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968 Boxster seats into my 924S (done)

First of all thanks for all the help on previous threads on this topic (and older threads that talk about it). I initially wanted to put 987 Boxster seats into the car, but looked like there were a few reasons that it would be a very difficult fit, both in terms of physical fit and electrical hookup.

So I settled and got some really nice 986 seats on ebay (for cheap) - recently recovered with very nice, soft leather (the leather is soft, the seats are VERY firm actually). They came almost totally disassembled so it took me a couple hours to figure out how to put them back together (not as simple as a pivot bolt, haha).

Anyhow, following the previous how-to's on this I ground down the "nub" on the rail and flattened the front "feet." After testing I found that the center bar (to adjust height) actually has enough clearance for the seat to slide just fine, so I didn't take it off like some people do.

Hooked up power and it works fine. Definitely more bolstering than my 924S stock seats , though I'm not sure yet if I think these are very comfortable. IDK what it is, but I have yet to sit in an (older) Porsche seat that I find all that comfortable. Guess we'll see if these break-in. They do look nice though





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Wow, looks nice. I may want to try that too! They look much more supportive than my stock 944 seats.

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Also, in case anyone cares here's confirmation that the Boxter seat switches clear the ebrake with room to spare





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Looks great! Now I'm jealous. How much for the seats$$$??
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Now you have leftover Porsche 924S seats...

Santawife got me a set of Corbeau A4's a few years ago, and I needed some new office chairs, so:

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928 S4 seats in my 924S very comfortable.
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Looks great! Now I'm jealous. How much for the seats$$$??
The Boxster seats I got off ebay for about $500 shipped - the reupholstering is almost brand-new and very nice. They still smell like new leather It was a nice find, for sure. there are a lot of 986 Boxster seats on ebay for pretty low prices, really.
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Now you have leftover Porsche 924S seats...

Santawife got me a set of Corbeau A4's a few years ago, and I needed some new office chairs, so:

That is awesome. Dammit it's a shame the government would not take kindly to me disassembling the stupidly-expensive chair I have at work, and I have no home office
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You don't really need a donor chair - echairparts dot com has good selection, prices, and free shipping.

T3001 is the mechanism I used because it has seat angle control. Most office chairs have a relatively flat seat, whereas most car seats are angled and much thicker at the front.

GC-ee35 is the lift cylinder I used because it is short. Most office chairs have a thin seat, whereas a car seat is much thicker so a standard 5" cylinder sets the seat too high - even when fully compressed.

I scrounged the arms and base with casters from an old office chair, although you can purchase those as well.

As far as the platform between the actual seat and mechanism, I used a piece of high quality 3/4" plywood and bolted it all together using bolts and t-nuts.

(my co-workers are jealous)
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