mad102 None
March 7, 2011 3:37 a.m.

I'm trying to find a set of seats for my 1982 RX-7 that will be used for street driving and autocrossing. I was looking at a set of Procar Sportsman seats with the brackets from them. Has anyone had any luck with these and if not could anybody suggest a good alternative that fits my needs and a modest budget?

Mazdax605 HalfDork
March 7, 2011 5:14 a.m.

I used second generation seats in my 83 for many years. A lot of guys will opt for second gen Turbo II seats as they have better bolsters. If you were close by to me you would be welcome to have the second gen seats I still have(red by the way),but MA,and MS are far away from each other. The added benefit of the second gen seats is that they lower you down in the car so that any helmet rubbing issues are helped out. It is as simple as taking the slide rails from your cars seat,and mounting them to the second gen seats. I think they bolt right on,or maybe you need to drill one extra hole in one of the rails.


mad102 New Reader
March 7, 2011 5:26 a.m.

That's still helpful for me to know. I appreciate the tip. I almost don't care about the color, I just need something to replace the original seats that have completely collapsed in mine. Thanks, Chris.

Javelin SuperDork
March 7, 2011 8:54 a.m.

I used a set of no-name suede racing seats (Ractive?). FYI - The RX-7 used the same floorplan/firewall (albeit modified) throughout it's production. FC seats bolt into the FB with 3 of the 4 bolts, but if you're smart you can swap the FB tracks onto the FC seats and then they bolt right in. Same story with FD seats.

Woody SuperDork
March 7, 2011 9:58 a.m.

Full disclosure: These are mine. Porsche 911 seats by Recaro. $375.


Nis14 New Reader
March 7, 2011 11:18 a.m.

I was just going to use some replica Bride seats in my 2nd Gen., I figure it's gotta be better than the original S5 seats that are 20 years and breaking down

mad102 New Reader
March 7, 2011 9:51 p.m.

I really appreciate all the input. I think I'm going to find a set of decent 2nd gen seats and modify them to fit. It sounds like the easiest way to go and maybe help save me a little coin. Thanks again for the help.

You'll need to log in to post.

Also on Grassroots Motorsports

MX-5 Cup Racing: Live on Your Screen This Friday and Saturday

1 day ago in News

Catch all the action of the Global MX-5 Cup race at Road America live this weekend.

How to Run Compressed Air at Home

1 day ago in Articles

A guide for installing an air compressor and air tools in your home garage.

2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI 4Motion

1 day ago in New Car Reviews

Say hello to the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S with 4Motion. It comes with a turbocharged 1.8-liter engine that is ...

You Need This: $1600 Street Racer Ford Festiva

1 day ago in News

It already has a GRM sticker and everything.

Get Your Subscription Combo Deals!

1 day ago in News

Get both our magazines for the price of one!

Your Projects: smokindav’s VW GTI Project

1 day ago in News

Love a good MK5 GTI? You might enjoy this build thread.

Wing It: Simple Talk on the Complex Subject of Aerodynamics

2 days ago in Articles

Whether sleek, boxy or somewhere in between, all cars interact with the air while racing down the track.

2018 Acura TLX V6 A-Spec

2 days ago in New Car Reviews

Acura is introducing something new for the 2018 model year: the Acura TLX V6 A-Spec. It's the highest trim level ...

You Need This: 1989 Suzuki Swift GTi

2 days ago in News

For sale: one of Suzuki's under-appreciated hot hatches.

Buyer's Guide: Chevy Cobalt SS

2 days ago in Articles

All the information you'll need on GM’s entry in the sport compact wars.

Wednesday Night GRM Live: Are You Using the Right Chemicals for the Job?

3 days ago in News

What do all these cans even do!?!?

Project SVT Focus Gets Caught Up on Maintenance

3 days ago in Project Cars

Once again, some off-road action sent our project focus under the knife.


Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

Subscribe Today

Also get your instant access to the digital edition of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine!

Learn More