Poll: FR500 or '03 Cobra seats?

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Which seats?

  1. FR500 CST seats

    17 vote(s)
    65.4%
  2. '03 Cobra Take off's

    9 vote(s)
    34.6%
  1. S.D.-Stangman

    S.D.-Stangman Founding Member

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    FR500 or '03 Cobra seats?

    A set of FR500 seats from Classic Soft Trim is about $1500 installed, or I can get a set of the '03 Cobras shipped to me for about $1150 (out of a wrecked car). Opinions?
     
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  2. WOT

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    I will be the first to repond. From just having my FR500's installed I say get them.

    They are way more comfortable then the Mach1 seats. I haven't sat in the new Cobra's but the FR500's rock.
     
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    are there any pictures of the FR500 seats on classic soft trims site? and how bout the pricing not installed? The ones i have seen i liked very much.
     
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  4. jadesville

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    the seats from the cobra are $1150 uninstalled right?
     
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  5. YLW99VERT

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    FR500!!! :hail2: You can get them in the leather of your choice, the cobra has cloth in the center :nonono:
     
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  6. mike2858

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    what do you mean you can get them in the leather of your choice- doyou mean colors of your choice?
     
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  7. tait_gt2002

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    It's a fake suede insert in the '03 Cobra seats, not cloth. The passenger seat seems *ok* for comfort but for me, the driver's seat is HORRIBLE. Plus you have the stupid Cobra stitched into it. Not even a decision IMO, get the FR500 seats, the Cobras suck.
     
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  8. CTGrey02

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    A local friend thats also on here has the FR500s in his car and they're pretty damn nice. They have to be installed by Ford, but they do kick ass. I wasnt all that impressed by the 03 Cobra seats other than the head rest for some reason.
     
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  9. S.D.-Stangman

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    You got pics of your setup?
     
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  10. ADRENLN

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    i was looking at cobra seats, but changed my mind when i heard that they are super heavy. who wants that? :shrug:
     
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  11. WOT

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    Who told you that? i installed my own. Took about three days taking my time to do a top notch job. Besides I would never trust an idiot at the dealer to install a $1500 leather package. :nonono:
     
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  12. Sleepy1

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    There might be blood stains on the 03 seats if it came from a wrecked car? Besides, for that kind of money they better be brand new. Go with the FR500.
     
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  13. 4.6MustangSteve

    4.6MustangSteve New Member

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    what do the FR500's look like?
     
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  14. rjstaaf

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    You should be able to get NEW complete '01 or '03 Ford Cobra seats front and back for $1500. I have priced them from a couple of dealers and they were both right around that ball park. I priced all the pieces but, FRPP is now selling the seats as a unit in the '04 catalog. Also just to clarify, the FR500 package is just new leather and foam for your existing seat frames.

    Here is a picture of TJM01's seats

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  15. Ruffrider

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    The FR500s are so perfect. I sat in a stang with them and I love them. The '03 Cobra seats are also really comfortable... I guess you gotta decide with your rear.
     
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  16. TacBear

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    FR 500's There is no substitute!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  17. mike2858

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    can u choose the color of the leather?
     
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  18. S.D.-Stangman

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    yes you can. BTW, nice avatar mike...
     
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  19. CTGrey02

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    His would be the ones I sat in. Lots of side bolstering.

    WOT... the Dealer I had asked about them... maybe I should look elsewhere, lol
     
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  20. PDubs

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    I can only speak for the 03 Cobras, to which they are by far the most comfortable seats in a sports car I have ever sat in.
     
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