It's from a Subaru factory and an STI what's the problem? Can get the rears and door cards retrimmed to match down the road! I think it's worse to fit random aftermarket seats like recaro's etc...I don't subscribe to the keep it bog standard theory.every car is manufactured to a budget which means if it suit's you,you can improve on how it left the factory.most fsti's have been remapped and aftermarket exhausts but no one seems to mind that? I just like a bit of leather ;-)
they are out of an 11 sti, swapped over the air bags and seat heaters too! they offer a lot more support compared to the xt leathers, the side bolsters are much firmer and i feel like you sit in them rather than on them. the stock xt's were lethal with high speed cornering i used to have to hang on to the steering wheel and wedge my arse against the centre arm rest!! or it felt like id be sat on the passenger side.
i also like the fact that they dont get very cold in winter and the backs of your legs dont stick to them in summer!
I've got Recaro seats in my car. Oh, wait a minute. They're the factory fit Recaro sti seats. Doh!
They are fantastic! Comfy for a twelve hour drive and hold you in. No bench seat feeling at all. They wear very well too. Keep your FSTI seats and fit WRX STI seats from a late model like Simon did.....
I think I'll try them out for a while and if I don't like them I can always sell them on again.of course keeping the originals until my mind is made up.if I like them I can sell the originals to prob make it a straight swap.doubt I'll lose much cash either way so worth a punt.hmm how much for spec d seats?
Hi Patrick, they arnt straight bolt in but not far off.
You use the forester steel base but with the STI foam as its a diferent shape, and the STI back just bolt straight up. if your nor bothered regarding airbags and heaters its a few hours of a job per seat, if your doing the whole job inc heaters and airbag id allow 4hrs for the first and 3hrs for the second!
my seats set me back £200 in total, £150 for orig. sti seats and then £50 for the later alacantra/leather trim.
Thanks for info.as it's only a few bolts to undo no permanent will be caused by giving them a try.if I feel like a jelly on the waltzers I can swap them back easily enough. Found a set which are cheap enough for a punt so will let you know how it goes.
Cocobongo, I read someone on SN was saying that you get good grip on leather seats if you wear leather trousers so you know what you need to do in order not to slide about, leather on leather! :icon_cool: