$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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  • Steven Chottu
    Steven Chottu  2 hours back


    • Enzo Man
      Enzo Man  4 hours back

      Is time for body kits in hilow

      • Sam Newton
        Sam Newton  5 hours back

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

        • Boldsword
          Boldsword  13 hours back

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

          • Doran H
            Doran H  19 hours 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  23 hours 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  2 days back

                Why is this video not in the Playlist?

                • Itz_gray_ 2020
                  Itz_gray_ 2020  2 days 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  2 days back

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

                    • type-dRew
                      type-dRew  2 days back

                      how is this not a ebay NRG seat

                      • I♡MYDADDERS
                        I♡MYDADDERS  2 days back

                        What if we put gaming seat instead?

                        • kaseyleeful
                          kaseyleeful  2 days back

                          Why is this not on the high low playlist?

                          • Sebastian Gonzalez
                            Sebastian Gonzalez  2 days back

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

                            • AaronMichael
                              AaronMichael  3 days 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  3 days back

                                You all are re uploading shit or something?

                                • Nismo X
                                  Nismo X  3 days back

                                  For the high car have you tried reclineable buckets BRIDE

                                  • Will Esco
                                    Will Esco  3 days back

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

                                    • Matthew Angelette
                                      Matthew Angelette  3 days back

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

                                      • deathtripp013
                                        deathtripp013  3 days back

                                        #BoostCreeps 🤘🇺🇸

                                        • Carlos Quintana
                                          Carlos Quintana  4 days back

                                          best car channel on youtube

                                          • Travis Holcomb Jr.
                                            Travis Holcomb Jr.  4 days back

                                            What happened to this in the Playlist

                                            • Billy Lee
                                              Billy Lee  5 days back

                                              #boostcreeps I want in!!

                                              • Rodolfo Valde
                                                Rodolfo Valde  5 days 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  5 days back

                                                  Do a hi low exhaust !

                                                  • jared J
                                                    jared J  5 days back

                                                    Can u compare cheep to expensive mufflers

                                                    • AG_
                                                      AG_  5 days 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  6 days back

                                                        #boostcreeps I love #donutmedia

                                                        • wilderreaper gaming
                                                          wilderreaper gaming  6 days 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  6 days 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  6 days 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  6 days back

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

                                                                • Ahmad Issa
                                                                  Ahmad Issa  6 days back

                                                                  i feel bad for that low z :(

                                                                  • Fotosynthesis858
                                                                    Fotosynthesis858  6 days back

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

                                                                    • Erik Vences
                                                                      Erik Vences  6 days back

                                                                      Cant wait till they get turbos

                                                                      • okzon
                                                                        okzon  7 days 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  7 days back

                                                                          You guys are f***ing awesome #boostcreeps

                                                                          • mervunit
                                                                            mervunit  7 days back

                                                                            Egress and degress? Making up words now?

                                                                            • J KERLS
                                                                              J KERLS  7 days back

                                                                              is that the bloke with that mint pink rx7?

                                                                              • Cruzin4life
                                                                                Cruzin4life  7 days back


                                                                                • Hanna Zakiy
                                                                                  Hanna Zakiy  1 weeks back

                                                                                  9yro: *but can you do this?!*

                                                                                  • Philip Kunz
                                                                                    Philip Kunz  1 weeks back

                                                                                    I was looking at a 370 to be my new daily + autocrosser a for years back. Had to say no bcuz the stock seat only gave me an inch of head clearance without a helmet. Being tall has lots of perks, but low sports cars don't like tallbois

                                                                                    • Matthew Palfrey
                                                                                      Matthew Palfrey  1 weeks back


                                                                                      • Two-eyed Roy
                                                                                        Two-eyed Roy  1 weeks back

                                                                                        COMPLETELY subjective, but purpose of vehicle should be your decision.
                                                                                        If mostly track, like 75+%, then go buckets.
                                                                                        Less than that, well look into getting the stock ones bolstered or swapping in ones from a WRX/M3/other sports vehicle.

                                                                                        • Edward
                                                                                          Edward  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Is that 6flags in the back ?..

                                                                                          • Garrett Muir
                                                                                            Garrett Muir  1 weeks back

                                                                                            nrg woulda been a "cheap seat"

                                                                                            • Cm. Kosmos
                                                                                              Cm. Kosmos  1 weeks back

                                                                                              It is really funny and kinda sad to me that their low end mods are usually considered high end or at least upper middle out here where I live.

                                                                                              • Cryptic Bore
                                                                                                Cryptic Bore  1 weeks back

                                                                                                I hate the "more better" phrasing. But I love the show even though I know nothing about cars. Keep up the good work.

                                                                                                • brightfang3
                                                                                                  brightfang3  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  Yall didnt add this to the playlist unless its the unlisted vid