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Old 06-18-2009, 11:15 PM
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Default Mounting aftermarket seats ...

Hey guys can you tell me where to get the following:

1) Sliders For Recaros (the Recaro ones are on back order for 10 weeks )

2) Mounts (so I can mount the seats to the car

3) Air Bag off resistors for the side airbags

4) How to fix the weight sensor for the passenger side.

I found these taht say they work with OEM sliders and mounts:

http://www.bkauto.com/mini/r9270.php

Which seem nice and easy but they say they are for the R53 ... anyone know if the R53 have the same sliders and mounts???
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:29 AM
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check out the

mounting race seats thread. I started it a couple of years ago. I would copy the link, but i am on one of those airport computers and cant figure out how to haha
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:27 AM
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Have you tried Speedware motorsports? That is where I got my Recaro's and sliders.
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:33 AM
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I used the VAC Motorsports adapter plates. Super beefy and adjustable, but expensive.

My driver's seat has no slider. Car floor -> VAC adapter -> aluminum side plates -> seat. It took quite a few tries to get the seat where I want it, but it's there now. It's a bitch for other people who want to drive my car, because the seat is not adjustable without a lot of work (and that's not gonna happen). But, it's my car, so I don't care.

My passenger's seat is a floor mount, so it's car floor -> VAC adapter -> custom made adapter -> Recaro slider -> seat. The "custom made adapter" is two steel bars that run side to side with holes in the right places to be able to put one set of bolts into the VAC adapter and another set of bolts into the sliders. It's more work, but with a bottom mount seat it's necessary.

I'm not 100% sure how much extra work it is to do sliders on side mounts... I think it might require another custom adapter to get things to line up.

I didn't bother with airbag stuff - since my airbag light would be on anyway because the front airbags went off in my crash... a piece of electrical tape fixed that the ghetto way.
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