June 1, 2006

The MM&FF staff comes across all kinds of hot Mustangs, but at most events, we can count the number of fast Fords with modified interiors on one hand. It's understandable that Mustang enthusiasts in general would rather spend their money on horsepower, but improving your seating will pay big dividends, especially if your seats are high-milers.

The interior is where you spend the most time, so why leave it alone? We recently updated our Motor City Makeover (Nov. '04) Mustang GT with some cool seats from Corbeau and were extremely pleased with the results.

The GTSII seats we chose retail in the $320-$539 range each, and are available in black or gray, or a combination of both, in either cloth, Microsuede, or leather.

Each seat features high-density, injection-molded foam construction, orthopedic design, an adjustable headrest, and a fully adjustable seatback. Side bolstering is vastly improved over the stock seats, and, of course, they look 10 times better.

At 27 pounds each, they're fairly light, so you can keep your butt planted firmly in one place without adding extra weight to your ride. The GTSII seats come with tracks designed to fit the Mustang, so all you have to do is bolt the frame to the seat and the seat to the floor. That's it.

We also went the extra mile to have the stock rear seats covered to match. Prices vary, so shop around. We forked over the better part of 700 clams to have our rear seat upholstered in real suede, but if you opt for the cloth seats, you should be able to cut the cost considerably.

Having the rear seats match the front gives the interior a uniform, dare we say, factory look. But the performance improvement is something you'll liter-ally feel through the seat of your pants.