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Postby AFCor » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:36 am

I'm wondering what everyone does with the back seat. Do you leave it, replace it with something or just take it out completely? If you have pictures, that would be great too!
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Re: Back seat Options

Postby lumbercis » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:43 pm

AFCor wrote:I'm wondering what everyone does with the back seat. Do you leave it, replace it with something or just take it out completely? If you have pictures, that would be great too!


Leave it unless you are actually taking your car to the track on a regular basis. Taking it out on a street car is silly.
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Re: Back seat Options

Postby Corey » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:54 pm

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Re: Back seat Options

Postby DudeMan » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:40 pm

lumbercis wrote:Leave it unless you are actually taking your car to the track on a regular basis. Taking it out on a street car is silly.


Not necessarily.

It's nearly impossible to drive with someone behind you since your seat has to be so far forward.. and either way the passengers bitch about how cramped it is. :P

I think the backseats are a pain in the ass. As long as the time is taken to properly cover the area like Corey posted there's really nothing wrong with it.
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Re: Back seat Options

Postby tubasteve » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:13 am

I did fold mine down

Did notice +2 mpg w/o them.....but my millage was terrible to begin with
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Re: Back seat Options

Postby toayoztan » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:13 am

The seats themselves don't weigh very much. The alltracs usually have pristine-shape rear seats that are leather.

I'm leaving mine in just because, but I most likely will be putting in a roll cage and no one will be able to sit back there with the cross bar.

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Re: Back seat Options

Postby AFCor » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:29 am

I'm pretty sure I will be removing them. I asked my wife to sit in the back while I drive around a bit and, well... let's just say we didn't get very far. :wink:
Corey I like what you did to replace them. Good Idea.
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Re: Back seat Options

Postby lumbercis » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:46 pm

My point was that there's no reason to take them out for performance reasons on a street car. You aren't pushing the car to it's performance limits on the street without getting arrested or dead anyway.

Of course an adult isn't going to sit back there for a long road trip, but wait until you're hanging out with the family and your mom wants you to take the three little cousins to miniature golf. Toyota put them there for a purpose which is as auxiliary seating for short trips. Taking them out you lose that capability.

But specific scenarios don't matter, it's generally just pointless to gut a street car. If you can name a specific sanctioning body and class that you've competed in in the last year (SCCA Solo, NASA HPDE, NSCRA True Street etc.) then I'll eat my words.
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Re: Back seat Options

Postby Corey » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:47 pm

Sorry, but that's not my car. I believe its of one of our members cars. I found it on another forum. I'm thinking 93cc's car.
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Re: Back seat Options

Postby mx6er2587 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:00 pm

I replaced mine with a set of black cloth seats out of a 6th gen 25th anniversary addition. Matchs my cloth 7th gen front seats nicely.

The 6th gen seats also have slightly thinner padding and deeper buckets which make them more comfortable for pasangers as the change in angle gives a bit more leg room.

I can post some pictures if you want
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Re: Back seat Options

Postby ZeroDrift » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:06 pm

mx6er2587 wrote:I replaced mine with a set of black cloth seats out of a 6th gen 25th anniversary addition.
I can post some pictures if you want



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Re: Back seat Options

Postby lumbercis » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:20 pm

@mx6er2587

Now that's a cool idea!
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Re: Back seat Options

Postby AFCor » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:23 pm

lumbercis wrote:it's generally just pointless to gut a street car

I agree with you. I think gutting your car for anything less than all-out racing is a little overboard. Now I like cruise control, I like having a simple sound system, and I like having a sun roof. I just don't have a particular need for the back seat. I have a family vehicle for that. That's why I want to remove them and replace them with something else.
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Re: Back seat Options

Postby temperacerguy » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:02 pm

mx6er2587 wrote:I replaced mine with a set of black cloth seats out of a 6th gen 25th anniversary addition. Matchs my cloth 7th gen front seats nicely.

The 6th gen seats also have slightly thinner padding and deeper buckets which make them more comfortable for pasangers as the change in angle gives a bit more leg room.

I can post some pictures if you want


would love pictures.. are they bolt in?
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Re: Back seat Options

Postby 93cc » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:18 am

Corey Darling wrote:Sorry, but that's not my car. I believe its of one of our members cars. I found it on another forum. I'm thinking 93cc's car.


That is my car... I removed the rear seats because I dont plan on hauling anyone or anything back there and I relocated the battery there too

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