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04-24-2013 11:42 PM
sleepyboy Welcome to the forum.


Yes they will bolt right in, the only difference may be the seat belt plugs depending on the options but they will bolt right in. You may want to try making your own thread so you can get some more advice on which year seats fit with no problems. If I remember right all I did was just swap the seat belt connectors over to the seats I was going to use. I had 4dr sedan seats in my ZX3 before, really sucked since they didn't fold forward for me to get my kids in the car.
04-24-2013 11:18 PM
armedhippy
Can I swap my LX seats with zx3 seats with no modification?

I found a clean air of zx3 seats to replace the ones my teen sons left with holes and dirt. I have a base sedan 2001 4 door,the zx3 is 2003. The guy who has them say they wont work in my car? Can anyone advise please?
04-22-2013 10:16 PM
jugglethese
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youll need some sort of resistor wired in to trick the system into thinking the bladder is being sat on. downside is the airbag is always "on" in a crash

otherwise ive heard of people transplanting that bladder into an aftermarket seat. without one of those two youll have an airbag light which means they may or may not go off in a crash. not something id want to test
if it comes down to buying these ill jimmy something up. im glad you mentioned something about this though. i never would of thought of it until i was in too deep haha
04-22-2013 10:13 PM
jugglethese
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Options:

1. Seller near by - go measure the brackets, even make your own cardboard template to help.

2. Far away - see if the seller can measure widths, lengths, and drops so you can check how close it is to fitting

Either way, if 2 or more bolt right up & others need a spacer for example, might not be too bad.

3. At the price, you're close to getting one of the cheaper Corbeau's for example (driver only), and that would take care of your bad seat plus get you closer to the pair you want some day...

4. least attractive right now, junkyard a replacement for the damaged seat & keep looking. If these won't fit easy, or will break the bank getting it done...

Luck!
i messaged the guy about the seat bracket measurements he didnt get back to me yet. i told him i dont really need his brackets if he'd lower the price down to 150ish. if he'll get rid of these seats for that price, i wont have a problem buying brackets.
i haven't thought of trying the junk yard, im going to call them tomorrow and see what they have. but im sure they'll be charging 100+ for it. but then i dont have to worry about the air bag light being on and the bladder for the seat belts :)
04-22-2013 10:07 PM
jugglethese
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Moved to the MK1 Interior Mods & Upgrades area


I'd stay away from knock off seats. I've had a set that didn't last long at all. There is a reason why good seats are expensive. Save your money and get something that will last and be worth it. As for seat brackets it took me a long time to find a set that wasn't outrageously.priced. I ended up finding a set of custom made seat brackets. I had them for sale a long time ago but no one wanted to buy them. Don't try to rig up the seats to fit, in the event of a crash it can and will break the mounts causing you to fly all over the cabin or even out the window.
i didnt really want to make something up. i cant really trust myself with welding something thats going to save my life. not to mention i dont know if insurance would even cover me if i did that, if i got in a serious crash. ill do some more shopping online to see if i can find something. but its either a broken seat or a knock off. i think the knock off is still better than what im sitting in right now haha
04-22-2013 09:02 PM
bringler26 I still need to fix my airbag light tried transplanting the one from the oem seat and didn't work. I have an 03 with no seat airbags. If you happen to figure something out definitely post a how to.
04-22-2013 08:32 PM
Buickboy
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Originally Posted by jugglethese View Post
all i got to do is cut the wires from the bladder? my driver seat is broken, its got a lean to the right pretty bad. so it would probably break even if i got hit.
youll need some sort of resistor wired in to trick the system into thinking the bladder is being sat on. downside is the airbag is always "on" in a crash

otherwise ive heard of people transplanting that bladder into an aftermarket seat. without one of those two youll have an airbag light which means they may or may not go off in a crash. not something id want to test
04-22-2013 08:15 PM
sleepyboy Moved to the MK1 Interior Mods & Upgrades area


I'd stay away from knock off seats. I've had a set that didn't last long at all. There is a reason why good seats are expensive. Save your money and get something that will last and be worth it. As for seat brackets it took me a long time to find a set that wasn't outrageously.priced. I ended up finding a set of custom made seat brackets. I had them for sale a long time ago but no one wanted to buy them. Don't try to rig up the seats to fit, in the event of a crash it can and will break the mounts causing you to fly all over the cabin or even out the window.
04-22-2013 07:49 PM
sailor Options:

1. Seller near by - go measure the brackets, even make your own cardboard template to help.

2. Far away - see if the seller can measure widths, lengths, and drops so you can check how close it is to fitting

Either way, if 2 or more bolt right up & others need a spacer for example, might not be too bad.

3. At the price, you're close to getting one of the cheaper Corbeau's for example (driver only), and that would take care of your bad seat plus get you closer to the pair you want some day...

4. least attractive right now, junkyard a replacement for the damaged seat & keep looking. If these won't fit easy, or will break the bank getting it done...

Luck!
04-22-2013 05:29 PM
jugglethese
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How are your fabrication skills?

Have a friend who can cut & weld?

It's likely that the Honda brackets COULD be modified to fit, just remember that it can't be a "half bleeped" job, since your proverbial "butt" depends on it!

One Yo Yo hitting you in the back & YOU end up in the back seat if the brackets don't hold, so it's something that has to be done right...

NOT to deter you, it's probably worth the effort to get seats you like!

Cheers!
there pretty nice for the price. ive been looking online for seats and in local shops and there all alot more expensive than this. i dont have alot of money to spend.
Im pretty handy when it comes to modifying things but this is a lot different than just welding something. this has to save my life haha
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