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RECARO Edition 2012 Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by midlife4X4fix, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Aug 13, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    midlife4X4fix

    midlife4X4fix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    1-1/2" Lift, Larger Tires, Headache Rack, Tool Box in Bed, Tailgate retainer clamp and cable, Grillecraft grille, RECARO Seats, Re-upholstered interior with matching RECARO fabric, painted all chrome areas and debadged entire Truck, BAMF sliders, Blacked out headlight inner frames and misc interior trim panels, Removed XM Fin, Removed front and rear bumpers. Rigid SR 20" LED Light bar, Pelfreybuilt Front Plate Bumper Ordered. Looking at Rear Plate Bumpers now.
    My 2012 Tacoma SR5 X-cab long bed had a stock set of what I think are the least suppoortive seats I have ever sat in. SOOOOO this was THE $olution..

    I first removed the stock seats and tossed them in a pile(just kidding...)

    Installed Wedge Industries Seat Mounts

    Rec3.jpg
    Rec1.jpg
     
  2. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    midlife4X4fix

    midlife4X4fix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    1-1/2" Lift, Larger Tires, Headache Rack, Tool Box in Bed, Tailgate retainer clamp and cable, Grillecraft grille, RECARO Seats, Re-upholstered interior with matching RECARO fabric, painted all chrome areas and debadged entire Truck, BAMF sliders, Blacked out headlight inner frames and misc interior trim panels, Removed XM Fin, Removed front and rear bumpers. Rigid SR 20" LED Light bar, Pelfreybuilt Front Plate Bumper Ordered. Looking at Rear Plate Bumpers now.
    I then installed the new seats(unbelievable difference!)
    Why can't Toyota build a nice supportive seat?
    The shop I worked with(Griffin Motorwerke in Berkeley, Ca.) told me that Totota keeps them in business. "Toyota builds great dependable cars but can't for the life of them build a supportive seat".

    Rec2.jpg
     
  3. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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    midlife4X4fix

    midlife4X4fix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    1-1/2" Lift, Larger Tires, Headache Rack, Tool Box in Bed, Tailgate retainer clamp and cable, Grillecraft grille, RECARO Seats, Re-upholstered interior with matching RECARO fabric, painted all chrome areas and debadged entire Truck, BAMF sliders, Blacked out headlight inner frames and misc interior trim panels, Removed XM Fin, Removed front and rear bumpers. Rigid SR 20" LED Light bar, Pelfreybuilt Front Plate Bumper Ordered. Looking at Rear Plate Bumpers now.
    I also bought some matching yardage and got rid of the plastic feel arm rests. I recovered the center console and the door arm rests as well as installed a pad to give the side of my left knee a rest from the protruding edge of the door panel at the side of the window switches.

    Rec4.jpg
     
  4. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    midlife4X4fix

    midlife4X4fix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    1-1/2" Lift, Larger Tires, Headache Rack, Tool Box in Bed, Tailgate retainer clamp and cable, Grillecraft grille, RECARO Seats, Re-upholstered interior with matching RECARO fabric, painted all chrome areas and debadged entire Truck, BAMF sliders, Blacked out headlight inner frames and misc interior trim panels, Removed XM Fin, Removed front and rear bumpers. Rigid SR 20" LED Light bar, Pelfreybuilt Front Plate Bumper Ordered. Looking at Rear Plate Bumpers now.
    Finishing touch: I added a black RECARO sticker to each side of the truck bed where Toyota normally puts the TRD stickers

    Rec6.jpg
     
  5. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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    midlife4X4fix

    midlife4X4fix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The truck is now a great place to spend time on a long road trip.
    It also GREATLY helps when off roading. The huge side bolsters on the seats really hold you in place when the truck rocks from side to side when working your way through rough terrain.

    I also find the grey trimmed interior hard to keep looking good so I began the task of changing it out to black. Threshold plates for now and kick panels nex weekend.

    Rec5.jpg
     
  6. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:20 AM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Nice work.

    Toyota puts in good seats. Mine(TRD) are awesome. These aren't sports cars though so super supportive seats aren't needed.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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    midlife4X4fix

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    Thanks Griffin:
    Curly(Track instructor Bro), Steven(Recaro Specialist) and Terry(owner)

    Rec8.jpg
     
  8. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    midlife4X4fix

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    Somehow I knew that you would be the frst to piss on my thread.
    There is a reason why sports cars, Race cars and race trucks have super supportive seats(hello,.... Mc Fly!)
     
  9. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    senor taco

    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    Looks good. Are your old seats for sale?
     
  10. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    midlife4X4fix

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    With 33,000 posts to your credit you must have a LOT of time on your hands.
     
  11. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    Sure, make me an offer(PM)
     
  12. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    It would be cool to install these in the back seat of a 4 door Taco.
    4 bucket seats..
     
  13. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    Piss on your thread? I complimented your work and explained why such seats are not included in such vehicles. Please highlight the areas showing my pissing.

    Don't be jealous of my post count.
     
  14. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    white91formula

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    The seats in my 05 TRD are worse than the seats that were in my 09 SR5 and those sucked as well... kills my back on anything over a hour
     
  15. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    CVYota

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    Very nice looking seat.

    I havent wanted to give up the side air bags, I know Ricaro has SAB on one seat but it is very expensive.

    And I dont think he was pissing on your thread. I have had the 2 tacoma style seats and find the sport version better then the SR5. But I still drive 25k a year in the SR5 seat.
     
  16. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    Points well taken..
     
  17. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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    I would never be jealous of a post count.
    Please accept my appology if pissing was not the intent.
     
  18. Aug 13, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    Jon850FL

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    looks good, good brand to go with.
     
  19. Aug 13, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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  20. Aug 13, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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    Nice work.......My 08 seats are not the best but def not the worst IMO. But If I came across a good deal on some sick seats that matched.....I would do it. The long rides def work on my back a little even if I play with the lumbar support.

    Looks good.
     
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