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Post by Monrob22 on Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:11 pm

I am looking for seats on my MX project and thought I would pose the question...

What kind of aftermarket or other seats have fellow members using?
Has anybody used BMW seats with success and if so which model?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by Hotrod on Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:10 pm

I'm using Mazda Miata seats. Mine are out of a 1995 special edition version and have separate headrests. They fit in the car very well and are comfortable, to me at least. However, I have not driven my car with the new seats as it's been down for a complete redo.

I have back issues now that I didn't have when I first got my car and doubt that the original seats would allow me more than a few minutes of drive time.
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Post by Monrob22 on Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:58 pm

Thank you Hotrod for the idea!
I am looking for comfort and support, also something the wife could tolerate as well.
The 60" low buckets I have in my MG are good for about an hour only.

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Post by DrJ on Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:13 am

I second the 95 Miata M-Seats. I have driven about 3,000 miles in mine and their perfect for the wife and I. No worries on the fit, the backs are adjustable and lock, just the right amount of lateral bolster and their appearance are very reminiscent of early British rides. With some fabrication I fitted 3-point inertia seat belts as an added "safety" feature. Found mine on e-bay for 300 bucks for the set. They were pretty well patina-ed but were saddle in color which matched my interior. I had planned to have them reupholstered and to have added heaters in them when my interests switched to the Midyear Corvette. I liked the seats so much I reinstalled the OE seats back into the Healey to ready her for sale and am fabricating new floor mounts to install them in the Vette.

I checked e-bay a week or so back, there were two sets up for sale. As an alternative you could look at SCAT Pro seat. They have 3-4 models that would work and provide complete dimensions.

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Post by Monrob22 on Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:26 pm

Wow! Thank you for the great input! I will look in to both of those.

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Post by sharding on Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:06 pm

I have the Scat seats in mine, much more comfortable than the originals. They are almost too wide, but do fit. They sit a little higher than the originals, too; I'll have to fix that.
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