Comfortable car seats

Submitted: Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 17:28
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G’day all,

I have a friend, who has a wife with a crook back, who wants to replace the seats in his Hilux with something which will feel comfortable for her for more than 5 minutes on long trips. Are there any such things?

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Reply By: pling - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 18:40

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 18:40
My wife and I both suffer the same problem. We fitted Recaro seats to our Patrol 3 years ago and are very happy with them. They are not cheap but you can move them from car to car, just have to get new bases. Divide the cost by 10 to 15 years. These are our second set, the first set we sold after 15 years use.
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan M (ACT) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 18:44

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 18:44

WHat Recaros did you purchase and would you purchase the same seat again?

Also, do you recall the price of the seat base?


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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 18:51

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 18:51

Stratos Seats Also a Google using truck seats as the search words (restricted to Australia) will bring them and others up as well.


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Reply By: Member - John - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 19:27

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 19:27
AeroTech in Melbourne, very comfortable and cheaper than Recaro's
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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 19:54

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 19:54
G'day Max,

KAB seating has outlets all over the country, they would be worth talking to. They mainly do suspension seat from what I remember but also have plenty of other options regarding placement of lumbar supports ect in existing seats.

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 22:16

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 22:16
I bought second hand recaros from a wrecker in Adelaide. Usually pick them up for $650-1000 a pair depending on style and condition. I got them fitted by a seat shop. Worked out a lot cheaper than new seats, and they do a great job.
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Reply By: Member - Andy Q (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 00:46

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 00:46
G'day Max, I'll through another name in the ring. I had Paratus(Rally) fitted to my first GQ then swapped it over to my second, comfortable and well wearing seats(there is an air pump lumber support) .
I was involved in an accident where my back, legs and hips were broken and these seats have proved their worth
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 09:12

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 09:12

From my experience, you'd want to change Hilux seats, regardless of whether there was any lumbar conditions present!

A cheaper alternative, that is suitable for vehicles with better seating, is to retrofit infatable lumbar supports. We did this with our 80 series, and while the seats aren't the best, it has made long distance travel much more comfortable, and less tiring.

Had the job done by Motorcare 4WD, in Bowen Hills, in Brissy. Cost about $200, for 2 buckets. Noticed that they sell the unit for DIY, for about $85.

Recaros would be hard to beat!

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