blklgt05 Posted December 16, 2016 Share Posted December 16, 2016 (edited) UPDATED! INTRO: Saw a video a while back of this guy modifying his WRX's seats by stuffing seat cushions to beef up the side bolsters, the goal is to prevent lateral sliding in the seats. I thought I'd give it a shot and OMG it works!!! Tools/Parts Needed: Philips Screw Driver Band-Aid (sharp edges in the back of the seats..) Metal Hanger from dry cleaners 18"x18"x2" High Density Cushion Foam from Walmart http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/blklgt05/th_09413258-71FC-48C2-A45D-0B708C6BF39A_zps6t15foa6.jpg 10" Bungee Cords from Walmart http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/blklgt05/th_5F825BA9-7336-4060-B598-034DEF5AF8BA_zpszg1manre.jpg Instructions: 1) Remove the seat back. Uncover the bottom flap, unscrew the 2 bolts, then pull the seat back down and out. http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/blklgt05/50AD6D15-B564-469C-A91D-6E61DA4D323D_zpsemwlzhz0.png 2) Remove lumbar support cable. 3) Remove the 2 middle section metal clips, and we'll be leaving this permanently unconnected to allow you to sit further back into the seat. http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/blklgt05/56B7B7B8-0EA6-4E54-BEFE-9855F7A8D036_zps2cbs2tzq.jpg 4) Unhook the top of the wire support and move it out of the way for now. http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/blklgt05/E24D03C5-1CEA-4080-B474-6592414D2760_zpspazdulde.jpg 5) Place the foam snug against the seat bolster, and outline it with a marker. http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/blklgt05/CC3A503B-DB5B-485D-A35E-89F27D5C7661_zpst0js3gol.jpg 6) Both sides should be the same, so once you cut the first one out, use that piece of foam to outline the second one and cut it out as well (don't cut on the seat!). http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/blklgt05/F92C1014-76E4-4105-9C29-F341DA54A698_zpsodzwkb6z.jpg http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/blklgt05/59D81536-8889-4D87-BCDD-DDAC4CE74517_zps16gkzuse.jpg 7) [For those who did the lumbar fix] I used the metal hanger to hook the link so it would be easier to find it after putting the cushions in. http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/blklgt05/AEDBD4C6-89E0-4309-A4F9-0E4A676547E4_zpsspdzzg3i.jpg 8) Stuff both sections from the bottom to the top. You want to make sure all of the foam goes way behind the metal lip (seat frame) or there's a chance they could back out. I would stuff the foam, sit in the seat and move around a bit, then check the seat back again to make sure they are secured deep inside the bolsters. http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/blklgt05/10E6C657-4FDF-4E78-B93D-56FA089A0314_zpsuwu6kiyt.jpg http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/blklgt05/FC158312-E119-44CF-8EEA-5732C8532CB7_zpsxxzxszjc.jpg 9) Make some extra foam squares and stuff area where you feel that would need more support. There should be no dead space from the top to bottom. I'd try and make both sides as even as possible. After you have stuffed both sides as much as you can behind the seat frame, cut out a longer piece of cushion and stuff it over the previous cushions to make them more secure. http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/blklgt05/E2D79572-C032-408E-A891-B7BDBA549C4F_zpsngs0xkvb.jpg 10) Begin reinstall everything, use two 10" bungee cords to hold the wire frame down. (The hook of the bungee cords should face towards the back of the car.) http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/blklgt05/E8664267-80D9-4F91-BBDB-9A8451B331AA_zpshrac2dkz.jpg http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/blklgt05/F89F9405-C827-4D9E-A87D-7EAC43408E2E_zpsybzpibv0.jpg http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s253/blklgt05/A8BFBE73-CCBB-4C3A-B715-6BAAD6D1F5A9_zpsrx4smmuq.jpg The whole thing should take roughly 30mins. It was a big difference, the seat is now secure and supportive, yet still comfortable. I ended up not doing the passenger side since I usually take it easy when there's another person in the car, but there were enough cushions left to do it as well. Have fun! Edited December 23, 2016 by blklgt05 mod journal Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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