Rackers03

Member
So I've had my ute for 6 months now, 2014 Holden Colorado LTZ Storm, and I've found the seats aren't the comfiest thing for long drives. So I was wondering if anyone has any experience with putting VE commodore leather seats in a RG collie? Or has anyone even done this before.

Cheers,
Hugh
 

Colly18

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A main deterrent to swapping seats (as I understand it) is that this would require an engineers certification. I couldn't be bothered with the hassle of complying with government bureaucracy and regulations, so I've learned to live with my hard RG Colorado (MY2014) seats. Some form of padded seat covers or re-upholstering may be an easier option?
 

Rackers03

Member
A main deterrent to swapping seats (as I understand it) is that this would require an engineers certification. I couldn't be bothered with the hassle of complying with government bureaucracy and regulations, so I've learned to live with my hard RG Colorado (MY2014) seats. Some form of padded seat covers or re-upholstering may be an easier option?
Yeah I don't think I could be bothered to go through all the government yellow tape. I'm rocking some cheap seat covers now, but in the future yeah some padded higher market ones might be the way to go
 

Colly18

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Yeah I don't think I could be bothered to go through all the government yellow tape. I'm rocking some cheap seat covers now, but in the future yeah some padded higher market ones might be the way to go
Decent lambs-wool covers help a little for us. Also neoprene (wet-suit type material) would help (they were great on our Falcon XR6). Maybe stuff a little high quality foam on top of the cushion to help?
And if you have (or want to spend) the $, re-upholstering to suit is the way to go. I imagine you can save yourself a few $ by removing and re-installing the seat cushions yourself, as the lower seat cushion area seems to be the main problem for my bones. :)
 

2luxes

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Back around 2002 or 3, I put two VP Commodore seats into a L200 Mitsubishi single cab ute. They had to be approved by the local engineer who checked all the hot rods and other modified cars.

They were very easy to install securely and it took him about five seconds to pass them. He completed the paper work in a few minutes and away I went to the motor registery where everything went through easily without anyone else looking at them.

Before you do anything, go to your motor registry first and find out what has to be done. Seats are not like engine swap and other major alterations so it may be a lot easier than you think.
 

Skurfer

Member
Yeah I'd rather spend half a day and a couple of phone calls chasing up what I need to do to get it approved rather than put up with uncomfortable seats every day. Small price to pay for comfort.
 
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