$450 Racing Seats vs. $900 Racing Seats | HiLow

  • Published: 01 January 2020
  • $900 Sparco seat vs. $450 Corbeau seat. Does more expensive mean more better? And is it worth it? Let’s find out.

    We bought two identical 350Zs and have been modifying them to be FUN, daily drivers that you can take to the track. James Pumphrey and Zach Jobe are on Team Hi, and their car gets the expensive parts. Nolan Sykes and Aaron Parker are on team Low. Their car gets the cheap ones.

    Then we test them to see which components are actually worth spending the money on.

    We’ve been focusing on improving our cars performance, but today we’re focusing on the interior...performance. So we’re going to be throwing in new seats, and ALSO adding in roll cages and harnesses.

    Team Hi got $900 Sparco QRT-R seats.
    Team Low I got $450 Corbeau FX1 Pro seats.

    Cars aren’t necessarily one-size-fits all. Especially small sports cars like our Zs. You might find the stock driving position uncomfortable. Sometimes the seats don’t hold you well enough going around a corner and you get flung to the side. If you’ve got short legs and a long torso, or long legs and a short torso, things just might not feel right.

    That’s where aftermarket interior parts can come in. A race seat can hold you in place better and make it easier for you to corner hard… or it can be horribly uncomfortable if it doesn’t fit your body right. Maybe the more expensive seat has a nicer quality material on it, but the overall shape and size of the seat is really going to be a matter of personal preference. The cheaper seat might be the right choice anyway if it’s going to be easier to live with and drive in every day.

    Even though Nolan is going with a cheaper option he didn't go with the cheapest option. All of his stuff is FIA approved.

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  • Jordan Latta
    Jordan Latta  2 days back

    Why didn't this episode make it into the Hi-Low playlist?

    • jerry johnson
      jerry johnson  3 days back


      • GTRjohnnys21 Salas
        GTRjohnnys21 Salas  3 days back

        7:33 when u try not to cry in front of your friends 😢

        • Discovery Mine
          Discovery Mine  3 days back

          You forgot to put this video on the playlist of HiLow!

          • Jotveer Khangura
            Jotveer Khangura  3 days back

            How you going to get 350Zs but not Braums. Lowtek is probably disappointed man.

            • dtemp132
              dtemp132  4 days back

              Y'all forgot to add this vid to the HiLow playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFl907chpCa4URRJFT8a1-RXvCTPmXVhD

              • Kevin Handal
                Kevin Handal  4 days back


                • Mr. Zayd
                  Mr. Zayd  5 days back

                  That's 8 packs eh big man

                  • Ricofizz
                    Ricofizz  5 days back

                    This vid's not on the HiLow playlist

                    • Alina Vinnytsia
                      Alina Vinnytsia  5 days back

                      Performance driving definitely go for expensive seats. Moreover burn the shit out of your car if you own a Nissan 350Z #BoostCreeps

                      • Danny Gaytan
                        Danny Gaytan  6 days back


                        • joke boi
                          joke boi  6 days back

                          But thas can it do this ___/ _____

                          • Steven Chottu
                            Steven Chottu  6 days back


                            • Enzo Man
                              Enzo Man  7 days back

                              Is time for body kits in hilow

                              • Sam Newton
                                Sam Newton  7 days back

                                What’s the music at the start of this video?

                                • Boldsword
                                  Boldsword  7 days back

                                  $450? I got my seats from Jegs for $60. That was 2003 dollars but still

                                  • Doran H
                                    Doran H  1 weeks back

                                    I've got an 06 350z, its coupe cousin, my 04 G35, and a 94 300zx....can I be a part of your super cool Z-crew?

                                    • Dagan Williams
                                      Dagan Williams  1 weeks back

                                      I had a Sparco Torino. Good design but i was disappointed with the quality of the fabric. Did not hold up well on a daily at all. Wore very quickly. I won't buy another.

                                      • Brasilisk
                                        Brasilisk  1 weeks back

                                        Why is this video not in the Playlist?

                                        • Itz_gray_ 2020
                                          Itz_gray_ 2020  1 weeks back

                                          I love how the intro of the video spoiled the colors of the cars to what they are now

                                          • Itz_gray_ 2020
                                            Itz_gray_ 2020  1 weeks back

                                            I love how two of the “cheap seats” equals the same amount for one Sparco seat

                                            • type-dRew
                                              type-dRew  1 weeks back

                                              how is this not a ebay NRG seat

                                              • I♡MYDADDERS
                                                I♡MYDADDERS  1 weeks back

                                                What if we put gaming seat instead?

