Corbeau CR1 Seats with Options Install

corbeau cr1 install

My latest track upgrade was a pair of Corbeau CR1 Seats. These most definitely hold you in your seat. Thanks to American Muscle and Corbeau for this project.

This video demonstrates how to install three options in the seats. The lumbar support, the heaters and the bracket extensions.  As well as  the Corbeau 5 pt harness while keeping the factory 3pt seat belts. We also cover how to build an airbag resistor for the change in airbag status. These seats feel great. I took a 1 hour trip and they feel just as comfortable as stock. Now they do keep you in place and you have less wiggle room. To me it does keep my shoulders in quite tight, good for track day but it will take some getting used to for daily driving.

I added some 1/2 inch aluminum spacers onto the seat brackets to raise the seat up. I am 5’7″ and like to sit up high. I replaced the grade 5 Corbeau hardware with grade 5 3/8 studs and nylon locking washers. These seats weigh just a bit less than the factory setup after you add all the options and 5pt harness. The passenger seat is 3 lbs less and the driver seat is 10 lbs less for a 13 lb total.

[twocol_one]corbeau lumbar support[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]This is the corbeau lumbar bladder. [/twocol_one_last]

[twocol_one]corbeau lumbar bladder[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]It is not large but does pump up quite tall[/twocol_one_last]

[twocol_one]corbeau seat heater[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]The seat heater has elements for both the back and seat. The wiring is nicely harnessed so its plug and play. We ran the wiring from the center console to the floor and to the fuse box on the passenger side. We found two keyed 10amp fuses to tie into.  [/twocol_one_last]

[twocol_one]GMC_6862[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]So that we could use the lumbar support and the seat heater we decided to put the bladder on the bottom and thus could not tape the heating element down. So we only tapped the top half and then zip tied the bottom to the bladder so that it could flex when the bladder is expanded[/twocol_one_last]

[twocol_one]corbeau[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Here is a side shot of the 5pt harness cam lock. One side does not release. [/twocol_one_last]

[twocol_one]seat resistor[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]You can order factory resistor plugs from Ford. They work with the 05-09 years only and you must modify the resistor inside to work with 10-14 model years [/twocol_one_last]

[twocol_one]2ohm resistor[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Your local radio shack may not carry the 2ohm resistor. I ordered them from online.[/twocol_one_last]

[twocol_one]seat position sensors[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]I remounted the seat position sensors as well. They may or may not read properly but they will not throw up an error. The 10-14 airbags are a two stage system and my guess is this is part of the sensory electronics that determine if your airbags fire in single or double stage mode.[/twocol_one_last]

[twocol_one]seat rails[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Here is a shot of the hardware, the spacers and the seat extenders.[/twocol_one_last]

[twocol_one]seat hardware[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Here is a closeup of the 3/8 hardware used and the 4 1/2in seat spacers. [/twocol_one_last]

[twocol_one]GMC_6909[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Here is the heater harness added to the airbag and seat harnesses. [/twocol_one_last]

[twocol_one]GMC_6882[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Corbeau also has belt pads that keep the straps from digging in so hard.[/twocol_one_last]

[twocol_one]GMC_6881[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]The CR1 has two shoulder harness holes. They allow for the buckles to slide in and out easily. [/twocol_one_last]

[twocol_one]GMC_6883[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]here you can see the seat placement on the drivers side. [/twocol_one_last]


[twocol_one]GMC_6884[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]The passenger side[/twocol_one_last]


Here is an install video that covers in detail the install of the heaters, lumbar, and bracket extras and modifications, as well as the 5pt harness in conjunction with the factory seat belts.

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