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Jun 4, 4:09am - #19690 
Reupholster Stock Seats

alot of PPL like our car seats and some dont believe it came with the car stock. Our seats looks like racing type ones and i love it. thumbsup

instead of buying Recaro, Sparco or Bride aftermarket seats i am going to reupholster the stock ones with Blue and black color scheme, black in the middle. I know some will say buy the Recaro or Sparco or Bride! , my answer is NAH, im gonna reupholster my seats ok? thumbsup

I went to the installs and check how to do it, Click Here to check it out, the pictures are clear but i need some info on how to disable the Side Impact Airbag, and Isaac , how did you get it reupholstered?, i saw the zipper behind the seats, do i just unzip this all the way and take it out? how hard is it to take out?

if any of you have done this, please let me know cheers


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Jun 4, 6:02am - #19691 
I'd like to know, also!

I've hated the leather in my car since I bought it, and I would like to change it to cloth.


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Jun 4, 7:08am - #19692 
to disable the side impact bags, just unplug the connection from under the seats... simple as that

mine are disabled... heck - mine were NEVER enabled rofl

the seats I got were from a trade...

He had the seats done at Carkraft in Southern California, then a while later was sponsored these seats...
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and we traded my stock red/black cloth and I got these seats...
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...please disregard the seat grills - it was a project that I had been working on


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Jun 4, 7:16am - #19693 
Any ideas of HOW to get the fabric made?

Is there a pattern or anything I could find, I'd rather have my gf make it for me, than pay some shop $hundreds


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Jun 4, 7:24am - #19694 
it only costs about $400 to get your two fronts done...

or you could do a search on these forums for Rice Powered's seats...

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Jun 4, 7:25am - #19695 
these celica seat covers were on ebay a few months ago...

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Jun 4, 7:33am - #19696 
thanks for the tip, I'm going to check on ebay.

$400 to redo them is a bit much, as the leather is in GREAT shape, it's just very HOT in the summer smile


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Jun 4, 10:51am - #19697 
For your Reupholsering information: The soft material that Sparco uses is called "Jacquard" polyester.


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Jun 4, 12:59pm - #19698 
400 is a lot to have your seats redone but think if you got sparcos it would cost about 1400.

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Jun 4, 1:47pm - #19699 
yes, its about 400 bucks here to do mine but, do i have to take the seats out?


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Jun 4, 4:06pm - #19700 
Diablo gts , I'd swap with you if you wanted I have 2002 cloth seats. Everything is in great condition

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Jun 4, 10:51pm - #19701 
Originally Posted by Street Prototype


i am going to reupholster the stock ones with Blue and black color scheme, black in the middle.


Thats exactly what Im doing thumbsup thumbsup

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Jun 6, 6:50am - #19702 
Would 2002 GT cloth seats work in a 2000 GTS and vice versa?

My dad hates his cloth and wants my leather, and I hate my leather and want his cloth.

Is it ok to swap them?


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Jun 6, 10:17am - #19703 
hey JD, check out these seats...i found this on an topic here..
their cheaper than sparco, recaro and the likes..

a pair already is $499.95

http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/racingseatpair.html

hope this helps pare...

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Jun 6, 10:19am - #19704 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Would 2002 GT cloth seats work in a 2000 GTS and vice versa?

My dad hates his cloth and wants my leather, and I hate my leather and want his cloth.

Is it ok to swap them?


Install is easy - only four bolts and they are in obvious locations thumbsup
https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/inst_seats

Just realise that GT seats do NOT come with side impact airbags... so if you swap, you will be loosing that feature.

putting GT into GTS - just leave that floor connection unplugged... putting GTS into GT - just leave seat connection unplugged spineyes


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Jun 6, 10:21am - #19705 
here's another one JD, tenzo r rally seats with slider $499.99
just dont know if it is a pair already...just surfin around...

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/xtremeperformanceinc/terrarase.html



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Jun 6, 10:46am - #19706 
thanks for your help Isaac!


No more hot leather for me!


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Jun 6, 1:13pm - #19707 
Originally Posted by verano
hey JD, check out these seats...i found this on an topic here..
their cheaper than sparco, recaro and the likes..

a pair already is $499.95

http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/racingseatpair.html

hope this helps pare...


yo verano, i sure do appreciate it! thumbsup those seats are pretty tight!

by the way isaac, my GT comes with a Side Impact Airbag grin


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Jun 8, 6:31pm - #19708 
Originally Posted by isaac
it only costs about $400 to get your two fronts done...

or you could do a search on these forums for Rice Powered's seats...

