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 Post subject: How to :- fit recaro seats in a C5
PostPosted: April 18th, 2011, 8:27 pm 
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I made a start tonight on my other seat and decided to go picture mad in the hope this maybe of use to other C5 owners.

This will be in two parts as ive ran out of light tonight.

What you will need to do this.

C5 runners
Evo 5 runners
Socket set
Few spanner's + screwdrivers
Angle grinder
Drill with some decent drill bits.

First grab your Evo seat runners

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Disconet the cable that runs between the two on the outer runner and remove the plastic handle so your left with this.

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Next lock the seat runner open by wedging a screw driver inbetween the teeth and the bottom runner, then pull the runner back, after this grind the two front rivets off then the rear rivit on the base off the runner like so.

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Next drill out the two rivets on the top eather side of the handle.

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once done the runners should just pull apart, the reason for gringing the rivits it they also double up as stop's for the runners.

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Once thats done you will need to keep the bearings from the runner, but you can bin the lower peace that bolts to the floor.

Next thing it to get the outer C5 runner disconect the cable joing both of them together like on the Evo runners.

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Next thing is to grind off the three rivits across the top's, dont worry about anything atached to the upper runner as its being bined.

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Once you have grinded the tops off, drill out all three upper rivits like before, then the top half of the seat runner will come away like so...

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and you will be left with just this.

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Please note the two little indents eather side of the centre hole.

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these also need to be drilled out as the seat runners will not split.

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After that you will need to slide the runners apart, they can need some perswation with the hammer, you can muller the runner bearings if you want as you can use the Evo one's.

For some reson the Evo runners split better than the c5 ones.

Then you end up with this.

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Throw the top half of the C5 runner in the bin.

Next slide one bearing onto the c5 lower half and feed it as far back as you can, you then need to fit a nut and bolt in the middle like so, please note this can be very very fiddley.

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The bolt in the centre will also double as a stop for the first bearing, next pull the runner back out, dont worry the bolt will stop this from coming all the way out, then you will expose the other end, place the second bearing on the runners and feed it back into the upper half, and slide the runner as far back into the upper housing as possible.

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Then finally nut and bolt the other end thats left.

Now you have a evo/c5 runner which will fit stright to the floor pan with no more mods.

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This part is the hardest part to do but its better than welding brackets on and bending and not getting a level set.

Part two will hopefully be tommorrow :-)

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Ok here's the final steps to fit Evo seats.

Mount the bases onto the bottom of the seats, you will notice the front bolt holes do not line up so you will have to redrill them like so.

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Once done you will need to fit them onto the base properly, as these no longer need to be removed.

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Once refitted you will need to remove the inner runner by undoing the two gold alankey bolts as pictured.

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You will then be left with this part bolted to your seat.

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Fit the lower part of the runner you have removed from the seat into the car.

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Once you have refitted the runner to the car fit the seat back in so the inner runner sits below the bracket still secured on to the seat, then secure the seat down at all four points

You will then need to mark the position for the new holes to be drilled from above, once done you will then need to drill the marked out holes in the lower part of the runner, it's a better ideal to remove the runner from the car before drilling. :thumbu

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Once done refit the runner through the new holes this can be fiddley so be patiant, then refit the slider cable.

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Dont forget to swap over the seat belt part to the seat.

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Once done fit the seats in the car job done :-)

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There you have it, Evo 4 seats in a c5 :-)

Takes about 2-3 hours to do.

Any questions please just ask :-)


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 Post subject: Re: How to :- fit recaro seats in a C5
PostPosted: April 18th, 2011, 8:44 pm 
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good stuff dude

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 Post subject: Re: How to :- fit recaro seats in a C5
PostPosted: April 19th, 2011, 6:55 pm 
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All finished.


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 Post subject: Re: How to :- fit recaro seats in a C5
PostPosted: April 19th, 2011, 9:15 pm 
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Sweet, If ever get to the stage of changing seats for EVO ones it will be helpful :thumbu


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