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Recaro SRD seat install for 996

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Im trying to mount a Recaro SRD sport seat in my 996 and need to find the correct rails.

I cant use my 996 rails on the recaro bracket and it would be a PITA to try to bolt my recaro SRD seat onto my existing 996 bracket and rails.

The 996 rails bend down at a 45 degree angle in the front, so I need to find the recaro equivalents. Can anybody recommend a good source?


996 mount pic :

Recaro mount pic:



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Have you tried Brey-Krause?

Perfect, thanks! BK makes an adapter (R-9040) which should work for either 996 or boxster. Im looking for good prices on that one now. Here is a link to details: http://www.bkauto.com/porsche/instructions/R-9040.pdf

Im wondering whether anyone has found any other alternative adapters / rail kits?

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I am going to need to attach the Porsche tunnel-side seat belt receptacle to the new seat. I am in the process of doing my homework on it now and looking at hardware adapters, etc. Brey-Krause makes an adapter R-9005 that might be required. Im going to try it without the adapter first.

The situation is that I am using a Recaro floor-mount bracket and sliders, so I know that I will need an floor-mount adapter (R-9040) to get the seat in. I have found side-mount adapters that have the hole in them to mount 996 seat belt receptacles... or you could even drill a hole in a side mount. But with a floor mount you do not get a hole to fit the stock 996 seat belt receptacles.

There is a hole on the Recaro bracket under the seat that might work if my seat belt receptacle assembly is long enough and flexible enough to bolt there and flex 90 degrees up and around the side of the seat. If not then so far the only thing Ive found is the BK R-9005 adapter that might work if it is not going to interfere with the recaro seat hinge which is directly above the previously-mentioned mounting hole.

Im taking pics as I go and if anyone is interested I will post a DIY for mounting Recaro Sport seats in a 996.

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