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 Post subject: Changing seats, is it legal?
Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:01 am 
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Gday,

I have EL XR6 interior in my car and i feel that my front seats sit to high. Anyone else notice this? can you fix this other than the adjustment on the right of the seat?

I was thinking about changing the seat to something like a FG XR seats and upholstering them in the EL XR trim. Is this legal? can you modify the rail or is it something that needs to be checked by an engineer?

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 Post subject: Re: Changing seats, is it legal?
Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:08 am 
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It needs to be engineered mate,

Cos it is a saftey critical component in a crash

 

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 Post subject: Re: Changing seats, is it legal?
Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:38 am 
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ahk cheers, it might end up costing more than its worth than.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Changing seats, is it legal?
Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:47 am 
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Ok im not a big fan of the AU style seats. I might check to see what sort of costs getting an engineer to look at it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Changing seats, is it legal?
Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:00 pm 
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uniacidz wrote:
AU seats can be used, the cushions should be a straight swap.

But yeh, the EL seats are high in the XR6, you get used to it though eventually.

And there is no engineers cert needed if you wanted to use any cushion from any car on the EL


Only needs engineering if you modify the rails.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Changing seats, is it legal?
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:01 pm 
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Didn't Ford standardize the backs/base mounting points on the Falcons so they basically just all interchange?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Changing seats, is it legal?
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:37 pm 
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knowsfords wrote:
Didn't Ford standardize the backs/base mounting points on the Falcons so they basically just all interchange?

E/a series are different to b/f series

 

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