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Unread 08-05-2009, 08:31 PM   #181
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They look comfy!
they are like riding in heaven...i don't have to hold myself up by the steering wheel anymore ...i can lean against the back of the seat....
They are comfy!

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Unread 08-05-2009, 09:22 PM   #182
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those xploder seats really look factory!
i went through every gm car (cav,sunfire, sunbird, grand am, grand prix) in my junk yard..found that all of those seats were crap..backs and bottoms twisted, recliners not working, overall, poor quality.
but my pick-n-pull had a few ford contours with some seats (reclining) in good shape...the sliders on the contour seats were a lot better than the ones on my jeep seats so i kept the contour sliders...
Both recline (a bit snug at the roll bar), both slide, and both fold n tumble ...the color is the same, just different lighting from opposite sides of the jeep in my garage...color matches the factory gray just ok (nothin' like those explorer seats), but they were very cheap (scored them $40 for the pair) and were nearly a direct bolt in
How nearly direct of a bolt on were they? Any idea on the contours year? Thanks
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Unread 08-06-2009, 01:57 PM   #183
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i posted the link in my first post with pics...here's the link that i worked from....basically, grind off 8 rivits from each seat (from the seat's slider to the riser) and they bolt right on to the original jeep riser.
You can put a little spacer between the rear slider and the riser if there's too much of a tilt back...but again, as close to "bolt-in" as you will find

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=721365

i think i got mine from a 98....must make sure that the contour slider is the "U" type bar that goes all the way across the front of the seat like on the jeep, not just an angled lever as the slider is nowhere near compatable

I did it in 2 hrs from the time i got home with the seats
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Unread 08-09-2009, 02:53 AM   #184
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix leather seats.

I unbolted the whole Grand Prix mount/slider assembly from the base of the leather seats. The rear seat mount holes lined up exactly with the stock Jeep mounts, all I had to do was drill 2 new holes in the front of stock YJ mount/sliders which were about 3/4" toward the back from the original ones and bolt them up. The stock sliders still work and so does the tilt forward on the passenger side. There was no way to use the Grand Prix electric slider without fabbing up entirely new seat brackets, and I didn't feel like doing that.



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Unread 08-09-2009, 06:50 AM   #185
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Man! Those are nice looking seats. Almost too nice. I'd be afraid of getting them dirty. If you don't mind my asking what did they run you?
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Unread 08-10-2009, 09:05 PM   #186
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Great looking Grand Prix seats!!! Has anyone here tried trimming back the wheel wells in a yj to fit a wider rear seat? I am looking for more room to haul 3 small kids and get the 3rd seat belt in. I have seen the swap post using the explorer rear buckets but nothing about getting a wider bench in place. Any help appreciated. I have 33's with 15x8 wheels with less backspacing than stock and it looks like there would be room to remove some of the stock wheel well to gain some interior room. Any input appreciated I am new to the forum and new to Jeeps FYI.
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Unread 08-10-2009, 09:19 PM   #187
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Great looking Grand Prix seats!!! Has anyone here tried trimming back the wheel wells in a yj to fit a wider rear seat? I am looking for more room to haul 3 small kids and get the 3rd seat belt in. I have seen the swap post using the explorer rear buckets but nothing about getting a wider bench in place. Any help appreciated.
Honestly man, I would never try that. After being an EMT for several years, I would not want my kids any closer to the roll bar then they already are. And space wise, 3 across is gonna get really tight.

Even the TJ rear seat is for two and it cuts into the wheel well a good 4" on each side compared to the YJ.
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Unread 08-10-2009, 09:33 PM   #188
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Great looking Grand Prix seats!!! Has anyone here tried trimming back the wheel wells in a yj to fit a wider rear seat? I am looking for more room to haul 3 small kids and get the 3rd seat belt in. I have seen the swap post using the explorer rear buckets but nothing about getting a wider bench in place. Any help appreciated. I have 33's with 15x8 wheels with less backspacing than stock and it looks like there would be room to remove some of the stock wheel well to gain some interior room. Any input appreciated I am new to the forum and new to Jeeps FYI.
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Unread 08-13-2009, 06:57 PM   #189
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Man! Those are nice looking seats. Almost too nice. I'd be afraid of getting them dirty. If you don't mind my asking what did they run you?
Thanks! They were $265 including shipping. I got them off ebay.
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Unread 10-11-2009, 11:12 PM   #190
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Well I'm ready to change out my seats. I read this entire thread, and what sux about it? Half or more of the pictures don't work. Mostly the photobucket pics.
I would like to see what the Sunfire seats look like.
The Ford Contour seats look pretty good, but I've never found a comfortable Ford seat. Those may be different.

I need a seat that has a separate headrest so I can use my 5 point harnesses. The one's with the integrated headrest won't work.
I will have a loop welded to my roll bar main hoop to attach them to, but I still want to have them fold/tumble for the kids to get in and out when the top is on.
The Montero seats look pretty good too.
This is something I want to get to pretty soon. So I'm bumping this thread up.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 12:34 AM   #191
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I took the back seat from an 05 rubicon and just had to mount the brackets in the back. Its really nice because these seats are easily removed and that's a handy ordeal with the limited storage space of a jeep.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 07:08 AM   #192
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i remember a thread a while back where someone put the bench seat out of a ranger or explorer in the back. anyone remember where that one is?
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Unread 10-12-2009, 07:42 AM   #193
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can anyone tell me what the car model this seats taken from ? looks best.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 09:45 AM   #194
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Great looking Grand Prix seats!!! Has anyone here tried trimming back the wheel wells in a yj to fit a wider rear seat? I am looking for more room to haul 3 small kids and get the 3rd seat belt in. I have seen the swap post using the explorer rear buckets but nothing about getting a wider bench in place. Any help appreciated. I have 33's with 15x8 wheels with less backspacing than stock and it looks like there would be room to remove some of the stock wheel well to gain some interior room. Any input appreciated I am new to the forum and new to Jeeps FYI.

Somebody posted a front bench seat from a Ranger or something to add a small passenger to the front seat. I guess that would be OK if you had an automatic and didn't have to have a booster seat for the kidling.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 08:12 PM   #195
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Yeah I saw that one I dont think it would work out with the 5 speed I am still in search of a better rear seat I measured one out of an explorer but they are too wide, it sounds like the newer rears out of a wrangler are about the only option with a bit of fab work
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