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seats don't fit! #187999 May 28, 8:04pm May 28, 8:04pm
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seats don't fit!
Okay so I had ordered a pair of these APC seats 3 weeks ago and just now attempted to install them today. When I ordered them, I guess I kind of ASSumed they would fit on the Celica.

Bad assumption. angry

When trying to install today, I quickly realized the sliders that came attached to the seats don't line up at all with the holes pre-drilled on the Celica. Not even close man. thumbsdown

I went as far as attempting to remove the sliders from the stock seats, but to no avail. The seats are just built differently. Hopefully the place I got them can give me an exchange or refund, otherwise it was a waste of $400. cry

I bought the seats online from www.ecarboutique.com. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

In the meantime, does anyone know any sites that sell seats/sliders that would fit our Celicas?

Re: seats don't fit! [Re: GQ540] #188000 May 28, 8:05pm May 28, 8:05pm
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Here's the pic

1870017235-S153024APCSEATS.jpg
Re: seats don't fit! [Re: GQ540] #188001 May 28, 8:07pm May 28, 8:07pm
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rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl dont fucking buy anything from APC thumbsdown


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Re: seats don't fit! [Re: NorwayGT] #188002 May 28, 8:08pm May 28, 8:08pm
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APC reminds me of autozone.. pepboys.. kragen auto parts.. spineyes good luck though...


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Re: seats don't fit! [Re: Erick] #188003 May 28, 8:18pm May 28, 8:18pm
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yeah, APC is pretty much garbage... try to get your $400 refunded and save up for a reputable brand like Sparco

Re: seats don't fit! [Re: Sultan] #188004 May 28, 9:12pm May 28, 9:12pm
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Ive seen those at the store. They seem pretty cheap. I like the stock ones better, they look less ricey.

Re: seats don't fit! [Re: GTQuentin] #188005 May 28, 9:20pm May 28, 9:20pm
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that sucks, hope you can get you refund back


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Re: seats don't fit! [Re: truboo] #188006 May 28, 9:23pm May 28, 9:23pm
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Why not drill new holes on the sliders?

Most places won't give you a refund, they'll give you store credit.

Re: seats don't fit! [Re: v3n0m] #188007 May 28, 10:22pm May 28, 10:22pm
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Well buy a Sparco seat smile won't fit on stock directly either smile not apc to blame her I think.. you just had to do some better research.. to bad.. but you should be able to get it refunded

Re: seats don't fit! [Re: NorwayGT] #188008 May 29, 2:06am May 29, 2:06am
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl dont fucking buy anything from APC thumbsdown

Re: seats don't fit! [Re: RyCeCuBe] #188009 May 29, 4:55am May 29, 4:55am
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APC = rice
but anyways ur suppose to buy
their "universal" brakets that
go underneath the seat


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Re: seats don't fit! [Re: mastro543] #188010 May 29, 12:05pm May 29, 12:05pm
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You have to buy new brackets and sliders, I don't know if you realized that or not. It looks like you didn't. rolleyes

Re: seats don't fit! [Re: silver] #188011 May 29, 12:32pm May 29, 12:32pm
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rofl rofl rofl...apc... rofl rofl rofl


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Re: seats don't fit! [Re: celicaTRDgts] #188012 May 29, 12:46pm May 29, 12:46pm
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why would you get rid of your STOCK recaro seats and get APC rofl

Re: seats don't fit! [Re: spaztikid] #188013 May 29, 2:37pm May 29, 2:37pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
why would you get rid of your STOCK recaro seats and get APC rofl


stock celica seats are made by recaro??

Re: seats don't fit! [Re: GTQuentin] #188014 May 29, 2:50pm May 29, 2:50pm
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yep smile I'm getting rid of mine for Sparco FIA aproved seats smile

Re: seats don't fit! [Re: NorwayGT] #188015 May 29, 3:10pm May 29, 3:10pm
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl dont fucking buy anything from APC thumbsdown


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Re: seats don't fit! [Re: VSGTS14] #188016 May 30, 12:13am May 30, 12:13am
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damn: FLAMED! can't we all just get along...

Re: seats don't fit! [Re: d3m6nGTS03] #188017 May 30, 8:39am May 30, 8:39am
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I thought they were made by Sparco?

Re: seats don't fit! [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #188018 May 30, 12:58pm May 30, 12:58pm
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What are you talking about? Sparco? Recaro? I don't think so...

Re: seats don't fit! [Re: silver] #188019 May 30, 2:57pm May 30, 2:57pm
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Originally Posted by silver
What are you talking about? Sparco? Recaro? I don't think so...

the stock seats in the celica are made by recaro


was....5speed with i/h/e
15.41 @ 89.30mph 2.282 60'

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Re: seats don't fit! [Re: GQ540] #188020 May 30, 3:04pm May 30, 3:04pm
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Alright, I was able to return my seats and get an 80% refund (they charged me a 20% re-stocking fee).

Well if I didn't know, now I know!

I think I'll just stick to the stocks until I can save up to get REAL seats.

Re: seats don't fit! [Re: NorwayGT] #188021 May 30, 3:05pm May 30, 3:05pm
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
Originally Posted by silver
What are you talking about? Sparco? Recaro? I don't think so...

the stock seats in the celica are made by recaro


Says who? wtf

Re: seats don't fit! [Re: silver] #188022 May 30, 3:07pm May 30, 3:07pm
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Originally Posted by silver
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
Originally Posted by silver
What are you talking about? Sparco? Recaro? I don't think so...

the stock seats in the celica are made by recaro


Says who? wtf

who says the earth is round wtf


was....5speed with i/h/e
15.41 @ 89.30mph 2.282 60'

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Re: seats don't fit! [Re: silver] #188023 May 30, 3:08pm May 30, 3:08pm
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Originally Posted by silver
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
Originally Posted by silver
What are you talking about? Sparco? Recaro? I don't think so...

the stock seats in the celica are made by recaro


Says who? wtf


says Toyota...they are...just toyota name


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Re: seats don't fit! [Re: VSGTS14] #188024 May 30, 4:00pm May 30, 4:00pm
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teh TRD seats are recaros i know for a fact. btu the stock i highly higly doubt they are recaro.

they are nothign like anythign racaro has done in seat design.


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Re: seats don't fit! [Re: Krayze] #188025 May 30, 4:35pm May 30, 4:35pm
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when you buy aftermarket seats you need to buy the sliders for the seats and then the adapters for the vehicle. A company called Wedge Fabricators in CA makes the seat brackets for most of the big companies like sparco, recaro, corbeau etc. If you call them up and tell them what brand seat you have they make the adapter to bolt to that slider and into your car. I've used their brackets in my cougar for Tenzo R seats and my new leather Corbeau seats. Very good quality adapters.

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