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 Post subject: XG seat & console upgrade (AU seats)
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:44 pm 
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Hi guys,thought I'd show you my seat and console upgrade,seats are black cloth from an AU I got for $60.
Its a fair process but well worth it- not only does it look good but is incredibly comfortable compared to the old seat,the drivers seat is also a fair bit higher which I like as former seat was alot lower,am using them manually atm but all the electrics are still there.
P.s can post some photoes of how it was done if anyone is interested.

 

 

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XG ute now powered with DOHC-BARRA 182/Tiger extractors/20% Underdrive and BA 4-SPEED + Tiptronic shifter
Mods to come AU XR6 3:45.1 LSD/New wheels and full respray
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 Post subject: Re: XG seat & console upgrade (AU seats)
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:37 pm 
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This photos a bit better.

 

 

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Mods to come AU XR6 3:45.1 LSD/New wheels and full respray
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 Post subject: Re: XG seat & console upgrade (AU seats)
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:06 pm 
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Looks good mate :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: XG seat & console upgrade (AU seats)
Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:10 pm 
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Nice! i'm thinking of doing this with my EB, putting AU or BA Electric drivers seat and Passenger if i can get one, how easy was it?
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 Post subject: Re: XG seat & console upgrade (AU seats)
Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:30 am 
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Hi, yea its a bit of a process, you need the brackets of seats (in my case had a old set of eb seats which I cut the brackets off) and then you need a mig welder, so bit of a job but well worth it, my xg ute is finally comfortable :lol:

 

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Mods to come AU XR6 3:45.1 LSD/New wheels and full respray
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 Post subject: Re: XG seat & console upgrade (AU seats)
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:28 pm 
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Looks really nice mate, although im in the opposite position. I am 6'4 and have trouble fitting into my XG, getting in and out the car is a pain in the a** as the steering wheel rubs against my legs and my head is constantly rubbing against the roof (Which is my current excuse for starting to go thin on top hehe) . Im not sure is xr6 seats from an EB will be a little lower and more comfy, but unfortunately if i cant make it any better i may have to sell the old girl
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 Post subject: Re: XG seat & console upgrade (AU seats)
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:21 pm 
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Hey deathclutch, you could do what I did with the AU's(if your handy with a angle grinder and have a welder) I'm also going to convert a couple of BA-XR seats, except in your case you could cut the brackets down to suit your height requirements just for drivers side-can be done hey :lol: g

 

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 Post subject: Re: XG seat & console upgrade (AU seats)
Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:54 pm 
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Thanks for the reply mate,

I was thinking about having a look to see if i can get away with cutting the brackets down a little to give me more room. i'd love to put ba-xr seats in, im thinking of even trying to fit a BA Dash cluster in too

This bloke has put a pretty awesome BA setup into his XF, looks wicked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiyU5TeTeQA
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 Post subject: Re: XG seat & console upgrade (AU seats)
Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:31 am 
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Yeah absolutely love that XF, was one that helped me decide to go down the dohc conversion track, great power for a XF panno, there's a quite a few barra conversion's in the forums aswell, I reckon the ba-xr seats would look good and bloody comfortable compared to the old XG seats :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: XG seat & console upgrade (AU seats)
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:24 pm 
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Hi guys, thought I'd update this thread as the XG has had a few upgrades - as a Barra 182 & 4-speed using the Tiptronic shifter but still using the EB console, so here's a couple of pics and will update as I go, cheers, Johnny.

 

 

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Mods to come AU XR6 3:45.1 LSD/New wheels and full respray
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 Post subject: Re: XG seat & console upgrade (AU seats)
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:03 pm 
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Not sure how well you can see in the pictures-but the console had to be cut where the cable needed to be, so the panel I made previously with the trip computer was replaced with the one below it.

 

 

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XG ute now powered with DOHC-BARRA 182/Tiger extractors/20% Underdrive and BA 4-SPEED + Tiptronic shifter
Mods to come AU XR6 3:45.1 LSD/New wheels and full respray
the-garage-f53/project-xg-fpv-dohc-barra-182-t128753-60.html

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 Post subject: Re: XG seat & console upgrade (AU seats)
Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:41 am 
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Hey mate any pics or tips on the ba seat swap??
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