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    Lets talk seats

    What suspension seats do you run and what is your opinion?
    about ready to buy some but seeing as no stores keep them in the show room to sit in im worried about making the wrong choice...

    Mastercraft
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    Corbeau

    anymore?

    going to run a 4 point harness with them as well.

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    Personally I have Beard seats. They were just as popular as Mastercraft back in the day but have since basically disappeared in Canada. I can tell you this once you own a set of suspension seats you will never want to sit in a stock seat again. They prevent kidney and lower back pain and allow you to control the vehicle so much better.

    When it comes to harnesses mounting angles are key as improper ones will compress the spine in the case of an impact or roll. The biggest problem with harness is they do what they are designed to and do not allow you to move in the seat. In most vehicles this will prevent you from reaching heater controls. radio controls or lockers etc.

    Another thing I see all to often are people who run full cages and still wear their stock belts on the road. Problem is the stock 3 point is designed in the case of a roll over to allow the upper torso to exit the belt to prevent being crushed. When you add or build to an existing cage you may have to potential to impact those added/different bars. Adding foam padding is designed to lesson the blow while protected not to protect against direct contact. Unfortunately over the years Ive seen some pretty serious injuries due to improper use of a cage and /or harness in many different motorsports.
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    TMR has a selection of seats in stock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberlake View Post
    TMR has a selection of seats in stock
    Thanks Matt!

    Come by our showroom to plant your ass in some suspension seats and pick what is best for you. We currently have 12 suspension seats in stock from both MasterCraft and Corbeau.

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    Mastercraft and 5 points

    never looked back

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    looks like im making i drive out to see tim and mike haha

    hey why dont you guys have them on your website? didnt even know you sell them!

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    I have a PRP comp high back xt tall in the Toyoda. Great seat so far. Many many options on colours and fabric because there all custom order. Most of the options are free.

    My back loves it, and makes those harder hits soft.

    It's no daily driver so the high bolsters are no big deal. If was using a suspension seat in a dd I'd defiantly be looking at low bolster options. More so at the bottom/hips.

    I took great care in mounting the seat, and the five point Corbeau belts. I followed Bill Vista's guide, and really happy I did.
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    Are these suspension seats mounted any lower than the stock ones?.....I have mine all the way down and could use a couple more inches(story of my life) down.
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    I have been looking at replacing my seats also. I have done some research into the different brands and the one thing that I found was how short some of them are made. I measured my stock seat and it was 36" from the seat to the top of the headrest. I read about many people finding the MasterCraft seats too short. Here is a list of seat heights from Pirate 4x4 (Link found here: suspension-seat-height-geometry-vs-neck-safety)

    Beard Ultra - 32"
    Mastercraft Rubicon - 31"
    PRP Daily Driver (by phone from PRP) - 30"
    Corbeau Baja SS - 30" from floor to the top of the headrest, so maybe 27/28"?
    Twisted Stitch Apex - 32" floor to top, so maybe 29/30"?

    Most of these seats would leave my head hanging in the air and without any support as seen in most of the pictures in the link above. My question is how well does the stock seat belt still work with these seats? Does it have to wrap around the bolsters of the seat or will it come through a slot?

    I took a drive to Rockspyder and had a seat in his PRP seat and It was nice, at 6'1" I would opt for the extra 4" in height. While I was there I sat in someones Corbeau and they were not only shorter in height, but tighter in the waist and overall not as nice. I have read that you can order the Mastercraft seats with additional height but also added cost.

    PRP DD with +4" with lumbar and heater $594
    MasterCraft Baja RS with lumbar and heater $659
    MasterCraft Sportsman with lumbar and heater $499

    The Mastercraft Baja RS is reclining and the PRP is fixed.

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    I went with corbeau JP's just because of lack of space.
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    I've been looking at seats for a while too, and if anyone is going to suggest a model of seat it makes sense to include their height (most do) and weight (most don't).

    If you haven't met him, OP is a fit guy. A recommendation from a more Rubenesque poster might leave you with a seat you're swimming in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hustler View Post
    I've been looking at seats for a while too, and if anyone is going to suggest a model of seat it makes sense to include their height (most do) and weight (most don't).

    If you haven't met him, OP is a fit guy. A recommendation from a more Rubenesque poster might leave you with a seat you're swimming in.
    6'4" 300lbs , I have PRP suspension seats and love them , well built , comfortable and able to handle my large frame!

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    thanks for all the feedback this is a tough choice! as I also dont have a lot of room in my JK because I dont want to sacrafice rear seating area it was hard enough to make the harness bar on my cage tight enough to give the rear seat room as i often bring people along with me.

    I spoke to both RPR mastercraft and corbeau on the phone the last few days... they all told me what their fav seat is for in a JK and everyones main question for me was, "Is this your DD" because of how much of a main it is to get in and out of high side bolsters... well no its just a toy jeep BUT when im on the trail i get in and out every 5 minutes to help spot buddies over crap... so maybe it should be considered like a DD

    My only reason for wanting seats is comfort my lower back gets sore on the long drives in factory seat and getting tossed around on the trail i want a plush seat that hugs my sides to help with getting sore... (bad back from motorcross)

    TMR said they have a bunch in the show room i need to drive out and try sitting in them and see

    Many guys online have told me for Corbeau XP and dont look back unless its a DD because the high bolsters but its suppose to be unreal comfy... I sat in the mastercraft rubicons last weekend buddies jeep on greens and they were nice and plush but very low bolsters did not really hug my sides so thats a no go for me right there...

    My concern with the XP seats is space... you can click build my jeep on corbeau website and they look massive inside the JK compared to the Baja SS so im thinking i might end up with it instead but would like to sit in it first

    its a tough call! haha the cage and seats all have to work together for my comfort of its all a waste of time and money...

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    One thing that was tuff to get rite was the height for the shoulder belts. If you buy a seat, and use the slots for the shoulder belts, they need to be parallel with your shoulders. The belts should go straight through to the attachment.

    It's critical for the proper geometry that is what seats and belts are all about(other then comfort). I see this done wrong a lot.

    If the belts are not parallel, or close to it, they compress you down into the seat on a front impact.
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    good to know thanks! decisions decisions haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickyken View Post
    One thing that was tuff to get rite was the height for the shoulder belts. If you buy a seat, and use the slots for the shoulder belts, they need to be parallel with your shoulders. The belts should go straight through to the attachment.

    It's critical for the proper geometry that is what seats and belts are all about(other then comfort). I see this done wrong a lot.

    If the belts are not parallel, or close to it, they compress you down into the seat on a front impact.
    up to 10* is acceptable. Below is a good diagram of safety standards that most tested and approved racing bodies use.


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    I did a lot a researching on seats and came across quite a few posts of people who have ran and/or installed lots of various kinds. Not sure how often you wheel or cruise exposed to the elements with top and doors off but it seems the mastercrafts take a lot more of a beating then PRP's, Twisted Stitch, etc. All that said i'm running a pair of $30 junkyard mazda's. lol. There's some pretty nice OEM options that have the space to put 4/5 points in the right location.
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