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Unread 07-13-2013, 04:36 PM   #16
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Wow, that's good to know. Thanks again. I never knew they bolted right on to the factory wrangler rails.

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Unread 07-13-2013, 08:53 PM   #17
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...If you want the Mack daddy go buy same year seats out of a Grand Cherokee. Heated, leather and PLUSH. 150.00 for both sides and they bolt onto your stock rails. Just a little trimming of the outboard plastic piece so it fits by the seat belt retractor in the rear most position.
Did you get the heat and buttons wired up? Looks really good, but i have to wonder how the leather and electrical will hold up to the elements with the top off.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 07:14 AM   #18
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Also, do those GC seats still fold and tumble fully? Just curious
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Unread 07-15-2013, 10:24 AM   #19
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Unread 07-16-2013, 12:12 PM   #20
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That was a good buy for $5k imo!
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Unread 07-16-2013, 12:51 PM   #21
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Thanks, it does need a little work. I think it has some vibration at higher speed. I'm not sure because this is the first time I've ever driven a jeep. I checked under it today and I did notice my driveshaft has some play in it. The play is .040-.050 front to back play( not really much side to side slop). I do notice that the seal is seaping a little oil. Is there a bearing in there? Maybe that's gone and ruined the seal. I'm going to put another post on here later after I look into it more. Thanks again
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Unread 07-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #22
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Did you get the heat and buttons wired up? Looks really good, but i have to wonder how the leather and electrical will hold up to the elements with the top off.
I put the seats in during winter, so as odd as it sounds, I wanted to wait and do the wiring in the warm weather. It's on my to do list before the snow flys this winter.
If you are going to do this and make the seats heat, you need to grab the controller out of the center console of the donor vehicle. To clarify for the next poster's question, you need to remove the GC power rails from the seats and bolt to the manual rails out of the TJ, the slides will be manual. You will however, be able to retain the power back angle adjustment and power lumbar if equipped. The fold and tilt will not work the same, as the seat back remains fixed (power option as mentioned earlier). I am however, able to reach under the seat and flip the lever which will flip the seat forward just as before. The only difference is the seat back isn't so far forward. Hasn't been an issue yet. These seats are soooooo comfortable, they almost make up for the Pro Comp shocks I installed with my lift kit (I know, I know, what the he** were you thinking. Bilsteins coming soon). As for the elements acting on them, If I end up with the top down for extended periods or start wheeling through lots of water (doubtful), I'll have to get neoprene seat covers.
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