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    Question Seat Fix

    Does anyone know if there is a fix for the '97(probably c5's inclusive) seat backs falling forward on hard breaking? Have searched various forums and only found the rocking seat repair. Would really appreciate any input before under taking any creative engineering.

    Thanks-Dave

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    HI there,

    How much forward is it moving??? The seat back will move forward slightly, as there is a bit of movement from the actual seat back mechanism.

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    There are kits to fix excessive front the back movement. I fixed mine on my 98 before the kits were made using metal blocks. The original rubber bushings crush and become compressed, thus causing the rock movements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolguy View Post
    There are kits to fix excessive front the back movement. I fixed mine on my 98 before the kits were made using metal blocks. The original rubber bushings crush and become compressed, thus causing the rock movements.
    That's for the rocking seat. That's not what he's talking about. I asked him the same thing as Paul did on another forum. Apparent;y, he has the back of his seat sitting more upright than you would normally see most Vette owners do. Like Paul said, there is some movement by design. My seats sit at the same angle as the waterfall and do move at all unless I try and brake hard from 120 to about 70.

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    Were do I get the repair kit for the rocking seat on my 98 vette?
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa8 View Post
    Were do I get the repair kit for the rocking seat on my 98 vette?
    thanks
    Make your own and avoid the Corvette tax.

    http://www.lieblweb.com/c5seatfix.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junkman2008 View Post
    Make your own and avoid the Corvette tax.

    http://www.lieblweb.com/c5seatfix.html
    Hey AJ, glad to se your back.

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by markw8 View Post
    Hey AJ, glad to se your back.

    Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by pa8 View Post
    Were do I get the repair kit for the rocking seat on my 98 vette?
    thanks
    Not that expensive.

    http://www.ecklerscorvette.com/corve...1997-2004.html

    1998 Six Speed, Torch Red Coupe - K&N CAI, Vararam Velocity Stack, Z06 exhaust, Z06 sway bars, Z06 intake, C6 Z06 shifter, stainless steel brake lines, Z06 shocks, Borla X pipe, drilled/slotted rotors. Projector headlamps and full LED rear lights. Dyno'ed at 330 RWHP & 340 RWTQ.

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