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Old 04-02-2012, 07:52 AM   #26
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850 seats are much more supportive than 2/7/9 seats not including S/V90, drive trough bunch of corners, curves in 240 seat and then in 850...lateral support is much much better with 850 seats, and they are built way stronger than 2/7/9 seats....
850 seats have the lapbelts incorporated into the seat. They are much heavier than the 2/7/9.
No comparison though in comfort; I love the 850 seats. Getting the 850 rears to fit a 240 is a lot more work than fitting the fronts.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:26 AM   #27
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Sorry about waking up an old thread. I have teh same gangsta lean issue and it is really annoying. Took the seat apart but cant see any obvious issues there. Can somebody point out what exactly is bending through or failing there?





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Old 09-11-2018, 08:30 AM   #28
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They bend at the top. You usually have to remove the upholstery and foam and straighten the frame at the top end.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:09 AM   #29
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Funny because my seat frames were 100% straight, but the adjusting mechanism on the sides were angle offseted, causing serious gangsta lean. Also had a loose bolt where the mechanism is bolted to the seat bottom frame, making it even worse.
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:11 AM   #30
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Are the reclining parts of the seat supposed to be floppy? I can move the back part back and forth like a solid 3 inches.
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Old 09-12-2018, 02:31 AM   #31
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I found couple loose bolts and fixes by the previous owners with questionable quality. Not sure if thats the issue but we'll see.

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Are the reclining parts of the seat supposed to be floppy? I can move the back part back and forth like a solid 3 inches.
The reclinging parts wear out over time, specially in the mostly used position. If you'd take it apart and reassemble in a different position, you can get some improvement.
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:10 AM   #32
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Funny because my seat frames were 100% straight, but the adjusting mechanism on the sides were angle offseted, causing serious gangsta lean. Also had a loose bolt where the mechanism is bolted to the seat bottom frame, making it even worse.
Your car is also older, with the stronger seatback frames. This problem usually only affects the 1986-93 seats, yet the 1975-77 and 1978-85 seats don't do it. Early last year, I wound up replacing the 1987 seats I'd installed in our '92 245 with a pair from my 245 Turbo, since I was changing the interior color of that car over to tan and the seats in my car were much better than the ones in the '92.

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Old 09-19-2018, 09:13 AM   #33
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Its a weak design - only thing holding you from falling through the frame is foam and a cover. Wouldn't be surprised if a weld(s) in the corners aren't cracked. I've known people to weld gussets in the corners, or do this -



It stiffens up the frame and the support is very noticeable.
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:26 PM   #34
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But then there feels like there's a bar in the middle of your back. That was my experience anyway.

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Its a weak design - only thing holding you from falling through the frame is foam and a cover. Wouldn't be surprised if a weld(s) in the corners aren't cracked. I've known people to weld gussets in the corners, or do this -



It stiffens up the frame and the support is very noticeable.
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Old 09-22-2018, 05:50 PM   #35
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what everyone said already, its the upper corner of the seat back that needs to be welded back together

sometimes the hinges go bad too
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:09 PM   #36
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But then there feels like there's a bar in the middle of your back. That was my experience anyway.
It supports where the (broken) lumbar would normally support. Feels like a Lazy Boy.
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