(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review of the Rugged Ridge Neoprene Seat Covers, fitting all 1997-2006 TJs. There are both front and rear seat covers available, and they're available for Jeeps from 1997-2002, and 2003-2006, because Jeep did change the interior a little bit. These seat covers are available in black, black and gray, black and tan, or black and red, so you can match whatever theme you're going for. The seats are an area of your interior that definitely take a beating. Every time you slide in and out of the Jeep, you're putting wear and tear on the seats. And in our older TJs, the seats can be in pretty poor condition. Seat covers like these will cover up that damage for a lot less money than it would cost to completely recover the seat, or to replace the seat. And if your seats are still in good condition, a seat cover will give your interior a custom look, and offer some protection to your aging seats. Now, I really like these seat covers in particular because I think they fit really well, even compared to other seat covers on the market. And part of that is due to the fact that these are designed to fit specifically on your year-range Jeep. Jeep did change the seats from 2002-2003, and some of the other seat covers on the market are designed to work on any seat from 97-06. These are designed specifically for the seats that you have in your Jeep, so they're gonna fit really well. These seat covers are really well built, and they're made of a neoprene material. Now, neoprene is what wet suits are made out of, and a lot of people think that neoprene is waterproof. It is not. It is water resistant, and if you have a spill and you brush it off really quickly, it won't soak in too fast. And neoprene does a good job of repelling other dirt and stains. If you do get your seat covers dirty, you can always pull them off and throw them in the washing machine to get them clean. Now, one thing about a seat cover, or any area of your interior that sees a lot of direct sunlight, is that they can fade. Some colors are more susceptible to fading than others, like black and red, but no matter what color seat cover you get, I would recommend treating it with a UV protectant to keep them from fading. Anyone who's installed seat covers knows that the process is really simple, but can be a little bit frustrating. A seat cover that looks good when it's finished is one that fits really tightly without being baggy or wrinkly, and unfortunately, that means it makes them really hard to stretch over the factory seats. You will wanna give yourself some time to make sure that these get installed right the first time, and after that, you won't have to mess with them again. These seat covers attach to the seats using hook and loop fasteners and plastic buckles on adjustable straps, which means that they'll get cinched down nice and tight, and they won't move around. The whole process shouldn't take you more than an hour to get them installed, and you won't need any tools at all. These seat covers are a little bit more expensive than other seat covers on the market that are neoprene, and that attach to the seat in much the same way. I do like these covers over some of the other ones because, like we said before, these are designed to work on specific sets of seats. Other seat covers are designed to work in any TJ, and these are designed to work specifically on your year-range, which means that they should fit a little bit better. As far as the quality of the materials and the quality of the build, I would say they're similar to a lot of the other seat covers on the market. So, whether you're looking to cover up your damaged factory seats without spending the money to have them completely recovered or replaced, or you already have seats that are in good condition and you want to protect them and give your interior a custom look, these seat covers are a really nice option that fit really well, even if they are a little bit more expensive than some of the other ones available. So, that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Neoprene Seat Covers, fitting all 1997-2006 TJs, that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
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Key Features. These Neoprene Front Seat Covers are the perfect way to transform the look of your Jeep's interior. Each one is designed to fit on the seats like a glove, so it looks like you had them reupholstered. On top of that, the neoprene is comfortable to sit on for hours at a time, it's water resistant, and it can handle sitting in direct sunlight. The material is also durable and is washable, which is great for when you go outside and play in particularly dirty areas. Installation is also simple and quick.
Construction. There's a reason why neoprene is used to make wet suits and a lot of other outdoor gear. It can take a lot of abuse, is a little stretchable and is soft on your skin. On top of that, neoprene doesn't stain easily and it's water resistant. When the seat covers become too soiled, you can throw them in the washing machine on gentle with cold water, then line dry them. Durable elastics with heavy-duty nylon hooks attached to one end are also included on the covers.
Installation. You only need to set aside an hour maximum to install these seat covers. No tools are needed for the job, and an installation guide is availalbe if you need help. Basically, you just pull the covers over the seats, adjust them as needed until everthing lines up, then attach the nylon anchors to specific points on the underside of the seats.
Application. These Neoprene Front Seat Covers are specifically made for 1997-2002 Jeep Wranglers (TJ).
Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Details
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November 14, 2019
Fit like a glove
Really liked these covers. Install took about 1/2 hour, and they fit like a glove. They don’t move around while getting or out. 5 stars for meHelpful (1)
November 08, 2019
Great for the price!
Quality is good. Fit is a little baggy, but at 1/3 of the price as other neoprene seat covers they're a good investment.Helpful (1)
August 29, 2019
Definitely worth it
These seat covers are well made and install easily in less than 30 minutes. All of the holes are in the covers for the seat recliner and back release. Make sure you check for the holes before installing so they don't get put on the wrong side.Helpful (1)
October 04, 2018
New Seat Covers
These seat covers fit like a glove, they match the interior of my Jeep. The Original Green seats are in great shape and will stay that way. Very nice looking.Helpful (7)
April 30, 2018
Better than expected
Fit well, nice thick material, much better than I expected for the price.Helpful (8)
October 17, 2017
Good water repellent covers
I live in Hawaii so it is sunny a lot but the seat covers faded in a little over a year.Helpful (8)
August 11, 2017
Money well spent
Fit well on stock seats, they look good and are of good quality. I would buy againHelpful (8)
June 22, 2017
As advertised. A little challenging to install but patience pays off. i wish there was a way to get them a bit tighter, but then they might rip when moving on the seat. I would purchase again if needed.Helpful (8)
July 02, 2015
Great look, great fit
These seat covers look great. Awesome value and great feel. They fit perfectly on the seats. Love them would recommend them to everyone.Helpful (9)
Do they come in blue
These seat covers are not offered in blue.
Because they are made from Neoprene and are black do they get really hot in the summer time?
If left out in the sun the Rugged Ridge Neoprene Front Seat Covers will get warm similar to any fabric, but they would not be unbearable or anything.
(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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