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Old 06-04-2011, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Suspension Seat Question ( I Searched)

Hey,

I searched Pirate and the internet and I can't figure it out.

Where is the suspension in suspension seat? Is it in the mounting brackets or integrated in the seat itself?

I have a couple of compresed disks in my lower back andI need to make my '99 XJ as smooth as possible to help minimize the ponding on my back.

I was thinking that I could replace the stock seat mounts and add sort some of suspension brackets and keep the stock seats.

I need to be able to slide in & out of the as easy as possible along with having the seat being able to recline.

Knowing where the suspension is at will help me figure out something.

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Old 06-04-2011, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The seat base is kinda like a trampoline. You are sitting on a peice of canvas suspended between the seat frame.

Look into a seat of reclining MasterCraft seats with lower sides.

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Old 06-04-2011, 02:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I understand now.

Thanks for the reply.

I'll look at MasterCrafts and will also search again..

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Old 06-04-2011, 04:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the picture.

Camping chairs seem to be easy on my back. So I think a suspension seat would do the same.

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Old 06-07-2011, 09:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey,

I searched Pirate and the internet and I can't figure it out.

Where is the suspension in suspension seat? Is it in the mounting brackets or integrated in the seat itself?

I have a couple of compresed disks in my lower back andI need to make my '99 XJ as smooth as possible to help minimize the ponding on my back.

I was thinking that I could replace the stock seat mounts and add sort some of suspension brackets and keep the stock seats.

I need to be able to slide in & out of the as easy as possible along with having the seat being able to recline.

Knowing where the suspension is at will help me figure out something.

Thanks
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I have the hunsaker Synkro full suspension seats. I too have a majorly fuct up back, and these have been a back saver for me.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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How do you like getting in & out of them?

I've been using my wife's WJ. I can lower the seat to where I can slide in butt first, then swing my legs in. Then I can raise it to a comfortable height.

I thought about swapping in WJ or ZJ power seats into my XJ.

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Old 06-07-2011, 11:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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How do you like getting in & out of them?

I've been using my wife's WJ. I can lower the seat to where I can slide in butt first, then swing my legs in. Then I can raise it to a comfortable height.

I thought about swapping in WJ or ZJ power seats into my XJ.

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Suspension seats are more difficult to get in and out of then stock. We make a "Daily Driver" Seat and our Recliner that both have lower side supports so they are easier to get in and out of.
You might be able to use your power seat mounts in your XJ but, the seat mounts are fairly narrow in the XJ.
Check out http://www.prpseats.com/Category/21-recliner-seats.aspx
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How do you like getting in & out of them?

I've been using my wife's WJ. I can lower the seat to where I can slide in butt first, then swing my legs in. Then I can raise it to a comfortable height.

I thought about swapping in WJ or ZJ power seats into my XJ.

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With my Hunsaker's, they have a side bolster on the seat bottom. I have to hop up into my jeep, so it hasn't been an issue, but I also like the help they give of keeping me in the seat.

In our condition, comfort is first and foremost. If you love the way the WJ/ZJ seats feel, then go for it.
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The Mastercraft Baja RS have optional lumbar support. Well worth it, imho.
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