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Old 04-25-2014, 12:14 AM   #51
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My GR front seats are not heated, so no plug for that. And I cut the plug from my original seat and soldered it onto the GR seat plug/harness for the airbag.

You are using your original seat base, so no height difference...or not one that I noticed.
How did you paired the wires ?
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:03 PM   #52
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Followed this thread to install the '11 WRX premium fronts in my 9-2X:



The Saab seat bottoms have extra bolstering pieces that you have to cut off to put the new cushion and leather on. Here's one halfway done:



I'm also attempting to put some STI seats in the back. Still in progress. Total pain:

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Old 08-19-2014, 11:29 AM   #53
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Any one got info on doing rear seat swap?
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:19 PM   #54
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that is wild, never even thought about trying something like that.
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Old 12-27-2014, 05:13 PM   #55
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Is it possible to fit the GR recaro sliders onto the wedge engineering brackets.

To make bolting these seats onto a GD series wrx easier?

Are the brackets welded/riveted to the sliders?
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:05 PM   #56
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Is it possible to fit the GR recaro sliders onto the wedge engineering brackets.

To make bolting these seats onto a GD series wrx easier?

Are the brackets welded/riveted to the sliders?

Stock seats will not bolt to aftermarket sliders.


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Old 12-28-2014, 04:19 PM   #57
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fyi the recaro sliders are OEM on the GR seats.
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:11 AM   #58
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what'd you do about the passenger seat passenger detection system module?
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:42 AM   #59
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bumping this thread to work out the rear seat fitment. particularly on a sedan.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:19 AM   #60
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bumping again.
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Old 02-21-2015, 12:15 AM   #61
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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 02-22-2015, 11:17 PM   #62
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what'd you do about the passenger seat passenger detection system module?
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:06 PM   #63
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any more information on airbag compatibility? Got an 03 Wagon that wouldnt mind having a set of these that I'm currently eyeballing.
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:21 PM   #64
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bumping this, attempting to put 12 WRX seats in my saabaru
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Old 08-28-2016, 12:04 AM   #65
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this sort of helped me do the opposite, JDM GD seats into my 2011 wrx!
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:11 PM   #66
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Hey so I'm having a problem with rears. My main problem is with the bottom part of the seat. When I got it, it was just the fabric over the cushion. What did you do to install the bottom section?
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:51 PM   #67
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Anyone know if will 2016 wrx front and rears fit my 2000 coupe GC? How much adjustment is needed?
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:26 PM   #68
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Anyone know if will 2016 wrx front and rears fit my 2000 coupe GC? How much adjustment is needed?
Asking the important questions...
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:02 AM   #69
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the GR seats look to have a bigger seat bottom, with more thigh support, can anyone comment, the GD seats are almost like a bar stool.
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Old 12-28-2019, 12:03 PM   #70
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the GR seats look to have a bigger seat bottom, with more thigh support, can anyone comment, the GD seats are almost like a bar stool.
I have done the seat swap from a 2011 STI into my 2004 GG Wagon just today (still to do rear seats) and for me at least they are a far better seat alot more comfortable too. And they seem wider you don't have the bolsters on the seat base with the GR seats.

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Old 12-31-2019, 03:19 PM   #71
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I have done the seat swap from a 2011 STI into my 2004 GG Wagon just today (still to do rear seats) and for me at least they are a far better seat alot more comfortable too. And they seem wider you don't have the bolsters on the seat base with the GR seats.
Agreed, a great upgrade - especially for a daily. Nice job.

This reminded me that I never posted about installing the rears... I will need to dig up my old pictures
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Old 12-31-2019, 03:35 PM   #72
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Rear Seat Install Part 1 (GR Rears into a 9-2x (GG Wagon))


I forgot to post this 5 years ago, so I will just document my trials and errors and try to remember things as best as I can. Enjoy.

