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rover 200 seats

#1 Post by pkronic » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:23 am

hello so as for another question for you legends now this question is personal preference for me but a r8 rover 200 front seats well what seats fit that are lower or can be lowered? i prefer to be lower to the floor as tall and its more comfortable for me. now ive seen forums on it and thats why i say for my personal preference because all those posts just get the replies "the seat are a ok height for me"

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#2 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:18 pm

The more upmarket models came with a height adjustable front drivers seat, I think that is more about raising small people into the roof though :D

Allegedly HHR front seats fit a R8, also the front seats from the 600. If you're much over 6' you probably want to lower the seat further?
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#3 Post by pkronic » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:21 pm

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:18 pm
The more upmarket models came with a height adjustable front drivers seat, I think that is more about raising small people into the roof though :D

Allegedly HHR front seats fit a R8, also the front seats from the 600. If you're much over 6' you probably want to lower the seat further?
yh im 6ft4 *laughs* ill look into them its ashame the crossmember is higher than previous cars ive owned *laughs*

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#4 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:40 pm

The height adjustable seats on a 25 are taller than normal ones, go figure. :blink
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#5 Post by pkronic » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:59 pm

anyone got any ideas of any leather car seats that will fit a 5 door r8 front and back, i dont mind modifyin just want lowish cost

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#6 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:49 pm

Rover 25 front seats will bolt straight in, and if you don't mind stripping the cover material off and modifying it to fit the old R8 frames, you could use Rover 25 rear seats.

Not sure about interchangeability from the later 400 and 45, but if you do a bit of searching on this forum, you may find an answer. Or buy a cheap 45 as a parts donor (see my reply to your other post) :)
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#7 Post by Will_216GSi » Tue May 01, 2018 4:09 pm

pkronic wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:59 pm
anyone got any ideas of any leather car seats that will fit a 5 door r8 front and back, i dont mind modifyin just want lowish cost
I got half leathers sport seats from an SLi for £33 on a fleabay bargain. Just keep an eye out! Perfect fit too, just needed a good clean.

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#8 Post by pkronic » Wed May 02, 2018 8:15 pm

Will_216GSi wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 4:09 pm
pkronic wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:59 pm
anyone got any ideas of any leather car seats that will fit a 5 door r8 front and back, i dont mind modifyin just want lowish cost
I got half leathers sport seats from an SLi for £33 on a fleabay bargain. Just keep an eye out! Perfect fit too, just needed a good clean.
i have been but mine is a SLi *laughs* its got materieal seats but i want full leather xD

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#9 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Thu May 24, 2018 8:46 am

From what I've observed from my motley collection, the lowest standard fitment is achieved with the 'Recaro' range of half leather front seats.

I have a grey cloth set with lumbar adj & height adjustment via a a crank handle at the front of the seat; coupled with the later airbag equipped steering wheel and the fat seat squab, makes a noticeable difference to thigh steering wheel clearance.

Of course I've put on a few pounds over the years :mellow
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