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SpeedlabDan

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So I'm gonna start shopping for seats and there are a lot of choices. Currently I'm running the p/o's cheap choice seats that are possibly the worst seats I've ridden.
Let me kno what your running, how you like them, what you don't, comfy or nah?

I've always liked the looks of the corbeau Baja tho I'm leary of pulling the trigger on a fixed seat even though they're the safe and only thing to run in a race truck. I've also heard complaints about their material quality and tares.

Prp seems to make a sweet seat and their color combos are rad too.

Don't know much about Beard or Sparco etc. Did I miss any?

Also are suspension seats the way to go for a sport truck?

They'll be for my K5 so let me know what you think.

Here's my terrible narrow ass ugly seats

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I have Corbeau's in one of my buggies and Mastercraft in my YJ and Racetrim in my TJ. I will say the Mastercraft are some of the most comfortable I have ever had. I like them so much I bought 2 other sets to use in my buggy build and maybe in my JK or K5. They are the cheap Mastercraft Nomad but I think they are still comfortable.
 

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The Mastercrafts are pretty good, I sat in some that reclined that were damn comfy. How big and tall are you? Some seats are not built for bigger guys.......

I'm running PRP Premiere's +4" taller and +2" wider. I've only sat in the them for a few minutes since the truck is currently getting a cage but I'll have some feedback in a couple weeks after a trail run.

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I have these seats in the front of my blazer:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g1130l/overview/

My brother has the same seats (just in the color tan) in his Jimmy. We both have had them for years using 4 point harness's too, and I like them a lot. Very comfortable, been in them all day on the trail many times. They come with sliders built in. My brother ditched the sliders to mount them directly to tubes off his internal cage. I kept the sliders and used my stock seat bases and built little mounts to be able to bolt these seats to the stock bases...that way my slider function still worked.

I think those seats are the best bang for the buck IMO...some of the $ these companies are fetching for their aftermarket seats is crazy to me
 

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My first set of suspension seats were the corbeau’s. I went with their wide tall baja seat. I’m 5’10” 165ish. I loved the seat once installed. But I found the high bolster to be a pain in the ass climbing over to get in and out. My bud said you’re going to grow to hate that. And I did. So I sold them and bought Mastercraft Rubicon low bolster seats. Still full suspension seats, but Much much easier and user friendly. And still more then enough bolster for holding you in. I made the cage addition match the curve in the seat.

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I have these seats in the front of my blazer:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g1130l/overview/

My brother has the same seats (just in the color tan) in his Jimmy. We both have had them for years using 4 point harness's too, and I like them a lot. Very comfortable, been in them all day on the trail many times. They come with sliders built in. My brother ditched the sliders to mount them directly to tubes off his internal cage. I kept the sliders and used my stock seat bases and built little mounts to be able to bolt these seats to the stock bases...that way my slider function still worked.

I think those seats are the best bang for the buck IMO...some of the $ these companies are fetching for their aftermarket seats is crazy to me

I have these also and they are torn uppp but they are super supportive and adjustable.. the PRP stuff is nice because you can pick colors and materials height etc and it’s minimal impact to cost.. totally custom..
 

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My first set of suspension seats were the corbeau’s. I went with their wide tall baja seat. I’m 5’10” 165ish. I loved the seat once installed. But I found the high bolster to be a pain in the ass climbing over to get in and out. My bud said you’re going to grow to hate that. And I did. So I sold them and bought Mastercraft Rubicon low bolster seats. Still full suspension seats, but Much much easier and user friendly. And still more then enough bolster for holding you in. I made the cage addition match the curve in the seat.

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I hate my high bolsters already they smash nuts getting down/out and these Mastercraft do look pretty nice
 

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The Mastercrafts are pretty good, I sat in some that reclined that were damn comfy. How big and tall are you? Some seats are not built for bigger guys.......

I'm running PRP Premiere's +4" taller and +2" wider. I've only sat in the them for a few minutes since the truck is currently getting a cage but I'll have some feedback in a couple weeks after a trail run.

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I'm 6'3 290 but more wide in my back than bottom. My current seats are really narrow but my hips almost fit in the bolsters. I don't want to go too high for looks but I know they are safer. I'm also not sure if the adjustable backs are necessarily useful with a harness bar anyway
 

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I have these seats in the front of my blazer:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g1130l/overview/

My brother has the same seats (just in the color tan) in his Jimmy. We both have had them for years using 4 point harness's too, and I like them a lot. Very comfortable, been in them all day on the trail many times. They come with sliders built in. My brother ditched the sliders to mount them directly to tubes off his internal cage. I kept the sliders and used my stock seat bases and built little mounts to be able to bolt these seats to the stock bases...that way my slider function still worked.

I think those seats are the best bang for the buck IMO...some of the $ these companies are fetching for their aftermarket seats is crazy to me
Saw these in summit was skeptical but good to know theyre an opinion
 

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I have Corbeau's in one of my buggies and Mastercraft in my YJ and Racetrim in my TJ. I will say the Mastercraft are some of the most comfortable I have ever had. I like them so much I bought 2 other sets to use in my buggy build and maybe in my JK or K5. They are the cheap Mastercraft Nomad but I think they are still comfortable.
How are your corbeau seats holding up?
 

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How are your corbeau seats holding up?

https://corbeau.com/seat-saver.html

I bought a bunch of these to cover my seats when I am not using the rig

usually the buggy was parked indoors and had the covers on and I took them off when wheeling. I left them on when on the trailer until I got to the wheeling. they also fit over the Mastercraft and Racetrim seats.

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https://corbeau.com/seat-saver.html

I bought a bunch of these to cover my seats when I am not using the rig

usually the buggy was parked indoors and had the covers on and I took them off when wheeling. I left them on when on the trailer until I got to the wheeling. they also fit over the Mastercraft and Racetrim seats.

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True being full topless I'd imagine would cause more wear on any material /brand
 

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I like my Mastercraft Nomad seats but sometimes I feel like I’ve developed a hump in the seat between my legs. Like where the sub belt would go. Gets annoying, like starts pushing up on the jewels and I push it down with my hand. Sometimes driving with a 2x4 wedged between the roof and seat would feel more comfortable.

Thinking about adding a strap through that hole just to pull the hump flat.

Other than that occasional bother they are very comfortable. They are manageable for a DD, as in the bolstering isn’t huge, and I’ve spent all day in them both wheeling and cruising the highway.
 
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