after-market Landcruiser seats

Submitted: Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 14:13
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I am after a new after-market front drivers seat for an 80 series. Can anyone recommend a good brand from their experience. Are there any good deals around Melbourne?
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 14:58

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 14:58
Ian
There are quite a few good seats that will fit an 80. There is the Recaro (i have one) but an engineers certificate is required for it.
A good one is the Paratus seats that use the cruiser sliding bases:-) no requirement to engineer it
Andrewwheredayathinkwer mike?
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Follow Up By: DODO(bendigo) - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 21:40

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 21:40
gday dozer.
im not sure about other states but in victoria if the seat is not standard factory fitment it needs engineered even if it bolts straight on to the factory rails or mounting points.i had to phone vic road engineers the other day for a road worthy question regarding the fitment of xf bucket seats to a xc falcon even though the bolted to the exact same bolt holes as the xc ones and was told no need engineered.Raphus cucullatus
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 21:47

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 21:47
Yea sadly Dozer Diamond is right, in Vic any change needs one, but my Paratus kit comes with a Engineers Cert for the kit, so dont have to have it done!

I LOVE MY $200 PARATUS SEATS! I LOVE EBAY!
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Reply By: wazza - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 15:15

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 15:15
My 80 series was fitted with an Aerotech seat when I bought it. Has air adjustable rear lumbar, rear map pocket and a fold down left hand arm rest (I call it the bus driver seat). Mega comfy on a long trip. The original owner gave me the receipts of $1200 from 1997. I think they might be cheaper now, but depends on the arm rest and lumbar support - they add to the price.

Mine is the Aerotech 4x4 in the following spec sheet:

http://www.total4x4.com.au/Info_Sheets/Aerotech.PDF

Also, I think they give you a bit longer travel when you run them right back. Better than original seats for tall people.

A few others here:

http://www.4wdmegastores.com.au/products_lz/interior/seats/aerotechseats

I still have the virtually unused original GXL drivers seat if anyone wants it.
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Follow Up By: Michael Ralston - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 19:36

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 19:36
Wazza
How much do you want for the drivers seat that you don't want and where are you?
Thanks
Contact me on mralston@melbpc.org.au
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Reply By: Hughesy - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 16:14

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 16:14
Ian,

I recently put a KAB 301 Series seat in my 75 Series Cruiser. KAB make 90% of all truck/bus/heavy equipment seats. They are a suspension seat with pump up lumbar support and you can get an armrest for them aswell. They are terrific - nearly makes my 75 series feel like a 100 series!!! What the vehicles supension doesn't take out the seat will. You can adjust the spring weight to be stiffer (offroad) or softer for highway cruising. I got mine second hand for $550 (not sure how much new but probably comparable to the ones mentioned above) and it uses the original seat rails. Oh and it also gives a higher driving position which is a big advantage. Good luck.

Cheers,
Hughesy
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 20:16

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 20:16
I have been on this subject for a while . Looked at all and ended up getting some second hand Au 2 futura seat ,and in the middel of modification. Venus Bay
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 21:49

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 21:49
All the major brands will set you back $1000+ a pr.

Try for some out of a Grey Import car. I got some out of a Honda Import for $250ish a pr, for my Rodeo when I had it, they were FULL RECARO Copies, and comfort level was Brilliant.

Got them in Greenacre in bleep ney
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Reply By: Stadoobie - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 22:37

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 22:37
Far out 1HR AGO I fitted a LEXUS electric 8 way adjustale seat to my 100 series landcruiser.. I was thinking that on the electricle side of things i would need 50 meters of red ,black and blue cable strung around the engine bay - fuses - sweat -and tears..

Well I removed the four bolts holding the seat to the floor un clipped the wire harness.

Popped the seat out

Got the new Lexus Leather one. put the wire harness plug in (thinking -here we go) and you wouldnt read about it worked without any mods. Four bols back in, and its a ripper!

I had to get rid of the 100 series seat as it had no adjustments apart from the ones that really dont do anything - I wanted a low ass, high under nee support and lumbar support ... This one does it all AND ITS ELECTRIC

found it in melboune from a toyo wrecker

FANTASTIC
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Follow Up By: Steve - Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 12:35

Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 12:35
Sounds a good idea !! any more details... what model Lexus etc and how much etc .. i am looking for something to suit L/c standard diesel '96 model but for the passenger as well.. the boss gets jumpy on long trips and maybe a better seat would sit here there for a bit longer !!
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Reply By: Stadoobie - Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 13:17

Saturday, Oct 11, 2003 at 13:17
Hey Steve,

RITE.. the "seat" in qustion cost me $750 - $60 delivery to adelaide total -$810.

It was a full wrecked Lexus 4X4 98 model... I only wanted the one seat cos i couldnt afford the other one to match. Nothing seat covers wont fix!!!

Wasnt to worried it wouldnt fit, as, the lexus base / frame / body is the same as 100 series landcruiser. But i was worried about the wiring ( I like a challange, so i was prepared to tackle that)

As it turns out, the seatbelt warning light plug (on the old seat) plugged directly into the new seat. WORKS BRILLIANTLY

My advice to you is to find a VX SARAHA 80 series, as they have electric seats, get a pirce..

And lastly ...no engineers certificate required as these are stadard equiptment (well sort-of anyway)

Cheers
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Reply By: ian - Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 12:18

Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 12:18
Thank you to everyone for your great assistance.
Ian
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