There is a huge variety of products to improve the view and ergonomics of the car, the differences are not only in the price but also in the quality of materials beyond the brands. Also, there is a reason that many options are discarded for being too expensive and others for not adapting to the style of work being done, but what is a reality is that sooner or later we are faced with the possibility of changing the original seats and many times we do not know where to start.
The first question we ask ourselves is whether it's really worth replacing. A lot of projects end up with reupholstered factory seats or a sports cover and look good, except that good is not enough, when we are looking for the final job to be dazzling. There is no doubt that some custom seats are also very common and we end up spending a lot of money on something that doesn't add value to our car, not to mention sometimes by buying cheap we have “solutions” that will give more problems.
In comparing between staying with the original seats or changing them for custom ones, we are facing several pros and cons, we find among the advantages that if the car already has a sports steering wheel without an airbag, we will also need sports seats and a bar for the seat belt harness, so that in case of an accident, we will be properly secured and will prevent a crash against the steering wheel which, most likely, is made of metal materials and can even kill us.
In contrast, the disadvantages are also present, as some seats do not fit perfectly when adapted and over time become loose and make annoying noises. When they are made of faux-leather, they end up broken and ugly too soon. Likewise, if the fabrics are poor quality, they become defibered and when they get dirty, they do not come off. So, if your budget is a little tight, it's better to keep the original seats and make small improvements that enhance their presence.
However, all is not lost if we look for quality and price. It may be that spending $1000usd for each mid-range seat is not an option and therefore, we propose a way to avoid buying cheap vinyl seats that will peel off in 1 or 2 years: the first step is to look for the skeleton of the seats, for example, bucket style, next is to buy the sponges and 600 decimeters of leather, then the upholstery work would be the last thing, with $450usd we have 2 new leather sports seats.
It's quite a challenge, don't you think? And who knows, depending on the result, you may even be able to make your local store top-quality custom seats at much lower prices than those on the market. Is it necessary for you to change seats or just vanity? What do you look for when you go to buy new seats for your ship? If you want to discover more content from the world of tuning, you know, sign up to the blog and stay in tune!