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I'm setting up my car to Autocross and would like to lighten it as much as possible. If possible I would like to take out the rear fold down seats when Autocrossing and then pop them back in after, I think its pretty easy, looks like two bolts on the back of the back left side fold down seat and then slip out the seats (they have metal backing for crash support and seem somewhat heavy). I may even look into fabricating some type of quick release like they have in vans.

Has anyone tried to take them out, and if so what is the best way to do this?
 

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I believe Andrew a.k.a. Sick6Speed took them out
 

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Umm… It has 4 bolts 2 holding the top part, 2 holding the bottom. Very easy to take off worth it too. I was driving around for like 2 months with out them, I also took out the trunk lining.
 

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Hey Brad you should consider that removing the rear seats (or taking any weight off the back end for that matter) will change the F/R weight distribution, making it even more biased toward the front end. If you do it, you should adjust tire pressure and your Teins accordingly.
 

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gizmo2003 - Thanks for the info.

Honcho - I got a VIS CF hood coming in next week to balance it out.
 

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Took out my rear seats. It was easy theres just a big open whole leading from the trunk to the cabin though. But definetly worth the weight diffrence.
 

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Took out my rear seats. It was easy theres just a big open whole leading from the trunk to the cabin though. But definetly worth the weight diffrence.
I am thinking about popping in a large piece of black .040 textured ABS. Using Industrial Strength Self adhesive 1 in wide Velcro to hold it in. You can slip the plastic under the side panels in the back of the car so it would look pretty clean, all blacked out - you could even glue on some light carpet for a final touch - the hole thing I priced out at about $25....not counting your labor... :)
 

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Brad said:
I am thinking about popping in a large piece of black .040 textured ABS. Using Industrial Strength Self adhesive 1 in wide Velcro to hold it in. You can slip the plastic under the side panels in the back of the car so it would look pretty clean, all blacked out - you could even glue on some light carpet for a final touch - the hole thing I priced out at about $25....not counting your labor... :)

Yea i got it upholstered after my friends dad did it 4 $40. Below me.
 

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jiggerman78 said:
Yea i got it upholstered after my friends dad did it 4 $40. Below me.
Any pics of the panel installed?

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so what goes into doing this? do you ahve to remove the front seats? to take out the rear seats? where are the bolts located? dont want to attempt this with absolutely no idea where to begin.

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so what goes into doing this? do you ahve to remove the front seats? to take out the rear seats? where are the bolts located? dont want to attempt this with absolutely no idea where to begin.

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Look ill tell you its not that hard to take out just rip stuff apart and there are about a million bolts to take off. You do not have to take out the front seats. Look its not worth it its a pain in the ass to put back in. I did it a long time ago and I still havent put them back in. I wouldnt recommend doing it at all.
 
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