Installation Time: Full Day
September 05, 2018
New Seats for the TJ
These are great seats, much more comfortable than the 200,000 mile beat up OEM seats.
After going through new seat covers every 50-75,000 miles, I decided to upgrade to new rather than covering up the original seats. The Corbeau seats look great and are much more comfortable, there is MUCH more lateral stability but this does mean a tighter fit across the seat. The seats themselves are wider than stock so they do rub against the center console.
Install requires an adapter plate that is driver and passenger specific, I do think this should be a drop down option when purchasing.
I replaced the interior carpet at the same time so the install time went up, but I highly recommend watching several YouTube videos on the install. The inside rear bolt on each seat is different than the other three, I'm sure it's a safety feature and I happened to have the proper 5 point socket.
Instructions are VERY basic on the adapter plates, the passenger seat will retain the tilt forward option but it takes a minute to figure out how. The seats will sit up higher than stock, I'm tall and previously had the seat set all the way back, now I'm one notch forward and need to stretch just a bit to get the clutch depressed far enough to start the engine.
The seats look great and are much more comfortable, this was a worthwhile purchase in every way. Time will tell if the red fades and how well the fabric holds up to daily wear and tear.
While the seat is more comfortable for me, I would say that it is a very secure seat and if you need more room side to side, this is not the seat for you. I would say it is a performance seat that will hold you securely in position. If you need more room side to side, look elsewhere.