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#1 True2Blue

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 03:17 PM

Does anyone know what seats will swap into 95-98 legacy's?

I lie these wrx wagon seats

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(looking for all black)

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 05:41 PM

Pretty much all the EJ seats will interchange without issue. WRX seats will bolt right into a Legacy. No worries there.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 06:46 PM

you just made my day.. is there a cut off year for the wrx?

and thats from and back?

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 06:58 PM

i just put 07 seats in my 91

GD said it, pretty much all ej series seats will transfer over, pay attention to the height though if you a tall person

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 07:02 PM

awesome thanks

im 6'1" at 200lbs

im more worried about the back seats tho

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 07:14 PM

make sure you get wagon seats if you have a wagon, sedan seats if you have a sedan

the rears are not as plug and play as the fronts, but are do-able

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:11 PM

Yeah - I've seen the rear's from Imp's put into early Legacy's, etc (sedan's anyway). It can be done. The fit is pretty good it's just the mounting that might need tweaking.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:41 PM

The 2008 and newer are said to not work but I haven't verified yet.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:49 PM

Great topic, good info. How about swapping front seats into EA81s, specifically Brats?

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:07 AM

How about swapping front seats into EA81s, specifically Brats?


Much harder. Nothing lines up. I've got 2004 Forester seats in my hatch (same as a Brat) and it took me about 4 hours of modification to get them low enough and to move the mounts around to match the floor mounting points as well as drilling new mount holes in the rear.

You would be much better off going with aftermarket seats on a Brat IMO. Though welding adaptor tabs to a good set of EA82 seats works well also since they use a similar mounting system for the rails, etc. Just has to be narrowed in order to mount the EA81 rails to the EA82 seat frames. I prefer to move away from the EA81 seat rails though as they do not support my size/weight effectively when bouncing around off-road (I'm 6' 2" and about 240).

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:25 AM

I put bombz seats in my ea71 id would in the 82 as well but if i could get a whole set of wrx seats (front and back) and bolt it in with out too much modification on the rears it would be worth the trouble time and money

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 07:48 AM

I put newer OBS seats into my GL, had to cut off the mounting tabs, re-weld, get everything to line up, etc. I'd say swapping EJ seats into ea cars probably isn't worth it unless you get a good set for free... I like the newer seats though. And free is nice.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 04:03 PM

I have '05 STi seats in my '87 RX. Took about 5 hours total for fabbing the EA82 rails to the STi seats.




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