Touring seats

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 11:23
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Hi all,

I need to upgrade the drivers seat in my GUIII Patrol, after about 2 hours i get a numb bum! After some opinions from those of you who have upgraded. Brands ease of fitment etc.

thanks,

Brendan
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Reply By: EXTREME1 - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 12:38

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 12:38
Brendan
I upgraded to a set of aerotech 4x4 seats and would never go back, I paid around $600 each and have had them for 2 years now and they show no signs of wear.

regards
Duncan.........
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Follow Up By: Michael - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 15:45

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 15:45
HI Duncan, Did you get any more leg room with your new seats,I'm only 6 feet tall and i cannot stretch out in my patrol GU. I even removed the plastic stop under the gas pedal and bent the pedal about 30mm to get more foot room. I find it really cramped for a large car. The extra room has given me some needed space but still is not really enough. I have 3 nephews, all around 6'6", i doubt if any of them could drive a GU for a long time. I"m due for a new car next month and that may be the only thing stopping me getting a new 4.2L..... 'SPACE' Best Regards Michael.
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Follow Up By: Michael - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 15:46

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 15:46
Duncan, Forgot to ask who sells Aerotech.. Michael
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Reply By: EXTREME1 - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 16:00

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 16:00
Michael
I drive a cruiser so I can't comment on more space. I bought the seats from Motorcare here in Brisbane (they have a web site, I think their address is www.motorcare.com.au).

regards
Duncan............
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Follow Up By: Michael - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 16:08

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 16:08
Thanks Duncan, I assumed you had a Patrol,By your reply i suppose. Best regards, Michael
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Follow Up By: Nico - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 16:48

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 16:48
Hey Duncan,

I have a 93 Cruiser with the povety option seats and was wondering about your Aeroseats.
1. Are they wrap around style seats?
2. Are they easy to get in/out of the vehicle?
3. Did you need to purchase any special fitting set-up?

Can't wait to get rid of theses bloody things !!!!

Cheers Nico
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Reply By: EXTREME1 - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 16:10

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 16:10
Sorry Michael I should of being a bit more clear.

good luck Duncan................
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Reply By: Ronnie - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 20:23

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 20:23
Brendan
I also have the Aerotech 4x4 seats, had them in my old Criuser for about 4 years .I also had the sore bum problem,so fitted them to my 2000 G U Patrol. You sit a lot lower and get more leg room,also makes the arm rests more usable for six footers. I bought a blowup rubber pillow added a small amount of air which gives me a little more height and very comfortable.
Regards
Ronnie

Western Gulf in July
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Follow Up By: Ronnie - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 20:29

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 20:29
check the details at this site
Ronnie
http://www.aerotech.com.au
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Follow Up By: BM - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 23:07

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 23:07
thanks for the reply Ronnie,

Did they bolt straight in or did you have to stuff around? Very keen to do it myself.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Ronnie - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 20:29

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 20:29
Brendan
Bought the adapters from Aerotech and they bolt straight in.The centre armrest and lumbar support are excellent on a long trip.
Regards
RonnieLimmen Bight River July
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Reply By: diamond - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 20:43

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 20:43
after my first tip to qld and a crook back after a couple of hours the first thing i bought was some new seats.i bought some monza seats from autobarn for $250 each but seen them at super cheap on the weekend for $200 each.they been in nearly 2 yrs now only mark is where mrs dropped a smoke.they have great side support.good leg support .sit a little higher than original but when i bolted them on i moved them back an inch.they can be a little hard on the important bits if your a little short im 6ft and dont have a problem.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 20:52

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 20:52
I have some pratus seats.. Magic.

SAAS are on sale $399 at local Autobahn in Frankston... MMMMMmmmmmmmm
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 21:17

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 21:17
Another option is to goto a wrecker and get some seats out of something like a Lexus, Honda, Merc..

I got some in Greenacre in bleep ney when I lived there, for my Rodeo $330 pr, full Recaro replicas out of a Imported Honda..

I sold 7 pr for that place.. they loved me. Mates all wanted them...
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Reply By: EXTREME1 - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 06:05

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 06:05
Nico My answer is yes to all of your questions, When I bought my cruiser it had a recaro in it so I used the base from the recaro to attach the areotech I then had to buy a base adaptor from motorcare for the passenger seat ($150). Then to fill the gap between the seats I made up a console which finishes it of nicely.

Well worth the money...

cheers Duncan.........
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Follow Up By: Nico - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 16:42

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 16:42
Duncan,
Thanks for your reply. Think I'll trundle down to Melbourne and grab a pair asap...

Cheers Nico
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Reply By: Darrin - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 14:17

Friday, May 02, 2003 at 14:17
Have you considered the KAB range of seats. They have a suspension base under them. As you would find in trucks etc. I replaced my drivers seat in my cruiser ute with one.They will fit into Patrols I have been told.
They give a very comfortable ride without the numb bum thing happening.
I am selling my KAB 303 seat For $500 if interested New they sell for about $1200. Sold the cruiser and put the old seat back in so no longer need the KAB seat. lisadarrin@hotmail.com if interested.
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