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Unread 03-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Jeep grand cherokee Seats Bolt on?

if I find a set of leather seats for my XJ 2000 will they bolt right in?

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Unread 03-16-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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Zj and wj will. The seats will bolt on to the xj seat frames
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Unread 03-16-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
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95+ XJs, WJ and ZJ seats will bolt directly to seat bases.
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Unread 03-16-2013, 11:30 PM   #4
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I will add..
Only the front seats will bolt in.
The rear however will need slight modification, drilling.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 12:04 AM   #5
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Drilling of what? The seats or the Jeep?
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Unread 03-17-2013, 06:37 PM   #6
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There are some threads out there on this. The XJ rear seat back is hinged on the sides of the backrest; the ZJ (w/ the 60/40 split seatback) has hinges that bolt to the floor board. The seat base likewise isn't a direct drop in and apparently also needs to be taken apart and some foam removed to allow the doors to close.
I didn't change the seats but did scavenge the rear seat headrests off a ZJ and installed them on mine. Threads out there on this as well.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 07:04 PM   #7
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Drilling of what? The seats or the Jeep?
Both.
As said above. You will be drilling holes for the new mounts.
I also drilled plastic on the rear seat (where your but goes) as you have to pop the fabric off, trim some foam and drill holes for the fabric to reattach to.
Its not to difficult.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 09:25 AM   #8
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Cool. Thanks. I knew about the bolt in fronts but didn't realize the G.Cherokee rear seat would fit as well. Once I get rid of my WJ and get back into an XJ, I'm definitely replacing the seats. Not that the XJ fronts are bad, but the ZJ/WJ are better. The rear seat on the other hand...that's a different story.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 09:38 AM   #9
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wj zj seats also sit about 1 inch higher than xj seats.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 09:46 AM   #10
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hmmm...that might not be such a good thing then for me since I'm 6'2" and usually like to set a little lower in the vehicle. I'll still definitely give it a try though.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 10:11 AM   #11
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hmmm...that might not be such a good thing then for me since I'm 6'2" and usually like to set a little lower in the vehicle. I'll still definitely give it a try though.
Yeah, I wouldn't do it thn.
I'm 5'10 and just have enough room.

My taller friends on the other hand......
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Unread 08-30-2013, 05:58 PM   #12
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96+ zjs what year did they stop with the zj model?
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Unread 08-31-2013, 02:53 PM   #13
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96+ to what year will fit is what i am asking..
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