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Old 11-16-2005, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default DIY : Gs-R to civic seat swap

K, I know this is pretty low on the difficulty scale but no one had any pics up and the Helm's pics were slightly confusing so I thought I'd post up my experiences....

By the way, this particular swap is Gs-R to EJ8 (sedan).

<FONT SIZE="4">Tools needed:</FONT>
12mm
14mm
screwdriver or long flat tool
carpet shampooer



I just bought 2 seats that look brand new, had no smell on them or anything. As soon as i started shampooing them all hell broke loose. All this red crap came up like someone got shot in these seats . Then they started to smell like someone was using chewing tobacco and just spit it on the seats.


its x10 easier to do when its out of the car so just do it then.

<FONT SIZE="4">Step 1:</FONT>
-There are four 12mm bolts that bolt your old seats to the car.








K, so once those are out you have to swap rails. It LOOKS like the rails are the same but the door side is about an inch too short on the Gs-R seats.

<FONT SIZE="4">Step 2:</FONT>

There are 2 14mm bolts on the bottom of each side.




On the Door side of the driver's seat, you'll have to get off the two adjustment *****, which is a bitch. For the first ****, come up from underneath and try to hit the pin out that holds it with a screwdriver or some other flat object. It is lightly highlighted in <FONT COLOR="silver">silver</FONT>. The second clip was harder because it couldnt be seen from the bottom, so you'll have to wedge a pair of pliers in there and hit the clip with something else. As i said, pain in the ***.





Now that the ***** can be pulled out, the side panel can be taken off. Pull the seat lever out and the panel should slide out





<FONT SIZE="4">Step 3:</FONT>
Now to the seat backing. There is one 12mm on the seatbelt buckle side and 2 14mm on the door side. You'll have to reach inbetween the bottom and back cushion to find the zipper (or in the civic seat's case, its held in place by a clip). Unzip them and roll the seat skin up to help expose the 2 14mm bolts on the door side.

Once that's done the rails should come off and you should be left with 2 seat cushions not linked together.

Just reverse steps 2 & 3

One small issue i came up with was that I couldnt use the driver's side panel because of the 2 holes for the *****.




I decided that I didnt want black and silver mixed on the panels so i swapped the seat belts too. Both door-side panels will only be held up by a screw but there isnt really any stress placed on those things anyways.

In this pic i swapped the Gs-r seat belt but kept the civic plastic panel. I just spray painted over it on both seats.





And the end result....






a lot more comfortable and snug than the civic seats and they're not ***-pinchingly tight on the bottom end. They do ride a little bit higher though but its nothing a little reclining cant fix.


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Old 11-17-2005, 12:40 AM   #2
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113 looks to date but not a single bump, eh.....
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Old 11-17-2005, 01:53 AM   #3
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great write up!
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decent write up.
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Very very nice sir. Another 05'er steps up. Thanks for the contribution.
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decent write up.
just decent!!!!!?!?!!?! DIE!!!! . Ya after i was done i said, " **** i should have taken more pictures...." But it was 6:30 in the morning when i finished so i was too damn tired.
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just decent!!!!!?!?!!?! DIE!!!! . Ya after i was done i said, " **** i should have taken more pictures...." But it was 6:30 in the morning when i finished so i was too damn tired.
it woulda been great but i had to see the poo water in that vacuum and it looked like poo water... haha.

its actually a really good write up.
id give it and recommend it to someone that needed to know how.
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it woulda been great but i had to see the poo water in that vacuum and it looked like poo water... haha.

its actually a really good write up.
id give it and recommend it to someone that needed to know how.
it was wierd too because those seats looked MINT when i got them, i turned the steam cleaner on and *blamo* i had some wierd sludge-blood-tobacco mix that never ended. I shampooed the passenger seat for an hour and still didnt get all of it. I'm going to try to get the rest tomorrow though.

....I'll sell you the water. It'll add 5 hp when you add it to your radiator. It's going for the low low price of $5! yes thats right, thats $5. $1 per HP that you gain! act now!
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....I'll sell you the water. It'll add 5 hp when you add it to your radiator. It's going for the low low price of $5! yes thats right, thats $5. $1 per HP that you gain! act now!

cheapest hp ive ever seen...
ill take 10 gallons.
(ive got a leaky heater hose)
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nice writeup.
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Nice write up was planning on doin this sometime.
But seriously those are the ugliest seats i ever seen.Shoulda sprung the extra 100 and got some leather ones.Or at least gray.
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Nice write up was planning on doin this sometime.
But seriously those are the ugliest seats i ever seen.Shoulda sprung the extra 100 and got some leather ones.Or at least gray.
leather is too slippery and gray is played out.
i think they're gangster and id rock em.

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Nice write up was planning on doin this sometime.
But seriously those are the ugliest seats i ever seen.Shoulda sprung the extra 100 and got some leather ones.Or at least gray.
I didnt spring for leather because im in cali. Its 100 in the summer and 30 in the winter. I hate getting in a car and being hot or cold for extended periods while my seats adapt. Plus you slip like Rok said. I feel the same about gray as you do about these seats. I hate gray. So ******* drab & boring at the same time.
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I have black GSR seats in my hatch and I love them there comfy, and they hold you well...
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good job...now give you a pat in the back.
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is this an EK or an EG civic? DC2 seats a perfect fit into EG, and they bolt up perfectly into the EK par the inside rear mount, nothing a 16 gauge self tapper wont hold down.


you should do a write up on shampooing seats.
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is this an EK or an EG civic? DC2 seats a perfect fit into EG, and they bolt up perfectly into the EK par the inside rear mount, nothing a 16 gauge self tapper wont hold down.


you should do a write up on shampooing seats.
haha, it pretty much is.

Ya all the bolts would have lined up except the inside rear. Since people in Sacramento drive like dumb asshats I wanted that extra bolt down in case I'm headed for the nearest windshield .
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just curious why did you take off all the plastic on the seats for
why didnt you just slap those seats in the way they came i mean it bolts right up
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Old 02-22-2006, 03:15 PM   #19
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^ he wants all the bolts to line up. only 3 bolts line up in a 96-00 civic so u have to swap rails. nice writeup. first time i've seen one about the newer seats with the adjusting ***** on the side.
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nice write-up.
FUGLY colour and pattern though.
Same for other teg seats too right?
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How about the rear seats
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Very nice!
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Best seat pattern ever, but could have gotten a better color. The black with blue insides look AWESOME.
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Wouldn't it be Civic to GS-R seat swap? I came in here wondering why someone would trade off GS-R seats for Civic but looking through the pictures I see it was the other way around. Misleading title, but other than that love those seats. My LS seats in my EG were bomb as shtt!
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