Cipher Auto Seat install with photos

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Cipher Auto Seat install with photos

Postby B14CK_H4WK » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:45 pm

So I just recently purchased some Cipher Auto seats. The ones i got are shown below. They are the CPA1031 Black Leatherette with Orange Accent

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I also got Wedge brackets to bolt them down to the floor. you can see i have a problem on the passenger side because the amp is in the way, that comes with the moons and tunes package.
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Lets get the wedge bracket installed first
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My solution to this was to unbolt the amp and use zip ties under the seat, which actually works really well
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I chose to not run the weight sensor on the passenger side but install just put a paper clip in the sensor. It always thinks someone is sitting in the passenger seat but I'm ok with this. I soldered the paper clip in there and taped over it so it doesn't come out.
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Here is what the passenger seat installed looks like
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I had a similar problem on the driver side because of the inverter
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What i did with the inverter was to remove the feet and bend the other side so the bracket would fit
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Here is the final product with both seats fully installed
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Re: Cipher Auto Seat install with photos

Postby Rvaworm » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:06 pm

How much were the seats? :?:

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Re: Cipher Auto Seat install with photos

Postby B14CK_H4WK » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:00 pm

The seats were 399 for the pair. They are actually a local company here in southern California

http://www.cipherauto.com/racing-seat/1 ... a1031pbk-o

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Re: Cipher Auto Seat install with photos

Postby tpollauf » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:25 pm

Very nice !!! The orange trim is a perfect match to the exterior paint! Plus they look comfortable. Great work ;)
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Re: Cipher Auto Seat install with photos

Postby gtv237 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:56 pm

Ooo! Diggin the Grand Prix hood!

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Re: Cipher Auto Seat install with photos

Postby vibrologist » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:25 pm

Those seats look really sharp.

As far as ergonomics go I am a bit skeptic. These seats are lower to the floor than the original seats. That will make the position to the pedals and steering wheel even worse than stock. I had to raise the front of my stock seat to fix that problem.
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Re: Cipher Auto Seat install with photos

Postby gtv237 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:28 am

vibrologist wrote:Those seats look really sharp.

As far as ergonomics go I am a bit skeptic. These seats are lower to the floor than the original seats. That will make the position to the pedals and steering wheel even worse than stock. I had to raise the front of my stock seat to fix that problem.


Sorry in advance op for hijacking. But I actually just copied you virologist and did that to my seat. Now my knees/high shin hits the dash. The only way to avoid this is to move the seat back until I can't reach the pedals comfortably.

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Re: Cipher Auto Seat install with photos

Postby vibrologist » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:15 am

gtv237 wrote:
vibrologist wrote:Those seats look really sharp.

As far as ergonomics go I am a bit skeptic. These seats are lower to the floor than the original seats. That will make the position to the pedals and steering wheel even worse than stock. I had to raise the front of my stock seat to fix that problem.


Sorry in advance op for hijacking. But I actually just copied you virologist and did that to my seat. Now my knees/high shin hits the dash. The only way to avoid this is to move the seat back until I can't reach the pedals comfortably.


Mine is Gen1, yours Gen2. Maybe my mod does not work that well in Gen2.
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Re: Cipher Auto Seat install with photos

Postby gtv237 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:10 am

vibrologist wrote:
gtv237 wrote:
vibrologist wrote:Those seats look really sharp.

As far as ergonomics go I am a bit skeptic. These seats are lower to the floor than the original seats. That will make the position to the pedals and steering wheel even worse than stock. I had to raise the front of my stock seat to fix that problem.


Sorry in advance op for hijacking. But I actually just copied you virologist and did that to my seat. Now my knees/high shin hits the dash. The only way to avoid this is to move the seat back until I can't reach the pedals comfortably.


Mine is Gen1, yours Gen2. Maybe my mod does not work that well in Gen2.


Whatever works for you. It's strange, I'm a tall guy and I have all the headroom a I could ever want. The steering wheel feels comfortable the seating is comfortable but I can't seem to find a position in which my legs reach the pedals properly.

Oddly enough in my G8 I have gobs of legroom and little headroom.

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Re: Cipher Auto Seat install with photos

Postby tpollauf » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:38 pm

gtv237 wrote:Oddly enough in my G8 I have gobs of legroom and little headroom.


You also own a G8 ? Guess that explains the tire you used for the fantasy pic in front of your Vibe.

Here's a better shot of the one in our family ;)

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Re: Cipher Auto Seat install with photos

Postby vibrologist » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:27 pm

The steering wheel feels comfortable the seating is comfortable but I can't seem to find a position in which my legs reach the pedals properly.

Does your steering wheel telescope?
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Re: Cipher Auto Seat install with photos

Postby B14CK_H4WK » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:41 pm

so these seats are definitely lower then the stock seats all the down. I also didn't like the fact that these seats couldn't slide forward as much as the stock seats. So I decided to fix this problem by adding a second slider to the seat. This should raise the seat about two inches and allow me to go forward and back even further then the stock seats. I just bolts two slider kits together from Cipher Auto. I only did the driver side not the passenger side. I would recommend the dual locking sliders instead of the single side locking slider.

I am now sitting slightly higher then the stock seats all the way down.


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Re: Cipher Auto Seat install with photos

Postby gtv237 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:10 pm

vibrologist wrote:
The steering wheel feels comfortable the seating is comfortable but I can't seem to find a position in which my legs reach the pedals properly.

Does your steering wheel telescope?


Yes.

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Re: Cipher Auto Seat install with photos

Postby gtv237 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:13 pm

tpollauf wrote:
gtv237 wrote:Oddly enough in my G8 I have gobs of legroom and little headroom.


You also own a G8 ? Guess that explains the tire you used for the fantasy pic in front of your Vibe.

Here's a better shot of the one in our family ;)

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Looks strikingly similar to mine. I actually JUST finished up changing up the rear gears.
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