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Old 08-27-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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whats your favorite after market seat.

If you leave your thoughts please let me know how long you have had them. As I am going to get new seats in my 2000 TJ soon as it is my daily driver. I have read many reviews on many seats but I was hoping to get your opinions.

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Old 08-27-2012, 12:25 PM   #3
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PRP Daily Drivers. I did a massive amount of research before buying and kept coming back to PRP.

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Old 08-27-2012, 01:36 PM   #4
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They don't look like they recline. Also how long have you had them
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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They don't look like they recline. Also how long have you had them
I bought a set of the Corbeau Moab seats in black vinyl. They recline and go all the way up to give complete support. Very very comfortable and best thing is, they get wet all the time when it rains, i simply wipe them off and they are completely dry. I looked at the baja type seats shown in the post above, but it came down for me to waterproofness. Those baja type seats would just collect water and soak through. Its nice not to have to worry about it getting wet...
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They are fixed-back so no, they don't recline. I don't need that, as I don't have a back seat. I adapted the seats to the factory sliders so that function still exists. I tested the angle at which I wanted them to sit and hard mounted them in that orientation to the adapter brackets I made. They are superbly comfortable and I've not found myself wishing for a reclining function once. I DD the rig when it's not under the knife and can drive it all day long without getting sore. The seats have been mounted up for about a year and still look brand new.

Those particular seats have adjustable lumbar and are double stitched. I considered all of the bigger names when perusing my options--Mastercraft and Corbeau being two of them. MC's quality is excellent but I felt they were a bit overpriced compared to some of the other 'smaller' names that have similar quality. And from what I'd seen in person and read online, Corbeau's quality has dipped quite a bit in recent years and I wasn't about to pay their price and regret it a few years later. Everywhere I looked, PRP was consistently ranked at the top by amateurs and pros alike so that made my decision pretty easy.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:26 PM   #7
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They are fixed-back so no, they don't recline. I don't need that, as I don't have a back seat. I adapted the seats to the factory sliders so that function still exists. I tested the angle at which I wanted them to sit and hard mounted them in that orientation to the adapter brackets I made. They are superbly comfortable and I've not found myself wishing for a reclining function once. I DD the rig when it's not under the knife and can drive it all day long without getting sore. The seats have been mounted up for about a year and still look brand new.

Those particular seats have adjustable lumbar and are double stitched. I considered all of the bigger names when perusing my options--Mastercraft and Corbeau being two of them. MC's quality is excellent but I felt they were a bit overpriced compared to some of the other 'smaller' names that have similar quality. And from what I'd seen in person and read online, Corbeau's quality has dipped quite a bit in recent years and I wasn't about to pay their price and regret it a few years later. Everywhere I looked, PRP was consistently ranked at the top by amateurs and pros alike so that made my decision pretty easy.
Thanks for the feedback I will look at their options
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I bought a set of the Corbeau Moab seats in black vinyl. They recline and go all the way up to give complete support. Very very comfortable and best thing is, they get wet all the time when it rains, i simply wipe them off and they are completely dry. I looked at the baja type seats shown in the post above, but it came down for me to waterproofness. Those baja type seats would just collect water and soak through. Its nice not to have to worry about it getting wet...
Thanks and like you I am very worried about the water part as my jeep gets rained on non stop. Bedlined and no drain plugs so I am looking for a seat to match. Corbeau is one of the ones I am looking at was just hoping to hear some long term opinions as I drive alot and the wife steals it from me every chance she gets. That's another reason I need to recline I am 6'4" she is 5'5". Big difference.
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I run the Corbeau Baja RS seats. They are the reclining version. I also have the matching rear bench seat. I have been running them for about 8 months.

I researched a ton, as well as put my rear in as many diffferent brands as I could.

When I was shopping, I knew two things....1-I wanted reclining seats; 2-I wanted the option of a matching rear bench seat.
Those factors narrowed my search down a bit. Corbeau, Mastercraft, PRP and Smittybilt all have a Baja RS style seat and offer a matching rear bench. I didn't want Smittystuff, and the MC's are no better than the Corbeau's, but about $200 more per seat. The PRPs were the only other real competition with the Corbeau's. I liked the TJ specific brackets that Corbeau offered, not to mention they were significantly less expensive.


Corbeau was the winner for me and I couldn't be happier. They are extremely comfortable.

1 - I THOUGHT I needed a reclining seat being 6'5", and figuring my wife would want that feature as a passenger. After running the seats for a couple weeks, I realized that I never once adjusted the seat-back after initial situating. I almost look at the reclining feature (now) as an additional point of potential failure. I should also mention that my wife does not make it a habit of riding in the Jeep (something about her hair blowing everywhere). On top of all of that, I plan on a full rollcage sooner than later, which will include a harness bar. The harness bar will prevent the reclining of the seats. I love the seats, but I now realize I could've saved $30 per seat and gone with the non-reclining version and been just as happy.

