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hi all need some advice!!!!!!!

got given to me this week to high back bucket leather seats, dont know the make of them but in reasonable condition could not say no when they were offered to me!!! just thinking of prob changing my half leather seats in my lex for these possibly,

now is it easy to swap the sub frames of my lex and to put them on my new ones cos i believe the holes under the new ones have a universal fit for the sub s to go under them, do u recknon this will be easy to do without too much problem has anyone else done this on here ....

also what pitfulls do u think i will have doin this, and do u think its worth the bother or should i just sell them and give them up as a bad idea if there is goin to be more problems doin it, any advice or guidance or poss instructions on how the best way to do this would be gratefully apreciated, im planning on keeping the lex for a while longer, thanks for reading guys and i, lookin forward to the replies.............

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hi all need some advice!!!!!!!

got given to me this week to high back bucket leather seats, dont know the make of them but in reasonable condition could not say no when they were offered to me!!! just thinking of prob changing my half leather seats in my lex for these possibly,

now is it easy to swap the sub frames of my lex and to put them on my new ones cos i believe the holes under the new ones have a universal fit for the sub s to go under them, do u recknon this will be easy to do without too much problem has anyone else done this on here ....

also what pitfulls do u think i will have doin this, and do u think its worth the bother or should i just sell them and give them up as a bad idea if there is goin to be more problems doin it, any advice or guidance or poss instructions on how the best way to do this would be gratefully apreciated, im planning on keeping the lex for a while longer, thanks for reading guys and i, lookin forward to the replies.............

Hi, I tried this a couple of months back and gave up. The problems you will face are as follows:

Universal sub frames are generally flat with horizontal screw holes and the seat mounting holes on an IS are angled so most who have done this have had an engineering firm build custom subframes

The seats have airbags and it can be difficult to get hold of the plug in modules that make the rest of the airbag circuit happy without the OEM seats

Although they may look nicer than the half leather ones what you have to consider is the loss of the electronically controlled adjustment and the heated seats which will leave two switches on the dash useless. My opinion now is that its better to just get the seats reupholstered to your own style as its not as expensive as you may think and you get exactly what you want whilst retaining the comfort. Other members have had this done to good effect.

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