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I'm confused with what to purchase and what is required to bolt in aftermarket seats for the 370z. Does it matter if the seat is bottom or side mounted? What

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Old 08-28-2012, 10:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm confused with what to purchase and what is required to bolt in aftermarket seats for the 370z. Does it matter if the seat is bottom or side mounted? What accessories are required for each? I don't know which requires sliders or brackets....can they be universal or do parts need to be 370Z specific.

I'm looking at adding a pair of Sparco seats to replace my leather heated seats, but don't know what I need to buy and people I've talked to so far at companies have helped much. I could use some first hand experience from people who have installed seats in 370Zs.

I saw that someone installed Sparco Evo seats with Bride rails. That just confused me more. Do the sparco seats mount directly to the Bride rails and those directly to the floor of the Z? Help, anyone?
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it really depends on the seat you buy whether it is side mount or on rails. Most reclinable seats are on rails. most racing bucket seats(fixed back) are side mounted.

Which model sparco's?
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it also makes a difference how tall you are, and if the side mount, bottom mount will make u sit higher or not.....

Usually you buy seats, side mounts, sliders, and mounts (for the sliders to mount to the car), you also need to check if they fit width wise bottom, top etc..... probably better to just see if someone else installed the same seats and find out from them how much taller u fit or not....

For example: I bought recaro pole position, recaro side mount, recaro rails, and custom mount.
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This is pretty much the info I was looking for. What custom mount did you get and from where?

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it also makes a difference how tall you are, and if the side mount, bottom mount will make u sit higher or not.....

Usually you buy seats, side mounts, sliders, and mounts (for the sliders to mount to the car), you also need to check if they fit width wise bottom, top etc..... probably better to just see if someone else installed the same seats and find out from them how much taller u fit or not....

For example: I bought recaro pole position, recaro side mount, recaro rails, and custom mount.
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Here's a write up of what I learned and my install:

Sparco Pro 2000 seats arrived
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