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Old 04-15-2010, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default it is possible! diy GR front seats in a GD/GG body!

*so yeah, diy GR front seats in a GD/GG body...it’s really not too hard...cliff notes: use GR seat parts on GD/GG base...below are references for my diy...enjoy

-GR seats into FXT (same procedure as my diy): http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f77/20GR-sti-seat-facts-info-install-05-fxt-53052/
-how to remove seats: http://www.iwsti.com/forums/how-inst...wap-seats.html and http://www.northursalia.com/modifica.../stiseats.html

but first, some useful info – GR seats are not a direct bolt on because only the front 2 mounting points are perfect; one of the rear mounting points is close, but the other is about 2” off (see pics below) – so the only other feasible option is a custom seat rail


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Old 04-15-2010, 10:21 PM   #2
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Default so onto the diy!

- passenger seat
cliff notes: use GR seats parts on GD/GG seat base and rails

1. remove all trim
2. disassemble GD seat back and bottom from GD base (remove 2 x 12mm bolts on each side)

3. disassemble GR seat back and bottom from GR base (unhook the seat bottom skin from under)

4. assemble GR bottom onto GD base, then assemble GR seat back
5. use GR trim (no pop clip required for front most part of trim)

- driver seat
cliff notes: use GR seat frame on GD rails, modification required

1. disassemble GD rails from GD base (3 x 12mm bolts and 1 gold torx-50 bolt), and disassemble GR rails from GR base (4 x 12mm bolts)
* make sure you raise your seat to the highest position; top bolt in front, bottom bolt in rear


2. modify rear outside bolt on GR frame (where the gold torx-50 bolt goes on the GD rails)
* use a dremel to cut welds and remove bolt – this allows the gold torx-50 bolt to connect the GR frame to GD rails

3. use a rubber mallet to make the necessary adjustments to fit all mounting points (about 1/4" too narrow)

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Old 04-15-2010, 10:24 PM   #3
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:15 AM   #4
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:35 AM   #5
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those are some nice looking seats... hrrrmmm
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:31 PM   #6
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i almost bought a set of these before my evo X's. looks good. thats the rear seat in there, they fit? (obv for a wagon like yours lol) kinda looks odd without the headrests... but nice job man.
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:19 PM   #7
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The rears bolt right in?? Where in SoCal are you? I'd like to check this out if I could.
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:49 PM   #8
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meh, they're alright.

but props for the diy skills!

wagonswagonswagons!
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:03 PM   #9
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The rears bolt right in?? Where in SoCal are you? I'd like to check this out if I could.
+1 also want to know if rears just bolt up. I would love to have really headrests in the rears.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:14 PM   #10
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i almost bought a set of these before my evo X's. looks good. thats the rear seat in there, they fit? (obv for a wagon like yours lol) kinda looks odd without the headrests... but nice job man.
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The rears bolt right in?? Where in SoCal are you? I'd like to check this out if I could.
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+1 also want to know if rears just bolt up. I would love to have really headrests in the rears.
rear seats are not a direct bolt in...i'm working on the diy for the rear seats right now

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Where in SoCal are you?
located in garden grove...sent you a pm
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:22 PM   #11
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ooh, let us know about the rears, if it is easy enough, I want some blue sti rear seats =O
anyone know about GD carpet fitting in GR?
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:17 PM   #12
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what'd you do about the passenger seat passenger detection system module?
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:02 PM   #13
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thats sick id love to do this!!
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:02 AM   #14
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sorry everyone - i got super lazy on writing about the rears, but i'm also not 100% happy with them. here's the basics of what i did:

- rewrapped the seat backs with the GR seat foam and skin
- used the GR seat bottom (not 100% happy with)
- fabricated front mounting hooks
- modified rear mounting hook
- added foam underneath

so i'm gonna figure out a way to redo them and keep everyone updated...16 days left in iraq

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what'd you do about the passenger seat passenger detection system module?
i don't have any seat detection in my car
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:51 AM   #15
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wow that a nice guide. thanks..
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:34 AM   #16
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Question, do you think this would work going the other way? So taking a seat out of the GD and making it fit the GR? I am thinking of undertaking a project like this for my 08 STI with 02/03 WRX seats rewrapped.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:41 PM   #17
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anyone know if this would work out for a GF body (2000 imp wagon)?
or really... are all impreza front seats interchangeable would be a better question. since we can see pretty much the bugeye and newer is..
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Question, do you think this would work going the other way? So taking a seat out of the GD and making it fit the GR? I am thinking of undertaking a project like this for my 08 STI with 02/03 WRX seats rewrapped.
If you do, I want your STi rears
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haha Not happening I don't believe in parting out stock parts because it will only devalue the car or make it that much harder for me if/when I ever sell it

Good try though
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nice guide
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Question, do you think this would work going the other way? So taking a seat out of the GD and making it fit the GR? I am thinking of undertaking a project like this for my 08 STI with 02/03 WRX seats rewrapped.
i sent you a pm, but here it is for everybody

so i would think that you would just do the reverse of what i did - GR rails on GD seat. the only issue that i see is on the driver side, where gold torx bolt is on the GD seat - you might have to modify the GR rail to allow the gold torx bolt to fit. that's my best guess
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p.s. rear seat redux coming soon
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:34 PM   #23
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I can't wait for progress on the rear
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:16 PM   #24
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Nice post, thanks for sharing.
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Nice work, how long did the job take to do?
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