaro. He's pretty short.

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Old 03-07-2011, 09:25 AM   #26
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Another photo. More photos at the link below.

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Thanks for the pics!! Atleast now it confirms that airbags are placed in the seats; hopefully they will be compatible with the wiring harnesses for the 05-09's.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:18 PM   #28
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Wow, those are sick
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Here is the rear seat cross brace on the Laguna Seca.

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Nice seats, but Good lord, those are tall seats! Not all mustang drivers are jolly green giants.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:56 PM   #31
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Nice seats, but Good lord, those are tall seats! Not all mustang drivers are jolly green giants.
The guy in post #24 is probably only 5'6" to 5'8" tall. I'm 6'2" and they fit me just fine.
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:35 PM   #32
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Any updates on these seats?
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:21 PM   #33
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Its been rumored the boss seats will end up being very limited for obvious reasons. However the shelby recaro seats should be accessible.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:50 PM   #34
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supposedly a material hold on these seats is one of the things that held so many Boss cars up. As for comfort, the seats are fantastic. they are very comfortable, very supportive and i really love them. the only downside i see in the future for these seats is guys that like to be close to the wheel. the bolsters are so deep that you end up with a lot of wear on the side getting into the car. I'm about 5'10" and I am not the recline and drive sort so while getting into the isn't hard, i rub across the bolster each time. the seats are tall and they do limit the vision out of the car when you back up or change lanes.

the seats have airbags, but i can pretty much guarantee you will have to transfer your bags over from your seats. they are also manual only no provision for electrical. All that said, they are great.
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Here is the rear seat cross brace on the Laguna Seca.

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Not to hijack this thread but does anyone have a part number for this baby and associated fabric?
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Those are sweet, I will get a pair as soon as they are available!!!
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Any update on this? Anybody buy any boss seats yet?
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:00 AM   #38
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I like them but I wouldn't pay that for them if I didn't have them........seriously I can't justify paying that much money to sit my *** in it, only reason I did is because they were already in the car.
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Yeah but... they've gotta be better than the base/cloth seats
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Those seats aren't available yet. Here at Hillbank we are a Ford Racing master distributor and we have been after them for a long time. They are currently listed in the Ford Racing catalog with some of the other Boss parts but there is no ETA we have been given for release.
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