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    Tilite ZR vs. ZRA

    Can someone please tell me the difference between the TiLite ZR and ZRA? I am in the market for a new chair and are really interested in the TiLite model. Thanks

    Daven

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    http://tilite.com/pdf/Chair_Comparison.pdf chart shows the differences

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    The quick explanation is that the "A" stands for adjustable. I have fine tuned and tweaked almost every aspect of my chair in the last year trying to get it right. I think I like my ZRA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck View Post
    http://tilite.com/pdf/Chair_Comparison.pdf chart shows the differences
    Doesnt work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac85 View Post
    Doesnt work
    b/c this thread is 5 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Pruett View Post
    b/c this thread is 5 years old.
    lol, shows how much I know

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    Daven, as others are saying the ZRA is fully adjustable, whereas the only thing that is adjustable on the ZR is the center of gravity (rear axel position), leg rest length, and seat back angle. The ZRA is also slightly heavier since there are more adjustable parts.

    I am about to order a ZR. At first I was nervous about gettin a chair that is not adjustable, like what if I found out several weeks later I shoulda had a different angle here or longer length there. So here is what I did...

    First I had the rep find me a ZRA with my approximate frame size. I use an 18" deep by 18" wide.

    Next, I had him tweak everything. I wanted to try a front seat hight of 19.5" and a rear seat height of 16", which is a nice 3.5" drop, more then my current old Quickie GP.

    Then we adjusted the center of gravity to be sure I won't flip.

    Next, we set the back angle to 95º, cause I'm a quad with little trunk control.

    Then he left the chair with me for a few days. I went to the mall, and to work one day. Realized I didn't want the solid front casters and an 80º leg angle instead of 85º.

    When he came back to pick up the demo ZRA, I had him adjust my Quickie GP to match the ZRA as closely as possible so I can continue to experiment while waiting for my insurance approval.

    During further playing around, I realized that I will probably go with a 19" front height, cause 19.5" makes it hard to reach things I drop on the floor in front of me, and maybe a 3" drop instead of 3.5", cause for me getting out of the chair with a 3.5" drop is like climbing out of a hole.

    Those settings are fixed on the ZR, so if it wasn't for experimenting with the ZRA and my GP, I mighta been stuck with a less then optimal chair! Good Luck!!

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    does anyone know the cheapest place to get a zr?

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    I just ordered a sports chair a few days ago off of spinlife.com, the prices there seemed to be substantially discounted to around 25-35% off of msrp.

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    I just ordered my ZRA from sportaid.com. Base price for the chair there is $1778, which is cheaper than Spinlife. Add ons were cheaper as well. I priced it out at both sites, and Sportaid saved me around $300. My chair will be here tomorrow! Merry Christmas to me... goodbye Quckie GPV!

    I, in part, made my choice on which Tilite to buy thanks to the info on this site. I don't have an SCI, so am a bit reluctant to post here. I am a full-time wheelie with CP. Anyway, this is a great site.

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