After market seats

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We are looking for a good after market seats for our 79 series Landcruiser dual cab with lumber support, any suggestions please.
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 20:37

Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 20:37
I have had Stratos 3000LS in my V8 ute since 2008. I would buy the same again.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 20:59

Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 20:59
When I had a 79series, a set of second hand Recaros did the job nicely.
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Follow Up By: flipje - Sunday, Apr 09, 2017 at 16:46

Sunday, Apr 09, 2017 at 16:46
I had the Ricaros aswel and never had any issues with it.
Very comfortable in a troopie I can tell you. Not cheap but worth the money.
Good luck with finding what suits you.
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Reply By: Member - Graham N (SA) - Sunday, Apr 09, 2017 at 16:36

Sunday, Apr 09, 2017 at 16:36
Brought a set of Recaro seats a few years back apparently with a adapter I can take them to what ever vehicle I like. Should have done that years ago.
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Reply By: rumpig - Sunday, Apr 09, 2017 at 17:08

Sunday, Apr 09, 2017 at 17:08
Make sure you go try them out and sit in them yourself before buying....I had Recaro's in my 105 series and they were great, a mate bought some Recaros at Supercheap after I raved about mine, but he reckoned they were rubbish. When I looked at the ones Supercheap sold they were very different to what mine were, a much cheaper version that were very uncomfortable. Stay away from anything with high side bolsters on them, hard to get in and out of, and the material will wear out quickly on them from you rubbing on it as you enter and exit the vehicle
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Apr 09, 2017 at 19:37

Sunday, Apr 09, 2017 at 19:37
Amidst my wanderings on social media, I've found that Falcon XR6 seats(and maybe XR8 too?) seats are the go. Relatively cheap, very comfortable and with some adjustments including lumbar support, they fit the 79 series very well.

There is an adaptor kit available from a firm whose name escapes me at this moment. Well worth a look, I assure you. EDIT: checked aforementioned social media and the firm that makes the adaptors is Huracan Fabrication

I've had an XR6T for almost 8 years so I know the seats are comfortable.

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Reply By: splits - Sunday, Apr 09, 2017 at 20:47

Sunday, Apr 09, 2017 at 20:47
Between 2001 and 2006, my wife and I did 80,000 ks roaming around the country in a Mitsubishi L200 ute with a camping body on it. I replaced its seats with two from a VP Commodore. They were about 1000% more comfortable than the originals and about one quarter the price of Recaros. They were also as easy as can be to install.

I decided to use them after looking around a self serve wrecking yard.

I am not suggesting you use seats of that age these days but there is bound to be something from recent years that would be suitable.

If you are able to do things like that yourself then that is the way I would go.
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Reply By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 17:32

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 17:32
Yes, Huracan Fabrications are the company in Victoria that make the adaptors kits to suit 78,79,80 series LC cost $120. My son recently did the XR6 conversion on his 80 series. buying the adaptors from Huracan. He purchased the seats from Ebay @ $250 a pair (which was a great deal) in top condition. It was a matter of removing the rails and cutting of the electrics from the XR6, install the adaptor kit to them. Then removing the original rails from the 80 series seats and installing them onto the XR seats then reinstalling the XR6 seats directly into the existing anchor points on the vehicle. The first seat took about 45 minutes to do and the 2nd one about 15 minutes once you knew what you were doing.
They look and feel great.

Cheers ......Jeff
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