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Offline aaron14

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Sabelt 500 seats in an APE?
« on: September 24, 2014, 12:18:41 am »
Think I know the answer to this but just checking, do the 500 sabelts fit in the punto?

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    Offline Sphilli2004

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    Re: Sabelt 500 seats in an APE?
    « Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 12:27:27 am »
    Iirc, They fit but you have to alter the sub frame. I looked into it for my old evo because my Mrs hated the punto seats, in the end I just stopped letting her in the car. Problem solved.

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    Re: Sabelt 500 seats in an APE?
    « Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 12:33:39 am »
    Haha that solves everything then! Much work in altering the frame?

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    Re: Sabelt 500 seats in an APE?
    « Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 07:27:07 am »
    I've been told they make it a rough ride having them in a APE?

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    Re: Sabelt 500 seats in an APE?
    « Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 08:49:49 am »
    I sat in some brown Sabelts in one of the special edition 500s in a showroom. Have to say they were the least comfortable seats I've ever sat in!  Much preferred the normal ones.

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    Re: Sabelt 500 seats in an APE?
    « Reply #5 on: September 24, 2014, 10:49:10 am »
    I sat in some brown Sabelts in one of the special edition 500s in a showroom. Have to say they were the least comfortable seats I've ever sat in!  Much preferred the normal ones.

    I thought this when I first tried them, yet they are surprisingly comfortable even after a 3/4 hour journey :thumb:

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    Re: Sabelt 500 seats in an APE?
    « Reply #6 on: September 25, 2014, 08:48:44 pm »
    The seats themselves are the same but the rails are completely different..  You could get new rails made up but not sure what would happen if you were to have an accident?

    Shame really as you can't get Punto Sabelt s any longer :(
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    Re: Sabelt 500 seats in an APE?
    « Reply #7 on: September 26, 2014, 03:07:47 pm »
    The seats themselves are the same but the rails are completely different..  You could get new rails made up but not sure what would happen if you were to have an accident?

    Shame really as you can't get Punto Sabelt s any longer :(

    Thanks Will, think it could have been you that said that before actually. Might have a wee look into it just to see how big a job it would be and with insurance opinions

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    Re: Sabelt 500 seats in an APE?
    « Reply #8 on: September 27, 2014, 10:14:40 am »
    Sabelts are comfortable-ish even in the AGP with an SS kit. They do lack lumbar support though, and they seem more suited to slimmer folks... If you're over 15st I probably wouldn't bother :whistle: