View Full Version : HRV Seats and subframes
05-19-2004, 05:56 AM
Ok i want to change the front seats in my V cos frankly they are bloody awful. Not comfortable at all and i slide all over them when i'm cornering.
I want to fit the seats from a Civic, but i wonder if the mounting points are the same in both cars.
Anyone else done anything with this or am i going to have to be the guinea pig here and work it out for myself?
As I've seen the seats of the HR-V have the same mounting as the Civic, this guy was placing a sports OMP seat for drag. Now you have to decide what seats you want, color, and design, cheap or expensive. If you want something really good that will not slide you from place to place then I suggest you go for Recaro, they are very comfortable and reliable, the only problem is that they are damn too expensive, but damn too good. You can look for something like Sparco or OMP. I also want to change seats and im thinking of buying OMP adjustable for £160 each. In the latest issue of Max Power May there was a section about racing seats, reviews, recommendations and prices, If you want I can scan them for you and send them, its 6 pages.
05-20-2004, 03:40 AM
Hmmm .. well it goes like this. I've got a couple of seats off ebay from a civic type R. Not paid for them yet, but mine if i want them. Have you actually tried the seats ouf of a civic? Cos if the subframes are not an EXACT fit then it won't work. The seats from the TYPE-R are Recaro SRD recliners and are about a £1200 a pair from recaro so you can see the attraction here. I think i'll drive my car down to where this bloke is, see if they fit and if they do i'll have them fitted there and then and drive off as happy as a pig in poo:)
Yea im sure that the seat mounting are the same with Civic, basically everything of HR-V is the same as the Civic, I asked the local dealer and they said that itís the same. I know those seats, they are amazing and conferrable. One thing I heard about Honda seats on Civic and HR-V is that the mountings are week, and they break easily in strong powers. So what did this guy for the drags did is instead of screwing the seat on the default hole on 4 sides, he bought longer screws and at the front brace, he passed them through the back side of the front brace so that it can hold more pressure, he did the same at the back too.
05-20-2004, 05:12 AM
Honda UK will not confirm this, neither will Honda USA, however my reasoning is that there is no way that honda would have spent money developing the HRV from scratch as they don't sell enough. That means they've had to rape and pillage the communal parts bin for it. That being the case, and the pictures i've taken down at the garage today confirm it ... that things are mighty similar in there. I'm waiting on an email from a bloke here about the seats and if he has them and is happy for me to trial fit them i'll sod off this weekend or next weekend and pick them up. Our local bodyshop specialist also confirmed that the mounts are damn near identical, even the rears. What i'll have to do is get the rear seats and take off the material and get my rear seats overtrimmed with that material if the seats won't fit. I will let you know how i get on, as TYPE-R seats are way cheaper than recaro direct and if they go right in then it's a cheap and easy upgrade.
there are 2 different types of civics - the japanese and the european. TypeR is based on the european hatchback model. i'll check the mounts later on, my cousins have both models.
05-20-2004, 06:18 AM
Cheers for that mrtn. I'm told that the civic shares the floorplan with the hrv and all the interior kit from the civic should just bolt in .... that will be confirmed or disproved later eh ;)
Well im guessing this model was the European one!
checked the hatchback model (the same as TypeR) - the seats are totally different, HR-V having the rails 25 mm wider apart and the front and back mounts are a lot closer to each other on the hatchback. it needs some more inspection to make sure the adapters are different, the hatchback has plastic enclosures which i didn't care to strip for measurements.
in short: HR-V seats are larger, perhaps share the same mounting base with the CR-V, whereas the mounting points on the floorpan are quite close to each other which gives some hope to seat swhappers. there's nothing that couldn't be solved in this issue.
subject to further investigation.
05-21-2004, 08:42 AM
Heh ... well that answers that one for now, but i think my original aim still stands. HRV is a mish mash of various parts from other donor hondas, it's just a question of working out which ones and going from there. I'm going to have a word with a few body shops here to find out. From the look of the seat slide release handle, it looks very similar to my mates 1996 Honda Civic 1.5Lsi coupe.
So then ive been given wrong info all this time!
05-29-2004, 08:27 AM
Patrick couldn't agree with you more.
Saro if you feel that have been given the wrong info then let them know. Nothing worse than people given out the wrong info especially when car mods are concerned.
i'm going to pay a visit tomorrow to recheck and remeasure everything. i'll keep you posted.
05-29-2004, 12:20 PM
My wife has also complained about the front seats so look forward to your findings.
Good news guys,
I stripped the plastic covers on the HB Civic seat subframes and found out that the floor mounts are almost exactly the same as on HR-V. the only difference is in the floor mount direction - Civic's point straight downwards and the HR-V's a bit away as you may see yourself. the difference in the rail distance does not affect you if you get all the stuff including the floor mounts! so you will need to do some bending and other violent stuff, but it's a piece of cake.
05-31-2004, 03:39 PM
mrtn, top notch info there..........cheers
09-25-2010, 09:56 AM
Sorry to ressurect a dead thread but did you find out in the end if those Civic seats fitted ?
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