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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Sparco Carbon seats

Does anybody know where I can purchase a pair of Sparco Carbon seats for my Giulia?
Alfa Romeo dealers are saying they are unable to order these as a retro fit.
I’d even be happy with a used set out of a crashed Giulia if the sets were in good condition.
Any help would be much appreciated.
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I see them on the Eurocompulsion website.

They don’t look OEM but close. Here is the link.

https://shopeurocompulsion.net/produ...mpetition-seat

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Thanks, I had seen those.
I’d like the proper Alfa ones rather than after market. Not sure if they can supply them in the OEM Alfa trim.
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Try more dealers. I hate that OEMs limit crap. So what if it isn't consistent with the build sheet. **** if I get in an accident they will put 5 holes on my car because the dealer swapped Tecnicos and didn't add a rider or comment. That is usually the excuse you get. I have seen them on ebay. How they got them IDK. I wouldn't give up. I get the same BS on BMW stuff but I have gotten a maybe on one part I want. Sure you have to pay more than it would be stock because you are not upgrading you are replacing but if you are willing to pay so what does AR care. Check with the EURO guys or one of our vendors and see if they have any thoughts.
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Someone on another forum has told me the price of seats from a dealer, it’s nearly £5k per seat!!!!
I’m not paying that for some.
I need to find some second hand ones. Hopefully some will come up on eBay from a crash car.
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Someone on another forum has told me the price of seats from a dealer, itís nearly £5k per seat!!!!
Iím not paying that for some.
I need to find some second hand ones. Hopefully some will come up on eBay from a crash car.
The dealerships in the US quoted me $14,000 for the front 2 seats with everything included. At that price point, I'd get some gt3rs seats lol

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Does anybody know where I can purchase a pair of Sparco Carbon seats for my Giulia?
Alfa Romeo dealers are saying they are unable to order these as a retro fit.
I’d even be happy with a used set out of a crashed Giulia if the sets were in good condition.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Back in December a set sold for 2400 on eBay.
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OP is right to want Sparco seats. Works of art, IMO.

Good luck in your search, hope something works out.

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Has anybody determined with the OEM CF Sparco seats are actually lighter than the standard QV seats? Maybe it is just a "look at my carbon fiber" thing? Maybe a more aggressive seating position too?

I see that you can buy a CF seat directly from Sparco. Compared to their "steel" seats with full bolsters it saves all of 3pounds and costs 10x as much. Compared to the AR Sparco seats, the back of the generic Sparco appears to be much narrower. The generic Sparco appears to be 100% manual, unlike the AR Sparco.

I wonder if it is possible to use the AR Sparco seat base with the standard seats to save the weight of the power seat mechanism and maybe get the lower seating position without having the cost of the CF seat.

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Has anybody determined with the OEM CF Sparco seats are actually lighter than the standard QV seats? Maybe it is just a "look at my carbon fiber" thing? Maybe a more aggressive seating position too?

I see that you can buy a CF seat directly from Sparco. Compared to their "steel" seats with full bolsters it saves all of 3pounds and costs 10x as much. Compared to the AR Sparco seats, the back of the generic Sparco appears to be much narrower. The generic Sparco appears to be 100% manual, unlike the AR Sparco.

I wonder if it is possible to use the AR Sparco seat base with the standard seats to save the weight of the power seat mechanism and maybe get the lower seating position without having the cost of the CF seat.
Based on parts sites, it's looks like 46 lb per seat vs 18 lb per seat. Based on user comments, it seems accepted that the CF seats can go lower, provide more rear legroom, and are more comfortable. Obviously that last bit is subjective.
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