PRP Suspension Seat
Written by: Jody Everding
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Racing Products) is one of the off-road suspension seat
companies out there that is lesser known by the Jeep community. Their
products are well made and less expensive than many of their
competitors. Each seat is made-to-order, and the company has
hundreds of fabric options to choose from as well as made-to-order matching accessories. My buddy Jim ordered himself a pair of PRP's
High Back seats for his YJ and asked me to give him a hand with the
install. It went more smoothly than we had imagined. Below
is a timeline of the installation, which took only 36 minutes!
|6:42 p.m.- START! We were replacing everything with PRP products so we trashed all
the stock crap and started fresh.
6:45 p.m.- Passenger side seat removed. The passenger side was a breeze...4 bolts
and it was out.
6:48 p.m.- Drivers side seat removed.
The driversí side was easy too but we did have to lie on the floor to remove
to nuts that werenít attached to the tub.
6:53 p.m.- Note that the passenger side replacement seat mount comes with a tilt
feature for back seat access.
||When you buy seats and mounting brackets from PRP they include all the nuts
and bolts you need to do your install, which is super cool! No trip to the
parts store to get bolts. We attached the seat mounts to the bottom of the
seats in just under 10 min.
|7:04 p.m.- We have both seat mounts attached to the seats and the drivers
side seat set in place in the jeep. All the holes in the floor pan and the
holes in the seat mount lined up perfectly on Jimís rig like they are
supposed too. You may need to call your wife at this point. An extra hand is
needed to hold the rear, inside nut on the driver's side mount while you are
under the rig. Using the air ratchet with a deep 9/16 socket was the
quickest. She can go once this nut and bolt are tightened down.
||7:09 p.m.- Drivers side seat installation is complete, and we start
installation of passenger side. With the passenger side, we used our air
ratchet and short 9/16 socket this time as the tilt feature makes it a little
tight. The base of the mounting bracket allows for carpeting. Jimís rig
has had the carpeting stripped out, so there was a visible gap between the
floor pan and the mount itself. However, this will go away when you tighten it up. We
also found it easiest to access the passenger side rear bolts by tilting the
seat forward and using an end wrench.
|7:18 p.m.- Installation of both new PRP seats
and mounts complete!
The installation went smoothly, and only took us just over 30 minutes to
complete. The use of air tools made the process very easy. We used a 9/16
deep socket, end wrench, and a 2Ē extension, jumbling this combination
through the install of both seats. We rate this install simple, as we
only had to deal with 8 bolts
holding the seats to the brackets and 8 bolts holding the brackets to the
tub - take 'em out, put 'em back. Itís as simple as that.
|The Premier High Backs that Jim ordered and installed can be yours for $179
each and the replacement mounts are only $220 a set. The mounts are
compatible as stock mount replacements in CJís and YJís. To view the
complete line of seats and products offered by PRP Suspension Seats, visit
them on the web at
http://www.prpseats.com, or call (800) 317-6253 and ask for