Just to bring up the past again I got a set of WJ seats because I wanted the headrests for a back seat project Im going to do and decided to gut the lowers also notice that they are using the exact same seat pan metal framing as the xj seats but that they are taller by like 2 inches...the drivers lower was wrecked but I took the foam from the passenger side and with minor cutting was able to stuff
my mirrors got a little flaky. The memory functionality is activated when that switch is plugged in and it will try and move your mirrors. You can get around this temporarily (if you are the only driver) by setting your mirrors where you want them then setting both memory 1 and 2 to that position. Adding the mirror motors I pulled the motors off my housing (without taking the housings off the jeep)
horrible little rings de-ring the seat just from the frame you can de-ring it from the foam in the next few steps you can see on my seat they went overboard with the rings back here... the side that has the recliner is held on by this clip the two ends just clip into the frame you can reach back and try to pinch the pieces together so it pops out easy i was able to do that with my passenger seat drivers
Quote Originally Posted by JSB jeep paultyler Im with you. Im 66 and wish I could lower an inch or two myself. I put in the seat brackets that gain you an extra 4 inches for my LJ but now when I sit up straight and hit a semi-decent bump I hit my head on the roll bar. So now if I want to stretch out and have legroom I have to also tilt the seat back and look like a gangster. When I bought replacement
Quote Originally Posted by paultyler When I bought replacement Bestop seats (big mistake...they SUCK) I realized that they lifted me a good 2 inches. Another set I tried actually made my thighs rub the bottom of the steering wheel. Ultimately I had to take the new Bestop drivers seat to a upholstery shop and have them remove 2 inches of seat foam. It hurt comfort but allowed me to get close to the stock seat height. Are their sliders that lower the seat rather than raise it When I bought my Corbeau seats with the Corbeau brackets they were WAY too high for my taste and Im only 62. I cut about 2 out of the brackets and rewelded them then removed the sliders completely and bolted the seats directly to the brackets to lower them another 34 or so. That made them just right. Obviously this wont work if you have to adjust your seats but Im the only person who drives my jeep so it didnt matter.
I also took mine to an upholstery shop. I think I spent close to 150 but they replace the foam in the lower seat and put new vinyl on the side bolster and the middle part. The middle of mine has a pattern to it that they were able to match perfectly. The passanger and rear seats in mine were fine - just the drivers seat was messed up. Same thing as above - the repair cost me what good seat covers for the entire jeep would cost.
I just bought a pair of these from a friend that had them in his 78 CJ build. He didnt like the grey with black but said theyre really comfortable which Ill second. For not being a more expensive brand name racing seat they are pretty comfortable. Memory foam sides that arent Crap. Recliner is a plus. I was actually just browsing the forum to see if anyone had installed a set and how they removed their stock YJ seats. Its a decent enough day here in Western Pa to knock this little project out as I do my own installs in the yard...no garage. Ha Plus my drivers side seat had been stuck in the reclined position since I bought the jeep four years ago....and I cannot take it anymore
x 2 558 Adapter brackets- 55 x 2 110 Total 668 Or if you went with the PRP roadster seat total would be 600. P.S. the PRP seats are suspension seats cant get any more comfortable than that. You can also customize color and material. they also have replacement covers. Yea that I noticed about all seats. Sucks doesnt it Thanks for heads up though Quote Originally Posted by Benderff A set of daily drivers
Quote Originally Posted by atc1989 Hey guys. Love my GC limited. However I find my drivers seat very hard and uncomfortable. Id like to add some softer foam to the seat under the leather of course. Has anyone ever done this Appreciate any advice. Thanks. Couldnt agree more. I use a gel foam cushion but wish they would have put a little more padding in the seats of a 40k vehicle. seats in my VW Jetta are better.
Its actually not too hard. Take out the seat first you need to check that the springs underneath arent shot. they should all be arched upwards no saggers. Remove the seat covers. Get some foam. Get an electric bread knife and Carve some of the foam off the top of the seat. Replace with a piece of new foam cut to fit. Replace cover. You might want to experiment to get the fimness you want (but that
quickly though so it hasnt been a problem for me. The seat foam is a bit more firm than the stock seats but I like it that way. Some people have had issues with other aftermarket seats mounting too tall for comfort but Ive found these to not be a problem in that respect. Using the Smittybilt seat brackets Id say these have me sitting about an inch higher than the stock seats. One benefit is the drivers
Fantastic Give it a few weeks. they suck. Youll see. YOu would be better off returning them now before all of the problems arise. Yes they are way too high. My thighs actually hit the steering wheel. I took my drivers seat to a local upholstry shop and had them cut out two inches of foam. That was the best fix I could think of. Quote Originally Posted by ElvisV04290 I thought someone said on here a
hmmmm about half good and half bad on the reviews on those seats from J.C. although i didnt read the whole thread. I went ahead and pulled the trigger on these rugged ridge seats. Figured ill give them a try. they certainly look nice and they do at least have a one year warranty. I especially like this part of their description Made of soft dense packed foam that is wrapped in premium leather-like vinyl for long lasting durability in even the most extreme off-road excursions. Well see I bought a new drivers side riser too
My drivers seat is smoked too... typical XJ side blow out as well as starting to come apart. Sadly there are no junkyards here with anything I can use. Too bad you arent near me OP there was a 1992 with low miles that was getting scrapped. It was a LTD with full leather and they were almost mint. Rears were probably sat in 20 times same with the passenger side. He was going to sell them to me for 60.00...but
OK just got done doing the evap and heater core replacement. Couple things... First if you are having doubts because of the complexity of the job then you have read the WJjeeps write up. Fear not.. Seems harder than it is. Trick one... Have a friend handy for at least two 30 minute periods of the job. Second. You dont need to drop the steering wheel. Leave it attached to the dash. Makes the dash a
Quote Originally Posted by dunno513 OK just got done doing the evap and heater core replacement. Couple things... First if you are having doubts because of the complexity of the job then you have read the WJjeeps write up. Fear not.. Seems harder than it is. Trick one... Have a friend handy for at least two 30 minute periods of the job. Second. You dont need to drop the steering wheel. Leave it attached
Im 61 and Ive slept in my jeep the following way camping many times now this way over the last few years I have named this method The Hobo Bed (haha funny story behind its naming) -Back seat out. -front passenger seat forward all the way when its headrest is actually touching the windshield. -couple of tow straps rolled up on passenger side on the floor behind front seat. -a few bags and cargo all
so I cant be picky I guess. All the food for the camping sections of the trip will go in here as a sort simple cold kitchen box. I will probably have to space the cooler up above the little shock mount pocket on the floor. I think that is about a 3 area. I need to fill that up with something useful that I dont need to get at all the time......and something light since its on the back of the jeep.
