Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com, and today I'm bringing you my quick review and breakdown of the Procar Sportsman Pro Black Vinyl Reclining Seat, fitting your 1979 through 2014 Mustang. So in this video, I'm gonna talk about the construction and materials that went into this seat. We're gonna talk about who this might appeal to and why you might wanna get into a set of aftermarket seats, what you should expect to be spending, and then we're gonna take a very quick glance at what's entailed to get these installed. We're gonna be looking at a light to a moderate one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and about one to two hours per side, and I'll have a little more for you on that later.So the Procar Sportsman that I have here in front of you today should definitely appeal to a few different types of Mustang owners out there. And first and foremost, it's gonna be for the owner that's running an older car that doesn't necessarily wanna pull their seats out, take them down to an upholstery or body shop, and have them rewrapped, as it can definitely be a little bit on the costly side.So the next group of owners out there that I think this would definitely appeal to would be the guys that are looking to get out of their factory-style seats and into something that's not only gonna be a little bit more race-inspired but it's gonna keep you safe and secure when you're pushing your car through the turns, be it on a road course, autocross, or if you're just looking that's gonna give you a little bit more support down low as well as up top.So additionally, for the previous reasons, if you're in the process of building a dedicated time attack, road course, or even a drag car, these might appeal to you because they're gonna weight considerably less than what you might find coming out of your car from the factory. Now, we're gonna see that these are gonna come in right around 25 to 30 pounds, and I definitely mean that they weigh damn near nothing, as you can pick them up with about one hand here.So last type of owner that I think this might appeal to would be the shapelier Mustang owner, kind of like myself, that's gonna be looking for a little bit more comfort in the event that you're gonna have trouble driving your own car. Now, having sat with this in a car as well as on the floor and a couple of different places around here, I can definitely attest to this having more than adequate support for your hips and your rear end and down around your waistline.So in terms of the construction and materials here, guys, right out of the box, it's evident this is definitely pretty well-built, despite being a budget-minded seat. The back of the seat's gonna have a gloss black finish, what I think is pretty trick. Additionally, here on the bolsters, on the side, as well as up top, they're gonna have a little bit of a carbon fiber weave. The Procar logo itself, it's gonna have a little bit of a felt look to it, and the stitching and the vinyl is just pretty top-notch for how much you're gonna be paying. And I'll get a little bit more into that for you later.So the specific series that I have here today is not only gonna be aggressive and give you a much cooler look inside of your car as well as being a little bit more comfortable for a certain body type, but you're gonna see that this is gonna have harness pass-throughs here. So just like I said previously, if you're building a time-attack car, dedicated drag car, you're gonna need that, and it's definitely something that I'd pay attention to when you're shopping for seats online. So again, guys, if you're looking at picking up the set of aftermarket seats for your Mustang, you're probably doing it for one of the reasons that I had mentioned previously.In terms of the looks department, between the '79 and the 2014, I think it's pretty all right looking. This, honestly, isn't my own cup of tea. I'm more of an old-school guy. I love the look of a simple RECARO, something you might find out of a Saleen Fox body. But let's face facts, money does not grow on trees. Seats can definitely be expensive. I honestly think this is gonna be a great option for someone that's looking for a budget-minded and an entry-level racing seat, again, if you're looking to build a time-attack car, or a drag car, or if you're just looking to give your interior some strong looks, as well give you more support when you're running your car through your turns.All right, guys, so one thing I do wanna mention before we get into the pricing here is that, no matter the generation of your Mustang, be it a Fox, an SN95, or a 197, you will need to purchase the brackets to get these installed separately. And I would just make sure to pay close attention to that on the product page.All right, guys, so in terms of the pricing here, you should expect to be spending about 230 bucks per seat and give or take about another $100 for brackets. And for the money here, I think these are a great entry-level, budget-minded seat that's gonna give a ton of looks on the inside as well as keep you pretty firmly planted. And again, if you're gonna run that in comparison with some of the other options we have on site, you're gonna see they can easily range from anywhere between $700 to $800 per seat all the way up to a couple grand for a full set.So again, for the money here, you're gonna be getting away with some pretty good looks as well as having the ability to keep you in the seat. But I do wanna call out there that it's gonna be dependent upon the look that you're after as well as how much you wanna spend, and they're gonna be pretty directly related to each other.All right, guys, so switching gears to the installation portion of the video, just like I had said up top, you're gonna be looking at a pretty light to a moderate one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and probably about one to two hours per side here. Now, I do wanna mention that, for this specific seat, we're gonna be installing this in an S197, and it might differ from a Fox body to an SN95. But if you've never pulled your seats out of your car before, you're really not looking at brain surgery here, and a basic socket set, a little bit of elbow grease, should have your factory seats out in about one to two hours per side. Get these swapped back in, and you're good to go.All right, guys, so just to wrap things up here, some final thoughts. I definitely like this option from Procar, based on a couple of different features here. The looks are great. This is definitely pretty well-built, and it's definitely budget-minded. Again, you're gonna be paying about $230 per seat here. Run that in comparison to about 700 or 800 bucks. You're gonna be getting some very good looks, great support down low as well as for your waist or the gut region.But again, for someone that's gonna be a little bit more top-heavy, like myself, and have a little bit more of a broad build, I might look at some other options, as it's a little bit tight up in here for me. And I can see that being a little bit of a nuisance on some longer drives. But being said here, if you're just looking to get some really great looks, building a time attack, drag car, or a road course car, this is gonna be a perfect budget-friendly option for you.All right, so that's my quick review and breakdown of the Procar Sportsman Pro Black Vinyl Reclining Seat for your 1979 through 2014 Mustang, available right here at americanmuscle.com.