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#1 Benjy25

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:43 PM

I've just bought a set of seat adjuster brackets. The L shaped ones from mini spares and being so new to cars I can't work them out =[. I have heard they are simple to fit but I'm confused. If you want to laugh please feel free to do so but if anyone can give me some guidence it would be much appreatiated.
So far I have bolted in the bit which doesn't connect to the seat however I'm not too sure which hole I can use on the bracket to connect to the seat. If I put it on the furthest the spring loaded bit of the seat doesn't seem to clip in.
Any help would be much appretiatied.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:49 PM

Everyone has to start somewhere!

Could you get a few pictures of what it is you mean so people can point out what goes where?

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:51 PM

take the seat out, look where the seat is bolted at the front, the extender slots in where the seat is bolted to.

Give me 5 min and i will go out to the garage and take a picture >_<

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:52 PM

will do in the morning >_<
Thanks for not ripping me to shreds :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:52 PM

Scott your idea is even better >_<

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:01 PM

Here we go buddy (sorry about the bad condition seat mounts lol) i couldn't figure out how they went at first so your not alone!

Also the bolts the came with mine were terrible quality, thread was gone on the after i tightened them up once so i recommend some different bolts.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:05 PM

Scott - does that push the seat up (at the front a bit)?

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:11 PM

Scott - does that push the seat up (at the front a bit)?


yea, push's it back and up a little bit. makes the standard seat a bit nicer to sit in.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:19 PM

If it's any consolation, I think they're a naff design.

As per the picture, there's only one hole that bolts it to the car.. if they'd thought about it a bit more.. and moved the other hole back a bit you could fasten it twice to the car bracket- would be a lot sturdier.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:38 PM

You could just drill a couple of extra holes and add some more bolts for extra security. Just out of curiosity what's that extension piece made from, its looks like aluminium???

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:47 PM

If it's any consolation, I think they're a naff design.

As per the picture, there's only one hole that bolts it to the car.. if they'd thought about it a bit more.. and moved the other hole back a bit you could fasten it twice to the car bracket- would be a lot sturdier.


How many holes do the original seat bracket use to connect to the car bracket?


You could just drill a couple of extra holes and add some more bolts for extra security. Just out of curiosity what's that extension piece made from, its looks like aluminium???


I do think they are Aluminium... Clicky.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:54 PM

scott your a Diamond >_< I'm gonna have a butchers when I get in from college :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 07:20 AM

If it's any consolation, I think they're a naff design.

As per the picture, there's only one hole that bolts it to the car.. if they'd thought about it a bit more.. and moved the other hole back a bit you could fasten it twice to the car bracket- would be a lot sturdier.


How many holes do the original seat bracket use to connect to the car bracket?


One. But these brackets increase the leverage on that area, as well as the side loading on the fixture due to being longer and spacing the weight of the seat and it's occupant further away from the mounting place.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 02:13 PM

just fitted the brackets and it went good :thumbsup:
by the way the spring loaded clip thing on the bottom doesn't clip in anymore is this how it is for everyone??

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 02:25 PM

If you mean the hold down catch that stops the seat tipping, you'll need it for an MoT.




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