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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2001, 12:38 PM
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Has anyone swaped out the front seats with something better.

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I put some newer mituibishi eclipse seats in my YJ but I had to make some seat brackets to make them sit right in the Jeep. Saturn seats and smaller cars will have seats that will almost bolt in. Measure the bolt pattern on your seats, make a drawing and head to your local junkyards with a tape mesure to see what will fit.

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Re: seat swap

Yep, Used Pontiac Fierro seats...the reason: Stero speakers in the Headrests.

Wanna see them? Go to http://vanevery.homestead.com follow the Jeep links to the Fierro seats...

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Mid 80s Mazda RX-7 seats are close to a direct bolt in. I have a pair in my 85 CJ-7

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porsh 911 seats, good for 300hp.

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Re: seat swap

Has anybody had any luck swapping in new TJ/YJ seats? I'm wanting to install a set in my Jeep (some day). But I was wanting to know how big of a hassle this is.

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Re: seat swap

Ive seen TJ seats swapped in, the guy said they were too tall, he had lowerred the brackets, and they had lost some of the range of movements ( sliding tilting)
and I know a rear Tj seat is too wide for a CJ

I guess the fronts would be worth the trouble if they were cheap enough ( like under $100)

Ive got some Mazda 626 seats, they are very comfy, but they are tall, Ill have to modify the brackets, or make some from scratch.
but Im starting to realize those aftermarket bolt in seats that are between $100 and $200 are a pretty good deal.


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Re: seat swap

I have an '83 Scrambler and recently got a good deal on some like new '98 Wrangler seats. The slider rails on the new seats are 2 1/2" narrower. I have both the stock CJ and the Wrangler brackets. Any idea if it is easier to adapt the seats to the old brackets or new brackets to the floor pan?

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i like my leon rossers a lot and only $100 ea![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: seat swap

I found a great deal on a set of high back seats out of a late model GM van. Had to drill one hole in the bracket on the passanger side. When they wore out I bought new set off ebay.

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