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Rugged Ridge High-Back Front Seat; Black Denim (87-02 Jeep Wrangler YJ & TJ)

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      Review & Installation Video

      This seat is for those of you who have a worn out, ripped, torn, dirty, just an old seat in your Wrangler, and you want to be able to swap it out for a new seat that's going to drastically change the look of your interior. Whether it is the foam that's worn out, the actual cover, or maybe it's even the metal springs. A new seat is going to not only feel a lot better when you're sitting in it, but as I said, really transform the look of your Jeep. This seat here is going to be a fairly standard, simple seat. It's not going to recline, it doesn't have a ton of bolstering for off-road, it's not a suspension seat, it doesn't have cutouts for five-point harnesses. This is going to be much more a basic seat, however it's also going to be a lot more price and budget friendly than some of those seats that have those features. So if you're looking for a more basic seat that's going to save you some money, this is an excellent option. However, if you do want some of those additional features, there are seats from Rugged Ridge that have those features, that of course are gonna be a little bit more expensive, and also from some other brands like Corbeau. These seats are available in a few different colors, of course I have the grey here with me today. These are also available in black vinyl and black denim, blue, nutmeg spice, and tan, so you can get the right seat for your interior. These are going to install into your Jeep very easily, this is a one out of three wrench install, and it shouldn't take you more than an hour to get one seat installed in your Jeep. Now, if you have an earlier YJ, you are going to be able to bolt these right in. However, if you do have a TJ, you are going to need an adapter bracket. But we'll talk more about the install in just a second. As I said, this is a fairly standard seat. It's going to have a steel tube frame that is black powder coated, and it's going to have the foam installed on top of the springs and covered in your choice of a few different colors. This seat does come in two different pieces with the hardware to bolt it together.And as I said if you have a YJ, this is actually gonna bolt right into your Jeep, the install's very, very straight forward. If you do have a '97 to '02 TJ, you are going to need to purchase a separate adapter for your seat, but that's nothing new. With most of the seats you're going to get to bolt into your TJ, you are going to have to purchase an adapter. Like I said the seat does not recline, but it will utilize your factory sliders, so you will still be able to slide it forward. It is going to make it a little more difficult to get in and out of the backseats because it's not going to tumble forward, but again you still will have that factory slide. So like I said, install is a simple one out of three wrenches, this will take about an hour to install per seat. Again, if you have an older YJ, you can simply unbolt your factory seat and bolt this into place. The install's very, very straightforward. If you have a '97 to '02 TJ, you are going to have to do a little bit more work, you're going to unbolt your factory seat including the slider and the riser. You're going to replace the riser mechanism from your factory seat with the adapter that goes with this seat, then bolt the seat to the adapter to the factory slider, and put the whole assembly back in the Jeep using that factory hardware. Again, very simple install to do, anybody can really do this in their driveway in about an hour with some traditional hand tools. Like I said in the beginning, this is a very basic seat and it also has the price that goes along with it. These seats come in at right around $165. Even a very similar seat that has a recliner, is going to be $50 to $60 more per seat than this one is. So if that's what you're looking for, a simple seat that is budget friendly, I think that this is going to be a good option for you. This is one of the least expensive seats that we offer. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Standard Front Bucket Seat, fitting all 1987 to 2002 Wrangler, that you can find right here at

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Front Bucket Seat
      • Fixed Position
      • Denim
      • Black Color
      • Tubular Steel Frame
      • Uses Existing Seatbelts
      • Heavy Duty Springs
      • Firm Padding Offers Great Support
      • Direct Bolt-In for Most Models
      • Styled to Replicate Factory Original Design
      • 1997 - 2002 Models Require Left Hand or Right Hand Seat Adapters
      • Powder Coated Frame
      • Fits 1987 - 2002 YJ and TJ Wranglers


      Function. Rugged Ridge's standard front bucket seat is an excellent example of why they're one of the largest leaders in the Jeep, factory replacement parts industry. This seat is built with a high quality, durable tubular steel frame which is then powder coated for lasting support. This seat also has heavy duty springs and firm padding that gives you the perfect balance between total comfort and total support.

      Properties. You get tons of comfort with this seat thanks to the padding that is neither too soft nor too firm. This is a great replacement for seats that have worn out or been damaged as it's styled to be an exact replica of the original seats. Installation is a simple, direct bolt-on that utilizes the original mounting hardware though the 1997 – 2002 Wranglers do require either a Left Side seat adapter or a Right Side seat adapter depending on which side you plan to install this seat on.

