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Old 03-19-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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What are the best seats you've ever owned?

I'm looking at getting some vinyl seats for my 06, but I wana get some feedback on some seat experiences of my fellows here. Give me the good the bad and the ugly on some of your best and least favs for your butt holsters!

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Any body prefer fab over vinyl? What are some of the benefits? Suspension vs bucket? Summer vs Winter? Any neoprene users?

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Those look comfy. Fabric or vinyl? did you need risers? they look a bit low. I'm vertically challenged, lol.
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The only aftermarket seats I've ever installed into my TJ came from Bestop and as big of a fan as I am of Bestop's top products, I can't say I am a fan of their seats. The fabric permanently stained way too easily and the foam bolstering next to my left leg/hip disintegrated under the fabric leaving the seat shape collapsed and deformed at that point. All within the first year.
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Stock seats out of my Porsche were increadible, but I do not think that will help you out.
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Smittybuilt xrc suspension seats suck to i have a new set in mine! Luckily my ass is small so i fit into them but wife and son hate thmr
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i had a set of Corbeau baja rs, they were real nice and comfy i bought a set from quadratec for $600 i forgot the shipping charge, im not sure about long term as i sold the jeep about 3 months after putting them in, the guy i sold it to still had them in a few months later so i guess he liked them. those are proly the same seats i go with in the jeep i have now, eventually at least
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Ive got a set of neoprene covers on my stock seats, they're pretty nice. People definitely ask about them
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:26 PM   #10
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Stock seats out of my Porsche were increadible, but I do not think that will help you out.
sounds great but i might need a phone book or two lmao!
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Ive got a set of neoprene covers on my stock seats, they're pretty nice. People definitely ask about them
I was thinkin about doin that. im getn tired of the soggy bottom syndrome iv been get with the damn rain. Also, the smell they put off takes like a week of sun to dry out. I'm just not sure what to do, figured maybe vinyl would be better.
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The only aftermarket seats I've ever installed into my TJ came from Bestop and as big of a fan as I am of Bestop's top products, I can't say I am a fan of their seats. The fabric permanently stained way too easily and the foam bolstering next to my left leg/hip disintegrated under the fabric leaving the seat shape collapsed and deformed at that point. All within the first year.
Damn, i was looking at some bestop vinyl seats to lol. I've got a green o6 so i changed my interior to a spice color from a gray, and im kinda itchin to buy some tan vinyls. But, i've also got some bad back problems so i'm thinking about suspension seats.
I'm trying to convince myself to get the suspension seats for the better good, but the fact that i wouldnt be able to push the seat forward and up like my stock seats is keepn me from doing it. I'm kind of a mover and a shaker so i like the flexibility of moving my seat. Whatr your thoughts?
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Smittybuilt xrc suspension seats suck to i have a new set in mine! Luckily my ass is small so i fit into them but wife and son hate thmr
Good to know, scratchn them off my list. What do you have now?...and how big of a butt r we talkin about here?
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My most durable seats were in my yj, the cheap vinyl ones that came with it. I'm not sure if there is a way to mount these in a tj but if they made them in charcoal I would be all over it. Had 2" of water pool in them when I was caught in a storm on the way to work one day, sun came out and they were bone dry by the time I left.
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i had a set of Corbeau baja rs, they were real nice and comfy i bought a set from quadratec for $600 i forgot the shipping charge, im not sure about long term as i sold the jeep about 3 months after putting them in, the guy i sold it to still had them in a few months later so i guess he liked them. those are proly the same seats i go with in the jeep i have now, eventually at least
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They looked really comfy. Are they suspension seats? They don't move forward or up like the stock ones do they? I'm having a hard time parting with the ability to move my stock ones forward and up. Did you get the 5points in them?
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My most durable seats were in my yj, the cheap vinyl ones that came with it. I'm not sure if there is a way to mount these in a tj but if they made them in charcoal I would be all over it. Had 2" of water pool in them when I was caught in a storm on the way to work one day, sun came out and they were bone dry by the time I left.
I've been hearing that vinyl is the way to go. They have alot of seats on quadratec.com they might have those stock yjs your looking for. I'm having so much trouble with rain its retarded. I dont want to "not" look forward to driving my jeep no matter what the weather is ya know?
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I have the stock Vinyl seats in my 2004 TJ.
Pro's
1. Easy to keep clean
2. Easy to dry off after a rain
3. Comfortable
4. Stock Movement is retained

Con's
1. Sweaty leg and back syndrome (seats don't breath)
2. Tacky feeling on bare skin
3. Here in Texas they have the ablility to become as hot as molten lava and as sticky as ACME fly paper. Even with top and doors on you can find yourself jumping into the Jeep and recieving seering burns to the legs but all you can do is endure it because if you try to jump back out the skin on your lower back and the bottom of your legs will rip right off. Or at least it will feel like that is going to happen.

Texas Jeep Cooking with vinyl seats
1. Remove top and doors
2. at 8 am make sure the Jeep is in a location to recieve full sun
3. At noon come out to the Jeep and Place 4 16 OZ Ribeye steaks on each of the 2 seats or just spread them out on the back seat. (Sizziling and smoke coming from the steak is normal)
4. After 10 Minutes flip steaks over placing them on a fresh surface of the seat
5. After 10 more minutes remove from seat a serve
6. Use cotton towel and windex to wipe off seat
7. Start Jeep and drive home.
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I have the stock Vinyl seats in my 2004 TJ.
Pro's
1. Easy to keep clean
2. Easy to dry off after a rain
3. Comfortable
4. Stock Movement is retained

Con's
1. Sweaty leg and back syndrome (seats don't breath)
2. Tacky feeling on bare skin
3. Here in Texas they have the ablility to become as hot as molten lava and as sticky as ACME fly paper. Even with top and doors on you can find yourself jumping into the Jeep and recieving seering burns to the legs but all you can do is endure it because if you try to jump back out the skin on your lower back and the bottom of your legs will rip right off. Or at least it will feel like that is going to happen.

