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Old 11-25-2015, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default Aftermarket seats on '15+ WRX/STI

anyone installed any?

after one track day i realize the stock seats don't hold me in very well.

my problem is that i'm a stocky guy, 6'2'' 230ish (read fluctuates between 230-240), and i dd the car as well.

I'm not looking to break the bank either.

Willing to consider all suggestions for a racing bucket.
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Old 11-27-2015, 01:47 PM   #2
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I guess not.
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Old 11-27-2015, 02:09 PM   #3
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What's "the bank"?

I just bought a pair o Sparco R333's, with brackets and sliders for right over 1100.00.

A cheap seat might not save your life. A cheap seat looks boring af. But mostly safety.

Picking a seat I've never sat in, nor will have the chance, took a lot of googling of reviews, person size comparisons etc.

Best to get a soft tape measure and find your widths and reference the seat schematics to make sure things like shoulder bolsters won't be to low for you. And Google. There always that.
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Old 11-27-2015, 11:30 PM   #4
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What's "the bank"?

I just bought a pair o Sparco R333's, with brackets and sliders for right over 1100.00.

A cheap seat might not save your life. A cheap seat looks boring af. But mostly safety.

Picking a seat I've never sat in, nor will have the chance, took a lot of googling of reviews, person size comparisons etc.

Best to get a soft tape measure and find your widths and reference the seat schematics to make sure things like shoulder bolsters won't be to low for you. And Google. There always that.
Excellent. I'll look into the sparcos. How do you like them after all said and done?
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:13 AM   #5
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Be careful on some of the cheaper seats, as they will flex ALOT in a crash. Most (if not all) composite seats should have or must have a brace that mounts from a rear half of the cage to the back of the chair.

I believe the really high end seats are reinforced where the bracing isn't needed, but I'm no expert. Google for some video of seats deforming during shunts.
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:08 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input. I'll keep an eye out. Thanks.
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:37 PM   #7
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I am interested in swapping my 2016 wrx seats for the 06/07 blue sit seats. Does anyone know if they can fit?!?!?
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:49 AM   #8
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If you're considering upgrading to racing seats and want to retain your airbags functionality and not have the SRS light on constantly, this is the proper way to swap over and install the passenger side occupancy weight sensor. We picked up a donor seat off eBay to tear apart and used the electronic module + sensor to install into these Braum Elite X Series racing seats in a 2015 WRX.

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