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#1 2014-04-30 18:35:40

thejameshimself
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From: Texas
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2013 WRX (GR) Front Seats in the 9-2x

http://thejameshimself.com/92x/fronts/8.jpg
So I got a set of premium seats to put in the 9-2x and followed the instructions from antho!: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthr … ?t=1971647

Seat w/ original rails:
http://thejameshimself.com/92x/fronts/1.jpg

One minor change is you have to cut off the bolstering from the older seat frame as the newer seats don't have this. Here's the frame that's halfway done (notice the blue part is missing on one side).
http://thejameshimself.com/92x/fronts/2.jpg

Here's the cushion and cover being transferred from the new seats to the old seat frame/rails. And yes, my bedroom is usually an assortment of guitars, keyboards, and cowboy boots.
http://thejameshimself.com/92x/fronts/5.jpg

Most of the white plastic hooks to keep the cover on will work on the old frame. Zip ties will take care of the rest  banana.
http://thejameshimself.com/92x/fronts/6.jpg
http://thejameshimself.com/92x/fronts/7.jpg

Done. Seat w/ new rails:
http://thejameshimself.com/92x/fronts/3.jpg

I'm also working on the backs right now. They're a much bigger pain.
http://thejameshimself.com/92x/fronts/4.jpg

Updated:
Put some more pics up and learned how to grammar.

Last edited by thejameshimself (2014-05-02 14:50:44)


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#2 2014-04-30 18:49:52

eurocoffee
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Re: 2013 WRX (GR) Front Seats in the 9-2x

That looks awesome.  embeer  up Please keep us informed and post moer pictures! Exactly, how big a pain? Was much altered to make room for the rears?

I got to sit in a site member's STi swapped seats recently: Wow, what a difference. Bucket seats ftw.


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#3 2014-05-01 09:48:03

BlkSaabaru4Me
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Re: 2013 WRX (GR) Front Seats in the 9-2x

Nice looking seats! Post up lots of pics like eurocoffee said. I've been considering this myself for a little while. Thanks!  embeer


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#4 2014-05-01 09:57:41

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Re: 2013 WRX (GR) Front Seats in the 9-2x

Those look awesome!


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#5 2014-05-01 12:12:00

2JZ
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Re: 2013 WRX (GR) Front Seats in the 9-2x

Interested on how the rears will come out! Subscribed  up


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#6 2014-05-01 14:11:30

trunkm0nk3y
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Re: 2013 WRX (GR) Front Seats in the 9-2x

arrow-up What he said  arrow-up

Do the fronts sit up a little higher than the stock ones?


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#7 2014-05-02 14:59:01

thejameshimself
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Re: 2013 WRX (GR) Front Seats in the 9-2x

eurocoffee wrote:

That looks awesome.  embeer  up Please keep us informed and post moer pictures! Exactly, how big a pain? Was much altered to make room for the rears?

I got to sit in a site member's STi swapped seats recently: Wow, what a difference. Bucket seats ftw.

Thanks! I added some more pics per everyone request. A lot has been altered: the passenger and driver side rails, the center hinge that the seats bolt to, the latch points on the new seat-backs are a couple of inches higher so you have to tear apart the trunk to get to them and move them up, and the bottoms take a lot of modifying to the frame and cushion (I'm still working on this step). If I had it to do over again i'd go with a set from our generation, but I'm too committed now.

The front seats are a big improvement though. I like the extra bolstering, the cushion, and the looks. The rears don't feel all that great in comparison.

trunkm0nk3y wrote:

arrow-up What he said  arrow-up

Do the fronts sit up a little higher than the stock ones?

Not that I've noticed. They have the same controls so you can move the seat up and down like the original seats.


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#8 2014-05-02 15:24:43

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Re: 2013 WRX (GR) Front Seats in the 9-2x

Will you be able to keep the side airbags?

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#9 2014-05-02 15:43:16

thejameshimself
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From: Texas
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Re: 2013 WRX (GR) Front Seats in the 9-2x

maverickPixel wrote:

Will you be able to keep the side airbags?

I should be. Right now I just have a dummy resistor on there so the SRS doesn't trip. I'm going to make a pass-through cable so I don't have to cut off the ends of the new seats in case I ever want to resell them.


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#10 2015-08-18 17:03:18

tony_mccue
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Re: 2013 WRX (GR) Front Seats in the 9-2x

Hate to bring this from the dead, but did you ever have any luck ever getting the rear seat to fit/work?


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#11 2020-01-01 18:04:50

thejameshimself
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From: Texas
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Re: 2013 WRX (GR) Front Seats in the 9-2x

Bumping from the dead because I finally got around to uploading pictures for the rears...

Write-up for installing 2013 STI (GR) Rear Seats in a 2005 9-2x Linear (GG):

Part 1: https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showpo … stcount=72
Part 2: https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showpo … stcount=73
Part 3: https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showpo … stcount=74


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#12 2020-01-01 18:09:01

itsnotmeitsyou
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Re: 2013 WRX (GR) Front Seats in the 9-2x

Back seats are gheto as fuck.  Not worth all that trouble.


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#13 2020-01-01 18:49:26

thejameshimself
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From: Texas
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Re: 2013 WRX (GR) Front Seats in the 9-2x

itsnotmeitsyou wrote:

Back seats are gheto as fuck.  Not worth all that trouble.

Ghetto as in... not comfortable? Agreed.

I was surprised by how much more work the rears were, considering the fronts were not too terrible to swap.


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#14 2020-01-01 21:52:00

snowphun
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Re: 2013 WRX (GR) Front Seats in the 9-2x

To each their own but I hated my GR seats, flat and wide, built for much wider people. I bought replacement lower foam for my 92x seat (~$90), made a big difference.

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