How to Check if your Recaro seats arent fake?


silk509

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it isnt new to see someone rocking some fake recaros at all. im thinking about getting a set for my self, theres been some on criaglists and some place's on honda tech and what not floating around for sell,

My question is , how do you spot a fake recaro seat?
 
the logo is on the plastic of the frame..never have seen fake ones with recaro logos
 
i used to have a set of fake recaro in my car
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the black one is fake, and the red one is real. the trim where the harness go through is made of plastic in the fake one while the real one is suede. also fake one comes usually come with universal rail. also the thing u adjust ur back position is circular shape while the real one is triangular.
 
Not entirely true about the harness holes, standard recaro Speeds (genuine ones) have plastic harness inserts, only the type-Rs came with the suede, could have been swapped out

usually the quality is a sure fire give away, fakes are cheap for a reason
 
i might be wrong but from that picture the black one does not seem to have any visable stitching seam along the edges of the seat
 
it depends if you are talking about the ek9 recaro seats as these are unique to the ek9 , recaro also do many similar looking models to this seat . again quality should be a dead giveaway , not sure if this is gospel but i find recaro seats stiffer than most others so i wouldnt expect it to be as soft as lets say a tenzo r seat .
 
im talking about the ek9's ones or even the integra type r ones, is the recaro on the plastic frame the only thing to tell i f its real?
 
Also, looking at the black seat, the thigh support is smaller, the base sits higher and the bolsters are sharper where the red ones are rounder.
 
it depends if you are talking about the ek9 recaro seats as these are unique to the ek9 , recaro also do many similar looking models to this seat . again quality should be a dead giveaway , not sure if this is gospel but i find recaro seats stiffer than most others so i wouldnt expect it to be as soft as lets say a tenzo r seat .
Correct sir! There is a test on youtube comparing Recaro to Bride during a crash test and the Recaro seat is MUCH stiffer, i have a genuine Recaro and can vouch for this attribute, i often times push myself against the back of the seat to crack my back and the seat does not flex! I push so hard the steeringwheel starts to bend!!
 
bump this up please. i still cant tell, i have picture of the recaro seats im trying to get. i think one of the picture has the serial number i think please help me out, i think they are real but the seats look faded
 

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bump this up please. i still cant tell, i have picture of the recaro seats im trying to get. i think one of the picture has the serial number i think please help me out, i think they are real but the seats look faded

Those are real... They're different from the one in the 1st post... Red stitching etc... They look very clean too :D :nice:
 
bump this up please. i still cant tell, i have picture of the recaro seats im trying to get. i think one of the picture has the serial number i think please help me out, i think they are real but the seats look faded

They're real!
 
whats the differences between the itr and the ctr recaro seats?

ya i think there real too, i think im going to buy them for sure tomorrow!!!!
 
Those are real... They're different from the one in the 1st post... Red stitching etc... They look very clean too :D :nice:
Guys I'm facing a similar dilemma......would love if you can help me out I'm identifying if these are real or not
 

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Guys I'm facing a similar dilemma......would love if you can help me out I'm identifying if these are real or not
The close up looks like its of a real recaro with the red cloth....the pair of 'recaros' in other pics have no 'red cloth' on them so the close up doesn't look like of one of the pair.......imo
 
Those are real... They're different from the one in the 1st post... Red stitching etc... T
The close up looks like its of a real recaro with the red cloth....the pair of 'recaros' in other pics have no 'red cloth' on them so the close up doesn't look like of one of the pair.......imo
The guy is selling the pair for 215 dollars. What would you recommend? Should I buy these or not? I mean I don't want to spend north of 200 bucks just to find down the road that these are not the real ones
hey look very clean too :D :nice:
Guys I'm facing a similar dilemma......would love if you can help me out I'm identifying if these are real or n
 
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