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Old 02-19-2018, 09:46 PM   #1
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Are there any good seats I could yank at a junkyard that would be worth the time? I want a set of seats that offer more bolstering than the stock seats, aftermarket seats are an option but the cheapest ones I would consider are 600 bucks for cheap sparcos. I can fabricate brackets to adapt the donor seats. Any recommendations or should I just suck it up and start saving for non-crap seats?

just checked pricing on bride and recaro seats, ugg, nice seats are expensive.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:51 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure people rig s60r seats into 240s. They're pretty luxury and have really nice bolstering. Something I plan to do myself as a cheaper alternative.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:59 PM   #3
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I will put them on the list, thanks.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:32 AM   #4
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Check the BMWs & Benzes in the JY.
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:13 AM   #5
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I just went down this road. Best seats I could find in j.yard were lincoln ls seats. I made a adapter to mount the front of the seats then drilled 2 holes for the rear. I now have leather, electric seats. The car was a 2005 lincoln ls. In the j.yard the lincolns seemed to have the best seats. If you want pictures pm me your phone #and Ill send them to you.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:30 AM   #6
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I got my Kirkey for $60 at a racing flea market. I could have paid less.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:03 AM   #7
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get racing seats, recaros etc...that way when you part out & crush your car there's at least some money back in the seats.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:40 AM   #8
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+1! People parting things all the time. I always see 'em on Craigslist.

I'm seeing lots of E46's show up in bone yards these days too. I'm about to swap the seats from mine into my 740.
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:29 AM   #9
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ooh, e46 seats look good. Fortunately i need them in brown, should be easy-ish to find.
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:44 PM   #10
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ooh, e46 seats look good. Fortunately i need them in brown, should be easy-ish to find.
Yeah.... They're pretty good. Far better than the OE 740 seats. The only thing I'm trying to track down now is a school with an upholstery program that will redo my seats for the cost of material.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:15 PM   #11
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Swaped many differnt seats into many different makes/models

It all depends what you like. Comfort and style are not always the same

240s are a little more tricky to find something that works because their floor isnt flat. I was able to remove MBZ bottom seat motors and pair them to 240 rails. BMW seats (later ones) dont really let you do that without major fabrication. I used W201 sport seats made by recaro

late 80s and earlier MBZ seats are what I like the best because of the way they are made. They hardly fall apart. several layers of foam/insulation etc inside of them vs just foam for the majority of seats
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:15 PM   #12
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Boop.

02' GTI seats. They really do have a retarded mounting, but anything is possible with amperage.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpo...postcount=2235

I’m also looking to replace the count dracula betone seats in the 242
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:06 PM   #13
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Very easy installation are Recaros from Lancia Integrale .. Check my build thread if you want to see how they fit ..
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