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Old 06-12-2009, 02:21 PM   #1
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remove back seats

how do you remove the back seats?
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:25 PM   #2
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:27 PM   #3
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:31 PM   #4
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oh haha, got it, thanks
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:31 PM   #5
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:46 PM   #6
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is there any actual benefit of removing the back seats? how much weight does it even reduce?... i'd imagine it can't be much. i have seen another thread on this once before but couldn't seem to find it...
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:32 AM   #7
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they didnt seem very heavy to me. i dont think it would be much but im no expert on cutting car weight either. i only took them out because i was running audio wire to the trunk from the front of the car and needed to remove them so i could run the wire.
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:36 AM   #8
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the point in removing the back seats

In my own PERSONAL opinion i think the only reason why people remove the back seats in these cars is for the only logical explanation of inserting a sub inclosure. i mean i think its prob the best way to insert the box idk ... I havent gotten my box in the mail yet so i will let you know when i get it what the best way to put it in is.

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In my own PERSONAL opinion i think the only reason why people remove the back seats in these cars is for the only logical explanation of inserting a sub inclosure. i mean i think its prob the best way to insert the box idk ... I havent gotten my box in the mail yet so i will let you know when i get it what the best way to put it in is.

http://www.shop.com/Mazda+Rx8+Subwoo...53452-p+.xhtml

nope itll drop right into the trunk, angle one side down with the holes facing you and tilt it slightly forward it slides right in and thats a hell of a lot easier than removing the seats, supports, and plastic parts
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:43 PM   #10
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I removed the back seats to reupholster them... maybe he's just doing something like that.
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:05 PM   #11
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my seats are gone, and no, they don't weigh much at all
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^"not much" is relative to what your purpose is. Take them out and you've lost ~24lbs. That's quite a lot actually if your goal is reducing the weight of the car to improve performance. As in name 24 other pounds that's so easy to shed...
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As in name 24 other pounds that's so easy to shed...
Depends on what I had to eat the night before.
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the seats basically dont weigh ****. but the to seat that cant be filled drops like 100- 400 pounds depends on how big your friends are lol!
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the seats basically dont weigh ****. but the to seat that cant be filled drops like 100- 400 pounds depends on how big your friends are lol!
^Lol! So true! ...or getting rid of annoying syblings from wanting to ride in your car. (I have 4)
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Sorry, couldn't find a thread that had what I wanted so I'll post here. Does anyone know what these are underneath the rear seats? And what they do? I'm insulating with FatMat in my car and looking for places. Thanks!

In the pic below I've removed the cover. Definitely cleaning this before putting it back together D:

I would think seat warmer, but car doesn't have seat warmers, and it doesn't look like it would work well either way, so idk...
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That's the gas tank down there, one side of it anyways, and the cover and wires are for entry into it and it contains the in tank fuel pump and filter. Yea, peps back there are sitting atop a tank of highly combustible liquid.
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That's the gas tank down there, one side of it anyways, and the cover and wires are for entry into it and it contains the in tank fuel pump and filter. Yea, peps back there are sitting atop a tank of highly combustible liquid.
Thanks, thats what I thought at first, but then I was like, no way, not under the passenger seat... Surely it'd be under the trunk...
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It much safer (!) under the seat and in front of the rear wheels, because of the better crash protection afforded.
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It much safer (!) under the seat and in front of the rear wheels, because of the better crash protection afforded.
Makes a lot of sense if you get hit in the rear quarter panel. That would decimate a under-the-trunk gas tank. Which is a pretty common place to get hit. Thanks!
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The Ford Pinto had its fuel tank located behind the rear axle... Just sayin'.
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anyone got a pic of the back seat with a nice cover over it ? I would like to see it
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Thanks. Need to rummage around in my fuel tank this weekend. This helped.
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