Texas Jeep Cooking with vinyl seats
1. Remove top and doors
2. at 8 am make sure the Jeep is in a location to recieve full sun
3. At noon come out to the Jeep and Place 4 16 OZ Ribeye steaks on each of the 2 seats or just spread them out on the back seat. (Sizziling and smoke coming from the steak is normal)
4. After 10 Minutes flip steaks over placing them on a fresh surface of the seat
5. After 10 more minutes remove from seat a serve
6. Use cotton towel and windex to wipe off seat
7. Start Jeep and drive home.
Lmao!!! Well i love the Pro's and i can deal with the Con's and i love me a good steak. I'll be moving out west up in the mountains so some warmth on those seats will be nice.
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I have the corbeau baja ss seats. Overall, for the price, they are pretty good seats. Mine are vinyl which can have the same pros and cons listed above lol. As far as sliding front, back and tumbling...I retained the stock brackets and built custom adapters that worked with my seats. There are two potential downfalls that I see...low head rest and fixed backs. The head rest comes to about the top of my neck depending on how I am sitting, however this doesnt bother me because I am rarely leaned back to use a head rest. And...although fixed back, I find the position very comfortable. Anyone that has ridden in my jeep has never complained about them being uncomfortable. Here is probably the best picture I have of them (which still isnt that good lol). Also, I believe the set ran me around 400 bucks or so after shipping...

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Anybody knows of a replacement seat that fits right in without adaptors?
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Anybody knows of a replacement seat that fits right in without adaptors?
What year?
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I have the corbeau baja ss seats. Overall, for the price, they are pretty good seats. Mine are vinyl which can have the same pros and cons listed above lol. As far as sliding front, back and tumbling...I retained the stock brackets and built custom adapters that worked with my seats. There are two potential downfalls that I see...low head rest and fixed backs. The head rest comes to about the top of my neck depending on how I am sitting, however this doesnt bother me because I am rarely leaned back to use a head rest. And...although fixed back, I find the position very comfortable. Anyone that has ridden in my jeep has never complained about them being uncomfortable. Here is probably the best picture I have of them (which still isnt that good lol). Also, I believe the set ran me around 400 bucks or so after shipping...

That looks great!!! I don't lean back either. Is there room for a console in between them? I'm looking at getting some tan ones. Where did you find yours for 400?
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Any body know anything about the bestop trailmax 2 pros?
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That looks great!!! I don't lean back either. Is there room for a console in between them? I'm looking at getting some tan ones. Where did you find yours for 400?
Yup. It's still got the factory console in it. Everything is pretty cozy in there, but it all fit without too much issue. They were from quadratec. I dont know if they had tan or not. I think they were like 330 for both before shipping. If they do have them, contact joe (goes by quadratec on the forum) and he may be able to get u a deal on the shipping.
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Yup. It's still got the factory console in it. Everything is pretty cozy in there, but it all fit without too much issue. They were from quadratec. I dont know if they had tan or not. I think they were like 330 for both before shipping. If they do have them, contact joe (goes by quadratec on the forum) and he may be able to get u a deal on the shipping.
Good deal. I found um in tan on quad. God i can just imagin falling asleep in one already. i might be sold man. I just have to figure out the brackets. Its says it mounts to the adapter which you need to buy and then the adapter mounts to the brackets.. that you also have to buy... gona have to find a way around that one. you said you fabricated yours but kept your stock mount?
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Good deal. I found um in tan on quad. God i can just imagin falling asleep in one already. i might be sold man. I just have to figure out the brackets. Its says it mounts to the adapter which you need to buy and then the adapter mounts to the brackets.. that you also have to buy... gona have to find a way around that one. you said you fabricated yours but kept your stock mount?
Ya the brackets were pricey, so I went to home depot and picked up some 3/4" angle iron. I just had a buddy help me build/weld a bracket. Since the mounting tabs on those seats is vertical, the angle iron allowed me to build a bracket that bolted to the stock bracket and bolt the seat to it.
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Ya the brackets were pricey, so I went to home depot and picked up some 3/4" angle iron. I just had a buddy help me build/weld a bracket. Since the mounting tabs on those seats is vertical, the angle iron allowed me to build a bracket that bolted to the stock bracket and bolt the seat to it.
Perfecto. How long did it take to slice and dice those?
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Perfecto. How long did it take to slice and dice those?
Not long. I think we did it in an afternoon. Just a little trial, error, and measuring to get everything where u need it.
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Not long. I think we did it in an afternoon. Just a little trial, error, and measuring to get everything where u need it.
How much angle iron did you end up buying and how much did you pay give or take?
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How much angle iron did you end up buying and how much did you pay give or take?
If I were to guess, probably less than 15 feet of angle...probably closer to 10. And I think it ran me 20-25 dollars...so not much at all. Pretty sure that's a good ballpark...all I know is that it was significantly cheaper than buying brackets

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