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Unread 04-27-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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JK seats compared to TJ

I think the seats in TJ's of all years are some of the most comfortable seats in any vehicle. From the little experience I've had with JK they don't seem to be as wide because of the odd bolsters in the seats. Do you guys find the JK seats to be comfortable? If you had a TJ did you like the TJ seats better?

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Unread 04-27-2010, 10:42 AM   #2
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after a day of wheeling I sat in my buddies TJ and there is definitely a difference. TJ felt way way more comfortable to me.
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Unread 04-27-2010, 10:43 AM   #3
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For me the JK seats are more comfortable than the TJ's I have owned in the past. That is not to say the TJ's were uncomfortable.
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Unread 04-27-2010, 10:43 AM   #4
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I think the seats in TJ's of all years are some of the most comfortable seats in any vehicle. From the little experience I've had with JK they don't seem to be as wide because of the odd bolsters in the seats. Do you guys find the JK seats to be comfortable? If you had a TJ did you like the TJ seats better?
I hate these JK seats. They kill my back.

I will put new seats in the jeep someday.

and yes I agree that the TJ seats were the most comfortable seats I have ever sat on in a vehicle.
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Unread 04-27-2010, 10:44 AM   #5
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I was thinking that the JK seats are better than the TJ’s. Seems to be a bit firmer.
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Unread 04-27-2010, 11:13 AM   #6
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I'd say it has a lot to do with your height and weight. I can't stand sitting in a TJ, but I'm 6'7" and 275 lbs. Almost no vehicle "fits" me, but the JK is far better for me than the TJ was. I've also found that vehicles with cushy seats feel good when you get in but suck after about 2 hours, whereas the firmer euro style seats they use now don't feel great but are much better for long trips.
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Unread 04-27-2010, 12:17 PM   #7
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A lot of people don't really like the JK seats, but I like them a lot more than the seats I had in my TJ. I'm a smaller guy, so they fit me perfectly. I added some seat heaters and now they're the best seat I've ever had.
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Unread 04-27-2010, 12:32 PM   #8
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I've spent a lot of time in both and i personally like the jk seats better.
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Unread 04-27-2010, 01:04 PM   #9
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which TJ seats? ...they changed them. Both of my TJ's had different seats. The '97 was way worse than the '03. I personally like the JK seats better than either ...HOWEVER, cleaning the JK seats are impossible (in case you car about that).
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Unread 04-27-2010, 01:06 PM   #10
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^^ I've had a good amount of seat time in both version of the TJ seats. They are both good to me.
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Unread 04-27-2010, 01:36 PM   #11
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Family had a TJ, I bought a JK recently; have sat in both types lots. The JK seats are the MOST posturepedic seats I've ever sat in, in any car ever. They really support your back and feel nice to sit in for extended amounts of time.
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Unread 04-27-2010, 02:13 PM   #12
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Family had a TJ, I bought a JK recently; have sat in both types lots. The JK seats are the MOST posturepedic seats I've ever sat in, in any car ever. They really support your back and feel nice to sit in for extended amounts of time.
How are they posturepedic when the backrest is completely flat with absolutely zero lumbar support nor lower back curve? Humans don't have a completely flat spine.
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How are they posturepedic when the backrest is completely flat with absolutely zero lumbar support nor lower back curve? Humans don't have a completely flat spine.
Posterpedic is a brand of mattress so I don't know what that has to do with the curve of your spine? Safe to say it's fits the average or whatever they consider average, most common size and body type person. But like they say on sesami street we are all different shapes and sizes. I can't imagine a seat that fits me well would fit a woman a foot shorter and 150 lbs lighter the same.
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i didnt mind the JK seats. drove from Las Vegas to KC a lot with no issues. now i have SRT-8 seats from a 300C installed. love the adjustablitiy of them. drove I-70 from Kansas City to Moab to Las Vegas back to Moab and from Moab to KC via I-40. i thought they were great. GF had no complaints.

they fit but are tight. also they sit up about 3-4 inches taller. I'm 6'1" and have about 3" headroom above me. but SRT-8 seats cost me $900 and the 2nd set for the rear (buckets) were $1200. both bought off E-bay

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Unread 04-27-2010, 09:38 PM   #15
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I love the JK except for the seats. The fact that the passenger seat does not fold and tumble is a big loser
There is something about a deliberate design flaw that irks me, but I'm tired of complaining. Time to get over it.
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