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    Got Recaros installed in my WRX, finally!

    Already posted this on i-club, but though it may be
    useful info here...

    After 4 hours of grinding MY00 Impreza brackets, they are in!




    The rear seats are stock, but I plan to get matching
    Recaro fabric and recover the rear seats and the door panel
    inserts.

    There is a chassis bump/ridge near the mounting hole
    closest to the seat belt bracket. What I had to do is grind
    off a triangle shaped piece off the square seat bracket to
    clear the bump. Even with the grinding, it did not go down
    far enough (the hole is slotted) so it sat 1/2" higher in that
    corner. What I did to fix that was used a 1/2" spacer on the
    other side of the bracket and a longer bolt to make the
    rear of the seat sit level to the floor. Also, the seat belt
    bracket will hit the center console, so I just had to bend
    it back a little to clear. I'll get some better looking spacers
    made, as I'm just using a big nut... but overall I'm pleased
    with the fit.









    Matt
    Last edited by mattjk; 09-09-2002 at 03:24 AM.

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    looks good but damn are you hosting those pics on a 28.8 modem or what?
    '02 Sedan Black (MT)

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    Originally posted by thetoulman
    looks good but damn are you hosting those pics on a 28.8 modem or what?
    LOL, feels like it... that's what I get for $1 a year hosting...
    At night it's pretty fast though.

    Matt

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    Sweeeeet...did you do the install yourself, or did you get it done somewhere?
    Fahd

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    did you get an airbag malfunction light?
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    Yes, I installed them myself.

    I am getting an airbag light, but as soon as my 3 ohm
    resistors come in, that should be fixed.

    Matt

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    They look really good! Good thing you had a lot of patience!

    Speaking of patience, I think it's more like a 14.4, or less, modem.
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    What is the weight difference between the two stock seats, brackets, and hareware and the Recaros with your bracketing solution?

    They look great by the way! Comfy?

    I'm still up in the air with my JDM STi/Sparco/Recaro debate.

    JDM STi's are in the lead though!

    -Jim

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    mattjk -- is that your car in your avatar? If so, could you post a larger pic? Thanks
    Fahd

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    Originally posted by WRXin'
    mattjk -- is that your car in your avatar? If so, could you post a larger pic? Thanks
    Yup, it's mine.

    I've attached a bigger pic.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails mywrx1.jpg  

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    SWEEEEET...you need to post a thread in the exterior and appearance forum, and title it MY BAD ASS SUBIE. I was never a fan of the different color lip, but your car totally changed my mind. What lip is that anyways?
    Fahd

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    Originally posted by WRXin'
    SWEEEEET...you need to post a thread in the exterior and appearance forum, and title it MY BAD ASS SUBIE. I was never a fan of the different color lip, but your car totally changed my mind. What lip is that anyways?
    Thank you!

    That is a Carbon Fiber replica of the STI Ver.1 lip.

    Matt

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    Matt,

    Since you seem to have missed it before:

    What is the weight difference between the two stock seats, brackets, and hareware and the Recaros with your bracketing solution?

    They look great by the way! Comfy?
    -Jim

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    Originally posted by PlatinumWRX
    Matt,

    Since you seem to have missed it before:



    -Jim
    OOPS, sorry. I didn't actually weigh them, but the
    Recaros feel a good 10lbs lighter each, even with the
    brackets and sliders.

    They are SOOO comfortable, I feel like falling asleep in there
    sometimes. It's like being in the arms of a woman with big
    boobies!

    Matt

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    Matt, if you ever have the seats out of the car again, weigh them for me, I think there is more than a 10 lb. difference! The stock seats are VERY HEAVY.

    -Jim

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