Started by Scooby250, June 23, 2019, 21:28
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Quote from: The Other Stu on June 24, 2019, 09:10I have Honda S2000 seats, but they're normally pricey too. They fit perfectly though with a bit of fettling.Dick Sloan refurbishes seats and he's very reasonable. I think £350 is a bit rich for decent seats.Failing that, might be worth looking up local companies that repair leather seats. They may be able to do them fairly reasonably.
Quote from: Snelbaard on June 24, 2019, 12:57Apparently it's not very hard to swap in some Celica seats. It's something I'm considering.
Quote from: ManInDandism on June 24, 2019, 13:41OP - you don't say what seats you have but Dean at Rutland MR2 sells the back part of a (black) leather seat on ebay for £69 posted. Passenger side and driver side are the same part number so is from a breaker, and as we know, passenger side is usually unworn. Does also sell just the cover for cloth seats as well.
Quote from: Scooby250 on June 23, 2019, 21:28Hi All,My seats are showing signs of age now and the drivers side one is close to breaking through to the foam underneath so I'm thinking it's time to consider changing them.I have looked on eBay and other sites and most of the used ones are looking tired or a couple of refurbished sets are £350.I have also seen some RX8 seats that look pretty good for £180ish the only thing I'm not sure about is that they are completely electric so how easy would it be to fit electric supply for these?What other options have you guys used?Any advice welcome.
Quote from: Snelbaard on June 24, 2019, 16:15Well I don't think they're a straight swap but pretty close to it. The effort involved in making them fit is similar to S2000 seats I think. Then it comes down to what you want out of them: Celica seats are more comfortable, sit a bit highter and are a bit heavier than stock. S2000 seats are a bit more supportive, sit a bit lower and weigh less than stock. Also there's the issue of looks, I think celica seats aren't very good looking. Finally there's the price difference to consider of course. Personally S2000 seats are starting to look tempting to me..
QuoteWe have Celica GT seats in our 2002 MR2 and they are actually slightly lower that the stock seats and much more comfortable. The swap is simple as you just reuse the stock MR2 rails and lower frame and swap the Celica seat cushion and back
QuoteWell I have been looking at the s2000 seats again and I think those are the ones I want to get. Can anyone tell me what do you have to alter to make these fit?Also does it mater what year seats I get are any years easier to fit then others.
Quote from: Scooby250 on June 24, 2019, 20:35Well I have been looking at the s2000 seats again and I think those are the ones I want to get. Can anyone tell me what do you have to alter to make these fit?Also does it mater what year seats I get are any years easier to fit then others.
Quote from: Petrus on June 24, 2019, 22:18I am awaiting RCC Mk.3 lightweight buckets seats made by Luso Motors. Price for the bare buckets 185 €uros.Ordered ´alcantara´ covered pad set.The plan is to fit them to modded OEM rails. I sourced a second set. The OEM set is as rigid as sliders come and I retain the driver´s seat tilt adjustment.Aim to be 15 kilos lighter with better seats.
Quote from: Gibla on May 16, 2021, 17:22What are your impressions of these seats, lots of time has elapsed to give a good appraisal, were any other seats on your horizon ?
Quote from: Scooby250 on September 15, 2019, 18:03Right well it's been a little while but I finally fitted my drivers seat so my RX8 seats are now all fitted.I ended up buying a fabric set from a guy in Birmingham for £45 and swapped the leather seats from my electric one onto the non electric base. So that left me just needing to cut of all fixing points from the seat frame and then cut of the points from my original seat and fit them to the new seat. Only took me 4 hours to do all that then fit and if I do say so myself the Seats definitely suit the car.On a plus point I managed to sell the other fabric set of seats for £95!
Quote from: Gibla on September 19, 2022, 09:56Another alternative:- Who has installed Toyota GT-86 seats/ Subaru BRZ or could comment on seat comfort etc about these seats? OR indeed any other suggestions for a 'full' figured ie fat guy, but needs a bit of side support and importantly are comfy....alcantara material ideally!!