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As I stated in the following thread regarding my Carbon Fiber Element steering wheel: http://www.the370z.com/exterior-inte...ing-wheel.html I did very little to the interior of the 2009 Nismo I owned several years

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Old 03-14-2018, 10:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As I stated in the following thread regarding my Carbon Fiber Element steering wheel:

Installed Carbon Fiber Elements Custom Steering Wheel

I did very little to the interior of the 2009 Nismo I owned several years ago except for the Red GTR Start Button. However, now that the interior is 9 years older since this car was released I felt it could use some refreshing. Don't get me wrong I still think the Z interior is sporty. That said, manufacturers have come a long way in the last decade and the car felt a little behind in that department since I picked my 2011 up.

So of course I did the Red GTR Start Button first but wanted to update the steering wheel and seats as well. Originally I wanted to locate a set of 2015+ Nismo Recaros to install but then preferred the look and actual Recaro bottom of the Nismo Juke Recaros (Sad Nissan gave Jukes a full Recaro treatment and not the Z) but the install sounded like a nightmare especially for the price paid.

Then I located the Braum Racing seats and really liked the look and the reviews seemed mostly positive, especially for the price paid. I did the install last night and am very pleased with the outcome. The install isn't extremely difficult, it's one of those things where the first time you do it will take 4 hours but if you did it again it would probably only take 1-2 hours. For the most part not too bad, but essentially no directions come for the installation of the seats.

I wanted it all done correctly (no flashing airbag lights or seatbelt lights etc.) so I was extremely patient and took my time installing the seats with the proper work-arounds. For $1000 all-in (Braum seats & planted brackets) it was a very fulfilling modification.

The black seats with red stitching really matches the stock Nismo interior design well. Although I have not driven the car yet, the seats feel much more comfortable and bolstered than the stock Nismos as well.

These Braum seats and the Carbon Fiber Element steering wheel definitely took the interior of my 2011 Nismo to whole new level.
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HELP! Why are my pics rotated!?
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looks real good, i was deciding between these and brides and ended up shelling more for just one seat. but this looks great, hows the hold?
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I almost went with this design and really like them, but thought it would be too over the top. The design I chose matched the existing stock interior design a much better.
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Really digging the pieces you've picked for the interior so far, you are catching up for lost time! Very nice!

Love how these pieces mesh together, subtle and OEM like asthetic.
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Really digging the pieces you've picked for the interior so far, you are catching up for lost time! Very nice!

Love how these pieces mesh together, subtle and OEM like asthetic.
Exactly what I'm going for, thank you!
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Did u have to buy certain seat brackets or was ours on the 370z direct bolton

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I bought aftermarket seat brackets that were produced to match the Braum seats with a 370. They were $140-$150 each and the brand is Planted. Fitment was perfect. I’m sure you could modify/engineer stock brackets but didn’t want to go that route.

The pair of seats and brackets was a little over $1k altogether.
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As I stated in the following thread regarding my Carbon Fiber Element steering wheel:

Installed Carbon Fiber Elements Custom Steering Wheel

I did very little to the interior of the 2009 Nismo I owned several years ago except for the Red GTR Start Button. However, now that the interior is 9 years older since this car was released I felt it could use some refreshing. Don't get me wrong I still think the Z interior is sporty. That said, manufacturers have come a long way in the last decade and the car felt a little behind in that department since I picked my 2011 up.

So of course I did the Red GTR Start Button first but wanted to update the steering wheel and seats as well. Originally I wanted to locate a set of 2015+ Nismo Recaros to install but then preferred the look and actual Recaro bottom of the Nismo Juke Recaros (Sad Nissan gave Jukes a full Recaro treatment and not the Z) but the install sounded like a nightmare especially for the price paid.

Then I located the Braum Racing seats and really liked the look and the reviews seemed mostly positive, especially for the price paid. I did the install last night and am very pleased with the outcome. The install isn't extremely difficult, it's one of those things where the first time you do it will take 4 hours but if you did it again it would probably only take 1-2 hours. For the most part not too bad, but essentially no directions come for the installation of the seats.

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These Braum seats and the Carbon Fiber Element steering wheel definitely took the interior of my 2011 Nismo to whole new level.

Nicely done, johnnydrama! Your car looks awesome!

I was about to pull the trigger on the same pair and I came across your post. Where did you buy them from? The only one I could find in stock were on Ebay. Can you share a link?

Oh, and what did you do for the weight sensor for the passenger side?
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Nicely done, johnnydrama! Your car looks awesome!

I was about to pull the trigger on the same pair and I came across your post. Where did you buy them from? The only one I could find in stock were on Ebay. Can you share a link?

Oh, and what did you do for the weight sensor for the passenger side?
Thank you I appreciate it!

Carid.com is a Braum distributor and I bought my seats and Planted brackets from them. They have a very large selection of Braum seats available and the price is the same or lower than anywhere else I have seen them listed.

I followed this DIY link on the forum and it satisfied the airbag lights and weight sensor on the passenger side. It should have everything you need to remedy these issues.

DIY: [How-To:] Racing Seat airbag light fix

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I almost went with this design and really like them, but thought it would be too over the top. The design I chose matched the existing stock interior design a much better.
I love this pattern. Thanks for the inspiration. Very reasonable cost, too

Yours look phenomenal. Well done
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