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Post by Z4 Gaz » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:19 pm

As some are already aware I bought some S2000 seats to replace the woeful standard ones.

Took a fairly substantial amount of time to fit as so much measuring, drilling, filing, checking hole positions is required to get it right.

Bought 3m of 60x40mm box section to mount them on.

Used the BMW pre tensioners fitted to the standard S2000 seat buckle mount point. The S uses slightly larger bolts so the hole on the P.T. buckle needed to be drilled out by about 0.5mm IIRC.

Had to remove the 'feet' off the runners and drill out the holes to take some M8 bolts and grind some of the top of the runners out so they could be dropped into the now larger holes.

Drilling all the holes was a pain without a pillar drill, and resulted in a few blunt/broken bits, however only a small amount of 'adjustments' to the holes were needed to make everything line up.

The box section was cut as shown in the pics so the bottom of the seat wasn't resting on it at the rear and to clear some wiring loom at the front, also to reduce the hefty weight of it.

Weight has been reduced by roughly 6kg per seat over standard.

They are considerably more supportive and comfortable than the ones they replace. The lack of electric adjustments isn't something that bothers me, nor is the lack of heating, however it is possible to strip the heating elements out of the old seats and transfer it across.

Including the seats, £48 of fuel to pick them up, bolts, nuts, occupancy emulator and a few cutting disks they cost roughly £250 all in, a not unsubstantial saving compared to buying M sport seats.

Anyway, thats enough waffling, pictures. Excuse the half arsed paint job, the mounts got some acid etch I had lying around, however I ran out of paint half way through.

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Post by Roundozo » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:20 pm

Were these the seats I posted on the forum from Facebook?

They look good anyway!
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Post by Z4 Gaz » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:22 pm

No, picked them up on Ebay.
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Post by Nictrix » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:29 pm

Look good. You should try and find some rubber grommets to plug the holes in the mounts.
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Post by MACK » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:30 pm

Looks good and certainly congrats on the fine effort. I wonder how they compare in terms of support with m sport ones
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Post by ph001 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:07 pm

Impressive effort. Buy some black shoe scuff cover to sort that cracking out. Costs about £3 and makes a big difference!
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Post by buzyg » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:43 pm

Nice work. :thumbsup:
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Post by Carmad84 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:50 pm

Great job looks really good. :thumbsup:

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Post by RyanB88 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:08 pm

Always loved the s2000 seats, they look really good fitted!
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Post by csquire4 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:44 pm

Great work, looks OEM.
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Post by Maniac » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:10 pm

How close is that wing mirror to the wall?!

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Post by Mr Tidy » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:48 pm

Nice work OP. :lol:

Your new seats look like they could have been an OEM fitting!
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Post by 03z4 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:23 pm

Wow great job they look so much better than the dreadful flat stock z seats

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Post by bz4kev » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:12 am

very nice job pal impressed with your effort vast improvement on stock :thumbsup:
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Post by Marlon » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:15 am

seats look great - good job :thumbsup:
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