                                                • kaseyleeful
                                                  kaseyleeful  1 weeks back

                                                  Why is this not on the high low playlist?

                                                  • Sebastian Gonzalez
                                                    Sebastian Gonzalez  1 weeks back

                                                    omg ahha..the Corbeau seat is the '"cheap" seat

                                                    • AaronMichael
                                                      AaronMichael  1 weeks back

                                                      This show is so great, the only thing is the main blonde guy is extremely unlikable and comes off as an complete idiot, tool, douche bag, ect. He has a few good one liners, and I like those. I think for the show direction, he defiantly needs to take a back seat and stop making the show stupid and unwatchable at times and focus mainly (like it does) on the mechanics explaining what they're doing.

                                                      • Dino
                                                        Dino  1 weeks back

                                                        You all are re uploading shit or something?

                                                        • Nismo X
                                                          Nismo X  1 weeks back

                                                          For the high car have you tried reclineable buckets BRIDE

                                                          • Will Esco
                                                            Will Esco  1 weeks back

                                                            Wow , those seats are awesome, both of them!!!

                                                            • Matthew Angelette
                                                              Matthew Angelette  1 weeks back

                                                              Sparco is still a cheap seat You should’ve compared to Recaro

                                                              • deathtripp013
                                                                deathtripp013  1 weeks back

                                                                #BoostCreeps 🤘🇺🇸

                                                                • Carlos Quintana
                                                                  Carlos Quintana  1 weeks back

                                                                  best car channel on youtube

                                                                  • Travis Holcomb Jr.
                                                                    Travis Holcomb Jr.  2 weeks back

                                                                    What happened to this in the Playlist

                                                                    • Billy Lee
                                                                      Billy Lee  2 weeks back

                                                                      #boostcreeps I want in!!

                                                                      • Rodolfo Valde
                                                                        Rodolfo Valde  2 weeks back

                                                                        You guys should do a break down of what cars are good for what like road race, track, drag etc. That will be pretty helpful for people wanting to get into racing. Road & Track writes about this.

                                                                        • HoodRatHonda
                                                                          HoodRatHonda  2 weeks back

                                                                          Do a hi low exhaust !

                                                                          • jared J
                                                                            jared J  2 weeks back

                                                                            Can u compare cheep to expensive mufflers

                                                                            • AG_
                                                                              AG_  2 weeks back

                                                                              I got a sparco Street seat (fia approved lol) for 40 bucks everyone should spend less than $100 on a race seat

                                                                              • Clifford Eugene
                                                                                Clifford Eugene  2 weeks back

                                                                                #boostcreeps I love #donutmedia

                                                                                • wilderreaper gaming
                                                                                  wilderreaper gaming  2 weeks back

                                                                                  "Changing seat isnt a car perfomance upgrade" BULLSHIT! Weight reduction! That have something with the perfomance to do with!

                                                                                  • Blue 04 MX 5
                                                                                    Blue 04 MX 5  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Please also list the number of 'shop hours' per mod . That way an non DIY'er could figure out REALLY how much it will cost for each mod.
                                                                                    The video with the diff comparison pitted a $1200 diff against a 'free' welded diff. But, the shop rate for each would have been more than the parts.
                                                                                    Give us the shop hours and we can then figure out the labor / labour costs based on our local garage's shop rates.
                                                                                    On this video I'm interested in how many hours the shop assigns for the rollover bars.

                                                                                    • Ben Whitney
                                                                                      Ben Whitney  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I got that sparco flat bottom steering wheel! I love it!!! I might have to get me some sparco seats now for the Z. Thanks guys for making this series! It is so fun to watch!!!

                                                                                      • Benjamin Garcia
                                                                                        Benjamin Garcia  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Why did you put a steering wheel ? That should haven't been a total new episode

                                                                                        • Ahmad Issa
                                                                                          Ahmad Issa  2 weeks back

                                                                                          i feel bad for that low z :(

                                                                                          • Fotosynthesis858
                                                                                            Fotosynthesis858  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Why aren’t the cars plasti-dipped/wrapped??? 🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️

                                                                                            • Erik Vences
                                                                                              Erik Vences  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Cant wait till they get turbos

                                                                                              • okzon
                                                                                                okzon  2 weeks back

                                                                                                All that money and effort and their sitting position is just garbage. Your wrist should be comfortably over the steering wheel when you're stretching your arm out with your back touching the seat!

                                                                                                • Sultan Harb
                                                                                                  Sultan Harb  2 weeks back

                                                                                                  You guys are f***ing awesome #boostcreeps