[s-cars] Manual seat parts for C4

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 07:38:07 EDT 2006

One consideration is total seat height. You can often reuse the OEM seat
base with some steel adapter brackets and sturdy (read very high-grade)
bolts, but since most of those fixed bucket seats are designed to use side
mounts and thus mounted very low, I think you might end up with a very tall

If you can use the OEM seat base w/o any height issues, then getting the
power seat base from a 100 or A6 would be a much cheaper proposition than a
S-car base.


On 8/16/06, Robert Rossato <bob.rossato_af at cox.net> wrote:
> Hold the phone here.  There should/might be a simpler way.
> If the Pole Position is set up the same way as an old Recaro racing
> bucket I have, it is flat bottomed and mounts to whatever bracket it
> uses via 4 bolts coming up through the bracket.  The factory Recaro
> seats in our cars mount the exact same way to the power adjustment
> bracketry from what I've seen.  So, you should be able to just unbolt
> the factory seat and bolt in the racing seat, assuming the bolt pattern
> is the same, which I would think it would be.  You'll have to disconnect
> the harness leading to the rear back rest motor and the heated seats,
> and you may have to modify the side trim piece that holds the switches
> but that's about it.  Maybe you can find a cheap worn drivers seat that
> you can gut for the mounting base so you can always put your stock seat
> back in if need be
> Just a thought.
> Bob

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