Originally Posted by THECJWAY:
I'm considering putting a pair of suspension seats in my tj. I have a couple of questions for those of you who have made the upgrade.
First, is there a $1000 difference in upgrading to suspension seats? I'm tired of feeling like I just went 3 rounds with Chuck Liddell after a day of wheeling.
Also, should I drop a grand and go with a pair of Mastercrafts or is there no real difference in those over PRPs or Corbeaus or Smittybuilts?
If you are getting seat brackets and harnesses too, you will spend closer to $1300, not $1000.
It's hard to say if it is "worth it" to someone over another. My wife sat in the Mastercraft seats at EJS last year and said she didn't want any other brand in my TJ, so that pretty much made my decision easy.
I have zero regrets. The seats are amazing! Easy to install and are so comfortable on the trail that it is hard to imagine I tolerated 4 years in the stock seats. I highly recommend.
My neighbor has Corbeau seats in his YJ and they are very nice. I was amazed at how comfy a ride they made for, especially as he his SOA on somewhat stiff RE springs. The other nice thing was when I flopped his rig they held me in very nicely, I didn't just fall out onto the floor.
I know that's what I'm saving up for next, is a set of suspension seats. I'll probably go with the Corbeau or PRP's myself. [Reply]
i was wrong they bolt into CJ's and YJ's directly to factory seat brackets and they are $229 each
I have these in my CJ and would buy them again. They replaced some plastic race seats that really beat you to hell. I went with these because I'm right at the max size for the standard size baja seat, and the extra wide ones would have required me to lose my center console. The only issue I have is they could use a bit more padding around the frame in the hip area, but you really only notice that getting in and out.
i have mastercraft in my tj and love them. the only complant i have is it is a pain in the butt for a dd. the seats i have a fixed back with the head rest. the side bars make you look like a drunk retard getting out of them. other than that i love then and would put them in my GMC truck if they were not so pricey.
I've got a pair of the heated bestop seats in my jeep, non suspension type. Can't say they are better than suspension seats, but heated at 500 for the pair is alot better than 1K, and they have been quite comfortable for me. [Reply]
I have the Mastercraft rs bajas in my rig w/ harnesses. They are great. Went with the lumbar support & headrests. The lumbar support sure makes them nice.
The headrests are kinda junk - wouldn't get those again. Since I added a harness bar, I can't use the recliner feature much - still it allows for some degree of adjustment to the back of the seat & they will fold forward if desired.
It's worth doing for the safety & comfort they provide. The rig has been on it's side a few times & they hold you real nice. [Reply]
from being the cheap ass i am i went with the super stylish PLASTIC racing seats you find in Jegs or Summit. oh man they make you shit look like its flying when its sitting still, but fuck man i learned my lesson there. after ONE day oh wheeling i was ready to toss those seats out and sit on a 5 gallon bucket. my uncle was with me that day and calls those seats kidney killers. after that day i was looking for a real seat so i sat my ass in some Corbeau and Racetrim seats and found that they feel like a lazyboy recliner compared to the junk i had. but then i cheaped out and bought some JC Whittney garage pro suspension seat and have yet to see how they are gonna hold up, and if you buy a set they send sliders with them [Reply]