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Old 08-10-2009, 08:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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whos to say they wont bolt in


im sure that topics been brought up tons before

probably a quick google search away

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Old 08-10-2009, 09:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'd have to buy seat rails, as well: Scat/Procar 81966 - Scat Seat Adapter Brackets – SummitRacing.com

Which ups the price about equal to the cost of the wet okole seat covers
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or you can wait for a deal

ive seen pairs of seats for as low as $100 sometimes


check ebay, theres a few deals (some even come with rails)
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Maybe this would help?!?!? :

Used Auto Parts and Used Car Parts from Junk Yard Dog

At one time I was researching the price of my wife's comfy 2003 Civic front bucket seat to put into my Saturn, and I priced one used seat under $150. That price doesn't solve the remounting problem.

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To mount racing seats, you just need two "straps" of metal. You mount the "straps" to the seat, leave the rails from your old seat bolted to the floor, then set the seat in position where you'd like it, and tack weld a few spots where the "straps" cross the rails. Bang - custom seat sliders.

Warning about buying used racing/sport seats - make DAMN sure that you can sit in it comfortably before you buy it. Long drives were a pain in the ass - literally - in my Civic.
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You want Insight seats. $100 on car-part.com. They are breathable, and they might bolt right up. I can't tell you if they're comfortable. I sit on bicycle saddles and on concrete benches just fine. I owned my Legacy for four years before I learned that my seats are supposedly very much sub-par.
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I can tell you right now they won't bolt in without modifying the seats, the rails, or the floor pan in the CRX. You never do the latter until you're satisfied with the seats and never plan on changing them, since you're effectively changing a support structure for the chassis. (The seats DO NOT bolt through the floor. They bolt into bolsters in the floor which are equipped with welded thread bungs. The front two are identically placed, but are angled ~30* from vertical plane toward the rear of the car. The rear bolt holes in 1st series 2nd gen CRX's are flat and identically placed, while the 2nd series 2nd Gens are offset from each other - one is closer to the rear of the car. The two rear holes in the 2nd series 2nd gens create a triangulation point that centers at or near the seat belt buckles. If that was a design feature or not, I don't know.)
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Since time is of the essence and the stock crx seats are already very light and comfy, I spent the money on the covers, will let you all know how they are once they show up

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