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Hello, I am wanting to get a racing seat for my 09 Scion xB. I have found a buddy club seat. First, can I use the stock seats bracket & slider or do I need to get aftermarket parts? & if the stock parts won't work with the racing seat, what bracket should I get? Thanks!
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Honest question: why?

Is this going to be a track-only car? The stock seat is reasonably comfortable, and you'll be losing an airbag by removing it.
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Honest question: why?

Is this going to be a track-only car? The stock seat is reasonably comfortable, and you'll be losing an airbag by removing it.
Well, I did not know about losing the airbag. The stock seat, for me can make the back side sore on longer sitting times. But losing the airbag is probably a deal breaker on a new seat.
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The only way to keep the airbag is to find a racing seat with airbag. $$$$$$
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Is there any factory scion seat that is sportier then the xBs? That should work with the airbag. Right?
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Try the FRS or Tc seats. Both will need some custom fabrication with the brackets. I also noticed that the new Corolla S and rav 4 have pretty sporty seats that seem pretty comfortable. Might be tough finding them used though.

I understand you want a sportier looking seat, me too, but if it is more about comfort you could always just get seats from a 2011+ xb. They changed the seats and from what I hear are much more comfortable. I have no complaints about mine. They would be a straight swap. Still no lumbar adjustment but you could always get an aftermarket one installed.
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I can look around & see if I can find any of those seats. Does a first gen tC have sportier seats or 2nd gen?
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You might look into the IS350 front seats. I'm sure you would have to do some modification and/or make new brackets, but they would look amazing. You would also gain power adjustments (to my knowledge the xB has never been available in the US with power seats)

Edit: damnit, now I'm looking into this. Not something I had planned on, but...
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1st gen tc are a bit blah. 2nd gen look nice.
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