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Hi, I'm a newbie here. This is my first post.

Just got a 2004 XKR. Before  I bought it I did the normal checks and a couple of 10 minute test drives. Everything seems good, Except 10 mins in a recaro seat is very comfortable but 45mins or more starts to get quite uncomfortable and bits of seat frame seem to push in from all angles.

I have to admit though as a, shall we say, big boned, person the seat probably wasn't designed with me in mind

 

So a couple of question.

 

Is it easy enough to swap out the seats to the standard XK seat, if I can find some in the right colour?

Could a seat upholsterer change the frame shape in the seat?

 

Any info or help would be great, thanks in advance

 

 

Bob

 

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Welcome to the Club, Bob.

 

I have seen programmes about changing seats, and and getting similar electrics does seems to be the right way to go.

 

I would try to find a good upholsterer in you area. Also there might well be a member who has done the job who will assist and advise.

 

Let us know how you get on.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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Thanks Peter

 

Had a quick look, got a friend who's pretty good with kind of stuff to check it out, he recommended the same.  I have  had a company in Oxford mentioned to me a couple of times, apparently they have done work direct for jag before.

 

Will let you know how I get on.

 

Thanks again

 

Bob

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Hi, I'm a newbie here. This is my first post.

Just got a 2004 XKR. Before  I bought it I did the normal checks and a couple of 10 minute test drives. Everything seems good, Except 10 mins in a recaro seat is very comfortable but 45mins or more starts to get quite uncomfortable and bits of seat frame seem to push in from all angles.

I have to admit though as a, shall we say, big boned, person the seat probably wasn't designed with me in mind

 

So a couple of question.

 

Is it easy enough to swap out the seats to the standard XK seat, if I can find some in the right colour?

Could a seat upholsterer change the frame shape in the seat?

 

Any info or help would be great, thanks in advance

 

 

Bob

Bob

 

The seats are easy enough to swap over. We have done it many times either changing the very early all in one seats to headrest ones or replacing seats with Recaros. Kevin tried a set of Recaros in our XK and they were just not right for us.

 

Try some breakers i.e Black Country Jaguar, Jagslags or Eurojag to see if they have anything. If they are cheap enough you can get any colour and have them releathered. We have a guy who does all ours for us at around £400 a seat.

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Hi Kevin and Peter

 

Thanks for all your help, I found a company in Milton Keynes who helped modify the seat.  The seat base has steel wings in it, they cut these down and added extra shaped foam. much improved comfort.

 

Thanks again

 

Bob

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Glad it is sorted, Bob.

 

Driving a Jaguar should always be comfortable   --  there are some advantages of being 5' 6".

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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