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03-26-2014 10:08 AM
Jerry Bransford Long drives have not been a problem, I've made a bunch that were 3 hours non-stop.
03-26-2014 10:05 AM
alstjruby03 jerry how do these seats feel after a long drive. my oem seats make my leg go numb after more then 2 hrs. driving.
03-25-2014 08:06 PM
quantumjeep Great write up, but why didn't you sand and refinish your seat bases while you had them out. Get rid of all that surface rust and hit them with some bed liner. Not that they need to be pretty but get rid of that rust.
03-25-2014 07:45 PM
baxterpass
subscribing; interested in JK applications

Great thread Jerry; just referenced you in my thread on reworking my JK seat (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/wr...ml#post9341978).

JeepHerz is going to check out PRP. If anyone fits a PRP seat to their JK I would be interested in hearing abut it.
09-10-2013 12:24 AM
Jerry Bransford The angle is adjustable via a washer or two between the seat & frame.
09-09-2013 02:54 PM
lovemachine I called PRP today. I wanted to find out what angle the daily driver seats were at.

12-15* angle.

So, I reclined my factory seats that angle, just to make sure I could live with it. I'm not sure. I normally like to sit up straight.

So while I continue to save up the cash, I'm going to be driving reclined back. I MAY want to spring for the Enduro reclining seats, but we'll see.
09-09-2013 09:21 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Good!

So, how would you attach the lap belt? Isn't it attached to the factory seat?
Like how is shown by the #4 & 5 photos in my post #3 above.
09-09-2013 06:38 AM
mudmagnet63 Nice write up Jerry. I will second the comment about the side bolsters. The Corbleau seats in my 71 bronco had them and they were a PITA to slide in and out of. These look like they will provide support without interfering too much on entry and exit.
09-09-2013 04:45 AM
lovemachine Good!

So, how would you attach the lap belt? Isn't it attached to the factory seat?
09-08-2013 09:38 PM
Jerry Bransford
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If I got these seats, can I stay with my factory seat belt?
Yes, the factory seat belts work fine with the PRP seats. I still use the factory seat belts in normal driving. The 3" lap belt and shoulder harnesses would be too much of a PITA to use on a daily basis.
09-08-2013 08:29 PM
lovemachine If I got these seats, can I stay with my factory seat belt?
09-08-2013 08:19 PM
lovemachine .
09-08-2013 07:13 PM
1jeeplvr Yes Jerry.Im too familiar with the seat belt locking during that oh sh#t moment,been there,done that.A harness would be nice,someday.
09-07-2013 07:42 PM
Holton345 Great write up, sir. THANKS!
09-07-2013 04:57 PM
Jerry Bransford What finally got installed last weekend were the shoulder harnesses. They attach to a new weld-in shoulder harness support bar ($50) from Poly Performance positioned behind the front seats. Poly Performance JEEP/TRUCK & BUGGY*::*Cage & Cage Accessories*::*Synergy Jeep TJ/LJ Shoulder Harness Bar for Stock Cage - 4X4 Off-Road Parts. The shoulder harnesses came from Racing Seatbelts.

When no one is available to help, you get creative with duct tape to position the support bar to be tack welded prior to final welding. This took some time, welding a shoulder harness bar in place deserves all the care you can give it.



It's important the support bar be at shoulder height. Mounting it too high or too low can cause major injuries through spinal compression. A very close friend of mine was killed in an offroad accident from improperly installed shoulder harnesses so be careful to do it right.





I went with 3" wide aircraft style seatbelts but for comfort, went with 2" shoulder harnesses. Having worn 3" shoulder harnesses in aircraft, I knew I didn't want anything that wide again... especially since my Jeep is a crawler, not a racer.

Shoulder harnesses aren't needed for all trails or forms of offroading but it's nice having them for when there's a little pucker factor happening.



Not to mention these won't lock up and strangle you when the Jeep is on a really steep section of trail like the factory shoulder harness will.
08-22-2013 02:14 PM
Sherpa
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
I love my Corbeau seats, but PRP was the runner-up.
Which model do you have?
08-21-2013 07:21 AM
Duke-TJ the price for these custom seats is great! Thanks for another great write-up Jerry. I appreciate how you field-tested them for a couple weeks before doing this write-up.
08-21-2013 06:48 AM
Imped
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Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr View Post
Very nice.And seats are def on my list.Under my Dirty Mudder seat covers are seats that are held together with duct tape.
Did PRP help to explain all there choices.Im afraid Id accidentally forget to order something I should be ordering.
Just call PRP. I got all black vinyl (back)/Cordura (front) with double stitching and adjustable lumbar support.
08-20-2013 08:31 PM
louczar Those prices are a lot cheaper than what I expected after seeing the product and build process!!!
08-20-2013 08:14 PM
1jeeplvr Very nice.And seats are def on my list.Under my Dirty Mudder seat covers are seats that are held together with duct tape.
Did PRP help to explain all there choices.Im afraid Id accidentally forget to order something I should be ordering.
08-20-2013 08:11 PM
Jaxon1023 Did they say anything about the colors fading or tweed deteriating? Florida sun and beaches are extremely hot and I go doorless and topless as often as I can
08-20-2013 08:04 PM
lovemachine
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Check out the review at the top of this thread, the colors & fabric choices are shown.
Can't believe I missed that
08-20-2013 07:58 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Bumping this up because I've been extremely tempted to place an order for these...

What color combination and fabric are your seats Jerry?
Check out the review at the top of this thread, the colors & fabric choices are shown.
08-20-2013 05:01 PM
lovemachine
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Originally Posted by Imped View Post
You can try mine out this weekend.
You have these seats? Heck yea
08-20-2013 04:37 PM
Imped
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Originally Posted by lovemachine View Post
Bumping this up because I've been extremely tempted to place an order for these...

What color combination and fabric are your seats Jerry?
You can try mine out this weekend.
08-20-2013 04:35 PM
lovemachine Bumping this up because I've been extremely tempted to place an order for these...

What color combination and fabric are your seats Jerry?
07-02-2013 09:26 PM
Jerry Bransford They have all vinyl or pleather seats if you need the seats to be to be waterproof. I wasn't worried about it since my TJ always has some sort of cover like the soft top or safari top on.
07-02-2013 08:57 PM
Verf Jerry, did PRP have waterproof or resistant material? Or is it better to just buy covers so they can be removed
07-02-2013 04:46 PM
Jerry Bransford
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They look great!

I love my Corbeau seats, but PRP was the runner-up.
Corbeau makes a fine seat too, they definitely made my short list.
07-02-2013 04:34 PM
TXST8tj They look great!

I love my Corbeau seats, but PRP was the runner-up.
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