(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
Hey, guys. Today I'm here with the Rugged Ridge Rear Neoprene Seat Covers in black, fitting all 1997 to 2002 TJ Wranglers. Keeping your back seats looking brand new can definitely be a challenge if you have kids in your backseat throwing things around, if you have pets in your back seats with muddy paws, or if you just take your Jeep off-road and you're slinging mud everywhere, things can get a little messy, especially with your back seats. So, a perfect solution to that is seat covers and this option by Rugged Ridge is gonna do just that by protecting your rear seats or if you already have wear and tear or any stains or rips in the back of your seats and your age of your TJ is showing a little bit, then these are a great solution to cover those up.So these are gonna offer you a number of different benefits. First off, you have the comfortability aspect. These are gonna have foam underneath and they're gonna be very breathable, unlike your cloth or the vinyl material that's underneath on your factory seats, so you're going to have some comfortability out of that.So you also get that styling aspect, which I do really like out of these seat covers. It's not the run-off-the-mill seat cover. This is going to fit very well. It's gonna look very nice and have that upholstered and finished look with the stitching, which is gonna give a little bit of a refresh to the interior of your TJ. Now last, this is gonna have the protective aspect to it. Probably gonna be your number one priority. So these being neoprene are gonna resist a lot of that dirt and mud and water. Let it roll right off and it's gonna do a great job at just protecting your seats overall since this does cover all areas of your seat. So these are gonna be a little bit higher priced because of the quality of these seat covers at about $180 and personally, for what you're getting, I think that is pretty fair. Now seat covers can range anywhere from $30 all the way up to premium options like this and once you get into those budget-friendly options, they can be a little bit loose fitting or they may just be for protection and not necessarily any style or any comfortability or just only have one of those aspects rather than all three of those benefits that you're getting out of these. I personally really like these. They look very nice and it's gonna make the interior of new TJ look a lot more refreshed than that factory seat cloth.Now they also come with a five-year limited warranty to keep in mind as well. So install is going to be very easy. They are seat covers. It's only gonna consist of a couple of buckles and straps, but I still want to give you guys a couple of tips and tricks on how to get them on as easy as possible. So speaking of the install, let's jump into that now. So we're gonna start this install by installing the top portion of our seat cover and we're gonna go around the back and open up our tailgate in order to do that. So this will have Velcro on the bottom as well as on the side. So we're going to loosen all of that up before we slide it over our seat. And you also want to make sure, obviously, that the stitched portion is facing the front. And I really like how that looks. It gives it a more finished look to the actual seat cover instead of a plain black. So once that's most of the way over, we still have to fit it around the sides and we still have to tuck the middle portion through the crease in the seat so we can attach it in the back. So I'm just going to pull the little release lever and fold our seat forward, reach my hand through and grab the front of the seat, and we can start to fit it on our seat correctly. And we can secure it on the back. Now this is going to have some heavy-duty Velcro so you don't have to worry about it coming off over time, and since it is a neoprene fabric material, it is gonna stretch very easily unlike some other options which are cloth and vinyl, which you kind of have to maneuver around in order to get them on. But this is going to still have a really nice fit without being super hard to get on your seats. Also, speaking of the material, this is gonna be water resistant, so if you get any water on here, it's most likely just going to roll right off. And it's also going to be very breathable and cooling rather than a cloth or a vinyl, which will trap heat inside. So now after this is done, we can move over to our sides and that's what's gonna give it a really nice fit. Instead of just having the bottom attached by Velcro, it's also going to be attached by Velcro on the sides. So our next step is to attach the bottom piece, and this is gonna be attached underneath the seat by heavy-duty nylon buckles and straps. This is gonna ensure a really tight and overall good looking fitment, and as you can tell from the top piece, this does have a really tight fit to it. They do cover up the seat very nicely and they are pretty comfortable. Now you can't really see it up top, but this is gonna have foam underneath here. You can see it here and that's why I have this flipped over for you. So this is gonna be very comfortable, very breathable while your passengers are sitting in the back of your Wrangler. So we are going to flip this over and push this back smaller flap through and tuck these corners around the corners of our seat. Make sure that everything is lining up. You also want to make sure that all of your buckles are through, and this is actually a good pull point. So if you push your buckles through first, you'll be able to pull this flap through very easily. So once this flap is pulled through, we can actually release our seat and push it forward so we can access the underneath and grab all of our buckles and buckle them down. So we can go back and adjust the actual seat cover in just a minute, but you do want to make sure that everything is seating properly and everything is connected. So your last step is just to put your seatbelt buckles through, make sure everything's adjusted and seating properly, and you're all set to go. So that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. And for more videos like this, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Specs & Installation
Key Features. Instead of getting new upholstery installed for your Jeep's backseat, go with this Neoprene Rear Seat Cover. It helps give the interior a higher-end feel, thanks largely to the fact taht the cover is tailored to the exact dimensions of the seat, so there's no weird bunching up on the material. Neoprene does a great job of providing the kind of durability and comfort your passengers will love.
Construction. Wetsuits and other outdoor gear is made out of Neoprene. The material can handle all kinds of weather, plus it dries out quickly. It also doesn't heat up by sitting in the sun, unlike vinyl upholstery. The elastic cords and nylon hooks are heavy-duty, so they withstand a lot of abuse without breakiing.
Installation. You don't need to be a mechanical genius to install this seat cover, but you should plan on the job taking about an hour to complete. An installation guide is provided, and tools of any kind aren't needed. After pulling the cover onto the seat, you'll have to make at least some adjustments, then thread the elastic cord and just so to attach the hooks where they belong.
Application. This Neoprene Rear Seat Cover is made specifically for 1997-2002 Jeep Wranglers (TJ).
Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Details
Rugged Ridge 13261.01
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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