[MR2] MkII Seat Considerations
ken at soundkwest.com
Thu Sep 3 21:31:11 EDT 2009
That makes sense. I knew they were available on the
overseas models. Trevor got back to me. He used Corbeau rails to fit the
SRDs in his 92T. I knew you would be able to find Mark's thread with the
information I gave you. His seats sit at normal height, and are quite
comfortable. I've got seat time in those seats in both an Evo8 and
Mark's MR2, and have to say that they are probably my favorite OEM
seats, unless it's the ones that were in the early MKIs.
From: James [mailto:seawa.anon at gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 6:23 PM
To: Ken Blake
Cc: mr2 at mr2.com
Subject: Re: [MR2] MkII Seat Considerations
Ken, my mistake, it wasn't the last year the MkII was imported, it was
the last year the MR2 was manufactured, 1999. The Recaro option didn't
make it to the US in the MkIIs.
"On the SW20's last production year in 1999, the car was updated with a
few significant changes. While the turbocharged engine remained the
same, in JDM models the normally aspirated 3S-GE engine was equipped
with Toyota's VVT-i system which allowed the timing of the intake
camshafts to be modified according to the engine's rotation speed and
load. This, and some other changes improved the engine's power output to
a respectable 198 PS (148 kW). All models also received new wheels,
optional Recaro seats, and a three-way adjustable rear spoiler."
The SRDs, I understand, are pretty difficult to find nowadays anyway.
The UK MR2OC folks seem to be pretty fond of the Recaro Speeds. The
Recaro Speed S has more accessible side bolsters.
I found Mark Pond's www.mr2oc.com <http://www.mr2oc.com/> entry too -
user id MCP:
He used the same Bride rails I read about on the UK MR2OC site.
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