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I want to replace the seats in my 1998 110 CSW, my lady just can't get comfortable and 'she who must be obeyed' needs to be comfortable. the problem is the angle of the back rest.

Looking around, new seats are a fortune and seats on auctions seem to go for silly money.

Question, will the seats from a Discoovery or Range Rover slot straight in? If the front ones do, what about the middle row?

If I change, I don't want it to look a dogs dinner.

Thanks in advance

Bob R

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RRC ones fit perfectly. I have them in my 110 and they are very comfortable. I got a pair for £30 from ebay. You need to drill new holes in the seatbox to secure the back of the seat, or build a couple of brackets. You cant get the battery out easily without removing the seat, but you can access the boxes and disconnect the battery by sliding the seats forward as far as they will go. The arm rests will get in the way of the centre seat (and maybe the cubby box - i didnt have one) so this will need to be removed. I plan to build myself a custom cubby to get around this. With black seat covers, mine almost look like a standard fit.

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I am exceptionally thick, RRC?

Range Rover Classic [the original RR]

Or you can fit new foams to the existing seats which make a big difference in comfort. I used 2 of ExmoorTrims seat base foams in my front seats, fairly easy to fit at home.

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I'm moving my old front seats into the back with the aid of a series seatbox. There is a recent thread on here where i think Fridgefreezer has made his own seatbox for this purpose.

The RRC seats i have are fine with my height and i'm 6ft tall. I have heard of others that have had issues like Mike. I dont find legroom an issue either personally. Your knees are closer to the steering wheel, but i want to put one of the smaller moto lita ones in anyway. I like the driving position a lot. I sit a little higher and I am much less hunched over the wheel than before.

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I had a Disco 1 electric seat in my 90 for a very short while as, like Mike, I found the driving position uncomfortable. I was too close to the wheel both horizontally and vertically as the seats are both taller and longer than a standard defender. I probably could have moved the seat back further if I had removed the bulkhead behind the seats (but I don't want to) but there is very little that can be done about the height of the seat-base and even fitting a smaller after-market steering wheel did not help. I to am not exactly tall at 5ft11.

I fitted a Britpart replacement seat (as I didn't have the original) like this :- click me and have so far found it to well made and comfortable, plus it retains the ability to remove the seat base.

Pete.

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Britpart do replacement new backs/squabs that are very good and pretty cheap. They work out cheaper than the retrim kits that the specialists sell. I've just replaced two RRC front seats with a set of those.

If you fancy a trip out I have two RRC front seats already mounted on adaptors to allow them to bolt straight onto the Defender seat box. I need them out of the way so not looking for more than, say, 20 quid for the pair. The adaptors spread the load across the seat box, they were manufactured by Foers for the Ibex. The seats are the grey cloth ones from a late RRC with fold down armrest, adjustable lumbar and so on.

The biggest drawback is lack of access to the battery box without unbolting the passenger side one although that's not exactly something you do every day anyway. I fitted the seats in 2003 and I can't remember having to unbolt them until I took them out last year as it's still on the same battery (Optima red top so no need to top it up).

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I had RRC seats in my 110 for a few months. They were very comfy but that was lost by them being completely impractical. The leg room in the back was reduced to only a couple of inches so anyone wanting to sit in the back had to sit sideways.

I'm only 5'8" so it wasn't even due to the seat being to far back.

Ended up slinging them and putting the original Def ones back in. I'll probably just sort the foams out at some point.

Ade

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I want to replace the seats in my 1998 110 CSW, my lady just can't get comfortable and 'she who must be obeyed' needs to be comfortable. the problem is the angle of the back rest.

Looking around, new seats are a fortune and seats on auctions seem to go for silly money.

Question, will the seats from a Discoovery or Range Rover slot straight in? If the front ones do, what about the middle row?

If I change, I don't want it to look a dogs dinner.

Thanks in advance

Bob R

I fitted new foam and covers to the seats in our 90". It made a huge improvement. The seats are now very comfortable.

I've had no complaints over seat comfort from the female passenger seat occupant at all since then, not even during a 15 day 6686 km road trip.

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errr I should point out that mine is a hard top and has a bulkhead and dog guard which obviously reduces the room available, I imagine they fit better in a csw

Mike

Yep. They do. I wouldnt reccomend it for any vehicles with a bulkhead just behind the seats, they are too big for those really - i think the OP had a 110. They do reduce rear passenger legroom a little, but as i intend to move the rear seats back a little, this isnt a concern to me.

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Wow, the 220 GTI looks the dog's whatsits, exactly the sort of seats I want.

How difficult were they to fit, does the seat base allow access to battery and fusebox?

Bob R

Very few seats have a a removeable base, however, search for 'Anderson plugs' and you can see that jumping the batteries can be done 'remotely'. This is what I plan to do when fitting RRC seats...

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thanks for that guys.

what about the second row, is Exmoor the only real option?

Bob R

I have Renault megane rear seats fitted in the rear of my 110, they are in place of the orignal LR seats, they fold. slide forwards/backwards and recline. They bolt onto the existing landrover seat frames, Will hopefully load photos when i can work it out.

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