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Old 01-16-2014, 02:28 PM
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Best YJ Seats?

Time to replace my seats this Spring and I haven't been able to decide on which seats to go with. I'd like to be able to recline, but most seats have reviews stating that they can't recline because of the roll bar.
I'm a bigger guy, so a bigger seat would be ideal, but definitely not necessary.

What after market seats do you guys have and what would you recommend? thanks

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I went with the Cavalier/Sunfire swap. Because of the lack of engine reliability in these cars there is a lot of perfect seats in salvage yards.
For $60.00 I replaced both of my seats with ones that were more comfortable than original ones.Direct bolt in no modifications,and they recline.


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Old 01-16-2014, 05:54 PM
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Can they get wet?
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That's awesome but my only issue would be how they stand up to the elements, as I have a ton of dirt and water that come through from not having windows.
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With these seats, could the headrests be removed? Then they would be a little shorter than the factory yj seats. And maybe, just brainstorming, a neoprene cover could be put over them.
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I got a set of Bestop TrailMax Pro's as a birthday gift 8 years ago. I like 'em a lot!
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Can the Trailmax Pro's recline without the roll bar getting in the way?
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I went with the Cavalier/Sunfire swap. Because of the lack of engine reliability in these cars there is a lot of perfect seats in salvage yards.
For $60.00 I replaced both of my seats with ones that were more comfortable than original ones.Direct bolt in no modifications,and they recline.
2x on the cavalier seats. Mine cost $20 for both. Do your research and measure the bolt patterns A LOT!!! Mine didn't bolt right up for some reason? I ended up bolting the back in then welding everything just to be safe. They recline fully and with seat covers are waterproof. I actually spent more money on the seat covers then my seats.
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Wow. Learn something new every day. Might have to check this out.
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2x on the cavalier seats. Mine cost $20 for both. Do your research and measure the bolt patterns A LOT!!! Mine didn't bolt right up for some reason? I ended up bolting the back in then welding everything just to be safe. They recline fully and with seat covers are waterproof. I actually spent more money on the seat covers then my seats.
It seems to depend on what year Cavalier/Sunfire and if its a 2 door or a 4door. Unbolted the old seat from the adjuster slide and bolted the 98 2 door Sunfire seats to the YJ seat tracks.
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It seems to depend on what year Cavalier/Sunfire and if its a 2 door or a 4door. Unbolted the old seat from the adjuster slide and bolted the 98 2 door Sunfire seats to the YJ seat tracks.
It's weird though, I grabbed seats from a 2 and 4 door from the proper year. The 2 door seats where about 3 inches off width wise and the 4 door ones where off 2 inches length wise. So I just put 2 bolts in the back and welded them down from the seat tabs to the yj rails. When I replace my sliders or seats I'm just going to grab some leather heated electronic ones from a lexus and wire em up to add some luxury to my heep.
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Can the Trailmax Pro's recline without the roll bar getting in the way?
Yep. No problems on mine.
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I have garage pro sets payed 200 for them brand new from jc whenity made for the jeep water resistant so no wet seat wipe it off and go. I looked for junck yard seats but for 200 bucks I got new seats that sit well and good like they belong in the jeep and they were bolt in no rigging or welding required

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[QUOTE="JerseyDriver;7490778"]Time to replace my seats this Spring and I haven't been able to decide on which seats to go with. I'd like to be able to recline, but most seats have reviews stating that they can't recline because of the roll bar.
I'm a bigger guy, so a bigger seat would be ideal, but definitely not necessary.

What after market seats do you guys have and what would you recommend? thanks[/QUOTE
Check out muly post I did on the garage pro seats new seats for 200 bolt in no rigging and waterproof
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If you go with the sunfire or cavalier seats make sure you get the 2 door. The four door version do not lean forward for backseat access. My cavalier seats fit great and ride great.
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How well do the caviler seats work with a factory console and do they hit the doors when closed? Do they sit any higher or closer to steering wheel?
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They sit back a little,the front sits higher than the rear. I used a few spacers under the rear two mounts. They work well with center consoles and don't interfere with door operation.
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It's weird though, I grabbed seats from a 2 and 4 door from the proper year. The 2 door seats where about 3 inches off width wise and the 4 door ones where off 2 inches length wise. So I just put 2 bolts in the back and welded them down from the seat tabs to the yj rails. When I replace my sliders or seats I'm just going to grab some leather heated electronic ones from a lexus and wire em up to add some luxury to my heep.
Lightbulb going off lol I've just remembered I got a driver seat from '02 bmw 745. Sitting in the basement.
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Can the Trailmax Pro's recline without the roll bar getting in the way?
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To be clear on the Cavalier/Sunfire seats you must remove the adjusters from the seat frame and bolt on your old Jeep seat adjusters then bolt them to the risers. I think that is why some people are having to do the extra fab work.
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To be clear on the Cavalier/Sunfire seats you must remove the adjusters from the seat frame and bolt on your old Jeep seat adjusters then bolt them to the risers. I think that is why some people are having to do the extra fab work.

X2 -- have them, and they work great. Recline not really a big deal though since the rollbar is there as stop.
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I am using the stock yj sliders, not the sun fire sliders. Still needed spacers to level out the seat.
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I put two new Best Top seats in my 91 4.0 for 500.00 look good .my friend put some Sun fire seats in his for 60.00 they look better and are way more comfortable.
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I went with Best Top recliners. Bolt in. Wash them at the car wash. I had them installed for 10 years until I sold it. They wore great.

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I went with Best Top recliners. Bolt in. Wash them at the car wash. I had them installed for 10 years until I sold it. They wore great.

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I wasn't saying Best top seats are not good seats. They are excellent seats for the look and the money I just think the sun fire seats are a better deal.
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I wasn't saying Best top seats are not good seats. They are excellent seats for the look and the money I just think the sun fire seats are a better deal.
Where did you get the idea I was criticizing your post?? I never even read it.

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Where did you get the idea I was criticizing your post?? I never even read it.

sheesh.....
I think maybe because you didn't use the word "EH" or talk about hockey or beer, that we must have thought you were an angry Canadian.
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Never seen an angry Canadian tho.

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