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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Recaro seats? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Has anyone here thought about or already installed Recaro seats into their V? The factory black leather/suede seats in my ...
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    Recaro seats?

    Has anyone here thought about or already installed Recaro seats into their V? The factory black leather/suede seats in my '06 V weren't in that great of condition when I bought the car and only gotten worse. Was wondering rif anyone knew if these would fit and utilize factory frame and heat option.

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    I'm planning to install Recaro Speed seats next week. Since stock seatbelts are mounted into the seat, I ordered Wesco retrofit 3-pt belts...hoping there are mounting points already in the B-pillar and if not will weld in mounting points. Will also try to move the heat/airbag sensors from the stock seat to Recaro. Finally, to close the loop for the driver/passenger airbag you have to put an inline resistor....I'm hoping to get one from airbagsystems.com next week.

    Thanks to others who have provided a lot of info on this mod....I will post pics when this is done.

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Please post as many pics and technical details as possible. There have been a number of discussions about this, but the 3-point belts in particular have only been speculated about - I don't think I've ever seen any pics.
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    Re: Recaro seats?

    I pulled off my B pillar panel hoping for a factory mounting option....no such luck. Idk about welding in a mount. The sheetmetal is a bit thin IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaacs
    I pulled off my B pillar panel hoping for a factory mounting option....no such luck. Idk about welding in a mount. The sheetmetal is a bit thin IMO.
    D**n. That sucks. Anyone know where or how I could get my hands on a newer set of front seats? Or maybe should just have them reupholstered.

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Thanks, good to see this. I will have to check with some experts to see what can be done. The first thing that comes to mind is to insert threaded steel plate behind the existing slotted sheet metal.

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by BradCTSV View Post
    Thanks, good to see this. I will have to check with some experts to see what can be done. The first thing that comes to mind is to insert threaded steel plate behind the existing slotted sheet metal.
    I agree. Mounting the belts shouldn't be to difficult because this is a nice flat clean surface to work with.

    Which type of wesco belts were you looking at and would it make sense to try and mount some kind of GM pillar mounted, retractable belt instead so that you could use the existing buckle assembly?

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Here are the Wesco 3 pt. belts I ordered which are designed to mount on a b-pillar. They are retractable and I think they will work just fine. The biggest issue is figuring out all the airbag and seatbelt sensors. Car goes into the shop next Tues and I'm hopeful we can figure it all out. I've also been talking to some companies that specialize in airbags.

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    http://wescoperformance.stores.yahoo.net/resebe.html

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    Re: Recaro seats?

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    Attached is a picture of my recaro seat project in progress. The 3 point belts are mounted in the B-pillar and almost done...luckily the factory had a threaded point to mount the seat belt retractor and a plate will be mounted for the shoulder point. We are still working on the airbag and passenger pressure sensor but using the schematic we will work this out.

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    More peek-shuhs, pleez!!!
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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Very nice....those seats looks perfect in there!

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Well done!

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Thanks for the feedback. Iwill post a bunch of pics in the next few days...busy getting the bracket fabbed for the passenger side and working on the airbag sensors.

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    Re: Recaro seats?

    Keep us updated. I need some airbag sensors to get rid of the warning and light every time I get in my car.

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