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Old 10-25-2010, 02:33 AM   #1
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What other ford seats fit into an 07 SE?

Man the driver seat in my 07 is killing my back. The model i have has a little crank down near the floor and it raises and lowers the actual seat giving me more head room. Im 6'4 so need the extra hight.

The problem is when i crank the seat down lowering me down near the floor the back rest has this hard bar that goes across down low near the lubar area and its killing me. This has to be one of the most uncomfortable car seats ive ever sat in.

Im wondering what other cars ford makes that i coudl maybe rob one from a salvage yard and put in mine. I dont care about looks i just want somthing a little more comfortable and low like when i have the bench part lowered.

Maybe a mustang seat? they seem a little lower but im not for sure. Ide like to maybe fix mine just to keep it all stock but i figured incase i screw it up it would be nice to have one i could pop in as a replacement incase.


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Old 10-25-2010, 02:51 AM   #2
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Amen, brother! I have an '07 ZX3 SES that I've owned for 5 months that apparently has the same seat as yours and it is undoubtedly the most horrible seat ever put in an automobile! I recently made a 2200 mile trip in it and by the midpoint I was contemplating ripping out the seat and replacing it with a milk crate! I've no doubt that the Marquise de Sade is alive and well and is designing Focus seats.

A friend's 2010 SES coupe has decent seats. If anything a bit overstuffed, but that beats what we have. If anyone has done seat transplants PLEASE let us know what might fit our cars!
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:55 AM   #3
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thats great! you sir have just given me a sig quote. lol
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:13 PM   #4
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I just installed SVT seats in my 05 ST, precisely because the stock seats are c*#p.
They are like night and day! SVT seats are supportive, firm, almost infinitely adjustable for rake and lumbar support, and they just happen to look very similar to the stock ST seats.
You can find SVT seats here, and on other Focus forums for $300-$500 (or thousands if you want the euro-Recaros). Money very well spent IMHO.
CAVEAT! I have not, and I'm not sure anyone else has yet figured out how to match the complex wiring harness of the SVT seats (they come with heaters and power height adjustment) with that of the ST, in order to get the seat belt and air bag lights to go out, or whether the air bags will even work. It may be that the air bag modules between model years are incompatible.
Nonetheless, they are superb seats.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:15 PM   #5
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Well these aren't ford, but Mazda is close enough though, right?
RX8 (2004-2008) seats take a bit of modification apparently. I believe the rails are the same, but the distance between them is different.
You would probably have to fab your own wire harness for the seat sensors, but if you are feeling adventurous, here are some pics:



There are many colors available:





2009 Recaro RX8s would be nice (No idea if these use the same rails though):

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Only problem about the mazda seats is they arnt a drop in fit and they are just way to high for used seats. They do look cool ill admit but dang i need wheels before i pay $300. for a set of used seats.

I wonder if an 03 4 door coupe style focus will have better seats?

There is a pick and pull place in my area ive gone to a few times and seats are in just about every car, they are easy to find but what fits? and are they worth removing? front end and body parts are whats hard to find.

wheels, tires, body and engine parts are usualy stripped but interior parts are usualy all in there.
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I don't mind you quoting me, but at least give me credit for it.
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I don't mind you quoting me, but at least give me credit for it.
Thus bump it

Anyways, 00-11 seats interchange.
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I have seen Contour seats in Foci, and they are comfier looking. I have also seen Porsche seats in Foci as well, but saw no mention of needing to mod them.
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:38 PM   #10
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I would love to be able to put a set of MKIII VW GTi Recaros in my 03 Focus. Man those seats are damn near perfect.
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