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Old 11-19-2021, 01:58 PM   #1
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Default 240 Replacement seat options

Hi guys just curious at what seat options you've chosen for 240 front seats. Not looking for bucket seats just something with more bolstering and some better heated seat functions. Probably a manual seat too.

Also, my interior is blue

I've checked for BMW seats and some others but nothing's caught my eye
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Old 11-20-2021, 05:58 AM   #2
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Volvo 850 seats is my plan.

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Old 11-20-2021, 05:59 AM   #3
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+1 they are quite easy to install (needs some brackets made but thats mostly it).
Have them in my 240 as well.

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Old 11-20-2021, 10:18 AM   #4
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Default Have used BMW e30 seats and Toyota Solara seats

I've done the seat swap twice so far on 240's.

First swap was from a mid 1980's BMW 325 (4 door sedan). These were the comfort seats, not the much more desirable Recaros. Had to remove the BMW rails and do a bit of fabrication, but not too much. But this was for a 242, so the fact that the seats didn't flip forward made it less than ideal.

Most recently picked up a set of black fabric manual seats from a 2004 Toyota Solara Coupe. Better bolstering than the BMW sets. And most importantly, they flip forward, so I now have access to the back seat.

Removing the Toyota rails took a bit of work, but if you have an angle grinder, you can do it easily. They look pretty good and are comfortable. And the likelihood of finding Toyota's in any pick and pull is pretty high.
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Old 11-20-2021, 10:45 AM   #5
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S40/c30 seats look pretty good in a 240. I have a friend with black leather s40 seats in his 242. C30 seats could fold forward tho. They are also easy to find for cheap.
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Old 11-20-2021, 11:44 AM   #6
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Honda prelude seats. 98-01.
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Old 11-20-2021, 07:11 PM   #7
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I've done Mazda MX5 and Nissan 370Z. Both required a little welding, but not much.
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Old 11-21-2021, 01:29 PM   #8
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S40/c30 seats look pretty good in a 240. I have a friend with black leather s40 seats in his 242. C30 seats could fold forward tho. They are also easy to find for cheap.
Folding forward is actually an awesome thought. For the passenger seat. Not so much for the driver. I think I'm going to check this out.
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Old 11-22-2021, 01:59 AM   #9
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I have Homer's old V50 seats in my daily 244 and they're perfect for daily use. The passenger side one has 2 levers at the bottom that let you fold it forward for cargo, etc. I didn't make the brackets but they look fairly simple to make. The power/memory functions also work with just a power and ground wire run to each seat.
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Old 11-22-2021, 10:53 AM   #10
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I put Tiburon seats in my car years ago.



Just recently upgraded to more period-correct VW Recaros.

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Old 11-22-2021, 01:48 PM   #11
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I am looking to add some Recaro's to my 242. I like the LX or LT's and I don't mind paying for them but they have to be a good match for the interior. I have the blue velour turbo interior so I was thinking of something like this would work.

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Old 11-22-2021, 10:12 PM   #12
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Has anyone used the old AW11 seats from the 80s? There's a couple in blue that look period correct and kinda neat.
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Old 11-23-2021, 12:57 AM   #13
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I also have blue interior, but decided that black cloth seats would match the dash and trim. I used '09 Mitsubishi Lancer manual heated seats. I gutted the stock volvo rails an welded the bottom track pieces to the Lancer rails to allow them to be easily swapped out again later if needed. For the back bench I picked up some late 240 charcoal skins and dyed them black with a bucket of fabric dye to match.
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Old 11-24-2021, 11:47 AM   #14
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There was a guy on FB or IG or both who had MKV GTI seats in his 240. Apparently it wasn't that hard to make fit and the plaid looked most excellent. Those seats are insanely comfy and supportive too. The MKVI Golf had the same bolsters but with a charcoal center instead of the plaid.
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