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Old 04-14-2004, 08:24 PM   #1
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APC Seats in a Mustang?

Ok guys... I know how we all hate APC... but these new seats look damn nice...



For $267 a pair and $88 shipping that's a hard deal to miss... Now these come with universal sliders... but I've always heard they won't work on Mustangs. Well.. there must be some way of getting them to fit. How would one get APC seats into a Mustang?
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swap out the tracks (use the original mustang tracks on the apc seats)
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Does that work? That's all that's required???
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Does that work? That's all that's required???
Mostly likely you might be able to drill new holes in the original track. Just buy em and make em fit in there.
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Ok. What do you think about that color in my grey/charcoal interior stang? Or should I go with red/black?
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I'm thinking these just cause the ones in the first pic I posted look more like black/silver and altho I have some silver in my interior... it's not enough to blend in good enuff... But how about this... black seude and black vinyl..



This one just looks weird... maybe because of the lighting? Hmm...



I could always go red/black too but I tried to get away from such extremes... altho just seats isn't a prob...

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C.R.A.P.

And also, you will lose your power seating (if applicable).

And they may not fit anyway. Depends on how wide the base of the seat is. My brackets were specifically made for the mustang and they wouldn't line up with the stock seats. Brackets that are designed for the car just have the correct bolt pattern/dimensions on the floor.
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Old 04-14-2004, 09:30 PM   #8
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Ya... I have power seating on my driver's side... but I never adjust it anyways...

I need a seat that'll grip me well on corners. I'm at the point now that my car handles real well when cornering, but my stock seats aren't keeping me in position! The newer model of APC seats look a lot more grippy than the first line that came out, and I'm really considering them, especially since a lot of ppl besides the one's who replied here, have basically told me to just redrill the brackets that they come with.
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The red and black seat looks the best, followed by the black black
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You think red/black would go good with my interior? Or would I be ricing it up again?! lol
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oh god no dont buy that
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What the hell do I buy then? I guess I stick with seat covers cause I can't afford much more than $350 a pair...
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People who tell you you can redrill the brackets are probably the same people that said the Corbeau seats would fit in my car, no problem.

#A: They didn't fit the stock brackets.
#B: I even tried drilling the brackets, just like you, but unfortunately the seat belt holder didn't clear the seat.
#C: The specially designed brackets (+$70, each) cleared the seat, and lined up perfect, but the seat belt hold pushed into the transmission hump, making the seats not fit.

So I spent about 3 hours pounding on the seat brackets with a sledgehammer to bend the bracket a little bit. Worked fine.

Your mileage may vary. I just won't trust anybody who hasn't installed seats in a mustang anymore.
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What the hell do I buy then? I guess I stick with seat covers cause I can't afford much more than $350 a pair...
PATIENCE!!!! Dont just buy something cause you can
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defiantly wait to find something better, remember, you pay for what you get, and APC equals too much money for cheap quality ****
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I'm at the point now that my car handles real well when cornering, but my stock seats aren't keeping me in position!
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I would only ever consider a APC product if I new I could take there damn logo off the damn seats head wrest area...good gawd that enough to make you hurl right there....
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I spent some time reading a 2 page thread over on 3.8mustang.com. A member there bought the old model APC seats off eBay that had the logo removed. He thought it'd be as easy as drilling and reusing the old brackets, but had a lot of trouble with it. I'll talk to my stepdad and see what he thinks. I'll probably just hold off and do something else like exhaust.
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those seats are kinda nice, not crazy about the wilf red one though...but hey the 10th Anniv. seats are leather red/black
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Ya... I really like the look of the APC seats... it's just getting them in that'd be a prob...
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dude for what you could buy those seeats for you could actually make your car fast (omg yes fast) instead of buying something like seats....... if it were me i would stop spending all my money on the appearance and start with the performance
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dude for what you could buy those seeats for you could actually make your car fast (omg yes fast) instead of buying something like seats....... if it were me i would stop spending all my money on the appearance and start with the performance
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Just do like I'm doing and redo the apholstery in suede. I just went and bought a bunch of black suede to recover my seats.
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He doesn't just want a new texture. He wants the bolsters so his seats will grip him in corner.
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Let me clarify, I left out an important detail in that post....Get the APC seats, then redo the apholstery on em. Then there wouldn't be any visible APC logo, and he'd have his grip to hold him in the corners.
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It's not even the logo that bugs me, it's the fact of not bolting in directly.
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OK, I've bought racnig seats for my stang anf dug myself a big hole! They were 3A Racing Seats...i know i know....cheapo...but they're were nicer then these APC's...anyway....i chopped off my existing brackets and welded em to my new 3A's.....i installed everything and they looked great...only to find out that they were too wide..due to my large center console...DUDE....My F*ckin' doors wouldn't shut! That was a day I won't forget LMAO!! So just be warned about aftermarket seats in a 99+ V6 Stanger! L8r Guys!
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OK, I've bought racnig seats for my stang anf dug myself a big hole! They were 3A Racing Seats...i know i know....cheapo...but they're were nicer then these APC's...anyway....i chopped off my existing brackets and welded em to my new 3A's.....i installed everything and they looked great...only to find out that they were too wide..due to my large center console...DUDE....My F*ckin' doors wouldn't shut! That was a day I won't forget LMAO!! So just be warned about aftermarket seats in a 99+ V6 Stanger! L8r Guys!
Haha. I almost had the exact same problem with my CR1s. I literally have less than a quarter inch clearance between my door and seat. It used to rub before I beat on the bracket with a sledgehammer.
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wait, then by Corbeau's
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okay IMHO dont get anything that says APC on it wait then get some cobra racing seats http://www.cobraseats.com/products.asp or some tenzo seats and if you want good harnesses get some takata harnesses i've got a friend with 'em in her car and they're simply badass.
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i looked through that site but where is their pricing?
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i looked through that site but where is their pricing?
it ranges on where you get them from the seats i want AFTER a do alot of work are 1000.00 for the pair but i need go faster mods 1st
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