I noticed that you have A4's. They look great in a C5 and the price is right. I'm just concerned that they're better suited to the street as opposed to the track. Do you regret not getting a more track-oriented fixed-back bucket seat?
BTW, I'm sure they're better then OEM seats. Of that I have no doubt. Do you plan on visiting NOLA Motorsports Park this summer? I'd like to try them out if you're in town sometime.
I had the same initial concerns. I consider them a compromise, but I still drive the car to events and either have someone bring my stuff with them, or I tow a tire trailer. I even drove it 800 miles (each way) to run at Mid-Ohio and they were comfortable for the entire trip.
When strapped into the harnesses, nothing moves since you can remove the flex in the seat back with the belts. I was originally concerned about the seat back, but I thought I needed seat back adjustment. I haven't touched that lever in years, but setting it properly for me to be comfortable initially probably helped.
If the car was being trailered and I never drove it on the street, I wouldn't buy the A4s.
The most common complaint about them is shoulder room. In street use, they are severely lacking for broad shouldered types. When belted in, the problem goes away for me, but I'm about as large as the seat handles at 6' 200 lbs.
NOLA isn't on my calendar for this year. I think I'm only doing 1 more Barber and a Road Atlanta this year. Consumable costs are really limiting how many event I can do lately.
Sorry for the thread jacking, OP! I was actually torn between the Evo and the Evo2 instead of the A4.