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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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GTV Front Seat Mount Question

So am I seeing this parts diagram right? All the seat attaching bolts EXCEPT for the two right passenger ones are supposed to be installed with the short bolts and without the large plastic spacers? Anyone know why?

That seems odd to me and isn't how my seats were installed. I realize it's not actually a big deal, but might as well put them back in right...
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I always install them with the plastic spacers on the front 2 attachment points of each seat. It gives the seat a little more rearward rake which is more comfortable for me.

I have never personally seen a GTV with long bolts and spacers only in the passenger outboard location.

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Must be due to floor panel shape.

Note it looks to me that bolt A has the spacer and bolt B doesn't, which is the opposite of what I believe you said.
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That’s what I said, I just used convoluted wording

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After trying it a few ways I was happiest with the driver seat installed with no spacers.

On the passenger seat I can't see the parts diagram being right, as if you put both spacers on the right then the seat impinges on the center console.

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The parts diagram is right. Like PSk said, the spacers are meant to level the passenger seat on the floor panel.

However, if you and (perhaps more importantly) your passenger are happier without the spacers installed, I will certainly not keep you from using that setup.
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@Gubi, I think the reason the bolts are shorter is that if you use the long ones without the spacer, especially on the d/s rear, you can deform/ crack the floor pan! The stanchions aren’t that tall.

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Right. If you use the spacers you need the long bolts, without the spacers you use the short bolts. I was just unclear about which locations got the spacers and which ones did not.
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