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Hi everybody. I am coming over to the Corvette family from the CTS V clan.

I just put a deposit on a Stingray. I am now mulling over switching from the touring seat to the competition seat. I had three V's, one with the standard seat, and two coupes with Recaros. Although many people complain about the Recaros, I loved them. No complaints.

I was told that if you order the competition seat it will push yur order back about 6 months. That was initially why I backed off. But now I am thinking that I should get what I want.

Any thoughts?
 

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I read at Corvette Conti that the option will be made available in the system starting early August, same thing for the convertible (it was not set on stone though). If that's right, it would mean that you could get the car after 4 months approx. after GM starting taking orders. I am too waiting on the competition seats, but will go to check the GT seats out once the first Corvette hits my dealership. They don't look too uncomfortable. As long as they recline we should be good :eek:)
 

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Finally decided today that I am going to stay with the touring seat.

I won't look back or second guess myself.
 

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Folks who sat in the standard C7 GT seat at the NCM June event said that the seats fit "like a glove." In their development, GM improved on a "pressure mat sensor," tailoring it to seat development, then measuring how well the body conformed to many different slight-shape-modifications. I talked to a GM Enginer at the NCM April Bash who spent many enjoyable long days in the C7 as part of its development process and told me that the GT seats are really comfortable even on a series of back-to-back very, very long rides.

GM is cautioning folks that the competition seats have a very firm bottom-cushion, that the chest side-bolsters do not move in and out (as they do on 2LT & 3LT seats), and that they might be too confining for large folks. Not speaking negatively about "large folks," as the engineer told me (I am 6', 160) that some very muscular folks, with broad shoulders but who are 5'8" and the same weight as I am, need to try on the comp seats to ensure that their shoulder width will work for the comp seats.

Rearding that above post that ordering for the comp seats will start next month, GM is only promising "fourth quarter" delivery. -- and that could be as late December.
 

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Folks who sat in the standard C7 GT seat at the NCM June event said that the seats fit "like a glove." In their development, GM improved on a "pressure mat sensor," tailoring it to seat development, then measuring how well the body conformed to many different slight-shape-modifications. I talked to a GM Enginer at the NCM April Bash who spent many enjoyable long days in the C7 as part of its development process and told me that the GT seats are really comfortable even on a series of back-to-back very, very long rides.

GM is cautioning folks that the competition seats have a very firm bottom-cushion, that the chest side-bolsters do not move in and out (as they do on 2LT & 3LT seats), and that they might be too confining for large folks. Not speaking negatively about "large folks," as the engineer told me (I am 6', 160) that some very muscular folks, with broad shoulders but who are 5'8" and the same weight as I am, need to try on the comp seats to ensure that their shoulder width will work for the comp seats.

Rearding that above post that ordering for the comp seats will start next month, GM is only promising "fourth quarter" delivery. -- and that could be as late December.
This great info. Makes me feel better about staying with the GT seat. Many thanks.
 

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I just purchased one today and stayed with the standard seats. To start with they look more comfortable but everyone ordering the competition seats cars are delayed as they are one of the items that is on back order.
 
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