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corbeau seats?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    before I go ahead and order a new set of Corbeau Baja SS seats....does anyone have any negative experiences with them? I know Corbeau is a good name in seats...just wondering if anyone didnt like some aspect of their performace in an off-road rig. Thanks in advance!

    J


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  2. Seventy4Blazer

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    i dont like how much they cost...
    but thats it
    Grant

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  3. jekbrown

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    the baja ss isnt bad cost wise....they have some other models that are like $300 each. Ouch!

    anyway...havent got much in the way of responses...is silent consent? =p

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    I installed mine a couple of months ago. I have some experiences that will definitely help you. First of all, I ordered the Baja SS along w/the brackets for my year Blazer and the seat adapters to fit to the brackets. I installed them on my bare floor. Let me stress this: If you are over 6" tall or overweight or have a big rear-end, you will not enjoy these seats unless you cut about an inch off the brackets or make your own brackets. If you are overweight or have a big rear, you will never enjoy these seats.

    Also, I don't know how you will be able to use your stock seat belts. I put Simpsons in mine. Corbeau now makes cool looking seat belts that will fit. They are very good looking seats and really keep you in place. I got mine from old post



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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    cool deal big tex, thanks much for the skinny. I planned on making my own brackets. Most likely just try to adapt them to the factory brackets from my 85. Not sure if that will work, or can be made to work. If not, prolly just make my own. I have toyed with the idea of making seat mount which also doubled as a small locking storage space. I forget if it shows it on the corbeau web site or not, but what style of mounting system do these seats use to mount to the brackets? Would it be possible to take a pic?

    With respect to size/weight, yeah, noticed that they seemed a little narrow and that they make a wider version of it (implying that some peeps didnt like its narrowness). Personally, I am right at 6' tall and weigh about 175. No fat-body-ness here. ;) I like the idea of a seat that really holds on to ya, so its narrow-ness is a good feature to me. I have a set of 5pt harnesses to go with, oughta work a-ok. Did you find them not tall enough? I know my factory seat rides about 2" to low for me...I was going to add some square tube steel and longer bolts to my factory set up to get up a little higher in the air...but I decided to get new seats instead.

    Anyway, it was sweet to see a pic of them installed in your rig. Thanks for the useful info!

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    The seats should be a perfect fit for you. You are making the right decision in making the brackets. That's what I would have done had I had a little more time. Basically, what I ordered was the seat, adapters for each seat that attach to the slider, and the sliders themselves. Autotoystore has the brackets (they run about 26.00 bucks apiece), but you may not need them if you are making your own. I'll take some pictures tomorrow for you so that you can see what I'm talking about.

    Also, in my opinion, the sliders are useless because they don't even come close to sliding forward far enough to have a passenger hop in the back seat. They help to adjust your position, but they don't move enough to allow someone rear seat access, so my passengers always go to the back between the seats.

    So if I had to do it all over, I would skip on the brackets and sliders. I would have saved some major bucks because each slider is about 85.00 bucks. Also, I guess it depends on your application, but the sliders weren't exactly bolt-in as I had to drill a couple of holes in my floor to mount them.

    The 5 point harnesses should work well enough for you. I think there are 2 lengths on the Simpsons and I went with the longer ones, but keep in mind that the seats sit very high on my truck. I'm still debating on cutting about an inch off the brackets to sit a bit lower because I'm afraid that I'll knock myself unconscious on the roof of my rig one of these days[​IMG]...

    Once again, I'll post some pics for you tomorrow as it is dark out already. Let me know if you have anymore questions.

    Glad to help.

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