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May 28, 8:04pm - #187999 
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?

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May 28, 8:05pm - #188000 
Here's the pic

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May 28, 8:07pm - #188001 
rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl dont fucking buy anything from APC thumbsdown


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May 28, 8:08pm - #188002 
APC reminds me of autozone.. pepboys.. kragen auto parts.. spineyes good luck though...


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May 28, 8:18pm - #188003 
yeah, APC is pretty much garbage... try to get your $400 refunded and save up for a reputable brand like Sparco

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May 28, 9:12pm - #188004 
Ive seen those at the store. They seem pretty cheap. I like the stock ones better, they look less ricey.

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May 28, 9:20pm - #188005 
that sucks, hope you can get you refund back


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May 28, 9:23pm - #188006 
Why not drill new holes on the sliders?

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

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May 28, 10:22pm - #188007 
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

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May 29, 2:06am - #188008 
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl dont fucking buy anything from APC thumbsdown

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May 29, 4:55am - #188009 
APC = rice
but anyways ur suppose to buy
their "universal" brakets that
go underneath the seat


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May 29, 12:05pm - #188010 
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

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May 29, 12:32pm - #188011 
rofl rofl rofl...apc... rofl rofl rofl


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May 29, 12:46pm - #188012 
why would you get rid of your STOCK recaro seats and get APC rofl

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May 29, 2:37pm - #188013 
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??

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May 29, 2:50pm - #188014 
yep smile I'm getting rid of mine for Sparco FIA aproved seats smile

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May 29, 3:10pm - #188015 
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl dont fucking buy anything from APC thumbsdown


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May 30, 12:13am - #188016 
damn: FLAMED! can't we all just get along...

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May 30, 8:39am - #188017 
I thought they were made by Sparco?

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May 30, 12:58pm - #188018 
What are you talking about? Sparco? Recaro? I don't think so...

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May 30, 2:57pm - #188019 
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


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May 30, 3:04pm - #188020 
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.

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May 30, 3:05pm - #188021 
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

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May 30, 3:07pm - #188022 
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


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May 30, 3:08pm - #188023 
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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May 30, 4:00pm - #188024 
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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May 30, 4:35pm - #188025 
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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