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How To Install [BINARY] Recaro Seat Lowering Brackets

 
Old Mar 25, 2008, 01:58 AM
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Hey jid2, is it possible for you to post up the correct torque range/target for the seat bolts? I'm sure some of us who are installing them would like to know as they are critical joints. Thanks!

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Old Mar 25, 2008, 07:13 AM
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Hey jid2, is it possible for you to post up the correct torque range/target for the seat bolts? I'm sure some of us who are installing them would like to know as they are critical joints. Thanks!

- Henry
I'll see if I can dig up some numbers. The M8 cap screws should be as tight as possible with hand tools, assuming a hand held allen wrench. The brackets to chassis I'll look up in the service manual and post. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 07:48 AM
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First post updated with torque values.
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Old Apr 2, 2008, 07:14 PM
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Good 'how to' man and nice pic quality.
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Old Apr 7, 2008, 07:24 AM
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Old Apr 14, 2008, 07:45 AM
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I'll be unavailable April 21st - April 30th and won't be shipping during that time. If you were looking for brackets around then order by this Friday the 18th.

Just a heads up in case people are banking on them for something like a track day.
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Old Apr 17, 2008, 07:40 AM
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Order by tomorrow, Friday 18th to get in before I'm out of town. Otherwise I'll be shipping again May 1st.
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Thumbs up

Ordered it, he shipped it the same day, arrived 2 days later. Nice.

A little advice on installation though:

1) The package is this double wall job with insulation between the layers, and if you rip the package open (I was really excited) then the insulation will shoot out and make a mess.

2) Just bend the bar while the seat is out. The positions that do not work right are the middle ones, not the very front ones. Otherwise, it is a PITA to remove and reinstall the bar while the seat is fastened down. It is easy to bend, I put it in a vice wrapped with an old sock to prevent scratches, and just eyeballed it. Now it works in every position.

3) Make sure you get a big enough tube of Locktite. I ended up having to run to the store to get a second tube, because it was empty by the time I got to the last couple bolts.

4) There is an electrical connector attached to the bottom of the seat, in my excitement I did not notice it and yanked the seat against it.

Other than these minor inconveniences, it is a GREAT product. No more gangsta lean to have clearance for my helmet. Stock hight, I had to lean the seat way back and I had to open the door and lean out to get the helmet on. Now, I have plenty of room. Plus a better seating position and I do not have to have the wheel tilted all the way up to be able to see the dash. Plus, no more leaning forward to reach 5th (I have an MR) because of my stubby arms.

Highly recommended.
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Old Apr 18, 2008, 07:55 AM
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Good Tips! I've been hosed by the packaging also it can make a mess.
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 10:38 AM
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You need some!
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thanks dude - mine arrived today!

not sure when ill have a chance todo the install... maybe tonight... probably not thou
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thanks dude - mine arrived today!

not sure when ill have a chance todo the install... maybe tonight... probably not thou
Sweet!

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they are in... took a couple of hours todo, only coz i stuffed up the drivers side :P

anyways with taking that screw out that holds the end cap on, i just reversed the screw so its going down instead of up... just make it flush with the bottom of the rail so it doesn't scratch the bracket
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they are in... took a couple of hours todo, only coz i stuffed up the drivers side :P

anyways with taking that screw out that holds the end cap on, i just reversed the screw so its going down instead of up... just make it flush with the bottom of the rail so it doesn't scratch the bracket
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