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Old 12-01-2012, 02:46 PM   #31
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update
made myself a custom base for the recaro this morning.

sits 2" lower and slides back an additional 3 inches.

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Old 12-01-2012, 04:24 PM   #32
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Wow that looks great! are you going to do the passengers seat as well?
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:10 PM   #33
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Wow that looks great! are you going to do the passengers seat as well?
sadly i only have one seat. its a leftover from my 93 jetta autoX car that i scrapped last year.

being 6'9" tall, i can now see the entire steering wheel without my knees touching the dashboard. the mismatched seats bothers my wife a bit but function over fashion.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:43 AM   #34
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How about some detail photos of that base, Independent77? It's hard to see much from that long view.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:00 PM   #35
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How about some detail photos of that base, Independent77? It's hard to see much from that long view.
+10. I NEED TO KNOW HOW THAT WORKS. I've been looking for brackets that fit the E so I can finally have a bucket seat, but no one makes the damn things for the box.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #36
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i used a recaro ls-c seat. its a universal fit not an OEM seat.
I had used it in my old jetta racecar with a Wedge engineering slider and base.
Initially i contacted Wedge for a element base, shipped to canada would have been just under $150. I wasnt interested in spending money twice so i mdified this one. My friend owns a VW repair shop and allowed me to use his shopspace last saturday.
Basically i used the Jetta base, cut of all the 'legs' that bolt to the VW factory locations.
used some 1/8" x 1" flatbar from the local metal supply, added 4 new legs to the modified base. the slider and seat bolt to the base as recaro intended.

I'll take some more pics tomorrow when its light outside.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:44 AM   #37
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:47 PM   #38
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Question Seat Belt?

Has there been anything for an 08 Element... im 6'7" and its beggining to piss me off. I need more leg room.

***NOTE*** EXTEND MY SEAT CO. is willing to make a bracket for the elements but they need someone out in Los Angeles. If anyone out there in LA is looking for a almost free extension for the seat rails let me know so i can get it done?????

http://extendmyseat.com/

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Has there been anything for an 08 Element... im 6'7" and its beggining to piss me off. I need more leg room.

***NOTE*** EXTEND MY SEAT CO. is willing to make a bracket for the elements but they need someone out in Los Angeles. If anyone out there in LA is looking for a almost free extension for the seat rails let me know so i can get it done?????

http://extendmyseat.com/

**EXTENDMYSEATCO.**
"In exchange for their car and time we would give them a rental car and free set of brackets."

Again this is in Los Angeles area... please, anyone with an E in this area the service is free and you get a rental to abuse for a few days. Please please.... this is the opportunity for us E Owners need to fix the leg room issue. A customization that is much needed, with proffesional work no improvised work. Please please...
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:41 PM   #40
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I think the lack of rear seat movement is a result of them needing to slide far enough forward to lay flat & meet up with the fronts of the rear seats, making a solid sleeping platform. If you look at the bottom of the seats the slider rails extend over an inch past the front mounting bolt, most ridiculous thing Ive seen.

The seat adapters I made for my leather seats gave me a good 3~4" of more slide back & still have loads of room in the back seat for passengers.
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