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Old 06-02-2007, 03:32 PM   #1
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seats or covers?

ok so I've been looking into finding a way to either protect or replace my seats in the TJ. I want to get something easy to clean (and waterproof/resistant), maybe neoprene covers or a set of seats that I can put a 4point harness through. if I get covers I would like to get the full set (front 2, and back bench). I'm trying to do this budget wise but good quality. any suggestions? thanks in advance.

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Neopreme is a terrible material for seats. Neopreme is not waterproof despite what some ads say and it soaks up perspiration which causes it to stink after a while. Plus if you get colored neopreme seat covers, the colors quickly fade plus they fade unevenly if they're in the sun much.

One seat belt cover I used to use (until I bought some new seats they wouldn't fit on) was the Bestop vinyl seat cover. It fits like a glove, looks good, doesn't really look like vinyl, and it's 100% waterproof. Mine lasted 7-8 years before I put new seats in.

You sure you want 4-point seat harnesses? If they're not installed with the correct angles, they can cause serious spine compression injuries which killed a very close friend that also broke the leg of and blinded her husband in the same offroad accident. Bad shoulder harness angles and not properly anchored.

Not only that but I have a lot of time wearing 5-point harnesses in aircraft and not only are they terribly restrictive, they are just plain uncomfortable to wear. They're just plain awful most of the time. I think most people that install the grow tired of them pretty quickly and just go back to the much easier to use and more comfortable OE 3-point seatbelt/harness.

Instead, for those times your 3-point OE factory harness locks up, I would suggest a 3" aircraft style lap belt. That's what I installed in my TJ and it works very well.

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Old 06-02-2007, 05:07 PM   #3
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i will 2nd what jerry stated about neoprene seat covers. i planned on getting them but ended up getting these ones from sportsman camo covers instead. they are made out of corduro and they are water resistant. i like them because they do not hold smells or moisture as much as i have found other covers to do. good luck findin somethin...
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Instead, for those times your 3-point OE factory harness locks up, I would suggest a 3" aircraft style lap belt. That's what I installed in my TJ and it works very well.
Interesting point(s) Jerry. Where can you find a 3" aircraft style lap belt? Also, any tips on how they're installed?
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I had the Neoprene ones. Never again, only good for swamp @ss in the summer
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:49 PM   #6
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...only good for swamp @ss in the summer
Well put.
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Old 06-02-2007, 06:05 PM   #7
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so no neoprene...check. thanks for the opnion jerry I think I might go with those, but the thing I was worried about those is that I don't really want to be sticking to them in the summer and freeze my b*%%$ off in the winter, ya know? if those are comfortable all year round I might just pick up a set. unless anyone else has any suggestions
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Interesting point(s) Jerry. Where can you find a 3" aircraft style lap belt? Also, any tips on how they're installed?
I bought mine in a sand rail/offroad specialty store. They come with heavy backing plates that just go on the underneath of the floor after passing the bolts through the floor. I think I might have added another reinforcing plate just in case.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:49 AM   #9
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iggee seat covers.
amazing quality!!! very happy with mine. keeps the seats dry and my a$$. made from marine grade vinyl, so a simple wipe of a dry towel and it's ready to be sat on. check out the auction site, i found them there for 100 bucks cheaper than the web-site.
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:01 AM   #10
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what site? there is no link it there was supposed to be
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:54 AM   #12
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those are nice covers, but thats more than the price of a locker maybe I'll look at just replacing the seats or getting covers at a later time when I destroy the seats that I have in the TJ currently.

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