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Seats, right to left swap

Post by merk23literturbo » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:00 pm

I took a good right Scorpio seat and converted it to drivers seat to replace a worn out one. It took five hours including aftermarket seat heaters. It was not easy but if you know how to do seats it is possible. Lots of things to change, everything is completely apart by the time you’re done. I love the full power Scorpio seats in my XR, especially on long rides.
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Re: Seats, right to left swap

Post by Bob Weir » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:52 pm

I've swapped Scorpio passenger to driver side in a hour or so. I just had to pay attention to cutting new hole for seat switch.

What took so long to swap Scorpio into xr? Tracks, heated seat and/or seat & backrest electric adjustment?

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Re: Seats, right to left swap

Post by merkurdriver » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:48 am

merk23literturbo wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:00 pm
I love the full power Scorpio seats in my XR, especially on long rides.
Scorpio front seats in an XR are fantastic.
(Only downside is they don't fold forward for rear passengers to get in.)

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Re: Seats, right to left swap

Post by Ed Lijewski » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:20 am

They will if you power them (using Scorpio seat harness).

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Re: Seats, right to left swap

Post by merkurdriver » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:15 am

Ed Lijewski wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:20 am
They will if you power them (using Scorpio seat harness).
My Scorpio seats are powered in the XR and they have more of a "lean forward" function vs. "fold forward" function of the stock XR seats.

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Re: Seats, right to left swap

Post by John Brennan » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:14 am

merkurdriver wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:15 am
Ed Lijewski wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:20 am
They will if you power them (using Scorpio seat harness).
My Scorpio seats are powered in the XR and they have more of a "lean forward" function vs. "fold forward" function of the stock XR seats.
...and they won't go as far forward as they should, and then you have to re-adjust them to your preferred position, as there is no inherent 'memory' as to where the seat was. Not designed for rear seat ingress, so a compromise, unless you rarely/never have anyone using them, esp. full-sized adults.
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Re: Seats, right to left swap

Post by Ed Lijewski » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:12 pm

Ever had four full-size humans in an XR? Changes the ride and handling and acceleration and braking dramatically. Too dramatically to ever repeat voluntarily. Takes all the fun out of driving an XR.

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Re: Seats, right to left swap

Post by John Brennan » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:37 am

Of course. And I want them to be comfortable (because I like people, and driving them places sometimes), and to be able to get in and out as easily as possible, for which Ford did their part with that generous back seat and those marvelous, sliding seat belt rails.

'Ya know, if 'ya do a few simple mods and free up some ponies, firm up the marshmallow suspension, and upgrade the brakes, 'ya don't notice the extra weight nearly as much. :wink:
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Re: Seats, right to left swap

Post by merk23literturbo » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:36 am

Quote: “What took so long to swap Scorpio into xr? Tracks, heated seat and/or seat & backrest electric adjustment?”

All the above, plus 90% of the hog rings had to come out to install the aftermarket adjustable seat heaters correctly. Some very strange differences from left to right seat track. But oh so comfy on those long rides.
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