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Old 07-26-2009, 08:16 PM   #1
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Front Seats Replaced

I finally decided to get rid of the old wrangler seats and went with the bestop trailmax seats. they fit pretty snug, seem to be a little wider than the stock seats but they are comfortable Anyone want my old seats, they are from a 2004, black. I have the seat sliders too, just no risers i had to reuse the stock ones.

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Old 07-26-2009, 08:25 PM   #2
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Those best tops look pretty sweet. I gonna eventually replace my old ones with racing style buckets and a harness setup.

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Old 07-26-2009, 08:27 PM   #3
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I thought about the racing style with the harness, but i wasnt too sure how comfortable they would be. So far no complaints with these.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:33 PM   #4
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thats exactly what Im debating too. The comfort level. Hopefully I can find a "street friendly" racing seat. What was the damage$ on the besttops.
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May I ask how much total? And how long? Any fabrication needed or are they just bolt in.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:39 PM   #6
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they were 250 each from Quadratec
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:49 PM   #7
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nice gonna be installing these this week!! very comfortable, using the 3inch padded 5 point crow harneses with them

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Old 07-27-2009, 01:18 AM   #8
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how much for your old ones and what part of ny are you in? my seats are pretty much done.
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Are those Bestops waterproof? What is the material?
I too want something besides my stock seats and was considering some racing seats. But those Bestops look like something that would be supportive and comfortable w/o being too deep like a racing bucket seat.
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I gotta say, these seats are comfortable. No bouncing and they support good on the back. There was no fabrication needed to install, but i did have to buy the adapter seat sliders to replace the stock ones. If you do go with this seat, you will lose the function of the passenger seat being able to flip forward to allow a person to get to the rear seat. I have to figure a way to hook a cable back up to allow the seat to still flip up. The seats appear water resistant, its a thicker fabric than the stock seats. not really cloth, not really neoprene. im not sure what they are made from. im located in southern NY, about a half hour north of NYC.
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i noticed too that these seats are slightly wider and they sit higher than the stock seats, i can see the front of my jeep now. I'm 6'2 and have no complaints so far with these.
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was looking for a seat with a good deal more lumbar support than the stock seat . Unfortunately, most of the aftermarket quality reclining seats are too wide at the shoulder level to tilt back and clear the side roll bars.

Since I have rather form fitting seat covers (Wet Okole), i looked for some formed back and seat cushions that I could put between the stock seat and the covers.

I found the Brookstone gel cushions were a perfect fit if I cut them in half where the seat section met the back section. (The Wet Okole seat covers are two piece, seat and back sections.) The Brookstone cushions really give a lot of lumbar support in the back and are extremely comfortable and the bottom section is much more comfortable than the stock seat cushion by itself.

I really had no problem with the side bolster fit of the stock seats as I am always twisting in and out of the seats anyway and find that "racing seat" bolsters actually hold you in so tightly you have trouble bringing your arm up and turning to look out the back for reversing, looking at the tree you just slid into or just hopping in and out of the Jeep.

The Brookstone cushions are not cheap ($99) but they are far less than a Mastercraft or a Corbeau (which I have used before) and there is no problem with buying and fitting brackets.
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they look good !!
i'm looking at seat cover for now, but something that doesnt make you sweat like a pig. rignt now i have the bestop covers but they're way to warm for Vegas...
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Do the newer Trailmax seats have a lever that is pulled so you can adjust the seatback angle as I have read they do? My 5 year old Trailmax seats have a knob you have to turn which makes adjusting the seatback angle while driving very difficult.
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Do the newer Trailmax seats have a lever that is pulled so you can adjust the seatback angle as I have read they do? My 5 year old Trailmax seats have a knob you have to turn which makes adjusting the seatback angle while driving very difficult.
yeah the ones i got have the lever on the side, not the knob. they also have a height adjustable headreast.
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yeah the ones i got have the lever on the side, not the knob. they also have a height adjustable headreast.
Thanks. I would Scotchguard them pretty heavily while still new before they get dirty. Mine have stains on them that I've been unable to remove after a half-dozen attempts with various upholstery cleaning products.
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Hey Twozerofd.
I PM'd you with the info that you'll need.
Please get back with me ASAP.
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im from jersey about twenty minutes from the city.. are you selling the seats or giving them away. i have recaro seats in my jeep now but there beat up.. im looking to get new seats.
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Thanks. I would Scotchguard them pretty heavily while still new before they get dirty. Mine have stains on them that I've been unable to remove after a half-dozen attempts with various upholstery cleaning products.
Your seats have seen some uhh action then huh?..
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sorry had to

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