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Old 12-23-2020, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default VA seats in a GR??

I'm not sure if this has been attempted before, but I figured I'd ask the question.
Will seats from a VA(15-20) sti fit into a GR(08-14) sti?

I know that GR sedan seats will fit into a GR hatch, and based on images, the rear seats on a VA(sedan) look to be very similar in shape to a GR. The "latches" are in the same spot, the split is the same, and the release lever is in the same place on the shoulder. For the bottom, I haven't seen the brackets that hold the cushion in place. As far as the fronts go, I would just need to know if the seat brackets are compatible, and if the plugs for the occupancy sensor, and side airbags are the same.

I figure the OEM Recaros from a VA would look/feel mighty nice in a GR, and the prices from a wrecker are substantially cheaper than trying to import JDM Recaros from the GR.

So NASOIC, tell me what you know!
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Old 12-23-2020, 08:52 PM   #2
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Interested to know too, will be watching this thread. Thx for asking the question.
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Old 12-24-2020, 01:47 AM   #3
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So, after more research, looks like I answered my own question...
Here is a seat bracket for the front seat for the GR:

and here is one for the VA:


While the brackets aren't in the same orientation in the pic, looks like the new VA just uses 4 vertical bolts, while the GR has 3 vertical bolts and one sideways/angled bolt on the rear centre. I've viewed the OEM brackets in various youtube videos to confirm that (but can't post screenshots here).

Too bad
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Old 12-24-2020, 10:21 AM   #4
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Also the passenger seat in the GR/GV sits lower than the driver, not sure if that is the bracket.
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