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Old 04-28-2014, 03:51 PM   #1
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Aftermarket, stock-height seats

I ordered new front and rear seats for my 1994 YJ but for a number of reasons I'm unhappy with them. I bought the Corbeau Moab seats (black cloth + vinyl) and the rear Corbeau Safari seat. I'm going to ignore the manufacturing/design problems for a moment and talk about the comfort and functionality.

First, they seem to be something like 4-6" higher than the stock seats! I am 5' 11", 175lbs, and my eyes are now even with the top edge of the windshield. When at a stop sign, I can't see the road to my left or my right without ducking my head and craning my neck. Same with stop lights, I can't see them in front of me because I'm way too high up. I now have to have my steering wheel tilted all the way up just to get in and out of the vehicle.

I have read some threads where people have cut and welded their stock driver seat bracket to make it shorter. I might have pursued that but it would look silly because I can't do it to the passenger seat which needs to fold forward.

The other problem I have is that the side bolsters on the back of the seat are way too close together. They basically cause my shoulders to be stuck out forward while my back is pressed back. It's very uncomfortable.

Does anyone have any recommendations for some seats that are closer to stock height and width? I don't suppose I really need those side bolsters anyway, and certainly not if they're painful on any drive longer than 10 minutes. I'm looking for new, not junkyard seats.

One reason I chose these seats was because they advertised an inflatable lumbar support system. I added it to the order but instead of installing it, it came separately in a bag with no instructions. I'd prefer adjustable lumbar support but if not available, a seat with a good lumbar "hump" at least.

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Old 04-28-2014, 05:19 PM   #2
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I have read some threads where people have cut and welded their stock driver seat bracket to make it shorter. I might have pursued that but it would look silly because I can't do it to the passenger seat which needs to fold forward.

Good question - same one that I have, as I want to replace my seats.

For the passenger side, some people have moved the pivot point to lower the seat. I don't have a link to show it, but if you are searching and looking around at seat threads, you'll probably find it.

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Old 04-28-2014, 06:38 PM   #3
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I just put besttop seats in my 89 yj. They sit just about the same as the stocks seats, are comfortable, and look nice. The rear seat is a fold n tumble which comes in handy too!
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:25 AM   #4
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Mattix44, Where did you order the seats from?
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:35 PM   #6
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I'm the same build as you, 5'11 185 and I have the Baja SS and love them. They do sit about 1" higher (the size of the runner adapter) and they are not easy to get into, but once in I don't want to get out. I've surfed for 50+ years so my shoulders are pretty wide yet I still fit comfortably between the side bolsters. I do take advantage of my tilt wheel to get in, but once in I can lower it and my line if sight is really good, I actually like sitting higher as most of my driving is technical crawling where I need to see my tire placement.

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