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08-30-2020 07:36 PM
Randonexplosion Nice touch man
08-30-2020 01:08 PM
bgredjeep Well, I sold my truck last week. Figured since I was still a little out from wheeling it was a good time to look for an upgrade. Still on the hunt but I'll find something soon. First possible wheeling trip I'm looking at would be Dixie Run, but we'll see. I've got a training class at work that Thursday that I can't skip so it would be a shorter trip than I normally like to do (for a 5hr drive up). It also depends on finding a new truck.

In the mean time, I did a little work on the jeep. So the new seats are really nice, and comfortable, but they aren't really made for tall people. I considered the +2 height, but I didn't need the harness slot any higher, and they won't make one with just the headrest taller. As it was, I hit the top of the seat at about the base of my skull. The main reason I want a proper headrest (aside from the obvious safety considerations) is that on long steep crawling trails it really wears on my neck having to hold my head up the whole time. It's the same reason I don't like riding in people's rigs where they have the seats laid way back.

Anyhow, I took a trip to the junkyard and came home with some headrests from the back seats of a dodge caravan, and they are perfect. Matching gray vinyl and all. The only way they could have been better was if prp had made them. So I made up a bracket that clamps to the cage and now I have a proper headrest
07-28-2020 08:45 AM
ody2099 14 years is a long time. Definitely time for a replacement.
07-14-2020 07:43 AM
cpia84
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I was trying to figure that out earlier today. The oldest pictures I have on fb were loaded in 2008, and based on several pictures I put up that same date I had them at least 2 years before that. I'm going to say 14yrs I've had them. I bought them used from Doc Mercer so they were at least a year or 2 old when I bought them. They have served me well.
Wow 14 years!! that is definitely a good run on those seats.
07-14-2020 04:03 AM
grandboost98
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Mine is close, but not touching. I'm still running the original style single diaphragm booster so that might be a difference. It's a bit thinner than the dual boosters.
I went with a new single diaphragm booster from Napa too. Its not touching but its very close, less than 1/2". I was just thinking about what could happen if I flop the jeep and hit the hood in that area
07-13-2020 04:05 PM
bgredjeep
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Happy to see you getting back in the garage!

I actually had a question for you. I followed your advice in a different thread about going with a dodge 2500 master with a stock single diaphragm booster. After figuring out the adapters needed to go from standard to metric, everything bolted up and bled fine. But the cap to the master is almost touching the hood. Did you have that problem? I read elsewhere about running a van 2500 reservoir but it looks the same as what I have. Ive been considering flipping the booster but thought Id ask what you did first
Mine is close, but not touching. I'm still running the original style single diaphragm booster so that might be a difference. It's a bit thinner than the dual boosters.
07-13-2020 04:02 PM
bgredjeep
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Those PRP seats look great! Definitely looks more comfortable than the Corbeau's. How old are they old seats? Its good the hear the jeep is ready for wheeling now you just need to heal up. hope your recovery continues to go well!
I was trying to figure that out earlier today. The oldest pictures I have on fb were loaded in 2008, and based on several pictures I put up that same date I had them at least 2 years before that. I'm going to say 14yrs I've had them. I bought them used from Doc Mercer so they were at least a year or 2 old when I bought them. They have served me well.
07-13-2020 09:03 AM
grandboost98 Happy to see you getting back in the garage!

I actually had a question for you. I followed your advice in a different thread about going with a dodge 2500 master with a stock single diaphragm booster. After figuring out the adapters needed to go from standard to metric, everything bolted up and bled fine. But the cap to the master is almost touching the hood. Did you have that problem? I read elsewhere about running a van 2500 reservoir but it looks the same as what I have. Ive been considering flipping the booster but thought Id ask what you did first
07-13-2020 08:46 AM
cpia84
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The new seats showed up a couple weeks ago, but I was having a little backwards slide in my recovery so it took a bit before I was able to get them installed. Well yesterday my wife helped me and we got it done.

This was the first time big red has been out of the garage since Feb. We took a few mins to spray off the river rock mud, then got the new seats in. The tabs are in the same spot so it only took a little tweaking to get everything lined up. Once we finished we loaded up the family for a quick cruise around the neighborhood. Once I'm ready, the jeep is ready for wheeling.

Those PRP seats look great! Definitely looks more comfortable than the Corbeau's. How old are they old seats? Its good the hear the jeep is ready for wheeling now you just need to heal up. hope your recovery continues to go well!
07-13-2020 08:18 AM
Kusya123 You are great! Happy for you! The result is amazing!
07-13-2020 06:26 AM
bgredjeep The new seats showed up a couple weeks ago, but I was having a little backwards slide in my recovery so it took a bit before I was able to get them installed. Well yesterday my wife helped me and we got it done.

This was the first time big red has been out of the garage since Feb. We took a few mins to spray off the river rock mud, then got the new seats in. The tabs are in the same spot so it only took a little tweaking to get everything lined up. Once we finished we loaded up the family for a quick cruise around the neighborhood. Once I'm ready, the jeep is ready for wheeling.
06-17-2020 08:09 PM
bgredjeep Got a tracking number from PRP today. Seats should be here Monday, beating their 6wk estimate by a week and a half. Now I just gotta hope FedEx doesn't run over them with the truck.
05-22-2020 08:08 PM
bgredjeep I pulled the trigger this evening. Should have new seats in about 6 weeks.

I dropped down from the Podiums for a couple reasons.

First, my buddy just happened to have ordered a pair of comp elite seats so I was able to try them on. They fit great and really felt like it will support my back and spread the load of any impacts effectively.
Next, it looks like the width of the of the podium seats at the shoulder (24") would require moving the seat mounts inward about an inch, which is a lot of work.
Finally, the Podiums taper in width all the way down the seat and are only 18" wide at the front of the seat per PRPs measurements. This was also stated by their cs rep when I called to discuss the options. The comp already felt appropriately snug and it's closer to 21" wide at the front so I was concerned about that being too tight.

If I had been able to test fit the podium, maybe I would have come to a different conclusion, but the closest place i know to try them is wide open design, about 6hrs away. Moving the seat mounts was the biggest factor really, because that would be a major pita.
05-16-2020 12:42 PM
fishadventure good report on the surgery
Grateful for that for you
05-15-2020 08:58 AM
bgredjeep Surgery went well. My doctor seemed pleased with what he was able to clean up, and I'm not having leg pain currently so that's good. Now I'm working on recovering from the cut in my back so hopefully I'll be returning to normal in the next few weeks.

Also my back injury crawler is pretty much complete. The integy chassis showed up yesterday and I put it all together. I'm pretty happy with the result and it really hasn't broken the bank. I still need wheels since the steering I added doesn't clear the stock wheels.
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