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So I finished mounting frs seats in my xb2. After adding tein springs, trd shock/struts, hotchkis sways, tanabe strut, 17x8 on meaty continetal dws's I was amazed how good my xb2 handle.
Only thing was my butt was getting thrown all over the seats whenever I sped through turns lol.
I'm about 6'1 160 tall and thin so I wanted a seat where it hugs my frame more, and where I sit a little lower.
So I planned on mounting racing seats, but wanted a stockish feel and airbag sensors.



srs Airbag sensors plugged right in. seat belt sensors do not, so on my dash I have seat belt lights on, but I'm just gonna pull them from the gauges eventually.





I lined up the seats when I took out my xb ones, I wish I took a picture. The mounts to the naked eye look exact. when you measure, the frs seat sliders are a little narrower.
The bottoms of the seats look pretty close, except the xb2 since its a higher car, the seats sits on little legs almost. So these mounts were custom made, same height as xb2 brackets, then were powdercoated black.



So the driving height difference is lower about 1.5". Like I said the mounts are the same height, its just because the frs bottom cushion is smaller and sits lower.

Also added rogue status gun show steering wheel cover. I highly recommend this, its the perfect thickness and feel.

For the rear seat I have an all black leather clazzio on order with extra material for the door inserts.

All my parts I bought from Bean Garage , I couldn't be happier with the service, pricing, and the genuine customer care.




I couldn't be happier with this mod. I feel like I'm driving a whole new car and makes me love my xb2 even more. Best thing was when I pulled out on a back country rode to do some test driving, an frs pull right in front of me, and we played around in the 85-95mph range. I held my own around turing for sure, my xb is tighhhtt. but WOW that frs moves...coming out of a turn that thing smoked my ___.


I plan on starting a build thread when it gets warmer and I can detail my car, I don't want to post how it looks after this crappy NJ winter
 

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I like the seats!
 

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thanks. my xb feels like a brand new car, the height and feel of the seat feels tailor made to the car and myself.

The only other cars I really drive is my brothers MKV GTI, and my Corrado vr6 which both have racing bucket style seats. so when I drove the scion I felt like I was sliding everywhere.

definitely think this mod was worth it, all my thoughts of upgrading to a new car is gone, now I just want to continue build the xb2.
 

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Hope you don't miss selling off all the parts now . . .
(Even if I was a beneficiary of it)

Those seats would be GREAT in a WRC-style "rally" xB!
Now, you need to paint and install the RS7 Nose!!!!
 

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you hit the nail right on the head mate, my theme for my xb2 build is complete rally machine and I'd be happy for you to help me, you had great ideas for your ride, and your front end looks so sweet. Funny I even considered a batman theme which i think you did as well..

I'll post pics of what my ride looks like as of right now , tomorrow.

I'm a huge rally fan, but I hate that Subaru is the only name in the game in the US. Sad that the new Focus ST is fwd, and the turbo fiesta that is going to come out will also be awd.

so I figure I'd build up the fwd xb2 and see what I can do with it, heres my inspiration,
love the rally XD


I'm still thinking of doing the rs7 front, I liked the way it looked on your car, but I'm just up in arms as to what I would do with the vents...

I also like the idea of just having a simple front lip, I'm thinking of doing the focus svt front lip like that other xb2, a front end that would look like the above xd..
 

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and I don't mind about selling the parts I did, I think I'd rather run no roof rack, and the header I'm glad your enjoying it but I'm probably going boost so it would've been something I sold anyway, I just figured I'd rather sell it after the fresh powdercoat
 
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