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    Which seats will fit

    Hello Chaps, Happy new year!

    I'm after some advice on which seats are interchangeable from Vauxhall models, I have a 2001 Astra 4 door and the front seat is not comfy! I've seen some recaro seats from a Vectra but dont know if they will fit, can someone please tell me which seats can be fitted and which bits i need from the donor so i can then widen my ebay search

    I'm only interested in the fronts so rears are not an issue

    many thanks

    Ray

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    For simplicity id get some mk4 astra seats for a straight swap.

    But its possible to fit vectra b and id assume mk5 astra and vec c seats, using your original sub frames and fitting the seats accordingly (you may have to mix and match parts, of fabricate brackets)
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    vectra b seats fit, and the recaro ones fit too if they come with the runners, i have them in mine!


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    Thats exactly what i'm looking for, i assume if i get the recaro seat from the vetra B complete it will fit straight in?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayC View Post
    Thats exactly what i'm looking for, i assume if i get the recaro seat from the vetra B complete it will fit straight in?

    thanks
    yes thy do fit a bit of work is needed on the rears

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    thanks just the help i needed

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    just make sure u get the adaptor rails tho - essentially 4 pieces of steel square section that fit between Recaro seat runners and Astra floorpan

    without these ur stuck,,,,and would need to fabricate ur own

    quite rare on 2nd hand market but they do come up if u dont have them

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    as said fronts will require runners from recar, they SHOULD come with the seats so make sure they do if your to buy some, the rear backrest willl fit ok but the bench will need some sort of fabrication to make it fit "properly" i have mine with the metal pans taken off the bottom and literally just sat in the back of my car, ideally you would have someone fabricate fixings to the bottom of them to fit the astra, or do what Ffoeg has done with his and have the material retrimmed onto an astra rear bench, and hey presto standard fit!

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    I wouldn't mind doing this to my astra aswell. Do you just need the seats with the runners etc. I take it the back won't fit without some modification. There are a few sets of vectra recaros on ebay that are at a good price what about the airbag wire under the seat what happens to that?

    Cheers Phil

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    read the post previous to yours mate, it says whats up with the back seats....
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