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has anyone mounted Recaros in their FXTs? I'm in need of a non-slippery seat and love the look of the Recaro Sport:



Not sure where to find rails/brackets, or how well they fit in the confines of the FXT...

-chris
 

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yes i have them in my forester. they are out of an evo mr so essentially the same seats as above. I had the leather version in my silver xt


and now i have the alcantara version in my red xt


very simple install. use recaro sliders(if you search the evo forums and find a pair there they usually come with the sliders) and sparco bases work perfectly fine or you can get some custom made from wedge engineering and they go for about 135 a piece but usually if you just cruise the FS on nasioc you can find someone selling the sparco bases for cheaper. I got lucky and found a local liquidating and paid 100 for the set.

with either option they sit VERY low in the forester so when I installed them a second time around in my red xt i used a piece of 1in square tubing as a spacer in between the seat and the bracket.

They are some of the most comfortable yet still supportive seats I have ever sat in, and everyone who has been in my car is very complimentative and at times jealous, but the only problem is that they have no side airbags so if you are hauling kids or family some people seem to have a problem with compromising the safety. My thinking is we did with out airbags for a long time so as long as you insert a resistor into the plug and trick the system into thinking it is there so the front airbags still work, i was satisfied
 

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wow, thanks for all the great info - maybe i should look around for some lightly-used EVO seats. What year did those black leather ones come out of? Those are a perfect match for the XT w/the perforated inner section...beautiful...
 

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I saw a set on eBay a few months ago and tried talking Tre36 into getting them for his 03X with tan interior. It looked to be a perfect match.
 

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That would be cool. I like the seats in the Foz now, but having some kind of recaro style would be awesome. I'll keep looking.
 

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I was actually considering installing a pair in my new Forester. Does anyone know of any shops in the Chicago area that will install these seats?
 

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I was actually considering installing a pair in my new Forester. Does anyone know of any shops in the Chicago area that will install these seats?
You might want to give AMS Performance a shot... They might have the seats and the hardware to install them in the shop already.
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