These seats DO
REDUCE HEAD AND LEG ROOM!!!! I am 6'3" , 205 lb and wouldn't recommend them
for anyone taller than me. My head is probably about 2-3 inches from the roof
and I can't stretch my legs out as easily as I could with the stock seats.
Mounting of the seats was fairly easy. The seats had a rectangular bolt pattern and lay flat on the stock Z seat
rails. I just used two pieces of 1/16" x 1.5" flat steel to span from
left to right both at the front seat mounts and the rear seat mounts. Then just
get the seat where you want it on the stock rails and bolt the flat steel to the
rails. A little drilling and cutting is necessary but nothing else. A small tack
weld would have been ideal but I didn't have the equipment at the time.
Opinion and Action Taken After Long Term Use
After about a years worth of climbing in and out of
the car and driving with these seats, I decided that these seats were not for
My headroom was restricted but was something I could have lived with in order to
keep the firm, controlled seating. The thing that really caused problems for me
was the lateral clearances in relation to seat belt movement and the limitations
the width of the seats placed on front to rear adjustment.
The seat belt could not freely retract into its housing due to being pinched by
the seat in its rearmost position. I also had trouble grabbing the seat belt to
get buckled up once I was seated in the car.
Seat travel from front to rear was limited by several inches because the seat
backs are just plain THICKER than the Z seat backs. I haven't found an
aftermarket seat that has a back even close to the thin measurements of the
stock seat. Shorter folks can probably get by with these seats but I just had my
fill of them.
I have since purchased new OE foam pieces for the
stock seats and have had custom seat covers stitched up. It should look great,
be more durable than stock(I used a vinyl/tweed combo) and feel like a dream.