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eBay Seats?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BurritoJimmyFan, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Feb 3, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    BurritoJimmyFan

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    I searched but I couldn't find......

    Has anyone purchased the racing seats off of eBay? If so, do you like them? And how difficult were they to install? Are they worth it?
     
  2. Feb 3, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    Supra TT

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    These are trucks, not BMW m3's. Why the hell do you want racing seats?
     
  3. Feb 3, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Don't know about the racing seats he's talking about, but the "bucket" seats in my '98 are brutal to sit on for long periods of time. Hell a metal bleacher would be an upgrade
     
  4. Feb 3, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    There is better upgrades than racing seats. Racing seats aren't comfortable, have you sat in them? I had racing seats in my supra. Maybe I got a bad brand, but I highly doubt it.

    Scion tc seats and older celica seats work excellent. You can use alot of seats, but more fabrication is needed.
     
  5. Feb 3, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    Other than my friend's Tesla, I don't think so.

    I'd love to upgrade my seats on the (somewhat) cheap without much fabrication, if any at all. I know I bookmarked a thread here with an option that only required one bolt's worth of fabrication (if that makes sense).

    How well do the Scion Tc and older (what years?) seats match up?

    Sorry - don't mean to hijack
     
  6. Feb 3, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    I beleive its the model of 1994.. what ever generation that is for celicas. The track width fits, but the bolting position is different. No seats 100% bolt in and work.. Racing seats are expensive too. Junkyard crashed vehicles seats are not :D
     
  7. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    jcemitte

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    me and a buddy just put some seats in his 99 civic from a 2004 si. if you have a grinder and a drill, grade 8 hardware, and some patients what ever you get should be no problem...well if you dont mind trashing your stock seats mounting parts. if not then find donor seats from a junked truck. i had a 76 wagoneer and i had 03 CAVALIER seats
     
  8. Feb 3, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    lol, I'm just wanting to upgrade my current seats which I hate. I'm willing to buy used seats from another make / model, but I'm not going to be able to weld anything. So, need something that's easy to install and still looks good. Ideas?
     
  9. Feb 3, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    corbeau makes brackets for their seats that bolt right in to the stock locations

    i'm going to get me some corbeau A4 seats
     
  10. Feb 3, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    The only seats that fit up 'as is' in a 1995.5 - 2004 Tacoma are 1995.5 - 2004 Tacoma seats.

    The two easiest transplants you can do are:

    (1) High-quality aftermarket seats for which Tacoma-specific mounting brackets are offered (e.g., Recaro, Corbeau)

    (2) 4Runner seats (which will still require tweaking 1 or 2 of the mounting 'feet')

    Anything else is going to involve some custom fabrication / welding / whatever.
     
  11. Feb 3, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    Celica seats are nice. Don't recommend Corbeau because word on the street says they wear down kinda fast on the bolsters but are affordable vs the high end brands.
     
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