      Application. This seat fits 1987 - 2002 YJ and TJ Wranglers. 1997 - 2002 models need a right or Left Side seat adapter.

      Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

      MPN# 13401.15

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      Customer Reviews (6)

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      Ratings Summary

      3.5 out of 5 overall rating from 6 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      • October 11, 2018

        1 1990 Wrangler - BruceM

        Not worth the trouble

        The first set that I ordered were built wrong,the holes to bolt the seat backs were in the front instead of the back. I called customer service and instead of overnight shipping, I had to wait AGAIN.Needless to say we missed out on a ride that we had been planning for some time.Putting them together is a nightmare and I own a shop, so I'm no amateur.They are poorly designed.

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      • August 23, 2017

        5 1988 Wrangler - BryanL Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        New seat

        Replacing the old seats I have in my jeep, for the price these are great deal. I must have ordered wrong frame though because all 4 screws did not line up with the holes, still great deal and look good.

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      • March 02, 2017

        5 1999 Wrangler - JessikaL

        sturdy product

        I ordered these for my jeep and thought they were really nice seats. The material is really sturdy for the money. I ended up returning them because I didn't realize they needed seat adapters to fit in my TJ, so definitely be aware of that. Other than that they seem like pretty decent seats. I plan on buying a similar set that fit in with my factory setup.

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      • July 06, 2016

        3 1995 Wrangler - lady Installation Time: Afternoon

        Seats are nice addition but

        We like the seats. They ride and feel much better than our old ones, however, when we received them the bolts on one side had only been tacked and not welded making it difficult to bolt that side. I know they would have made it right if we had sent them back but we figured out another method.

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      • October 14, 2013

        4 1995 - Ferraro Installation Time: Afternoon

        Best basic seat option I have found.

        I took a chance on these seats when they were on sale, and was pleasantly surprised. They cost about as much as a pair of high quality seat covers. They do not recline, or have any special features, a basic no frills option that I love for my Jeep. They are a low to medium seat back and for me (6'2" 210 lbs.) are quite comfortable. I have been saying since I got them, "the best thing I ever did for the suspension of my Jeep was replace the seats." They are a dense firm foam, not hard, and have solid springs thicker than my factory seats were, offering better support. I don't bounce all around like I used to on my tired factory seats. The finish is nice & tight with a very well fitting vinyl outer that has not stretched out at all over the last 6 months or so. They do sit a bit higher than stock, but I just raised my tilt steering one notch and I now sit up straight with less fatigue on longer trail rides. There were some hang-ups on the install. The seats come partially disassembled, so you need to bolt the seat back to the base cushion. It may take quite a bit of force to make the holes line up, so a helper may make things easier. Once the seats are fully assembled, you may have to form the vinyl around the areas where two parts meet to smooth out any wrinkles after assembly. When you bolt up to your factory seat rails, (at least on my yj) you may have to open up some holes, or tweak your seat rails a bit to get everything to line up. Mine was a bit fiddly, so again a helper would be ideal, but not entirely necessary. After they are installed be sure to check the clearance of the vinyl underneath where it tucks under the seat slider track. If you are not careful and you slam your seat forward or back, it is possible to pinch the vinyl on the rail and tear it underneath. You may have to put some washers or spacers between to clear the seat slider track. After I did all this I am now quite pleased with the outcome. The seats so far have given me no troubles, and clean off very easily. It freshened up the whole vehicle. I often get compliments on how nice my seats are, and how well taken care of my interior is. I laugh quietly to myself thinking about all the mud this interior has seen. I hope these seats hold up long term, but honestly at this price, I am happy just to have new seats. These Rugged Ridge seats are a great value.

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      • January 22, 2013

        3 1988 - Tim42 Installation Time: Afternoon

        Good Looking Seats

        The seats ride higher than stock, so I had to remove the adjustable brackets on the drivers seat so my legs would fit under the steering wheel. Machining was a bit sloppy at the point of mounting, doubling installation time. Still a very nice inexpensive seating option. Happy to spend the installation time over additional cost.

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      Questions & Answers (1 answers)

      1 Top Rated Question

      is this a new seat or a used old seat that looks new? how authentic is it to the year 1987?

      • This is a brand new seat produced by the manufacture Rugged Ridge. The materials will be similar but these are a bucket design which some of the older Jeeps did not include.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Seat Back
      • (1) Seat Cushion
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