Quote Originally Posted by Shadow91 Hi guys new here and new to jeeps. To Start off with I have been around forums for awhile and I have read the stickies and the newbies read here post. I just currently bought a jeep Grand Cherokee and was hoping I could get some help and answers. To start off with the jeep is a 1996 Grand Cherokee Limited with the I6 and 249 Transfer case (i believe 4 all time N
horror stories about water eventually getting under there and rusting but in my 10 it was PLENTY stuck on there. Im not worried about the back at all but until I get full soft doors Im getting really lazy about running out there with the full steel set under threat of rain. The weatherman just doesnt realize that while MOST people consider a 3 minute downpour to didnt really rain at all today us jeepers
Well I wasnt able to take pics of the install but I must say that I am really disappointed in this top. First off the windshield channel was a real PITA to install something didnt seem to line up right but after a good 20 mins or so I got it on. The plastic ends of the windshield channel also seem a bit off the passenger side plastic end cap lines up flush with the metal channel but the drivers side
Well my system is a pretty system but not easy either. I custom built the whole thing so itll take time and patience. The storage box I built is water tight and theft proof unless a person has a welding torch with them to get it out. If you want pics... I can probably find some somewhere but it was made of diamond plate. I measured out the space behind the seat millimeter by millimeter. This puppy is tight. Every inch is used. The top of the box is basically an extension of the wheel wells from side to side. It matches out the space that would be visable from above when seat is fully back and looking down. Its air-tight because I live in rainforest country and every now and then if the top is off - i dont want to tote around excess water. The big trick was theft proofing it. I made it so that it unlocks from the side when the tailgate is open. this is kept together by two padlocks. The tailgate lock acts as a third deterent. First a person has to break the tailgate lock open then they have to break through the next two pad locks. Most theives will just pass along to the next sap without it. As for speakers... Ive got a custom built box duplicating as a center console. I measured out the exact space between the two seats then built it from there. I house two 6 two way speakers in the front of the console and a 10 sub in the back. Amp mounted under the seat - elevated in case of flood water and with scrambled bolts to deter would be theives. Very elaborate set up and design and all bolted to the tub for extra solid holding. The box I built also has 2 inches of foam on the top to double as a seat should anyone be small enough to peer through that mini area. (Not that I would recommend it - real purpose is to pad the box from resting my arm on it) Again - elaborate and time consuming to make - but.... works great for me and not one person knew that it was a speaker box until they heard it thump. (Front dash speakers were swapped with better - but same size. Used gf to mount the drivers side because of her tiny hands versus mine)
I have the half doors. Mine is sitting at the shop for the 3 time for a waterfall leak on both drivers and pass side. they have replaced the windshield header molding and all the foam and weather stripping on both doors and the carpet all nasty and smelled. Went to pick it up and in a rain storm everything was wet again I mean seats and all . Now they are ordering all new soft side sides for both side. Only leaks sitting still. Other then that Love the half doors in th summer.
Oh and that drivers seat being torn up is no big deal. I bought one just like that and took it to an upholstery shop - they replaced the foam and fixed the vinyl for around 150 or 200 and it looked brand new
Quote Originally Posted by -cAcHe- whys that Quote Originally Posted by CLNinja whats wrong with a cage in a DD Quote Originally Posted by biggoofy i think a cage is good in a dd but only if u watch your head getting in lol Think about your normal race car cage application . . . now think of how the driver is strapped in to the car in that application. Heshe is safe because they are being held AWAY from the cage. By putting a cage in a DD youre putting tubing dangerously close to your head that wasnt there normally. If you crash your ZJ at highway speeds and crack your head off that tubing youre done. This can be avoided by 1. Getting racing seats 2. Getting harnesses 3. Building a harness bar for the cage 4. Padding the cage (think of the lost headroom) 5. Wearing a helmet Now do this all the time with a DD. Youre either going to get sick of it in a week or not bother either way ending badly for you. This doesnt apply for Wranglers . . . the cage is much further away from the head of the driverspassengers and it is covered with foam padding.