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Old 06-22-2007, 10:38 PM   #1
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Default 02/03 WRX seats in an 06 STi??? Airbag worky? Starting to hate my STi seats.

I was wondering if anyone had done a swap for the driver's seat from an 02/03 WRX into an STi? I have begun to hate my STi OEM seats, for their hard foam, lack of lateral support, lack of side bolstering, etc. Sure they look great, but they sit too high and I lose circulation in my legs and end up in pain after an average drive, not to mention a day at the track.

My 02 WRX seats are great, and although they still lack a lot of lateral support, the bolstering and overall comfort level is so much better, that I'd be willing to buy a WRX seat (02/03 only) if it meant I was still able to use the factory airbag in them on the 06 STi.

Does anyone know if the airbag'ed 02/03 WRX seat factory airbags/sensors would work with the 06 STi????

If not, then I guess the only answer is to lose airbags all together and get some Brides at some point, but the 02/03 WRX seats would fit the bill nicely until money starts to grow on trees around my house.
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:51 PM   #2
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i'm waiting on my tree to grow too.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:07 PM   #3
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02-03 seats ftw
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Old 06-23-2007, 01:26 AM   #4
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The 02-03 seats will work. The airbag connectors are the same. I recently traded my 03 seats for 07 seats.
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:49 AM   #5
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ill trade my bugeye seats for yours... lol.. they are in great condition
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Old 06-23-2007, 11:44 AM   #6
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i'll trade you my 07 seats for your sti seats and am only a few hours from you, let me know if you are interested.
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Old 06-23-2007, 03:09 PM   #7
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Sorry, the 07 seats are no different from the STi seats other than the covering materials.

I was thinking about trades, but I would probably rather keep my stock seat, but if anyone wants to sell me an 02/03 seat... PM me what you want for it and we'll see.
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Old 06-23-2007, 03:21 PM   #8
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Sorry, the 07 seats are no different from the STi seats other than the covering materials.

I was thinking about trades, but I would probably rather keep my stock seat, but if anyone wants to sell me an 02/03 seat... PM me what you want for it and we'll see.
I have some but shipping would be a little pricey though. pm me if interested
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:49 PM   #9
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I have some but shipping would be a little pricey though. pm me if interested
I have front and rear seats out of my 02 in great condition that I would love to get rid of cheap to a good home. Sitting here collecting dust. Let me know
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:05 PM   #10
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Ill trade my 03 seats for yours. I live close too. Let me know if you want to make the trade, i have a 03 wrx and a 07 sti ill put an old seat in the new car and see if the airbags throws a code.
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:51 AM   #11
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I guess I would consider a trade plus cash... but it would have to be a pretty good deal to make me want to actually get rid of the stock seat all together.


Still I wonder if it'll work without any problems...
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:56 AM   #12
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Let me know how much and ill try it out if you want to.
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:08 AM   #13
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I'm not so sure they will work, 06 and up has the next generation airbags that use sensors to determine your distance from the dash, etc. Those sensors are mounted in your seat. They probably have nothing to do with the side airbag but will still cause the airbag light to come on if they are removed.
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:21 PM   #14
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Just pad those seats with some gel or a wooden knuckle back rack. Then you can get some big ass fuzzy dice, and a couple of those chrome woman mud flaps you see on semi's.
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