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Old 11-09-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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Corbeau Seats, A Few Questions

I did a quick search with my short attention span and couldn't find a thread dedicated to the glory of Corbeau so enlighten me people. I wanna hear some good things from people who insist that they are a must. The problem is I have a bad back at age 19 and feel that Corbeau could help solve my problem (at least from a driving perspective). I have never seen them in person but I'd love to sit in one, I'm sure if I did I'd place my order that night. Being so expensive I want to be absolutely sure that I really want to spend the money before placing the order. If you do own them what material do you recommend? Which style of seat do you have and what made you buy it in the first place? Do you believe they are worth the money?
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A bad back at age 19?

If you plan on spending 33% of your time, or more in them Corbeaus, I'd suggest you put that money towards a better bed.

Most likely, a mattress specifically chosen for back pain will be more beneficial to your overall health and well being far greater than a car seat.

And, not to send mixed signals here, but Corbeau A4's are awesome in a Vette!!

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I have Scheuermann's Disease or "Juvenile Kyphosis." Basically means that I have bad posture because my spine grows inward (like having a hunchback). Its not that big of a deal and I'm not an extreme case or anything (you wouldn't know that I have it if you saw me), and it can be easily managed. But... I figure having better seats could help a little. Also theres the fact that I really like Corbeau. I already have a great mattress. What else is there?
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Then Corbeaus are the way to go.

I have only sat in in A4 leathers, and although meant for racing applications, any seat will be good if it has good side and hip/thigh support. What model are you looking at? For my Vette, I wanted something more aggressive looking like the Sparco Evo or Evo Plus. I think there is more flexibility for Jeep installs than a Vette. Whatever you decide, dont forget to post some before/after pics.
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Pics are a must in Forum Land. The suspension seats are "made for off road" so I can see them being the overall smartest choice but I tend to enjoy the look of the high back reclining seats more i.e. A4, CR1, and LG1. On their website they have a Jeep simulator and looking at the suspension seats it seems like they're ludicrous! The Baja SS honestly looks like its reclining. Its just hard for me to spend money on things I'm not a 100% sure on. Which would you buy? (For a Jeep)
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The LG1 seats have sleightly less high seat side bolsters so they are much easier to slide in and out of and they still give excellent lateral support. Do get the adjustable lumbar support as well. I would also suggest a reclining seat and the LG1 in the standard (narrow) version will recline without interference from the B pillar roll bar.

I think they are well worth the money.
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I bought the Corbeau Bajas and love them. I got the non-reclining ones because they were quite a bit cheaper. I dont regret it at all. They are comfortable and hold you in the seat well. I dont have any pictures with me, but this is what they look like. They are a lower back seat tho. So if you are looking for something taller with more head support, you may not want these
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I've been looking for some Corbeau seats as well, if you get the non reclining seats then how can a person get into the back? can the passenger seat still move forward just not recline back? Thanks in advance
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I was scouring their website and found a "dealer" thats about an hour away. I sent this "dealer" an email saying that I was interested in buying but would have to test them in order to decide which seat I want. No email back, I wonder how long it will take?

I think its between the Baja XP and LG1. Still open for suggestions though.
Sorry but I can't answer your question c.m. I never have passengers so that wouldn't be an issue for me. Honestly I once had a serious thought about taking the passenger seat out permanently (the only one that rides with me is my dog) but opted out bc of the big ugly hole in the carpet and the fact that I don't have a high lift jack to replace the factory jack underneath the seat. I may just order one uber-seat from Corbeau and make my Jeep a one person ordeal
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I know this is off topic but I started the thread so Myeh. These seats would be one big expensive mod and I'm cool with that but I've been thinking about another mod that would also deplete my Jeep funds. For some odd reason I have an impulse to buy an aviation intercom system and put it in my Jeep. I know they are just as expensive as new seats, I know they wouldn't get used 100% of the time because I have already stated that I don't usually have passengers. I often go through phases of Jeep lust like for a winch or a lift kit or what have you, but ever since seeing this I can't get it off my mind. Sorry, back to Corbeau
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I've been looking for some Corbeau seats as well, if you get the non reclining seats then how can a person get into the back? can the passenger seat still move forward just not recline back? Thanks in advance
What my buddy and I did was fab up custom mounting brackets that attached to the stock mounting brackets since the seats are not direct bolt up. This allows us to use sliding track to adjust the position of the seat. It also allows us to "lift" the seat forward like usual. Since they do not recline, there isnt the same amount of space to get into the back but it is still possible.
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How did the fabwork go? Worth doing to save a couple hundred bucks? I'm going to either want to fab my own adapters or buy the ones that fit the factory brackets because I just bought a lockbox to go under the drivers seat and I doubt the product would work with only the Corbeau brand bracket.
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PRP seats are really nice in the jeep. COMFY! I love corbeau's don't get me wrong but for a jeep they are not the best I believe. For a roadrace car yes offroading jeep that will see rain PRP makes a great seat for it!
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Check out MasterCraft seats they are freakin awesome if you have the coin.
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How did the fabwork go? Worth doing to save a couple hundred bucks? I'm going to either want to fab my own adapters or buy the ones that fit the factory brackets because I just bought a lockbox to go under the drivers seat and I doubt the product would work with only the Corbeau brand bracket.
Oh man it was way worth it. I think we spent 4 hours or so building them. Rather than paying almost 200-300 dollars on new brackets, I paid around 20-30 bucks on some hardware and like 7 or 8 feet of 1" angle iron. They are solid and the seat feels secure.
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I looked into PRP and I just don't like the looks of their products... I dunno, I guess it may be just me. As for master craft the only seat model I really liked the look of is almost identical to a corbeau seat just $250 dollars more so corbeau seems like the no brainer. Thanks for the advice. Cons_Table, if I do buy a pair I will definitely contact you about the bracket fab.
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Yea again corbeau are great seats the mastercraft seat for like 700 bucks is a AMAZING seat and water proof too. The A-4's are really comfy just make sure you get the waterproof one and then add your own extra protection to it too. Would hate to ruin them.

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