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Old 08-30-2009, 03:54 AM   #1
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Default v8 JDM sti seats: how can I make the JDM passenger (usdm driver) seat more comfy?

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So I got a set of front jdm sti version 8 seats...and I noticed that the jdm Driver seat (which would become the USDM passenger seat) is more comfortable than the JDM passenger seat (which would become the USDM driver seat). So basically if I installed these, the driver would be sitting in the less comfortable seat. Has anyone else felt this way about their seats both jdm and usdm? That the their passenger seats are less comfortable than the drivers seat becuase its stiffer and less cushioned in the lower back area? I feel this way about bouth my stock 07 wrx seats and the jdm seats.

Anywho, So i was wondering (might be stupid quesiton) if it was possible to make the JDM driver seat the actual USDM driver seat when installed...even though the seat/height adjustors are on the opposite sides. Could I switch the backs of the JDM passenger and drivers seats? I wouln't think so cause the levers are attached to the back correct?

Aside from my not very great solutions...Do any of you guys know or have any ideas how to make the installed JDM passenger seat (which again would be the driver seat in my car) more comfortable like the JDM driver seat?

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Old 08-30-2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:13 PM   #3
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i have v7 and i have realized the same thing, when i go to put my adjustable rails on i will actualy be doing a double swap, put the jdm driver seat as my driver seat,
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:09 PM   #4
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The only way to find out why and how they are different is to disassemble them.
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:17 PM   #5
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You could send a PM to kspek: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/member.php?u=32280

He is in the Bay Area and has a set of these (currently for sale) and may be able to answer your questions. One thing to consider is that the passenger seat (right side) may feel more comfortable because it has much more use on it than the driver's seat (left side).
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:08 PM   #6
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maybe because the driver side seat is sat in more
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:48 PM   #7
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I'll definitely look into it more when I get back in town. but I also thought of that too...that it is more comfortable cause its broken in and sat in more...

and wrxusa, I bought the seats from kspek =] great guy and has helped me with all my questions.
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:55 PM   #8
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Want to know this too, getting my seats maybe today
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:14 PM   #9
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:55 AM   #10
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i read this thread before....is there any info that answers any of my questions? maybe im dumb =]
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wow, I never realized that those seats would be for RHD.
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:33 AM   #15
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i read this thread before....is there any info that answers any of my questions? maybe im dumb =]
i wouldn't call you dumb.
i think post 8 explains it. if your lookig for a headache free solution buy some usdm seats of the same year, or your stockers if there applicable and swap the bases.
after reading it it had me on ebay looking for some 96 or so impreza seats for my v4's
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:21 PM   #16
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i wouldn't call you dumb.
i think post 8 explains it. if your lookig for a headache free solution buy some usdm seats of the same year, or your stockers if there applicable and swap the bases.
after reading it it had me on ebay looking for some 96 or so impreza seats for my v4's
yea, thats just to install the height adjustor on the jdm seat right? i was wondering if I could make the jdm driver seat the usdm driver seat
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:49 PM   #17
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maybe because the driver side seat is sat in more

ding ding ding =]

as the driver seat gets more "seat time" the bolsters wear outwards (depending on your body type) in your USDM car go take a sit in you passenger seat, depending on how often you have passengers it will be more bolstery =]
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:44 PM   #18
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ding ding ding =]

as the driver seat gets more "seat time" the bolsters wear outwards (depending on your body type) in your USDM car go take a sit in you passenger seat, depending on how often you have passengers it will be more bolstery =]
haha. shoot alright. i'll take your word for it!
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its simple really- all you need is a rhd swap

but probably just the jdm drivers seat is sat in more
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