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Old 6th June 2009, 17:32   #1
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Default Seats Shootout for my Gypsy

I am considering options on seats for a complete seat swap on my 2 year old Gypsy. Trying to work out options from existing cars.

Driver + Co-Driver seats.
1. Indica - like the seats overall. much better than the regular and while not the best around are easy to find and not too expensive.
2. Innova - saw a couple of these lying around a garage in Nerul and they look comfortable.
3.Lexus - someone was saying these seats are avail in Kurla side. How do these match up? will they stand up to wear and tear?


For the rear i wanted comfortable bench type seats which could be folded backwards as well.
Options:
1. Versa - middle row of the 8 seat DX variant
2. Maruti Omni - Last row - cheap but LS version


ideas welcome!
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Try Xylo's captain seats.

Some people do great custom bench. Ask around with workshop people.
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If space permits, then go for the merc w123 seats. They are unbeatable on comfort, especially the leather variants. They cost peanuts too.
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For the front the safari and the xenons seats are super comfy!Baleno seats hold the body fantastically well.
Don't forget to take out the seatbelt locking mechanisms from your old seats and use them on your new ones.
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For the front the safari seats are super comfy!
Just average!
But, the rear seats are "sofa on wheels" , as Islero put it.
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the rear "compartment" of the gypsy is 49 to 50 inches wide on the inside. Will it be enuff for a safari/scorpio bench seat?

also does the safari/scorpio bench seat fold backwards to form a full flat surface?

You know when "action" shifts to the rear seat things will be more comfortable!
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I am considering options on seats for a complete seat swap on my 2 year old Gypsy. Trying to work out options from existing cars.

Driver + Co-Driver seats.
1. Indica - like the seats overall. much better than the regular and while not the best around are easy to find and not too expensive.
2. Innova - saw a couple of these lying around a garage in Nerul and they look comfortable.
3.Lexus - someone was saying these seats are avail in Kurla side. How do these match up? will they stand up to wear and tear?


For the rear i wanted comfortable bench type seats which could be folded backwards as well.
Options:
1. Versa - middle row of the 8 seat DX variant
2. Maruti Omni - Last row - cheap but LS version


ideas welcome!

Hi,
Finally did you zero down on any? I am in the same mindframe, for my Gypsy restoration, as you were a couple of months back
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Default Rear Seating for Gypsy King

I have recently purchased a maruti gypsy king. Need to replace the rear bench seats with 2 push back seats. Any source in pune / mumbai for the same? Also wanted to know whether there are any replacement options for the rear suspensions as they seem to be pretty hard.
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Need to replace the rear bench seats with 2 push back seats. Any source in pune / mumbai for the same?
Best to get two seats custom made. If you want someone with VFM pricing and good work, get in touch with Chandrakant 98215.77030 / 2431.5022

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Also wanted to know whether there are any replacement options for the rear suspensions as they seem to be pretty hard.
You could try:

1. CF leaf springs (Composite Fibre Leaf Springs: Can they be used for off-roading?)

2. Lowering the tyre air pressure within the city

3. Using softer compound tyres.

4. Loading the back up with sandbags!
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Mayb you could get something made by some auto seat makers?
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Default Re: Seats Shootout for my Gypsy

Bumping up this old thread.
I have an old MG410W with the standard issue no headrest driver and passenger seats. My seats have seen better days and they are in for an overhaul. I was wondering if there is a consensus on which driver and passenger seats (not rear) are the most supportive and comfortable for a long drive in the mountains on bad to extremely bad roads.
Option 1: Get current seats re-upholstered.
Advantages: Least cost
Limitations: Not plush , no headrests
Option 2: Go to a breaker yard and get seats from an accident vehicle
Advantages: Plusher?
Limitations: Will need custom mounting and rails. Costly
Option 2: I ove tata nano's hard front seats. Get a new pair.
Advantages / limtations: same as above
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