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    SRT vs GTS Seats

    BLUF: Are the GTS seats different in any way from the base seats?

    I just picked up OEM seat covers for my 2013 SRT; they are out of a GTS. My car does have the leather seat option, but it didn't occur to me prior to purchasing that the seat itself may be a slightly different shape, preventing the GTS leather from fitting correctly on SRT seats?

    Anyone have solid data on this?

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    As far as I know the seats are the same shape. I have two Gen 5s, one with the GTS seats and one with the SRT seats. Only difference that I can see is the covering and whether they are power or not. GTS seats were power.
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    But the actual cushion shapes are same for power vs. manual, in your estimation? Seems to be the only changes would be in the frame below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uranium235 View Post
    But the actual cushion shapes are same for power vs. manual, in your estimation? Seems to be the only changes would be in the frame below.
    In my estimation they are the same. And they both suck.
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    LOL. I can't disagree.
    Mine are still going to suck, but at least the color will match. Thanks again.

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    I think they were designed for looking at and not so much for seating in.
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    Dodge said they were an improvement from the previous gen viper..I disagree. I actually thought the gen 3 & 4 seats weren't all that bad. Does anyone know if they make a comfy aftermarket?

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    I'm curious in what way these suck. I haven't noticed any issues with mine being uncomfortable, but maybe my back's so messed up I wouldn't know comfy in the first place.
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    I find the Laguna seats to be very comfortable. Not any less than the Gen 3/4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyboot View Post
    I'm curious in what way these suck. I haven't noticed any issues with mine being uncomfortable, but maybe my back's so messed up I wouldn't know comfy in the first place.
    You will notice that the seat back pivot point is about 6 inches above the seat bottom. If you run your hand down the seat back you will notice that there is a gap right after you hit the pivot point. In other words your hand will go towards the back of the car where this gap is. Better seats would have a lumbar support at that point instead the Viper has a "hole" or an inverse lumbar support. Many of us drive with a small pillow there to fill the hole. I use a lumbar cushion from O'Reilys. Without it my back is killing me in short order.
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    I love the seats... best seats I’ve ever sat in.

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    I've found the GTS seats to be much tighter on the upper back, just below the arm pits. A few others on the larger end of the spectrum noticed the same thing......

    YMMV.
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    I actually like the little "hole." It makes driving with a metal L-shaped object in the small of my back far more comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uranium235 View Post
    I actually like the little "hole." It makes driving with a metal L-shaped object in the small of my back far more comfortable.
    Hmmm, haven't tried that yet. A metal L shaped lumbar support. Might work.
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    Viper seats are INCREDIBLE compared to my buddies Aventador. I couldn't believe he gets in and out of that thing.
    Ive never had a problem with my GTS seats. Drove it from FL to Detroit and back and never had a problem. 6' and 195lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperGeorge View Post
    You will notice that the seat back pivot point is about 6 inches above the seat bottom. If you run your hand down the seat back you will notice that there is a gap right after you hit the pivot point. In other words your hand will go towards the back of the car where this gap is. Better seats would have a lumbar support at that point instead the Viper has a "hole" or an inverse lumbar support. Many of us drive with a small pillow there to fill the hole. I use a lumbar cushion from O'Reilys. Without it my back is killing me in short order.
    That would be exactly why I haven't noticed it! My spine sucks, hips and lower back are always spaced away while my mid spine holds the brunt of the weight on the seatback. I'll have to sit in it and really pay attention, then report back.
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