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I installed VW Jetta VR6 seats. PITA but they look and feel great. They sit about 1" higher...I can still fit with my helmet on. I have about 3-4" headroom without the helmet. I'm thinking about modifying the rear seat mount to gain my inch back. I did have to modify the trans-cat hump as mine is a late 260, same body as the 280.

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Just installed 5mm flat bar at the bottom of Lancer EVO8 Recaro seat. I need to drill a adjustment hole on the original seat rails.  

Bad picture, but they fit. I just need to mess with either making new sliders or modding the stock ones to fit on these seats. They are out of a ZZW30, 3rd Gen Toyota MR2

These are '95 Prelude seats on our 280z and they fit fine. The cat hump required some reshaping (*ahem*) but the seat  fits my 6'1" frame fine. We used the stock Datsun runners bolte

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What year Jetta?

they look great!

How much modification did you do to the tunnel hump, cut remove and weld back in or the Big Hammer method?

Pics of the modified hump would be nice

Thanks for posting this on the thread, we need all the seat installs we can find for the 280Z, and the late 260Z which I didn't know had the hump also.

Greg

 

 

I installed VW Jetta VR6 seats. PITA but they look and feel great. They sit about 1" higher...I can still fit with my helmet on. I have about 3-4" headroom without the helmet. I'm thinking about modifying the rear seat mount to gain my inch back. I did have to modify the trans-cat hump as mine is a late 260, same body as the 280.

 

 

 

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I think they came out of a 2001 Jetta VR6. They made them from '97-05 I think. The trans-cat hump was cut and a new piece formed and welded. I painted it with undercoating on both sides wich is why it looks all crinkly. All the VW mouting hardware was removed and I welded four tabs in the corners & drilled for the stock rails to fit. Also had to notch a space for the stock seat adjuster to fit in the seat pan. It was more difficult than I expected but have to get the seat rails as low as possible. ALL in all it is doable and I'm glad I did it. :)

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Hey guys just thought I would share my discovery, well maybe a discovery, I just bought a set Sparco Sprint V's and they fit perfect in my 77. No tunnel or hump bashing required. I was skeptical they were going to fit because Sparco's website says the width of this is seat 20.2 inches, but when I bought these I measured them first and the width of the seat at its base is only 16 inches so ignore what sparco's website says, these fit perfect and actually have some room to spare, i'll post pics tomorrow when there is enough light to see, I have two seats by the way neither have ever been mounted and I am selling one of them, it's in the classifieds

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Hey guys just thought I would share my discovery, well maybe a discovery, I just bought a set Sparco Sprint V's and they fit perfect in my 77. No tunnel or hump bashing required. I was skeptical they were going to fit because Sparco's website says the width of this is seat 20.2 inches, but when I bought these I measured them first and the width of the seat at its base is only 16 inches so ignore what sparco's website says, these fit perfect and actually have some room to spare, i'll post pics tomorrow when there is enough light to see, I have two seats by the way neither have ever been mounted and I am selling one of them, it's in the classifieds

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Hey guys just thought I would share my discovery, well maybe a discovery, I just bought a set Sparco Sprint V's and they fit perfect in my 77. No tunnel or hump bashing required. I was skeptical they were going to fit because Sparco's website says the width of this is seat 20.2 inches, but when I bought these I measured them first and the width of the seat at its base is only 16 inches so ignore what sparco's website says, these fit perfect and actually have some room to spare, i'll post pics tomorrow when there is enough light to see, I have two seats by the way neither have ever been mounted and I am selling one of them, it's in the classifieds

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They work.

 

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Those are different Recaros. I had a pair like that in my 87 z31 and I got them out of a Lumina. I have a pair of 350z seats in my s30 now but just picked up a pair of these vw recaros. They came in the mk1 & mk2 Vw's http://www.vadriven.com/forums/interior-electrical-car-stereo-74/vw-gti-16v-recaro-seats-334588/

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Does anyone have experience/knowledge of 280z 2+2s? Are the seat sizes/spacing the same? or is the 2+2 larger/smaller? I want to change the seats out of my '76 280z 2+2 but I'm not sure if this list applies to my car as well...

I haven't had a chance to go out and measure my seat dimensions but I don't know the stock 280z seat dimensions either...

Any thoughts/insights would be much appreciated.

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Hi everyone, this is my first post here but just bought a 280Z and super excited!

 

Anyway, I have been doing some research and from what I know, only seats 17" or less fit without doing any modification. I was hunting through google and found this thread on a miata forum...

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/what-race-seat-for-the-miata/5514/page1/

 

The second poster informs OP that there is only 17" of clearance for aftermarket seats much like the 280Z. However if you scroll down to roughly the 10th poster, he installed a Cobra Monaco S seat in his miata without much modifying other than making a custom bracket. I did a little research on this seat and it says its width at the base is 19.5". Dont know if this seat would work, but if the miata has supposedly the same room as our 280Z then technically wouldn't this seat work?

 

Thanks,

Mike

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