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Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by THE VATICANTS, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. THE VATICANTS

    THE VATICANTS Rookie

    Feb 5, 2020
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    Hi guys
    I’m new here. Looking for a 458 in red with around 10k miles on it in Los Angeles if anyone has one. But my question is I’ve never owned the thin racing seats in any of my previous Ferraris. There’s a real nice red spider I found but it has those thin racing seats and while I am in good shape I am one of those guys that actually likes to drive his cars and I will put 7 to 10,000 miles a year on it. If I go out on a Sunday and put 200 miles on it will I need to see my chiropractor the next day? Will my wife hate it? Or is it really not that bad? Would greatly appreciate some real world feedback from owners of such seats. Really appreciate your guidance.


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  2. Rory breaker

    Rory breaker Karting

    Apr 17, 2017
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    I have sporadic back issues, and with the cf seats, Novitec suspension, 20/21 setup....it’s doable for 100+ miles but I’d prefer something more comfortable.
    Now, stock suspension, stock wheels, I bet it’s great. The seats themselves are super comfortable, and while I’d love if they were electric and had more lumbar support...that ain’t the point :) I would only buy a 458 with CF seats, personally, I think you’ll be fine unless you’re extra sensitive/have legit back issues.
     
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  3. Jason B

    Jason B Formula Junior

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    The darth vader looking racing seats are the most comfortable seats.
     
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  4. AlfistaPortoghese

    AlfistaPortoghese Moderator
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    If one is a healthy individual, with no history of back trouble, sports seats hug you in such a way that they’re by far the most comfortable. The difference to comfort seats in hard, fast cornering is night and day.

    Usually, elderly gentlemen prefer the comfort seats because they have more “foam” and electric adjustment, which make them easier to operate.

    On a personal note, I love my race seats in the 458 and they’re a piece of optional equipment I could not live without. Being harder, thinner and carbon fiber, they make you feel more in tune with the car. But you do get more road feedback on your back for sure. Which is fine I guess: the 458 is a sportscar, not a gran turismo.

    Even in my daily drivers: I’ve had BMWs with and without sports seats: normal seats had more foam and were softer, but were by far the worst, because I was being thrown around in corners and that irritated me quite a lot.

    Kind regards,

    Nuno.
     
  5. THE VATICANTS

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    Thnx Nuno appreciate the insight. question: Nuno as in Bettencourt? We’ve jammed at Lucky Strike. I’m the guitar player of THE VATICANTS. If this is you I think you live within a mile of my house in studio city :) and if so I would love to come check out your car if you ever have a spare minute and you’d like to share the love of conversation about these beautiful pieces of art. I’m heavily looking for one as we speak so all the help is appreciated :)
     
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  6. Mikael-F360

    Mikael-F360 Formula Junior

    Apr 3, 2017
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    Haha, you must be joking man! This is same than asking some Bill in this forum; "As in Gates? If so, I have some feedback about Windows 8!"

    :D
     
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  7. THE VATICANTS

    THE VATICANTS Rookie

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    Haha not necessarily. Nuno is a very rare name. There are a billion “Bills”. And Nunos in Los Angeles there’s maybe a dozen. So I respectfully completely disagree with you.
     
  8. AlfistaPortoghese

    AlfistaPortoghese Moderator
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    As it turns out, you’re both absolutely right!

    In Portuguese speaking countries, namely Portugal and Brazil, Nuno isn’t an uncommon name at all. Although it is a latin name, it’s fairly uncommon in other countries with latin roots. If I were based in LA or in the US, I bet there would be so few Nunos that THE VATICAN’s chances of being spot on, would increase dramatically!

    That being said, I’m sorry I’m not based in the US, or I’d be more than happy to meet and be of service in any way I could. Nevertheless, even from a distance, please let me know if I can help in any way.

    Hope you find a 458 that suits you very soon. I guarantee you’ll be instantly addicted!

    Kindest regards,

    Nuno.
     
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  9. THE VATICANTS

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    Thank you, Nuno!! Even though you’re the wrong Nuno haha if you’re ever in LA hit me up for a drink!! And thank you for the great advice. I will be looking at a 458 with CF seats today ;)
     
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  10. AlfistaPortoghese

    AlfistaPortoghese Moderator
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    You’re very kind, will do! Good luck with your search! If you have any more questions regarding the 458, please feel free to ask, that’s what we’re here for!

    This community helped me more than I can express each time I bought a Ferrari, so it’s nice to have the opportunity to give back.

    Kind regards,

    Nuno.
     
  11. AlfistaPortoghese

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    Forgot to mention that with carbon fiber seats, it’s really important to try them out before pulling the trigger, once they come in different sizes.

    For instance, mine are Medium and I find them a perfect fit for a guy my size (6 feet, 177 pounds). A couple of years ago I was weighing nearly 215 and they were still comfortable on the limit.

    The seats should hug and support you, without pressing or squeezing your back. Leather on those thin carbon seats can also wear considerably, namely on the driver’s side (left side due to ingress and egress). Not difficult or costly to repair, but still it’s better to be on the lookout and pick a nice car in the first place.

    Kind regards,

    Nuno.
     

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