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Is there a reclineable suspension seat?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by undr8ed, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. undr8ed

    undr8ed Registered Member

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    I've searched here, pbb, and a few others... I've googled until I felt like my eyes were on fire...

    Is there a company that makes a suspension seat that will recline? I am VERY close to purchasing some PT cruiser front seats, however I just cannot justify putting non GM parts into my K5... Prissy as it sounds :D

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!! Thanks
     
  2. MudNurI

    MudNurI 1/2 ton status

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    what exactly is a "suspension" seat?????

    If you can explain that to me I might be able to help ya, but i'm sorta lost

    Brandy
     
  3. undr8ed

    undr8ed Registered Member

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    From my understanding, it's a racing style seat that has the spring bottom...

    I wasn't paying attention to my passenger and got a little airtime. Well, I found out that the stock seats don't hold up to a 450lb person when we landed :blush:

    Time for new seats (and I suppose new harness' also :D )
     
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    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    I have never seen one that reclines because the seats are made for racing and with all the parts needed for it to recline, plus being "two" parts, the stresses placed on the seat while offroading magnify the chances of the seat breaking.
     
  5. undr8ed

    undr8ed Registered Member

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    That's what I was afraid of... I may have to send off some quieries to different companies and see what they recommend...

    Thanks
     
  6. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    If you get a seat that fits, they are very comfortable. Heck, even the ones I was a little big for were okay...............
     
  7. undr8ed

    undr8ed Registered Member

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    How are they for getting around or over? The way I have my K5 set up is there's nothing inbetween the seats, so I can just walk to the rear and fetch whatever recovery item I may need...

    I would like the suspension seat, but recline is an option I love as well!!!
     
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    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    why do you need a recliner? Just for ease of getting to the back? You could get some sliders for the seats, and get the seat to slide under the steering wheel.
    Might consider that if you want a suspension seat...
     
  9. uglyangelracing

    uglyangelracing 1/2 ton status

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    I sell alot of auto stuff on ebay. If you want to email me Ill send you the reclinable seats I sell and if you like them Ill sell them to you at cost+shipping. I can have them to you in about 5 days.

    Uglyangelracing@gmail.com
     
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    There are some activities which require the flexibility of a reclining seat... :whistle: :whistle:
     
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    No, just needs to slide to move away from the steering wheel!....

    Or..................was that not what you meant???


    Brandy
     
  12. undr8ed

    undr8ed Registered Member

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    I'm just spoiling my K5 and some activities may be a little easier with a reclineable seat :woot:



    Like sleeping...
     
  13. diesel4me

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    brand loyalty??

    I'd put in the PT Cruiser seats if they are what you want!..dont let the mopar insignia stop you!...its just a seat!...I've swapped dozens of seats into vehicles that they were never intended for--and I was suprised to find many of them did not need much modification or hours of fabrication to make them fit.. :laugh:

    Take my 81 G10 van for an example--its factory bucket beats (more like chairs!) were torn and springs were poking thru..my brother had a Ford Escort
    he was junking,and it nice blue highback bucket seats that fully reclined--I said "what a shame,those seats are nice"--so he said "Well,grab a wrench and take them before the crusher gets them!"...I reluctantly took them out,figuring I was making a lot of work for myself,having to adapt "Ford" seats into my chevy Van.. :rolleyes:

    To my suprise,all I had to do was unbolt my tracks off the GM seat,and take off the Ford tracks,drill 1 hole in my GM tracks,and use a large washer to allow them to bolt to the ford seats!--the width was perfect--they slid right back into the GM pedastals just like OEM!. :eek1: .this has been the case in many other seat swaps I've done...


    When you worked at a junkyard,you had a choice of many nice seats,but rarely were they the ones for your particular vehicle...I'd measure them with a tape measure,and see how far off the seat brackets to the floor were..more than a few Mopar and Ford seats ended up in GM vehicles,and were not all that difficult to make a few brackets or in many cases all we had to do was drill some new holes in the tracks,or make some flat stock "extensions" to reach the original holes in the floor.. :crazy: ..
     
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    try the rally 2000 procar seats made by scat. there reclineable, are bolstered very well, and are super comfortable. i dont know if there suspension seats, but there great seats.
     

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