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#1 wowie

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 11:26 PM

I just bought a 98 Legacy wagon. Compared to my 90, the front seats are really low. Any ideas on raising the seat height?

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 02:17 PM

I just bought a 98 Legacy wagon. Compared to my 90, the front seats are really low. Any ideas on raising the seat height?


I'm not recommending how to do this, but wanted to caution you if you decide to modify a seat or the way it mounts to the floor. If you're involved in a collision after you've modified a seat or the way a seat mounts to the floor, the seat is more likely to tear loose from the floor or break a seat track. Obviously, that increases the possibility of injury to occupants. Insurance investigators love to find stuff like that.......
Do you have a Legacy L wagon ? The GT and the Outback for '98 and '99 had height-adjustable driver's seats. Perhaps you could obtain a height-adjustable driver's seat from a wrecking yard?

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 03:05 AM

Do you have a Legacy L wagon ? The GT and the Outback for '98 and '99 had height-adjustable driver's seats. Perhaps you could obtain a height-adjustable driver's seat from a wrecking yard?

Sounds like a good plan, my wife and I were talking about this earlier today and I mentioned getting some deluxe seats from an Outback. Wonder if you could get a driver's seat on the passenger side too. Prob not.

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 08:10 AM

Sounds like a good plan, my wife and I were talking about this earlier today and I mentioned getting some deluxe seats from an Outback. Wonder if you could get a driver's seat on the passenger side too. Prob not.


that's correct---you can not put a left seat on the right side. First and foremost, the seat belt buckle is mounted to the seat, so the buckle would be on the wrong side.....but also, the seats and seat tracks are contoured differently to fit the shape of the floor on each side.




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