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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:13 pm

Robo, I'm surprised you haven't already seat swapped! I would think that you'd be the first to do it here. You or Codith.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:42 pm

I love the feel of the factory Riv seats. I would be more prone to put Riv seats in my other cars before putting different seats in a Riv! Just my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:49 pm

I agree.. when I am cruising. But when cornering and in terms of dropping weight, deyz gots to go.
I am also ~6'2" and I want a lower seat.closer to the floor. My head scrapes the ceiling when I put the seat in high mode. Gotta keep it down and back so I dont mess up the sweet hairdo.

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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:28 pm

Well, when you get to be my age, the hair doesn't look so great anyway. But my old bones sure enjoy those seats.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:01 pm

yeah..that's what i'm saying - our seats are comfortable but i would make them thicker.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:09 pm

ATTENTION: Everyone swapping seats...

Give your old discarded oem lazyboy dreamseats to me. I love them. My back loves them. My butt loves them. My mancave needs them lol
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:24 pm

haha...yes
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:34 pm

Anyone know the weight on Regal seats? Not sure if the seats in the GS are different than the LS, prolly not, huh? But they sure do look lighter than Riv seats! I mean, their head rests have holes in them, so they have to be lighter, right!?
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:35 pm

Speaking about seats and their weight relative one to another,they all weigh about the same give or take a few pounds.If your talking about power seats of course.Technology and weight saving materials have not made it to seat power motors and seat frames.All motors are your basic steel bodied lumps. The same goes for non powered seats.about the same. High performance seats dont Necessarily weigh less unless they are fixed back style. I bought 2 non powered seats out of a 97 Mazda MX6.each one weighs 25 pounds(I paid $25 dollars each.Thats $1 dollar per pound) That is 2 seats for less than the weight of 1 powered Riv seat.think about it. And the seats are so nicely contoured and supportive. Also,the MX6 seat is no heavier than a manual Corbeau or Sparco seat. some reclining performance models weigh a little less if they have alu incorporated into them.
Fixed back is where you save in weight. Down to 10 pounds for some ultra high performance seats.Not blowmolded poly seats,no,but true quality padded race seats.Draw back is what you gain in weight performance you lose in day to day driving comfort.I love to recline my seat and chill.cant do that with a fixed back.You are allways stuck in Speed Racer Pose.Dat sux.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:26 pm

i recently found out that the late 90s police luminas (9c3 i think) came with fresh recaros. i picked one up off ebay for 50bucks with the same blue as my interior. the down side is that the seat mounting blot holes are quite wider than the riv seat bracket aprox 1.5" or so. so its either make an adapter plate or buy one because i would like to keep the power seat option (why not). has anyone run into this issue or any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:15 pm

Robo, do you have a set of seats picked out for your swap?
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:24 pm





Jaguar S type. Whole set for $600.


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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:02 am

I have a set of seats out of a 95 Mazda MX5 I think? I picked 'em upat the junkers for $25 a piece.should be a piece o cake to instal 'em with custom brackets.just gotta have the time to do it.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Thu May 22, 2014 12:46 am

You get those seats in yet, Robo?
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Thu May 22, 2014 11:38 am

charlieRobinson wrote:
You get those seats in yet, Robo?


No.Another project swept away by other projects.Prioritize,something wiki still can't satisfactorily explain  study 
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Mon May 26, 2014 9:49 pm

I am going to order a pair of eBay race seats. I can find no alternative frown
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:09 pm

The amount of "compatibility" was zero, but here is my mockup of an '04 Grand Prix back seat in the Riv. My stock one was beat up, I hate leather, and I like the black on tan look.



Still working on getting the matching front seats in. The amount of compatibility there is also zero!
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:25 pm

I love leather.........
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:24 pm

stan wrote:
I love leather.........

I like the look of it, but I like to wear booty shorts in the summer, and it sticks to my thighs mad
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:36 pm

shocked suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:39 pm

Haha 😂
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:45 pm

How do the front seats look?
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:48 pm

I want to find a set of GP Comp G seats. Those things are awesome. I have a Comp G in my stall right now. They're amazingly comfortable with crazy side bolsters.

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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:00 pm

charlieRobinson wrote:
How do the front seats look?

They look pretty cool sitting on my garage floor! razz they'll look nice once they're in. I wanted to get the back in first to see if I should go through the hastle of making the fronts work.

Comp Gs rule. I love the whole car. They have some of my favorite rims ever. Those seats do look nice. 04+ W-body seats are FAR from being plug-N-play though.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat swaps - bracket compatability   Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:32 pm

Sir Psycho Sexy wrote:
Those seats do look nice. 04+ W-body seats are FAR from being plug-N-play though.

That's what schematics are for smile

As long as I can get it wired right....I can even use the Riv connectors. I'd just have to replace the pins and put them in the right spots. It'd be a challenge, but way worth it I think.
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