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Smittybilt Seat; Front; Factory Style Replacement w/ Recliner; Vinyl Black (87-02 Jeep Wrangler YJ & TJ)

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      Product Information

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


      • Front Seat
      • Reclining
      • Vinyl
      • Black Color
      • Tubular Frame
      • Existing Seatbelts Can Be Used
      • Built to OE Specifications
      • Poured Foam Offers Optimal Support
      • Strong, Tubular Frame
      • Powder Coated Frame
      • Fits 1987-2002 Wrangler YJ & TJ Models
      • Sold Individually


      Function. The Smittybilt Front Factory Style Replacement Seat with Recliner is the ultimate replacement seat. This seat is made to the specific specifications of the original factor seat, which means you will get a perfect fit. The poured foam adds the proper density to the seat, and the frame is a strong, durable tubular frame that is powder coated for longevity. You will appreciate that this seat strikes the perfect balance between being tough and being comfortable.

      Properties. This seat works just as well on the driver's side as it does on the passenger side because of its dual recliner mechanism feature. The comfortable spring suspension and custom molded foam work together to give you a comfortable ride on any terrain. The seat bolts right to most factory mounts, without any drilling required, for the optimally simple installation. Some applications will require use of a bolt on adapter. Take advantage of the trim cover, which is considered by many to be the toughest in the industry.

      Application. This seat fits 1987-2002 YJ & TJ Wranglers. Sold individually. 1997 and newer applications require a seat adapter for installation. All 1997-2002 models required a bracket adapter for installation, please see specs tab for detailed part numbers.

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

      MPN# 45001

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (5)

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      Ratings Summary

      2.0 out of 5 overall rating from 5 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      • December 31, 2019

        4 2009 Wrangler - NCHelin Installation Time: Full Day

        Mostly as advertised

        The seats, while beautiful and classy looking, didn’t quite line up bolt-wise with the base. After some squarestock to slider retrofit, we made it work! The install includes time o get new parts, drill holes and bolt down the seats.

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      • September 01, 2019

        1 1995 Wrangler - JKAT Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        No good

        Sits higher than jeep seats. Sit at a backward tilt. Short or tall doesn't matter. Have to tilt the steering wheel all the way up just to fit my legs under to sit in seat. So frustrating to shift gears in these seats. I am 5'3" 115 lb. female. Im not happy AT ALL. I dont want to drive my jeep until I put my old seats back in.

        Helpful (2)
      • January 21, 2019

        2 2008 Wrangler - AmyS Installation Time: Afternoon

        Good seat, poor product description

        This seat only comes as a seat. No seat belt, installation brackets, nothing. just a seat. for the cost, I expect a complete kit.

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      • January 13, 2017

        1 2002 Wrangler - Mac

        Very Low Quality

        When I'm boxing I noticed that there were scratches on the Vinyl due to the wrapping while shipped. After trying to replace my seats with these new ones and the adapter required, it ended up not fitting the adapter or my vehicle. The plastic attachments that go on either side of the seat fall off very easily. Don't waste your time.

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      • March 22, 2016

        2 1993 Wrangler - Scottio3 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Hate it

        These seats look great and seem to be well made. Very easy to install. But they set me up more than two inches higher AND two inches forward than the stock seats. I am 6' 2" and 210 lbs and the stock seats were perfect the fabric was just worn out. With these new seats I am looking just below the windshield frame and at a stop light I have to bend down to see the light. I also have to tilt the steering wheel all the way up and I can no longer keep my heel on the floorboard when using the clutch. My head is no longer below the roll bar. These seats are a sure fire way to take all the fun right out of driving my jeep. I am restoring my old seats and will put them back in. If you are a shorter person these seats may work for you.

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      Questions & Answers (3 answers)

      3 Top Rated Questions

      The picture you have of them reclining. Is that as far back as they recline?

      • This seat is made to function the same was as an original seat and should recline as far back as they do.

      Helpful (1)

      Does it operate like the factory seats?? My factory seats pull out and up to make more room for entry in the back Will these seats have that ability as well ???

      • Hello, the Smittybilt Seat - Front - Factory Style Replacement w/ Recliner - Vinyl Black (87-17 Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK) will reuse the factory bracket of your Jeep, and the bracket is what will allow you to pull out and up, if you have a 1997-2006 model it will require a bracket adapter for installation.

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      Which seat adapter is required for this seat? The details of the seat indicate that it will require a seat adapter for vehicles 1997 and newer but the part number is not specified. Can this be specified or can a link be added to ensure proper fitment? Thanks.

      • The brackets are passenger and driver side specific for several year ranges across the TJ and JK models. To find the Smittybilt Seat brackets you need for your model please vist the seat hardware section

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Seat
      • (2) Plastic Covers
      • (1) Knob

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Wrangler

      • TJ Wrangler 2 Door - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02
      • YJ Wrangler 2 Door - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95

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