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New Front Seats

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1986Blazer, Jun 22, 2001.

  1. 1986Blazer

    1986Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I have searched prior posts and only found one serious thread involving new seats. The member was 90K5 with the new seat install. My question is, has anyone installed new seats that were aftermarket? I have seen the Qualitex Seating available in JCWhitney for $820.00. Has anyone used these? And if so, do you like them?

    2nd real questions is are there any other manufacturers of aftermarket seats that are affordable?

    3rd question - I have heard that the rear seat from a Tahoe can go into the back of a K5 - has anyone done that install and if so, what modifications are required?

    I plan to use the Tuffy Security center console so I only need a passenger and driver seat with arm rests and the ability to access the back seat and fully recline. Thanks

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/keywestk5/KeyWestK5.html>http://www.geocities.com/keywestk5/KeyWestK5.html</A>
     
  2. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    I've got Flofits in my '79...........pics on my site (click below). Cost about $800 delivered to my door three years ago from Seat Source in Riverside, CA. (909-343-9430), including the mounting base. Great seats, very comfortable and supportive.

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazzinor.alloffroad.com>http://www.blazzinor.alloffroad.com</A>
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Having ridden in Franks truck I can vouch for the quality and comfort of his Flo-fits...they're swanky lookin too![​IMG]

    Rene

    <font color=green>Dyslexics of the world...UNTIE!</font color=green>
     
  4. 1986Blazer

    1986Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Well....I think I am going to go with the Corbeau seats. I found quite a few complaints about the Flofit. I am sure there are good examples of their seats out there but I do not want to intentionally subject myself to the torment so many have experienced. Here is a website I found about one complaint in particular:

    http://www.corbeau.com/brochure/gts2.html

    The price is also fair for single seats - the mounting bracket is an additional $78 but I don't mind paying for a better seat than the factory ones I have now that are 15 years old and falling apart. All I need now is the Tuffy security console.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/keywestk5/KeyWestK5.html>http://www.geocities.com/keywestk5/KeyWestK5.html</A>
     
  5. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    For what its worth I paid 50 for a pair of 95 Honda Accord seats and had them installed for 300 very comfy and they look great.

    "My blazer may be slow, but it goes faster at higher speeds"

    Jim
     
  6. ChrisM72beast

    ChrisM72beast 1/2 ton status

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    I went to a Corbeau dealer and sat in the sport seat. IMHO It's like sitting on a milk crate. The seats are hard and overly stiff. If you are interested in the seat that was the link GTS II thats different. Those were comfortable. You might want to sit in them before you make up your mind.

    http://www.geocities.com/chrism72beast/beastpage.html
     
  7. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    i am probably going to go with a set from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.salesco.com>http://www.salesco.com</A>

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
  8. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    I think the rear seats from a Tahoe are a lot different, and won't bolt in. If you have any questions about my seats, please ask. There are some pictures at the link below too.

    90K5

    See my truck at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502</A>
     
  9. Jason73K5

    Jason73K5 1/2 ton status

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    I hope you have better luck with Corbeau than I've been having. I ordered a set of the Baja SS seats in grey and have been waiting almost 3 months for them. I was told that they ran out of grey vinyl. You'd think they would have gotten more by now!
     
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    85m1009 1/2 ton status

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    I changed my seats out for leather steel horse seats with a center flip up console. I purchased them from Summit for about $600.00. They are comfortable and I haven't had any problems. They came with a frame but I had to make the mounting brackets since they don't offer them.

    <font color=yellow>Steve Frisbie</font color=yellow>
     
  11. BurbinOR

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    That review I also saw and read before I bought mine in 1999. Couple of things to know - the original company in California that was distributing them was HORRIBLE..........took months to get the order, then it was wrong or they forgot things. When I did my research, taking 2 months of looking at everything under the sun, including Corbeau (nice looking seat), Recaro (ouch - pricey!), Salesco and others. I then found a guy off Off-Road.com that put the Flofits in his Ramcharger and emailed a number of times, asking questions and his opinion. After that exchange, I called Seat Source in Riverside and asked pointedly about the reputation Flofit had (note I said 'had' as in past tense). Tim was forthright about the issues and promised me the issues were past history - and my deal with him was 'you supply me the seats within 3 weeks to my door or the deal is off'. He also agreed to not charge my Visa till they shipped the seats. He agreed, the seats arrived TWO weeks later in perfect condition, he even threw in lumbar seat pumps and a spare headrest, just in case I had any future problems.

    After sitting in the seats for 3 years, I can honestly say I bought the best seat I have ever sat in - hands down. They look as they did when new and there has been no breakdown in the comfort, support or the side bolsters (from getting in and out). I'm 6'4 and around 200 lbs and the seats are not babied (other than no Gatorade spillage in my truck [​IMG]).

    Either way you won't go wrong with a good quality aftermarket seat, whatever you choose.

    I just wanted to set the record straight about the past history of Flofits, as well as relay my outstanding experience with Seat Source and with the seats.

    Enough soapboxing...............jeez, after re-reading this I sound like an advertisement for Seat Source/Flofit!!

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazzinor.alloffroad.com>http://www.blazzinor.alloffroad.com</A>
     

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