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Old 03-29-2016, 07:39 PM
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jeep tj seats

im thinking about getting the new rugged ridge sport seats for my 97 tj. I want them in tan, but i dont know if i wanna spend $359 a seat. anyone have any history with them or know anything about them i would love to hear it thanks.

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I say don't do it. Get some good factory seats from the salvage yard. I bought one for the driver side and it fit ok but it was like sitting on concrete. I have a 38 waist and thin hips and the side bolsters were way to tight for me, they rubbed my hips. Workmanship was ok but not $316.00 quality. Got mine from Morris 4x4 , the first one came damaged becasce it was packaged very poorly. No problem they sent out another one packaged better. Here is the catch, since the 2nd one didn't fit right/ I disliked it, I had to pay return shipping that time. $78.00 what a crock of #$%^. I got two 03 factory seats for 200.00 bolted right in and looked new from the salvage yard. They are much better seats IMO

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Old 03-30-2016, 02:32 PM   #3
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I agree with JayJeep.

My seats were stained and ripped. I thought about aftermarket seats and even just cheap seat covers. Ultimately I had a local upholstery shop redo them. Picked a fabric that looked/felt period-correct to the Jeep, and I'm really happy with how they came out. The shop re-did the foam and did an awesome job.



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I agree with JayJeep.

My seats were stained and ripped. I thought about aftermarket seats and even just cheap seat covers. Ultimately I had a local upholstery shop redo them. Picked a fabric that looked/felt period-correct to the Jeep, and I'm really happy with how they came out. The shop re-did the foam and did an awesome job.
May I ask how much they charged to reupholster the seats? I got rid of the backseat, but need the fronts redone. Vinyl in the summer sucks!
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Old 03-30-2016, 04:46 PM   #5
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May I ask how much they charged to reupholster the seats? I got rid of the backseat, but need the fronts redone. Vinyl in the summer sucks!
It was $725 total. Without the rear bench it would have been $500.

I choked a bit on the cost, at first, but now that I have the finished product I am entirely satisfied and very glad that I went this route.
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you could of bought nice suspension seats for that
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:46 PM   #7
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you could of bought nice suspension seats for that
I don't believe that is true. But even so, I could have bought a lot of things with that money... It doesn't matter, however. I like what I did. My objective was to have nice-looking, comfortable seats that looked period-appropriate in my Jeep. I am completely satisfied with the result.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:05 PM   #8
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Brand-new PRP suspension seats, any color combination you want for $299... and made here in the US. They're what I installed into my TJ... Daily Driver | PRP Seats

Here's my writeup on their installation. https://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/oe...ts-253010.html

While PRP makes seats with adjustable backs, these have a fixed back angle. I was worried I wouldn't like that but the angle is so perfect that I never wish I could change it.

I have no doubt that Rugged Ridge is importing their seats from China.
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X2 on the PRP seats! I love mine!



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Brand-new PRP suspension seats, any color combination you want for $299... and made here in the US. They're what I installed into my TJ... Daily Driver | PRP Seats
Jerry, was that price for the pair or each seat?
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Jerry, was that price for the pair or each seat?
that's for each seat.
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I agonized forever about what to do with the seats in my 97. One thing I didn't want or need, was for any replacement to sit higher than stock. I finally went with a set out of a 2004. I found a set in great condition for 200 bucks at a salvage yard in OKC. It was a 6 hour round trip to get them but I took my wife's Cr-v so it cost me less than 30 bucks in gas. The seats were in fantastic shape, just very dirty. I took em to the car wash and washed the hell out of them. Let em sit in the sun for a few days and they looked great. I didn't like the color of them or the texture, so I ordered a set of bartact covers. Covers and all and I spent 500 dollars. Some of the best money I've spent on the jeep. They feel great, look great imo, and I couldn't be happier.



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I went through my 2nd set of OEM seats (now I have 2 good passenger seats!).

The problem isn't with the covers its with the internals that rust and break.

I would also look under the carpet and see how much of the floorboard is rusted. One of my bolt holes had rusted out.
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that's for each seat.
Thanks. Now to figure out how to explain to the wife the need for the seats.........
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My stock seats has 163k of use, so I didn't want to bother with spending too much having the internals redone then recovered.
Ended up with corbeau Baja RS, super happy, super comfy.
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I put in Corbeau Moab seats. They still fold to let people in the rear and have adjustable backs. All of my friends who have ridden with me said they are the best thing I've done to the Jeep. Plus they ended up costing less that the comparable Bestop Trailmax II

I wouldn't do Rugged Ridge, plus you can get Corbeau Moabs in cloth and vinly for $538 a pair plus the cost of the bracket or if you can fab however much steel costs.
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Corbeau Moabs is what I went with and I am as happy as a fat chick on a pork chop...
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folding front seats

please help.....
just got an 02 TJ and the front seats have been swapped for rigid seats that won't fold up and allow access to the rear seat. they will slip forward and back but won't "fold" forward.
what do i need to replace to get them to fold again and allow access to the rear seat?
is the folding mechanism in the seat or the mounting under it?

thanks in advance for any help.
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shop bestop seats,

i've had 2 sets both better than stock.
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Love my new Mastercrafts. Expensive but very comfortable and the finishes are well worth the cost. Their website says it would fit up to a 40 waist, im a 38 and they are snug. So be aware.

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