MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
4/19/19 8:10 a.m.

My daily driven Buick has a pretty worn out driver's seat. The last time I went looking for a junkyard W-body seat, everything I turned up was in even worse shape than what I have. So I was thinking of an aftermarket seat. The Procar by Scat line is quite affordable - are the seats any good, or are they something I'd start to hate after my first commute?

Specifically, I'm considering a Sportsman Series 1606:

Or a Pro-Sport Series 1790:

Both would look absurdly out of place in my Buick, although that's part of the appeal.

 

MINIzguy
MINIzguy HalfDork
4/19/19 8:40 a.m.

FYI Jegs has a Procar 1790 replica for a little less:

https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/702110/10002/-1

 

No experience on either.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
4/19/19 10:06 a.m.

The only reason I’ve not yet bought one(or possibly a pair) of 1790’s for the Miata is if I make ingress/egress any more difficult I’ll probably drive even less than I do now. 

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero UltraDork
4/19/19 10:21 a.m.
MadScientistMatt said:

Both would look absurdly out of place in my Buick, although that's part of the appeal.

 

Yes!!

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
4/19/19 11:58 a.m.
Pete Gossett said:

The only reason I’ve not yet bought one(or possibly a pair) of 1790’s for the Miata is if I make ingress/egress any more difficult I’ll probably drive even less than I do now. 

Good call - maybe I should make up a fake side plate and see how much harder it makes getting into my car...

MINIzguy said:

FYI Jegs has a Procar 1790 replica for a little less:

https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/702110/10002/-1

 

No experience on either.

Thanks for calling that out - I suspect from the part number that it's being made by Procar and sold as a "white label" part.

STM317
STM317 UltraDork
4/19/19 6:36 p.m.

I have Procar evolutions in my truck, but it only sees a couple thousand miles/year these days.   I'm happy with them though. The sliders definitely aren't as nice as the factory ones, but I don't often have to use them in a regular cab truck.

If you're thinking of getting their seat brackets (do they offer some for a W body?) get the dimensions first. Their custom brackets for my truck would've raised the seat bottom a couple of inches higher than factory.

Will
Will UltraDork
4/19/19 6:50 p.m.

My experience is that fixed-back seats with high side bolsters make it difficult to get in and out of a car. Cars with long doors make the problem even worse.

If someone parks within a door length of my Camaro I'm basically boned.

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 HalfDork
4/20/19 7:28 a.m.

Seats are like shoes, you have to try it on to know if you want to sit in it for more than 2 minutes. Find a shop that has one on the floor that you can sit in. This is about more than ingress/egress.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
4/22/19 10:22 a.m.
TurnerX19 said:

Seats are like shoes, you have to try it on to know if you want to sit in it for more than 2 minutes. Find a shop that has one on the floor that you can sit in. This is about more than ingress/egress.

Good point. I may need to see if the Summit warehouse in McDonnough has a few on display I can test sit. Glad to hear from others that they're not an unmitigated disaster in the quality department.

There's no adapters available for my car - I was planning to find some way to get them attached to the stock power seat sliders. These are relatively flat on top, and it shouldn't be that hard.

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