2 - The matching rear bench is great. My son is very proud of "his" seat.


I did consider PRP as every review for them is great. They offer a reclining front seat, and offer a Baja style rear bench seat. To my knowledge, they don't offer TJ bolt-in brackets, so you would be on your own with fitting them....not saying it's hard, just pointing it out.


I am EXTREMELY happy with my Corbeau seats and would recommend them to anyone. You really don't know how comfortable a suspension seat is until you drive in them for a couple days. You'll never know how you did without them.




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Old 08-27-2012, 03:26 PM   #10
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Were those Corbeau's a direct fit and are they the same seat height as the OEM seats?
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:15 PM   #11
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I run the Corbeau Baja RS seats. They are the reclining version. I also have the matching rear bench seat. I have been running them for about 8 months.

I researched a ton, as well as put my rear in as many diffferent brands as I could.

When I was shopping, I knew two things....1-I wanted reclining seats; 2-I wanted the option of a matching rear bench seat.
Those factors narrowed my search down a bit. Corbeau, Mastercraft, PRP and Smittybilt all have a Baja RS style seat and offer a matching rear bench. I didn't want Smittystuff, and the MC's are no better than the Corbeau's, but about $200 more per seat. The PRPs were the only other real competition with the Corbeau's. I liked the TJ specific brackets that Corbeau offered, not to mention they were significantly less expensive.

Corbeau was the winner for me and I couldn't be happier. They are extremely comfortable.

1 - I THOUGHT I needed a reclining seat being 6'5", and figuring my wife would want that feature as a passenger. After running the seats for a couple weeks, I realized that I never once adjusted the seat-back after initial situating. I almost look at the reclining feature (now) as an additional point of potential failure. I should also mention that my wife does not make it a habit of riding in the Jeep (something about her hair blowing everywhere). On top of all of that, I plan on a full rollcage sooner than later, which will include a harness bar. The harness bar will prevent the reclining of the seats. I love the seats, but I now realize I could've saved $30 per seat and gone with the non-reclining version and been just as happy.

2 - The matching rear bench is great. My son is very proud of "his" seat.

I did consider PRP as every review for them is great. They offer a reclining front seat, and offer a Baja style rear bench seat. To my knowledge, they don't offer TJ bolt-in brackets, so you would be on your own with fitting them....not saying it's hard, just pointing it out.

I am EXTREMELY happy with my Corbeau seats and would recommend them to anyone. You really don't know how comfortable a suspension seat is until you drive in them for a couple days. You'll never know how you did without them.
Funny you said about your wifes hair as kine loves all my jeeps she just deals with. By the way be hair comes down to her butt. Some things in life r just worth it
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:44 PM   #12
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I ultimately chose to buy the Corbeau TJ specific brackets for them (front and rear).

There is only one set of TJ direct bolt-in seats out there, and they are not a suspension seat style. I think Rugged Ridge makes them.

The Corbeau's are a direct bolt-in for CJs and YJs I think.

I don't recall if they are the same height as OEM, but I can lean my head back and rest it on the 'headrest' portion of the seat.
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I ultimately chose to buy the Corbeau TJ specific brackets for them (front and rear).

There is only one set of TJ direct bolt-in seats out there, and they are not a suspension seat style. I think Rugged Ridge makes them.

The Corbeau's are a direct bolt-in for CJs and YJs I think.

I don't recall if they are the same height as OEM, but I can lean my head back and rest it on the 'headrest' portion of the seat.
I meant with the corbeau brackets. The height I was talking about was the seat bottom. I don't want anything that makes me sit up any higher.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:36 PM   #14
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I meant with the corbeau brackets. The height I was talking about was the seat bottom. I don't want anything that makes me sit up any higher.
Agreed that would be a deal breaker
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I meant with the corbeau brackets. The height I was talking about was the seat bottom. I don't want anything that makes me sit up any higher.
ahh...gotcha.
The 'full replacement brackets' situate the seat to the same level as a stock seat.
The 'adapter brackets' (mount to the stock sliders) situate the seat to sit at least 2" taller than stock. It was that exact reason I went with the full replacement brackets. I gave up the "fold-n-tumble" feature of the stock brackets with adapter because with my height, sitting higher would've been an issue.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:48 AM   #16
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Anyone know of a bracket to keep the fold and tumble and not raise the seat. Or can I buy a seat and just drill new holes?
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You've got to keep the factory base if you want to retain the fold and tumble option.....at least without a whole lot of custom work. I just made adapter brackets to adapt the base bolt pattern to the seat bolt pattern out of 3/16" 1x1 angle iron. The seat sits at about the same height my stock seats + 1" seat riser pucks sat. I'm 5'10" so they're perfect for me.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:41 PM   #18
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Thanks to all for their thoughts

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