junkyard seats in an xj - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Forums > XJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum > junkyard seats in an xj

THE NEW! VANCO DUAL MODE 15”/16″ Big Brake Kit w/BlaSavvy Billet LED Tail LightsCurrie

Reply
Unread 02-27-2013, 01:37 AM   #1
tmarcum51
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania
Posts: 68
junkyard seats in an xj

My 98 xj has a gangsta lean now. What junkyard seats can I use besides xj seats? I'll even take seats out of a rice rocket

__________________
If your having truck problems, I feel bad for you bud, I got 99 problems but my jeep ain't one.
tmarcum51 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-27-2013, 05:01 AM   #2
cruiser54
Web Wheeler
 
cruiser54's Avatar
1990 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Prescott, Arizona
Posts: 10,069
ZJ seats.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris87xj View Post
If you own a Renix Jeep, you'll want to check this out. >

An index to over 25 write-ups can be found in Post #1.

Cruiser's Mostly Renix Tips
My Jeep Technical Photos

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/g/album/1725214
cruiser54 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-27-2013, 06:49 AM   #3
Motorcharge
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 11,838
ZJ and WJ front seats swap directly to 96+ bases. Much better seats too.
__________________
|Project Motörcharge|
Motorcharge is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-27-2013, 07:01 PM   #4
tmarcum51
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania
Posts: 68
So wj seats will mount right up? Won't have to change brackets or anything? Do they sit higher or lower on the seat as well?
__________________
If your having truck problems, I feel bad for you bud, I got 99 problems but my jeep ain't one.
tmarcum51 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-27-2013, 07:04 PM   #5
rugsucka
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sumware Inn, Ontario
Posts: 2,633
See post #3 - yes you need to switch the ZJ seats onto the XJ brackets

Then read a bit using the search tool for other details.
__________________
'00 XJ - Somewhat modified
'01 Venture - high mileage, paid for, shut it
rugsucka is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-27-2013, 07:11 PM   #6
tmarcum51
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania
Posts: 68
Alright.. does anyone know the average price of a seat from junk yards?
__________________
If your having truck problems, I feel bad for you bud, I got 99 problems but my jeep ain't one.
tmarcum51 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-27-2013, 07:17 PM   #7
Motorcharge
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 11,838
Depends on the JY. The ones near me charge about $20 a seat.
__________________
|Project Motörcharge|
Motorcharge is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-27-2013, 07:19 PM   #8
tmarcum51
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania
Posts: 68
Alright. That sounds like a decent price.. wj seats are more comfortable then xj seats?
__________________
If your having truck problems, I feel bad for you bud, I got 99 problems but my jeep ain't one.
tmarcum51 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-27-2013, 09:19 PM   #9
jeepkid03
Winning
 
jeepkid03's Avatar
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Storrs, CT
Posts: 5,846
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmarcum51 View Post
Alright. That sounds like a decent price.. wj seats are more comfortable then xj seats?
Yes, and so are ZJ seats.

Keep in mind that Grand Cherokee seats at least in my experience sit about a half inch to an inch higher than XJ seats. This might be an issue for you if you have very little headroom with the current seats. I've swapped ZJ seats into my XJ and a buddy's XJ. Both are much comfier and the swap took 20 minutes.

The ZJ and WJ seats bolt directly onto 96+ seat tracks. Seats with manual recline require no modification. Power seats need wires run to them (a simple power and ground wire setup) in order to work.
__________________
-Josh

My 0331 Head Swap How-To Thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/0...hread-1371398/

Build Thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...build-1119997/
jeepkid03 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-27-2013, 10:07 PM   #10
tmarcum51
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania
Posts: 68
I'm a shorter guy so headroom is not an issue haha. I just want a comfy seat.. I'm not worried about power seats either. What all do I need from the junk yard?
__________________
If your having truck problems, I feel bad for you bud, I got 99 problems but my jeep ain't one.
tmarcum51 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-28-2013, 04:23 AM   #11
cruiser54
Web Wheeler
 
cruiser54's Avatar
1990 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Prescott, Arizona
Posts: 10,069
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmarcum51 View Post
I'm a shorter guy so headroom is not an issue haha. I just want a comfy seat.. I'm not worried about power seats either. What all do I need from the junk yard?
2 seats from a ZJ.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris87xj View Post
If you own a Renix Jeep, you'll want to check this out. >

An index to over 25 write-ups can be found in Post #1.

Cruiser's Mostly Renix Tips
My Jeep Technical Photos

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/g/album/1725214
cruiser54 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-28-2013, 04:35 AM   #12
jeepkid03
Winning
 
jeepkid03's Avatar
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Storrs, CT
Posts: 5,846
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmarcum51 View Post
I'm a shorter guy so headroom is not an issue haha. I just want a comfy seat.. I'm not worried about power seats either. What all do I need from the junk yard?
You just need the seats. There are bolts holding the seat to the seat tracks, just unbolt the seat from the tracks and bolt it on your XJ seat tracks.
__________________
-Josh

My 0331 Head Swap How-To Thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/0...hread-1371398/

Build Thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...build-1119997/
jeepkid03 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-28-2013, 10:55 AM   #13
tmarcum51
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania
Posts: 68
Alright. Thanks. I'll go to the junkyard this weekend
__________________
If your having truck problems, I feel bad for you bud, I got 99 problems but my jeep ain't one.
tmarcum51 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-28-2013, 10:59 AM   #14
Motorcharge
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 11,838
Just to save you some time, it's 12 or 13mm nuts (forget which) that have to be removed. There's 4 of them, one in each corner of the seat. They're kind of a ***** to get to (front more so than the rear), but you can do it with a socket if you don't have ratcheting wrenches. It was a lot easier for me to get all 4 of them from behind the seats than trying to get to any of them from the front.
__________________
|Project Motörcharge|
Motorcharge is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-04-2013, 01:11 AM   #15
tmarcum51
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania
Posts: 68
Thanks for the help. I went with a set of wj seats out of a freedom edition one.. I couldn't be happier.. the nuts were a pain to get to. The seats I got had jeep embroidered right into the headrest and they look awesome.
forumrunner_20130304_031118.jpg  
__________________
If your having truck problems, I feel bad for you bud, I got 99 problems but my jeep ain't one.
tmarcum51 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.