I would say it wouldn’t be the same. The 01 bolsters seem more curved and snug and the 03/04 bolsters look wider to me. IdkI picked up a set of 01 front seats that need new foams and covers as they are completely shot to go in my 1998. Is converting them to 03/04 style as simple as it seams by purchasing the 03/04 seat foam and covers?
It's pretty noticeable. I can't say how much exactly but you will notice a difference.Thanks for the info. I purchased the second seats as I'm saving my 48k mile original seats. Ditching the power seat sounds like a good option as I could go with out that. How much softer is the aftermarket foam in comparison to the original?
Do you think some sheet metal under the foam would help if you’re keeping the power seat base?@rzimmerl
I can confirm all the seat frames are the same. I did this exact conversion a while back in my GT. Everything fits fine.
My best advice to you is go SLOW so you don't **** up like I did. The hole for my lumbar support button is off because I was rushing to get done.
Plan on two days and make sure you heat up your covers either in the sun or in the house. It makes a HUGE difference when sliding them on and getting the bolsters into the covers on the seat base.
Don't actually cut any holes until you get the covers in position properly and secured.
I know this sounds stupid but you may want to consider ditching the power drivers seat base.
The control switch panel for the seat requires you to cut a large hole in the foam. Doing this causes the drivers seat the not feal as firm because it now lacks support near the middle front. This is also due to the foam having less density than the OEM ford foam.
If I would have known this I would have grabbed a manual seat base from the junk yard.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
No because the foam not only hangs off the end of the seat but it's also no longer there.Do you think some sheet metal under the foam would help if you’re keeping the power seat base?
The Cobra, Bullitt, Mach1 factory foam is considerably firmer than the stock Gt foamI converted my 99 GT seats to 03-04 Cobra from TMI (vinyl and suede). Couldn't be more happy. In my case I did have to buy a set of Cobra head rests. I found a folding set for cheap. I would follow most of the advice from above. I would not do away with the power adjustment personally. And I have no comparison other than stock GT to TMI as far as the foam which was a great improvement.View attachment 1779417
I've seen this mentioned before but I am not entirely sure it's true.The Cobra, Bullitt, Mach1 factory foam is considerably firmer than the stock Gt foam
Nice to see the upholstery arrived earlier than expected. How long from ordering to arrival? LMR’s website says 16-24 weeks!To my surprise the covers from TMI arrived already. The vinyl is super nice and could easily be mistaken for leather, and the inserts are very soft and the Cobra logo is spot on. Gonna lay them over the stock seats in the car to see how the dark charcoal/parchment look will be with the saddle interior.