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Isaac, you got to it before I could ... good stuff thumbsup thumbsup

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Aug 17, 8:49pm - #19709 
just thought i'd bring this thread back alive, im thinkin about doin this too, i wanted to do white leather in the middle with blue on the sides

if you havent guessed, my car is blue, i thought it would look cool

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Sep 17, 11:45pm - #19710 
okay from what i have read, the GT seats will lose the feature of side impact airbags because the lack of one wire connected to the seats. But what about the GTS? I bought a white gts 2002 with non leather leats (cloth), so does anyone know if if i will lose that feature if i swap a seat with side impact airbags? I know that the leather seats has to connection wires. From the pictures I've seen above from the link, it is clear that a GT only has one connection plug. What about for a GTS? I'm sure one of you guys out of the whole board got this answer. thanks a lot. The worst thing that could happen is going to the dealer to have that special wiring thumbsdown, but the problem is how much?? confused

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Sep 18, 12:33am - #19711 
does anyone know how to take the back seats off and how hard is it to take out and put back on?

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Sep 18, 12:52am - #19712 
installation is so damn easy..go click on the link Isaac given above...the seats are only supported by 4 screws each seat...so pretty much like 15 minutes taking your time.. =] btw, bump and somone please answer my question hehe. grin

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Sep 18, 3:35am - #19713 
NM!!! I just took the seat out and unfortunately there is only one wire...grr i wonder how much its gonna cost at toyota to get it wired...anyone noe the price?

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Sep 18, 9:16am - #19714 
Were going reupholstered seats too. including the back.

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Sep 18, 10:03am - #19715 
Reupholstered, seems the way to go as it's a lot cheaper then seats and truthfully I really like the stock seats. What kind of shop would you go for this thoug?

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Sep 18, 10:09am - #19716 
Originally Posted by isaac
these celica seat covers were on ebay a few months ago...

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Hey! I purchased those leather covers. They look really nice. And they are really easy to install, it just takes a lot of time.


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Sep 18, 10:23am - #19717 
I have leather seats and man do they suck when you're stuck in southern california traffic on the high way int he middle of a 104 degree afternoon w/no ac.

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Sep 18, 10:25am - #19718 
Hey Stun, where did you get those leather seat cover? Are they brand new? Anybody know where can I get it???


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Sep 18, 10:26am - #19719 
read the thread, he said they're from EBAY.

Originally Posted by kevin
Hey Stun, where did you get those leather seat cover? Are they brand new? Anybody know where can I get it???


Originally Posted by isaac
these celica seat covers were on ebay a few months ago...

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Sep 18, 10:26am - #19720 
Originally Posted by Steven
I have leather seats and man do they suck when you're stuck in southern california traffic on the high way int he middle of a 104 degree afternoon w/no ac.


wtf happened to your A/C?


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Sep 18, 10:27am - #19721 

I don't like to use it in traffic. I only use it when i'm crusing constantly.

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Sep 18, 1:32pm - #19722 
see the thing is i think it looks SOOOOO BAD when people get aftermarket front seats but stock rear, even though i know its like impossible to find aftermarket rear seats,i'd much rather get reupholstered

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Sep 18, 1:35pm - #19723 
I've never seen aftermarket rear seats.

Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
see the thing is i think it looks SOOOOO BAD when people get aftermarket front seats but stock rear, even though i know its like impossible to find aftermarket rear seats,i'd much rather get reupholstered

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Sep 18, 2:03pm - #19724 
Originally Posted by Steven
I've never seen aftermarket rear seats.

Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
see the thing is i think it looks SOOOOO BAD when people get aftermarket front seats but stock rear, even though i know its like impossible to find aftermarket rear seats,i'd much rather get reupholstered


exactly rice

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Sep 18, 2:04pm - #19725 
there is no point for aftermarket rear seats

Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
Originally Posted by Steven
I've never seen aftermarket rear seats.

Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
see the thing is i think it looks SOOOOO BAD when people get aftermarket front seats but stock rear, even though i know its like impossible to find aftermarket rear seats,i'd much rather get reupholstered


exactly rice

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Sep 18, 2:04pm - #19726 
yes there is, shows!

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Sep 18, 2:06pm - #19727 
laughsilly right

Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
yes there is, shows!

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Sep 18, 2:07pm - #19728 
Originally Posted by Steven
laughsilly right

Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
yes there is, shows!


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it would be sweet to have matching sparco or somethin front and rear seats


ADMIT IT!! laughsilly

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Sep 19, 10:17am - #19729 
Originally Posted by kevin

Hey Stun, where did you get those leather seat cover? Are they brand new? Anybody know where can I get it???


There was this guy in Ebay that was selling them. They are brand new. It's the same leather covers used by Toyota. I believe this guy worked in Toyota or something like that. I got it for $300 Shipped. I just tried looking for him but he doesn't have them on Ebay but keep on looking because he puts them up every now and then.


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