what seats will fit an R53?

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  1. offroadmini

    offroadmini New Member

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    I just bought a nice R53. Seats are ok, but I am a seat fanatic. I've found a couple sets of the sport seats (Recaro?) from F56 models. Will these fit in an R53? I know one has to modify the Airbag and other safety connections, strictly concerned with fit at this point?

    if not, what series seats will fit an R53 besides and R56 which I know will work.

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  2. gopi.sandy

    gopi.sandy New Member

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    Evo X recaros work for me.
    Looks nice and has adjustability. [​IMG]

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  3. offroadmini

    offroadmini New Member

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    nice looking seat!
    i would assume based on that, these seats from an F56 could be made to work?
     

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    gopi.sandy New Member

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    I want to say yes. If the seat dimensions fit inside the car then with a set of adapter plates it should work. I am not sure if the railings would directly bolt to the floor.

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    I once put a couple bar stools in the boot. They fit fine. :D
     
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    Can we fit one of these old Isuzu Brat seats w/ the built-in grips?

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    gopi.sandy New Member

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    Oh he'll yes!!

    A jegs bucket would be a bargain also ..[​IMG]

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    Anything could be made to work with enough money. But no, those will not just slide right in. Different brackets and different floor.
     
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    I seem to remember reading a thread about someone fitting F56 seats in a R56, I think it was on the other site. I have done a little research and one of my concerns was the height of the seat in a R53. People commented that the R56 seat was more comfortable than the R53 but sat higher. This could also be an issue with an F56. I wish I knew someone that had a F56 just to take measurements.


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  10. offroadmini

    offroadmini New Member

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    I've got a pair of F56 sport seats on the way to me. I am quite handy, but don't have testers, etc. I've got a local guy with a Porsche oriented racing shop that can probably install, them, but would love to on my own. Anyone know of a thread that details the issue? only thing I've found is an install of sparco seats into an R53.
     

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