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    Default Gen III seats installed in a Gen II (Lots of pics)

    When the Gen III came out, there were three things I really liked about them. The engine, brakes and seats. After reading a post by Shelby3 regarding installing SRT-10 seats in a GTS, I decided to do the same. There's no way I would have paid 4K(or what ever the dealers charged)for a set of Gen III seats. I found a pair of brand new Gen III seats for less then half the cost. With about 45 bucks in materials and some help from Shelby3, I modified the new seat rails and fabricated mounting brackets to work with my GTS.

    I can tell you that the Gen III seats are far superior to the Gen II seats in comfort and construction. The construction is much more substantial, the side bolsters and the ultrasuede keep you glued in. As you can see from the pics, the seating portion is approximately 2" longer so there's more support under the thighs. A previous comparo of the two seats stated that if Gen III seats are a 10, then Gen II seats would be a 3.

    The only downside I see is that its probably not the right thing for a really large person. For those who require a seat lowering kit, this is probably not for you. Because of the size and construction of the new seats, you'll probably sit slightly higher and slightly forward of the original seats. For a driver 6'2" or less and medium build or thinner, this is a great mod for a Gen II.

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    I'm jealous ..Those seats looks awesome

    When I was at Skip Barber I drove the SRT-10 and the lateral and Lumbar support is like night and day between the Gen II and Gen III seats.

    Nice upgrade !

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    That sounds like a great upgrade for the Gen II.

    What did you do to handle the seat belt change between Gen II and Gen III?


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    That sounds like a great upgrade for the Gen II.

    What did you do to handle the seat belt change between Gen II and Gen III?


    There is no change required. The Gen III seat has the seat belt clip attached to the seat which you remove with one bolt. The Gen II cars have the seat belts mounted to the car which you continue to use.

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    Way Cool! Great Job!

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    I wander if that would work in a Gen 1.

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    Thanks Yellow,
    You're right, they are night & day when compared to the Gen II seats.

    jk,
    I retained the original seatbelts since the anchor points are at the frame on the GTS. On the SRT, as you can see the anchor is on the seat frame. I removed the seatbelt clip from the new seat, which is held on by a torx bolt that you can see in pic #4.

    edit:Looks like Shelby3 beat me to the seatbelt question. Thanks Jim.

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    Default Re: Gen III seats installed in a Gen II (Lots of pics)

    Any idea who supplied those seats to DC, Lear or JCI?

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    JCI

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    Default Re: Gen III seats installed in a Gen II (Lots of pics)

    Where did you get those seats ?

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    Stiffler, Thanks!

    Superdavz, not sure about the Gen I. I'm pretty sure they mount differently.

    andkovacs, I got them from Shelby3. Send him an e-mail. [email protected]

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    Way Cool! Great Job!
    They would look good in your car....Hey,.... your seats would look good in my car...HMMMMM

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    I just listed my last set of brand new Gen III seats on Ebay.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:LC:MT:1

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    Shelby,
    You have mail.

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