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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:19 pm 
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What options are available for improving the seats in an AUII forte? I really dislike them.
Are seats from an XR a significant improvement?
Are BA seats swappable?

I dont want to be bothering with custom brackets and engineers certs etc.

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:40 pm 
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The BA seats i don't think are a straight fit, if i was in your position id go to a wrecker and find myself some fairmont ghia seats in leather or velour your decision (I prefer leather) these seats are a straight fit. :wink:

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:46 pm 
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Yeah, that sounds good. Are they more comfortably molded as well as covered with nicer material?

What sort of price do people pay for these items?
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Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:03 am 
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From my knowledge they are shaped out better meaning that your back end will sit in position and back will be supported better, yes the velour seats have a better material and the leather is leather.... A lot better then pov pack seats...
Prices?? Well they vary you can try ebay and wreckers you could pick up a bargain, out of the top of my head i would say they would cost generally from $450 (bargain) to $1000 anything over that for fairmont seats is over paying.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:06 am 
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Thanks for your input. Thats promising as aftermarket seats can be in that price range anyway.
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Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:12 am 
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no problems....

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:37 am 
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I can't say I've been in many AU's before, but the AU SR that we had at work had comfy seats, and I think they were trimmed in black. Would these seats be different from standard? - If so, they might be the way to go

I'd be keen to find some for my EF cause the trim on the futura sucks.
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Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 1:51 pm 
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Yes the AUII/III Falcon S/SR, & Falcon Classic, had a bit more of a sporty trim.

Your chances of finding a wrecked car, with black leather interior, is one in a million.

My seats are pretty good though, which are the same as yours. Or you can go an aftermarket job, which rip your material off, put a bit more padding down, and cover them in leather or vinyl (cheaper).

Expect to pay about $1000 for a full trim in cloth from a wreckers, and anywhere up to $1500 for a full leather trim, if you find one.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:01 am 
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For memory i think full leather front seats are 350 each and back is 500 from Ford. I brought a Fairmont Ghia with partial leather because i couldnt find one with full leather that wasnt cracked or torn. I was going to buy the full leather but couldnt justify spending the money for a few more sections of leather.
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Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:26 pm 
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I put XR6 seats I bought from a wrecker in my AU1 a couple of weeks ago. Extremely happy with them!
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