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    Huh?

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    MX-3 seats are not the same as ZX2 seats - the fit properly, but...
    You want the 92-93 ones that look like Recaro seats - high back bucket. The sit lower than the stock ZX2 seats in part because the padding on the seat bottom is thinner, you'll supposedly end up about 1.5 inches lower. Most any MX3 seat you find is going to have issues - the seats are roughly 25 years old. As a minimum fabric by now is ripped, torn, worn, and not even correct color for your interior. Foam may or may not be shot, though it may still need to be repaired. You'll likely need to reupholster them yourself or have someone else do it for you.

    I'm currently in the middle of reupholstering a set for my son's car and I can tell you that DIY automotive upholstery isn't for the faint of heart and it's not as inexpensive as you might think. Sure, cheaper than having a professional do it, but it's full of surprises. At one point I was ready to throw the sewing machine into the trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dareall View Post
    they are the same as the zx2. no difference except they have mx-3 on the seat backs instead of zx2
    They are? I have a set of MX-3 seats and they are totally different from the ZX2's that I've driven in.

    The MX3 seats are modeled after the original Recaros while the ZX2's, while still bolstered, are a little different. I might have a set of MX3 seats up for sale once I pick up the set of '88 MX-6 GT seats that are waiting for me. I will also have a set of clean ZX2 seats from the donor car that I'm getting for my engine/tranny swap along with a set of stock Escort seats if anyone is interested.

    ZX2 seats


    Escort seats


    MX3 seats


    MX6 seats


    John
    Last edited by Novanutcase; 07-05-2016 at 06:24 PM.

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    i have wanted to try a set of these to see how they compare to the earlier version
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    Those are the later version mx3 seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d-dogg-e View Post
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    Those look more like the original ZX2 seats.

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    I can verify, 92-93 mx3 seats are definitely different and sit lower. I'm a bigger guy and need them to sit comfortably in any BG chassis car (91-03 escorts and tracers, 90-95 Prot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novanutcase View Post
    Those look more like the original ZX2 seats.

    John
    This car was crushed.

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    There are currently two '93 MX3's in one of the yards around me but the seats have the usual cover and foam damage.

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