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vinyl seats in an Alfa Spider?

i have a phase 2 916 spider and despite being of average height (1.79 m), i feel the driving position is way too high. Ideally, it should be 10 cm lower. I saw in another thread that you can remove some parts in the seat to lower 2 cm, but that won't make it. So i'm looking to fit some new bucket seats. Although i love the sparco r700 milano full leather, it's 1500$ a piece, which is way too much.
Well, sparco launched some new seats that look almost as good, the Sparco R100 seats and they cost less than 300$.
The thing is, it's made of vinyl. It seems that vinyl seats get hot and make you sweat. Wouldn't it be a nightmare in summer, considering the hood will be always down?
Any input will be great.

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Quite simply phase one seats are lower (feels that way to me) I have both
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10cm is quite a lot. If you remove the seat and sit on the floor you would be about right.

Does the $300 include mounts to fit the Sparco seat to the 916 floor?
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Remove the spacers on your own Ph2 seats first and then see how that feels. I've done it & I am you're height; it's far better. The spacers are not 20mm, they are 15mm.

Vinyl is up to you, those seats don't look too bad, no doubt they will be far more supportive than the standard Ph2 seats.
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Thank you all for your replies.
Seat + mounts costs 330$, which is 5 times cheaper than the sparco milano leather ones.

I guess i will buy them. Now i just wished there was a way to remove the sparco logos.
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If you do change ur seats how much would you want for your ph2 seats as my spider seats have been neglected by previous owner .
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How did it go? I'm 186cm, and the seating position feels really weird. :X

Would like to get the same modification done.
What mounts did you use in the end? I can't find any GTV specific ones.. :/

(OMP make mounts for a Fiat Coupé, but i think I'd have drill new holes into them...)
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