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Old 11-28-2004, 23:48   #1 (permalink)
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Full Bucket Seats on AUII

Hi All,

I would like to change my stock seats on my AU2 Forte to bucket ones. I'm reeeally sick and tired of sliding around when I take corners fast.

Can anyone give me advice? I would like to do it as cheap as possible (so buying after market Recaro seats might be out of the question :p)

Are XR8 seats full bucket? Is it possible to pickup a pair of XR seats for AU/BA from the wreckers and whack them in?

Is there a place in brisbane/gold coast where I can go that can change over my seats?

What about engineering/safety certs?

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Old 11-29-2004, 01:24   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Full Bucket Seats on AUII

Dont know what youd classify XR seats as, but they're a hell of a lot better than standard ones.
If you can get some of them, you can put them straight onto the existing seat rails - theyre a straight swap. No need for engineering cert. either.

As for aftermarket, no idea.
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Old 11-29-2004, 02:17   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Full Bucket Seats on AUII

Stock Au xr seats are crap IMO And anything with different frames to a AU factory seat you will need a engineers certificate for..

One option is
to have your existing seats re bolstered and covered.

You can either do this keeping your original AU frame in stock form like HOTDBZ and a couple of the other AU guys have

(See thread in showroom: "show em how good an AU can look")

Option 2
Or you can go all out and have DJR seats made off Au frames (rewelded frames) like I had done. And because mine are made off the original AU frame they dont require a engineers certificate.......



Either way Precise Trimming in Southport will look after you...
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Re: Full Bucket Seats on AUII

How costly was that though?
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Old 11-29-2004, 02:58   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Full Bucket Seats on AUII

Option 2 looks really good, but how expensive are they?

Top of the line recaro seats only cost ~$1000, so thats ~$2000 and add few hundred for install/eng cert and it's your getting something MUCH better seating wise.

Also, is the rebolstering solid?

I mean, does it actually turn it into a proper bucket seat? I don't just want the look, I actually want it to hold me in nice and tight :)
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Re: Full Bucket Seats on AUII

I use the ute on the track as well and these seats suit my purpose very well and I'm not a large build either.

As for recaros $1000 for the seat then add the Frames to suit the application + install + engineers certificate. You'll be over $2500 for 2 fronts I would think. But if you want the full race style seat (would only recommend them for the track as they are a pain in the ass on long trips) then there are cheaper alternatives than recaro's.

Cash price on my 2 DJR seats in custom leather was around the $1800 with the door cards as well...


EDIT: And yes the frames are completely re welded the frames come out into those side bolsters and a chunkier all over. If you go into Precise they will probally have one for you to sit in to see if you like it. Or they'll send you round to DJR as they actually make them for DJR..
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Recaro ones were just an example :)

$1800 isn't too bad actually, specially with inserts. Where did you get it done? So your original seats were stock XR ones?
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Yes My xr8 had factory xr seats in it And precise Trimming (contact details in above post) pulled them apart and re welded the frames to transform them into DJR seats...
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