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  1. Skippr1999

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    Been looking for the right 458 with sport seats and started wondering if these seats are as stiff as the seats in my CS. Anyone have the answer ?

    The CS Seats are great for the purpose the car was designed for, but they aren’t what I want for longer drives in my future 458.
     
  2. dustman

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    Have had 2 458’s with race seats and they are comfortable . Have sat in CS race seats and they felt thinner/firmer.
    I wouldn’t buy another 458 with the antiquated Daytona design personally.
     
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  3. HX_Guy

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    I find the carbon race seats fantastic, very comfortable. They seem to be built just right, at least for me. Drove my 458 from the LA area back to Phoenix (5 1/2 hours) and thought the seats were great.

    Also agree that the Daytona seats feel old, and make the car feel old. The carbon seats on the other hand have the opposite effect and make the car feel very modern and new.

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  5. Skippr1999

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    Much appreciated guys. Sounds like they will be fine for me. They look fantastic!
     
  6. nmcclure

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    I just wish they were heated too!
     
  7. Skippr1999

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    Yep. It’s getting chilly
     
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  8. Nsd991

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    Very comfortable. Agree makes the interior.
     
  9. triathgeek

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    I would like a set for my 458. Where can I get the best price for new or used?
     
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  10. IloveGT

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    Same here.
     
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  11. Adamas

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    New from Ferrari they are obscenely expensive (>$20k). They pop up here on Fchat every now and then. When they pop up for sale, they tend to sit around a little while if priced over 10k, but sell quickly at 9k or less.

    If they pop up in size (L), you better get to 'em before I do ...:D:D:D

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    Ditto! Nero with red stitching, please!


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  13. Corradosv

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    I personally have had one 458 with base (not Daytona) seats, and I currently have one with race carbon seats: I find the latter not only much better looking and lighter, but even more comfortable. I have the L size and both myself (1,8m, medium sized) and my girlfriend (1.7m, thin body) consider them perfect! I usually drive the car for short trips, but also I do regularly make a 3hrs drive with no problem at all.
    Just a couple of notes: of course you know there is no height adjustment, that is very racy and cool, but not so much if you're short and can't see outside the windows, and mind you you: as you won't have the powered seats and position memory, you also won't have the reverse gear self adjusting rearview mirror, which is a very desirable feature for me.
    As for all the rest it's a no brainer to me.
    I hope it helps.
     
  14. Skippr1999

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    Thanks for your input
     
  15. Randyslovis

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    I have race seats in my 458 spider and concur that they are great.
    To answer your query, I am using my buddy's info. He had a CS, Scud, Italia with race seats and now a Speciale. He made it very clear that the CS seat is narrower in hip area vs the more current seat. He likens the CS seat to the current seat in a size small or maybe medium as the best way to describe the difference in seat fitment.
    Best
     
  16. Rory breaker

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    One of the musts. Daytona’s look dated and the base seats are boring. Like the CF wheel, mandatory IMO.
     
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    You are very lucky I don't have any Ferrari ;):(;)
     
  18. Skippr1999

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    I just want to make sure the 458 seats aren’t as firm as the CS. I have large CS seats, most of them are large. They are very firm for a street car, but it’s a very purpose built car.
     
  19. Il Co-Pilota

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    The seats themselves aren't that much more padded, but the car itself is so much more comfortable, and that makes a huge difference. I've spent as much as 8 hours in both, and while the CF seats are firmer than standard/electric seats, over long durations, the CF seats support much better which leads to less fatigue.
    I would say avoid CF seats with the Daytona pattern though. The pattern itself makes the seat more uncomfortable.
     
  20. Adamas

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    .....yeah, ......in retrospect, I probably could have phrased that better.

    Mike
     
  21. RWC58

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    I'm 6'3 240 lbs. and I love my CF race seats in my 458 . I'm not sure what size they are but the Daytona's hurt my but right where my wallet sits , not that there's anything left in it . I'm glad I didn't listen to the salesman that claimed I would not like them
     
  22. up4speed

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    I agree. I have the CF sport seats with alcantara, so the center is smooth. They are soooo comfortable!
     
  23. Randyslovis

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    As my butt has never been in the CS I will not try and make a definitive statement. Others have said the suspension is likely your biggest issue with the CS and I think that is a valid point. Plus, the CS seat is much more extreme in side bolstering and shoulder contour. You will have more freedom to move which by nature decreases fatigue/discomfort.
    Best
     

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