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Old 03-01-2014, 09:11 PM   #1
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Bride GIAS II thoughts

Anyone have experience with Bride GIAS II seats or Bride seats in general?
Pros, Cons? Long distance drive comfort? Any info will help, i don't mind spending 2k per seat just wanna make sure I'm not barking up the wrong tree.

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From experience
Gias 2 Rep - Bottom cushion a little hard, most comfortable out of all for me though. Took on a couple 4-5 hour drives with no problems.

Vios 3 Full Bucket - A bit more padding, was kind of a tight fit on me so that got uncomfortable more than anything. Back was fine though.

Brix 2 - Really comfy, only sat in for a few drives cuz it was in passenger side. Still a lot of hold though.

Zeta 3 - Pretty tight on me like the Vios, the bottom pad at the back was pretty thin, and kinda hard, so that was a little uncomfortable. But bolster padding and back padding was good.

Haven't been in an authentic gias, so I'm not sure how that compares, but the other seats I had have been overall pretty good.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:39 PM   #3
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Sorry to go a bit of topic but how was the quality of the gias rep?
I see a pair of new gias reps on CL
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really depends how big your waist is. im size 34 waist and it hurts my pelvis everytime i sit in a bride seat. for 2k i wud suggest buying recaro rs-g or something
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Sorry to go a bit of topic but how was the quality of the gias rep?
I see a pair of new gias reps on CL
I'd be very wary of buying replica seats based on how important of a part of your safety they are in a crash. I'm sure some are as safe as the real thing, but no way its worth the gamble compared to getting a certified quality product.
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I'd be very wary of buying replica seats based on how important of a part of your safety they are in a crash. I'm sure some are as safe as the real thing, but no way its worth the gamble compared to getting a certified quality product.
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Sorry to go a bit of topic but how was the quality of the gias rep?
I see a pair of new gias reps on CL
Quality was pretty low versus authentic ones I've had. It was just as comfortable if not more, but mostly cuz it was wider and reclined. If the Gias reps you're looking at on Craigslist on the $950 ones... I'd just get a single authentic seat instead lol... Or a pair of recaros or something depending on the car.
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Yeah I am definitely only interested in official products and I'll be buying only from the companies listed as official distributors on the manufacturers website
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I went from a brix II to a GIAS

brix is more cushiony but the shoulers were too tight and made me slouch
I found the gias a perfect snug fit even for long rides, and the shoulder area is much wider
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