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Old 01-02-2015, 10:51 AM   #1
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I've been noticing a lack of EAP interiors on eBay, but a surplus of ST170 and ST225 interiors, as well as a couple of Mk 1 RS interiors, and its got me wondering. They seem to go cheaper over there, even after you convert it to USD. I guess it might have something to do with quantities being greater, but it seems to me like that might be a good way to get the Recaro seats, provided that they fit correctly in the SVT, and that shipping didn't cost a fortune. I've also noticed that it seems like the ST225 seats have more robust thigh supports on their Recaros, which I like. I'd love to hear from someone who has a european focus, maybe get some pictures and measurements of the seat brackets, or from someone who has bought some from overseas.


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Old 01-04-2015, 11:57 PM   #2
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I was wondering same question
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Shipping will be a fortune due to the large size and weight of just one seat, let alone two + the back set. However, with the going price of a good set of Recaros in the states, the ending price may be pretty close if you can get a low cost euro set shipped. Plus, you'd have some awesome and very rare seats in the states.
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Shipping will be a fortune due to the large size and weight of just one seat, let alone two + the back set. However, with the going price of a good set of Recaros in the states, the ending price may be pretty close if you can get a low cost euro set shipped. Plus, you'd have some awesome and very rare seats in the states.
I'm guessing that's why most of them are offered for local pickup only. Still wonder if the ST225 seat bottoms might work. Their interior as a whole is styled differently, and having their panels on the seats would look out of place, but from what I've seen of the back seats, it looks like they MIGHT have recycled the mounting brackets, maybe a little more. The ST225 also got more shapely rear seats than the ST170/SVT. Any European users that might be able to confirm, or post measurements for comparison?
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You may well have an issue with the SRS. Even seat swaps among US Foci can be difficult, due to seat/SRS computer incompatibility. Good luck, and keep us up to date on your progress..
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The best and most impressive swap that you can do is, remove your SVT interior and ship it to me and, pay for me to send you my ZX3 interior. Then install it in your SVT.

Now nobody has that!!!
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The best and most impressive swap that you can do is, remove your SVT interior and ship it to me and, pay for me to send you my ZX3 interior. Then install it in your SVT.

Now nobody has that!!!
Wow! Such Deal! Many Value!

You're honestly welcome to it, once I figure out what I'm going to do with the innards of my car, though it has been bastardized. Someone (not me) took out the original blue inserts, and replaced them with black ones. Not crazy about it personally.

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The best and most impressive swap that you can do is, remove your SVT interior and ship it to me and, pay for me to send you my ZX3 interior. Then install it in your SVT.

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yeah man make sure you get the SRS module for the seats you want or at least make sure the seats you get are the same year model as yours otherwise your airbag light will be lit at all times
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yeah man make sure you get the SRS module for the seats you want or at least make sure the seats you get are the same year model as yours otherwise your airbag light will be lit at all times
To continue on this if you do get seats to swap in, a third way to turn of the airbag light is to swap the seat belts from your current car seats into the new ones.
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To continue on this if you do get seats to swap in, a third way to turn of the airbag light is to swap the seat belts from your current car seats into the new ones.
You will also need to swap the side seat air bags, and maybe the driver side seat position sensor located on the passenger side of the driver seat where it slides on the track.
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