Here are the headaches you will have to contend with

Different thicknesses and latch points on the seat bottoms:


Bracing that interferes with the seat bottom:


Different width seats and different location of latch points:


The seat belt pass-through on the middle head rest (my new seats did not have this):


Different orientation of the spring pin in the upper seat hub:


(Again) New seat latch points do not match the old latch points:
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Old 12-31-2019, 03:35 PM   #73
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Part 2 - Seat Backs

To solve the center headrest issue of not having the belt pass-through, I [poorly] cut the old headrest with a bread knife into more-or-less the shape of the new head rest, then wrapped the new cover over it.


For the spring pins in the seat - I started out by modifying the brackets to allow the pins to pass through, but the new seats were more narrow than the old, so the pins would not clear the bracket. Ultimately I just removed the pins. One side I was able to pull out with pliers, the other I just cut the pin off. Safety!



I combined the lower part [that bolts to the tub] of the old hinge assembly with the upper part [that bolts to the seat backs] of the new hinge assembly by cutting the press-fit pins out of the middle of both assemblies then putting a large bolt + lock washer through them. New assembly P/N was ordered from SOA, P/N 64371FG020. I cut off the excess of the bolt after the seat was assembled. I ended up having to revisit this due to the new seats being too narrow... keep reading!




At this point the seat backs could be mounted and I discovered the hubs (cylinders where the seats rotate on) were not long enough to reach the seat mounts.



The solution was to cut groves into both the LH and RH rear seat mounts to move them closer in to the middle of the car. I also modified the center bracket to move it more towards the driver side, as well as added a couple of washers to my custom center assembly to move the seat back slightly towards the outside of the car





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Old 12-31-2019, 03:36 PM   #74
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Part 3 - Seat Latches

At this point the seat backs were correctly(ish) mounted at the base, but the latches did not align with the hooks on the rear shock towers. The solution was to move the hooks up, which required taking apart the whole trunk, fabricating some extensions out of various scrap bits of metal, and cutting new holes in the carpet for the hooks to pass through. Obviously this setup adds a big lever and welding or drilling new mounts for the hook pieces would be better, but I doubt anyone on the internet will judge my craftsmanship.






Part 4 - Seat Bottoms

With the seat backs finally finished I could move on to the seat bottoms. I was hoping to recycle the old seat bottom with the new backs, but the difference in thickness and different cushion shapes killed that idea. Once I realized the new seat bottom had to be used, I yanked the leather cover off by removing all the metal hog-nose rings and started cutting all the metal mounting loops that interfered with the tub of the old chassis. Before/after images:




I also had to deal with that metal brace from the first post, so I marked where it hit the seat with a sharpie then cut a grove using a guitar string. The guitar string made a much cleaner cut than the bread knife.





At this point it was just a lot of test fitting and cutting random support pieces inside the cushion. Below was a picture during the process where I just started losing my mind and cutting everything.



At this point the new rear seat bottom no longer interfered with any of the pieces on the tub. However, the new cushion was so thin that it sagged in the middle. I ordered some seat cushion foam from Amazon and glued it to the bottom with contact spray. Even with the heaviest foam I could find, the Amazon cushion material is too smooshy, so the seats sink quite a bit when you sit in them. Rather than address this, I just moved on.

Also, there is no longer a mechanical connection holding the seat to the tub of the car, so I used contact spray to glue the bottom seat into position when I was done. Is it obvious I was running out of patience with this project?

Ultimately everything came together fairly well, enough so that people don't break the seats when they sit in them and no one has been able to tell the seats were not stock.


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Old 10-29-2020, 04:07 AM   #75
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I just did this mod on my driver seat of my 02 bugeye. I can confirm, all the mechanisms on the seat work perfectly. I will try and take some pictures/ a video when I take the chair back out to put the details on it, as I did a quick install just to confirm the seat fits and the rails are working

For the driver seat I swapped the GD rails onto the GR base. I had to bend on mounting point of the GD rail to get it to fit the GR base, and I had to angle grind off another bolt on the GR base. I then replaced that bolt with a camshaft gear bolt ! it takes a bit more banging and bending to get this thing to work than OP mentions, but it works!
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