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It appears to me that the new Smittybilt XRC seats are the same as the Mastercraft RS' at half the price. There's only a couple color combos offered and I'm sure the build is cut short somewhere, but this is news to me! Same look, same cut, same handle, same 9 reclining positions.



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On the cheaper -
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yeah but those ain't suspension seats. like apples and oranges.

where were you lookin at them at Stan?


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Do you REALLY need folding? Why not use a lowback and put it on one of the flip up bases that came stock? I would think a lowback would be able to flip forward enough to let someone get to the rear.

Even then walking through the middle of the seats isn't that hard.


I did try the highback flip forward thing in my extracab ranger a few years back. I made the front bolts of the seat mount sit in bushings and I use lynch pins through the rear bolt holes. Seemed like it was gonna work well until the headrest hit the roof before the seat had folded forward enough

Oh - and if people are looking for seats - I've got 3 pairs of used ones for sale. 2 sets of black highbacks and a set of black/grey lowbacks.
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yeah but those ain't suspension seats. like apples and oranges.

where were you lookin at them at Stan?

There is no comparison to the comfort of a suspension seat. I don't care about all the bolsters, I was comfort.

I was just browsing another forum, totally unrelated to the seats, and saw that. Blew my mind!

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Do you REALLY need folding? Why not use a lowback and put it on one of the flip up bases that came stock? I would think a lowback would be able to flip forward enough to let someone get to the rear.

Even then walking through the middle of the seats isn't that hard.
I don't want low backs. I don't want to snap my neck in an accident. Climbing over the center is lame. I don't want people trashing my truck with muddy and sandy feet.




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I don't want low backs. I don't want to snap my neck in an accident. Climbing over the center is lame. I don't want people trashing my truck with muddy and sandy feet.
Ok - have fun with a failure in the recline mechanism during an accident then!
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Ok - have fun with a failure in the recline mechanism during an accident then!
Thanks for throwing that in there




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Just sayin. There is a reason the reclinable ones are not race legal...

I guess they MIGHT hold up as well as an OEM type though.

Oh - and if the lowbacks worry you about the no headrest deal - be prepared to custom order your seats extra tall. OR at least go sit in the seats you plan on buying BEFORE you get them to make sure they are tall enough. I don't consider myself a tall guy at only 5'-10" but the typical "highback" headrest hits me at the top of the neck = hardly qualifying for a "headrest"


Oh and for the sandy/muddy feet comment ---> so you'll let people get in the back with sandy/muddy feet - you just won't let them walk between (or step over - it's easy) the center 2 seats to get back there
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Just sayin. There is a reason the reclinable ones are not race legal...

I guess they MIGHT hold up as well as an OEM type though.

Oh - and if the lowbacks worry you about the no headrest deal - be prepared to custom order your seats extra tall. OR at least go sit in the seats you plan on buying BEFORE you get them to make sure they are tall enough. I don't consider myself a tall guy at only 5'-10" but the typical "highback" headrest hits me at the top of the neck = hardly qualifying for a "headrest"


Oh and for the sandy/muddy feet comment ---> so you'll let people get in the back with sandy/muddy feet - you just won't let them walk between (or step over - it's easy) the center 2 seats to get back there
Okay I'm going to give a slightly better answer so I don't sound like a douche from my last post

You consider yourself tall at 5'10"? I'm 6'7", there's no way in hell a low back will work for me. Just picture it. I actually don't want to picture it because it scares me That seat would come to what? My mid back?

I don't race, don't plan on ever racing this truck. Just wanted some good seats The latches could fail, but so can the mounting brackets, bolts, etc. on any seat.

As for the feet thing, I don't want people tearing up my interior to get in the back. If I can keep my interior and brand new seats looking good (the condition not necessarily dirt), then I'd spring for the extra money to do so.

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I get it. No douchiness intended on my part either

I just don't really trust the reclining or folding suspension seats. For most they will work fine.

As far as them failing as much as the mounts, etc. - not to be over confident but I bet the reclinable seats would fail before my mounts

And for your height - I said I DON'T consider myself tall at 5'-10" - but I sure would at 6'-7". I doubt you'll find any seat that has a "useable" headrest for you at that height.

In fact, I bet the normal seats come up to about the same spot on you as a lowback comes on someone of more average height. So your 1st "I don't wanna break my neck" comment about the lowbacks is kinda out the window on that one
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And for your height - I said I DON'T consider myself tall at 5'-10" - but I sure would at 6'-7". I doubt you'll find any seat that has a "useable" headrest for you at that height.

Whoopsies! Skipped over that word Its all good. I don't have money for seats. I'll rock the stockers till they collapse.




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Whoopsies! Skipped over that word Its all good. I don't have money for seats. I'll rock the stockers till they collapse.
Thats when I replaced mine. Had a cooler propped up against the back of
my driver seat for a few weeks. Gets old real fast. That and the metal seat
back anjustment on the side digging into my leg because the stuffing had
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I am willing to shell out the money for quality seats like that, I just need to know which ones are worth getting and which ones people like.
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I don't have money for seats. I'll rock the stockers till they collapse.
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Yeah, check the original date of this thread. April 22, 2008. Its been almost two years since I said that. I may have had the money then, but I surely don't have it now




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Yeah, check the original date of this thread. April 22, 2008. Its been almost two years since I said that. I may have had the money then, but I surely don't have it now
Oh , ha, sorry Stan lol

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Stan any update on seats? I am looking into the PRP daily driver. I know most broncospeed folks left but I am hoping to get some information on the company and how theyre seats are.

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If you want flip forward high-back seats, be careful, I made a limiting strap, and it broke. This led to the seat hitting the windshield and breaking the windshield. Ooops, now my master-crafts are solid mounted.



now my seats are cage mounted, and you have to climb into the back through the center, but something to think about. The fixed suspension seats are awesome, but don't have enough trail time yet to know how they will be on the trail.


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Stan any update on seats? I am looking into the PRP daily driver. I know most broncospeed folks left but I am hoping to get some information on the company and how theyre seats are.
PRPs aren't bad for the vast majority of folks. From what I have heard they shipped production to China, but who hasn't... Plus it helps them keep their prices down. they have always been on the more affordable end of the suspension seat game, but they are pretty good. Not quite something I'd put in a race truck but good enough for most people's toys.

Just stay away from the race trim seats unless you want to buy new covers in 2 months


Those mastercraft 3G's in the second pic though - if you've got the bank account for them they are a great seat. While I don't have the 3G's (not a fan of the super wide top/headrest) my Mastercraft Pro 4's with the removeable cushion are SWEEEEEEET
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Stan any update on seats? I am looking into the PRP daily driver. I know most broncospeed folks left but I am hoping to get some information on the company and how theyre seats are.
Nope. I haven't wheeled or been active on this forum in 4 months or so. Life is busy!




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