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Awesome! Looks good. That was quick dude...I was thinking an update wouldn't come for a few weeks.

I'm still convinced of getting racing seats eventually (my seats are freaking junk!!)...this is a good alternative if I can find a decent deal on them (I'm a cheap basturd when it comes to stuff like this).
It's not that hard at all really just time consuming because of the drilling and the wiring , I solder and shrink tube everything I spent maybe 2 hours per seat but that was because I was taking my time to do it right , but in a scale from 1 to 10 , I think it's about 3.5 . Yeah I was going to buy some cheap racing seats from ebay too , but I came across this deal I couldn't pass but if you can grab a pair of these do it you're never gonna regret it .


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Awesome! Looks good. That was quick dude...I was thinking an update wouldn't come for a few weeks.

I'm still convinced of getting racing seats eventually (my seats are freaking junk!!)...this is a good alternative if I can find a decent deal on them (I'm a cheap basturd when it comes to stuff like this).
Jon I'm with ya.... Less expensive woulda been nicer. Would have happily gone with one of the lesser expensive Recaro's or maybe even some off-brand that gets decent reviews but the biggest problem is you can only find those in black or grey. Having this Parchment interior there's just no way that would work for me, it's gotta look like it belongs there.

Now if you need legit racing seats because you need racing seats then I guess that's another story... I don't get to go to the track like you do so I'm more interested in what's comfortable for street and shows well.

You should make this your next project though after you get the N2O install wrapped up. Get your wife a nice Christmas present so you can leverage some of that tax refund money next spring, lol.



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It's not that hard at all really just time consuming because of the drilling and the wiring , I solder and shrink tube everything I spent maybe 2 hours per seat but that was because I was taking my time to do it right , but in a scale from 1 to 10 , I think it's about 3.5 . Yeah I was going to buy some cheap racing seats from ebay too , but I came across this deal I couldn't pass but if you can grab a pair of these do it you're never gonna regret it .
Good to know. Seems simple enough and definitely worth the time and money.

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Jon I'm with ya.... Less expensive woulda been nicer. Would have happily gone with one of the lesser expensive Recaro's or maybe even some off-brand that gets decent reviews but the biggest problem is you can only find those in black or grey. Having this Parchment interior there's just no way that would work for me, it's gotta look like it belongs there.

Now if you need legit racing seats because you need racing seats then I guess that's another story... I don't get to go to the track like you do so I'm more interested in what's comfortable for street and shows well.

You should make this your next project though after you get the N2O install wrapped up. Get your wife a nice Christmas present so you can leverage some of that tax refund money next spring, lol.
Seats are definitely up on the list for the future. Since I do go to track I have to get decent slicks/drag radials next. I have some rims laying around (or may pick up some used GT 17x8s to use) that I will put them on for the track.

Good point on the interior color. I have the same color as yours so yeah black racing seats will look a little funny but I have actually seen some pics of black racing seats in the tan interior it doesn't look half bad. The race track does sway me more to the racing seats. This setup is definitely worth the thought and research when the time comes.

My bonus this year will go to tires and the rest to other things. We are working on getting a house so I have a feeling big purchases on the stang are coming to end after the nitrous install lol...which is fine. We need a house with our growing family.

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SoCal2V-- I always read your posts. How did the Parchment color of the SN95 match up to the Parchment of the 197?
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^ I posted a couple pics on the last page somewhere, it's almost perfect.


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Thanks for the reply. I have been without a computer for a few days. I will have to seriously consider this up grade.
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^ The S197 parchment color actually matches the rest of the interior (door panels, armrests etc) better than the SN95 parchment does. If you put the seats side by side the S197's are a shade or two lighter in color; I was kinda worried at first but once I got them in I couldn't be happier, and I'm pretty damn picky about what I put on or in my cars. With few exceptions I really try not to go overboard with aftermarket appearance items, I prefer a more "factory" at-a-glance sort of look.


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Did the seat swap a couple years ago love them. easy swap big difference with the comfort.


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