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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2003, 11:03 PM
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Swaping Jeep Seats - Any suggestions?

Hi there,

Just purchased a 2003 Liberty Limted...

We opted for the standard cloth seats. After having some reservations about the seats, I figured I'd get used to them.

Well, still not used to them and was considering swapping them out for a power seat, or aftermarket seats. Just not finding them that confortable..there arent any adjustments to tilt the seat back (the bottom, not the top of course)

Jeep's only a few days old so going to talk to the dealer about possibly returing vehicle and stepping up to one with power seats...but I'm not sure what they're going to think about that.

Any ideas? Couldnt find any wiring harnesses under the seat, but Im assuming they all come somewhat pre-wired for most options.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2003, 11:47 PM
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Re: Swaping Jeep Seats - Any suggestions?

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that thought I could get used to the seats. I went to the Jeep dealer parts department and with the help of the parts manager got a list of components needed to change out the base on my seat and install the power seat option. If I buy everything new, it will be about $500, but I'm searching the local junkyards. Everyone tells me it should be easy to find the parts I need when winter hits and people start to have accidents.
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Re: Swaping Jeep Seats - Any suggestions?

Is it just the power option you are having problems with or are the seats uncomfortable in general? I am only days away from buying a liberty unless someone can talk me out of it. Or unless they can't find a loaded black renegade.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2003, 10:35 PM
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Re: Swaping Jeep Seats - Any suggestions?

I"m a hard person to please when it comes to seats, so my first reply probably isn't fair to the liberty. I should say that the seats are as comfortable as my last few vehicles.

I'm going to add the power seat to the drivers side, and I feel that I'll be able to drive a lot of miles. As it is, I've already taken the Liberty on several 300-400 mile drives, and the manual sport seats aren't bad.
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Re: Swaping Jeep Seats - Any suggestions?

Bhackleman,

Could I get the list of parts required to convert to power seats?

I too find the seats leave a lot to be desired, the back is great, its just the bottom, besides having no lateral support (side bolsters), they have limited padding, but the worst part for me is I constantly feel like my narrow ass is sliding forward, probably because when they lowered the Liberty, they lowered the front more than the rear and everything has a forward slant.

I tried the power/heated leather seats when the dealer let me test drive one for 24 hour, the sliding sensation was worst with the leather, so I opted for the cloth seats for my limited, but now I wish I could have the best of both worlds, power/heated cloth seats.

I may not convert over, might just install a spacer under the front of the seat frame, may switch to a different seat entirely, but I would like to price out this option locally as well.

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