Review: Corbeau CR1 (Carrera) in a 98-01 Subaru Impreza (9/8/2002)
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DESCRIPTION:
The Corbeau CR1 (Carrera) seat provides drivers of all kinds with the latest in looks, comfort, durability and style. The Carrera is the seat everyone has been looking for. Standard features include: high-density injection-molded foam, ergonomical design, harness belt capability, integrated shoulder, kidney and thigh support, leatherette high-wear patches, and a fully-adjustable seat back with a a flip forward fingertip controlled lever for rear access.


FIRST IMPRESSIONS:
The CR1 seats and Corbeau bracket/sliders fit the car very well. Installing the seat bracket is quick and simple - four allen screws attach the seat to the bracket/slider, then the whole assembly is bolted into the stock seat mounting holes. Overall seat height is about 3/4" to 1" lower than the factory seat, which improves helmet clearance for taller drivers.


QUICK LINKS:
Corbeau CR1 Seats (L/R Pair)
Drivers Side Bracket (D1208T)
Passenger Side Bracket (D1209T)


INSTALLATION INFO:
Installating the Corbeau CR1 (Carrera) takes between 30 minutes and an hour for each seat, depending on the installerís experience. Below is more info on the installation in a 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS.


Review: Corbeau CR1 (Carrera) in a 98-01 Subaru Impreza (9/8/2002)
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Installing The Bracket (click photo to enlarge)Installing The Bracket (click photo to enlarge)
Installing the custom Corbeau bracket was simple. The seats are attached to the bracket with 4 allen screws. I did need to file 2 of the holes on the bracket to get them to line up with the holes on the seat.

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Installing The Seat (click photo to enlarge)Installing The Seat (click photo to enlarge)
The seat went in the car without many issues. The custom Corbeau bracket doesn't quite fit as nicely as the factory bracket, but it works fine. I found it easiest to start with the rear bolt near the center console, then install the other rear bolt, then lastly the front two bolts.

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Seat with harness belts installed (click photo to enlarge)Seat with harness belts installed (click photo to enlarge)
The seat works nicely with the Schroth Rallye 4 harness I use for autocrossing. Be sure to thread the belts through the harness holes in the seat before bolting in the harnesses.

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Corbeau CR1 (Carrera) vs Factory SeatCorbeau CR1 (Carrera) vs Factory Seat
The CR1 is much more aggressive than the factory 2.5 RS seats, but is still comfortable. It is relatively snug in the kidney area which is great if you have a wasteline of about 34" or under. If you have a wider wasteline, you may want to consider the Corbeau TRS (Targa RS) since its about 1" wider in the kidney area.

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Note: SoloRacer.com and Brett Setliff take no responsibility for any damage you enact following these instructions. Do so at your own risk. If you are unsure about your ability to do this installation, have a professional do it for you. You are working with integral safety components of the car, and errors could lead to very dangerous situations. Please read the rest of our Legal Disclaimer for more details.

      


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