very nicely done my driver seat is in worse condition than yours was. i may have to try this.
wow looks awesome. mine has gotten pretty bad recently and this looks like a great idea. Ill have to try this sometime. wonder where Ill find the replacement foam.
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
i wouldnt mind knowing that myself..my seats look new for a 97 and would love new foam for the drivers seat..
I cheated. I took some extra memory foam from a 2 pad that I cut for my mattress and put it on top of the seat. Then installed a seat cover that I was using over that. Its pretty comfy now. I just did the bottom though not the back but it helps a lot. Whenever I happen to sit in my passenger seat now I realize how uncomfortable it is compared to the drivers.
Its a common problem and a pain to fix. It involves taking to top off the seat and digging the filament out of the seat foam and re-soldering the wire. I am not going to fix mine but then again I rarely use the seat heater over here. Do a search either on here or google for a write up about the fix. Here is one. I dont think you need to take the seat out like he did though but you get the idea. httpwww.jeepforum.comforumf13h...iteup-1148835
Any auto apholstery shop can replace the foam and skin( fabric or leather) for a couple hundred bucks or sometimes even less.
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
Took seats out of a 02 olds Alero 4 door. VERY easy to swap in. Remove all olds sliders unclip the upholstery from the pan pull the foam out of the bottom and the 4 holes nearly line up with the stock jeep mounts. Had to open the holes with a drill a little bit some washers and new nuts all the way around and done. The drivers has a manual lumbar knob and is very comfy and the seats are narrow enough
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.
Usually the culprit is the heating element has been stretched and broke had the same thing happen with both passenger and drivers seats was an easy fix. to get at the element go under the front of the seat and remove the 2 steel clips on the plastic seat cover retainer. Unfasten the 3 screws on the seat control bezel (2 on the side and one on the back side). Carefully unplug the seat cover retainer
Quote Originally Posted by Smokey1r Usually the culprit is the heating element has been stretched and broke had the same thing happen with both passenger and drivers seats was an easy fix. to get at the element go under the front of the seat and remove the 2 steel clips on the plastic seat cover retainer. Unfasten the 3 screws on the seat control bezel (2 on the side and one on the back side). Carefully
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
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
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
The previous owner must have been a pretty big boy because where he slid in and out of the drivers seat the foam side support for the bottom part of the seat is broken off and Im just sick of the vinyl. All of my trucks and jeeps have had vinyl and its time for something new.
Heating element is burnt open if the switch light is flashing. No cannot switch heating elements from passenger to drivers seat because the element is sewed into the seat cover. You can repair the burnt element if you are handy with a soldering iron. -Remove the side-cover where the power seat switches are. -Unhook the j-trim plastic in front of the seat and the plastic strip with Christmas tree plugs
Yep Ive had it happen to my drivers seat as well. It was the same bolt that you described. Here is what I did to fix it (from memory)... 1. Unplug the electrical connections from beneath the seat. 2. Remove the fasteners holding the seat track to the floor. 3. Remove the seat assembly and take to a suitable work area. 4. Remove the seat back from the seat. I -think- it was two torx screws. You dont
I wanted to get those but the BF said no ) Id be interested in this too... xjnick did you have to replace any hog rings or anything Just wondering... most seat covers Ive ever removed had hog rings somewhere. I didnt have to replace anything every thing was in good shape still the only thing i did besides cleaning the seat covers was i switched the seat foams from my passenger seat onto my 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.
Does anyone make a replacement seat foam kit for TJ seats My passenger side seat is in great shape but the outside edge of the drivers seat is shot from sliding inout. The covers look good. If I could just replace my drivers side seat bottom I would be happy.
Quote Originally Posted by MikeGordon Does anyone make a replacement seat foam kit for TJ seats My passenger side seat is in great shape but the outside edge of the drivers seat is shot from sliding inout. The covers look good. If I could just replace my drivers side seat bottom I would be happy. Im thinking you could take that seat to an upholstery shop and have it fixed for fairly cheap.
Im 65. I did something similar to my YJ but it was a but easier. I took off the drivers seat took it to an upholstery shop and had them remove 1 12 inches of foam from the seat. It was a Bestop seat so there was about 4 inches of foam in it. That lowered me down to where I wanted
I just had the drivers side seat fixed. The metal wasnt broken but the foam was all torn up. There was a place not far from my house that fixed all the foam and added more lumbar support for me. Only charged me a little over a 100. It is like a brand new seat.
I have no idea either and Ive looked before. My WHOLE interior is like new. Everything except for the drivers seat...its black and its supposed to be tan. My foam is worn in it too. Im really looking to a source of foams and covers Guess I could pull some from a junk yard... but finding ones like new may be a problem. Ill have to check it out
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
Ive just had my seat out to replace the lower cable in my seat. I cut a couple of strips of workshop foam mat then sliced them into a wedge along the length and stuffed them above the bolster in my drivers seat. Didnt even need to remove the cover completely to do it. The side bolster is nice and firm now.
You might consider seeing out an upholstery shop. My drivers seat was the same was - vinyl almost non existant and the foam was destroyed. The shop I found here fixed it up and it looked brand new for 200. My passenger and rear seats were in perfect condition. Now if my passenger seat was messed up then I would probably have replaced both.
Quote Originally Posted by Topgun514 I am in the process of making my old brackets mountweld onto new WJ seats. SO COMFY. Potential cool write up for the rear ones working too This I need to see. I have a drivers side seat that has a side blowout and the seam in the middle is pulling apart. Not to mention the foam is shot and it is 12 as comfortable as the passenger side. If only I could find a set.
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
Well nothing wrong but the rubi ones are definitely nicer. There is a bit of foam padding thats starting to fall out the back of the drivers seat.
suggestions I went out this morning and looked at it. The passenger side seems to have good contact between the top and the tub I could not find where any water had run down the inside of the tub...still dust on the tub. Out of curiousity I tightened all 6 of the bolts holding the hard top on and I could give all of them 14-12 of a turn. would this be enough to let water in When I tightened the drivers
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
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.