Installation Time: Afternoon
October 22, 2018
I’m happy with them, but...
Overall I really like these seats. They are very comfortable and absorb a lot of the bumps, making for a more comfortable ride off-road. For the price and quality I jumped on this deal. (I spent weeks reviewing a range of other seats)
(While I’m happy with my decision in the end, I wanted to share some honest feedback.)
- They sit very high! I kept seeing this on a lot of reviews but didn’t quite understand until I put them in. Being 5’ 6”, I haven’t had to worry about hitting my head on many things, but now I’m needing to get creative with replacing my sound bar to clear up head space. From my perspective, it would not be possible for a 6’ person to sit in these seats in a YJ and also have a sound bar.
- They are quite wide. Now I know this because I actually ordered the wide version so that all of my friends/family could comfortably ride with me. I also ordered the wide version because they sit more upright than the standard size. I called Corbeau to confirm this. Kind of strange. The downside with this is that between the two seats and my steel center console, it is so tight and near impossible to lean forward the passenger seat to allow people to get in the back. Fortunately it’s a Jeep so they can easily climb in from the back door. Also, I had to make an extending bracket for the seat belt to reach over the seat.
- The head rest is really low. I would’ve thought that a racing seat would have more support. Anyone over 6’ may have bad whiplash if in an accident.
- While they are almost an exact bolt in seat, you’ll need to slightly file down the holes on the slider bracket. They are misaligned by about half an inch.
All said and done I personally enjoy the challenge to make creative solutions to the odd fits and they fit me decently. But if you are over 5’ 10”, Or simply want your seat to fit closer to stock, then I don’t recommend buying these.