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Re: focus recaro seats

Post by hEaT » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:48 pm

I believe you'll run into a few different variants of the recent Focus/Fiesta Recaros (color, material, heat/non, and power).

I can at least recall for the Focus ST (I'm not too well-versed on the Fiesta) you have the option for:
  • Partial Leather - Black and Blue - Non-Heat - Manual: ST2 Package
  • Partial Leather - Black and Orange - Non-Heat - Manual: ST2 Package
  • Partial Leather - Black and Grey - Non-Heat - Manual: ST2 Package and from Ford Racing
  • Full Leather - All Black - Heat - Power: ST3 Package
The RS uses the same seat as the Focus, but different options and appearance:
  • Full Leather - All Black - Non-Heat - Manual: RS1 Package
  • Partial Leather - Black Miko-Dinamica Inserts - Heated - Power adjust, lumbar: RS2 Package

In the final year, 2018, the only option available is the heated, power, half leather and miko-dinamica seats.

There are the non-heated shell seats elsewhere in the world which are based on the Recaro Sportser CS seats, but they are unavailable in the US. Unless you're putting them in an RS Focus...I'd recommend just getting the Sportster seats since they'll be cheaper/easier to find and the RS stitching doesn't do much on the Merkur.

As far as I know, the mounting in the Focus since 2012 has been the same across models so you should be able to use a junkyard cheapo seat to see about the actual bolt pattern.
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Re: focus recaro seats

Post by Spaldino » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:17 pm

hEaT wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:48 pm
I believe you'll run into a few different variants of the recent Focus/Fiesta Recaros (color, material, heat/non, and power).

I can at least recall for the Focus ST (I'm not too well-versed on the Fiesta) you have the option for:
  • Partial Leather - Black and Blue - Non-Heat - Manual: ST2 Package
  • Partial Leather - Black and Orange - Non-Heat - Manual: ST2 Package
  • Partial Leather - Black and Grey - Non-Heat - Manual: ST2 Package and from Ford Racing
  • Full Leather - All Black - Heat - Power: ST3 Package
The RS uses the same seat as the Focus, but different options and appearance:
  • Full Leather - All Black - Non-Heat - Manual: RS1 Package
  • Partial Leather - Black Miko-Dinamica Inserts - Heated - Power adjust, lumbar: RS2 Package

In the final year, 2018, the only option available is the heated, power, half leather and miko-dinamica seats.

There are the non-heated shell seats elsewhere in the world which are based on the Recaro Sportser CS seats, but they are unavailable in the US. Unless you're putting them in an RS Focus...I'd recommend just getting the Sportster seats since they'll be cheaper/easier to find and the RS stitching doesn't do much on the Merkur.

As far as I know, the mounting in the Focus since 2012 has been the same across models so you should be able to use a junkyard cheapo seat to see about the actual bolt pattern.
that's fantastic info, thanks for that!

the focus seats would sit lower than the stock XR ones, correct?
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Re: focus recaro seats

Post by GT350RS » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:29 pm

Yes, the RS has dual power seats with side airbags.

The Focus ST has the same seat design, different material. The ST3 has full leather, both seats have side airbags, but IIRC the ST1 and 2 has a manual adjustment fore and aft, but the recline is power.

The RS and ST3 both also have heated seats.
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Re: focus recaro seats

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:10 am

Spaldino wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:17 pm
the focus seats would sit lower than the stock XR ones, correct?
Depends on how you mount them. What were you thinking in that regard?
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Re: focus recaro seats

Post by Spaldino » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:29 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:10 am
Spaldino wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:17 pm
the focus seats would sit lower than the stock XR ones, correct?
Depends on how you mount them. What were you thinking in that regard?
I am what most people would call a "large man". If i sit in my desired position i have to lean my head to the side and into the sunroof opening to fit... so i generally just hunch over a little. that is undesirable for autocross/track use.
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Re: focus recaro seats

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:10 am

Spaldino wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:29 pm
I am what most people would call a "large man".
In that case, you certainly won't want to use the stock XR track assembly. You'll want to remove the four mounting feet from the tracks and then throw the rest away. Then you'll want to figure out how to use those four feet with the Focus tracks.
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