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Corbeau... opinions?

Does anyone have an opinion in any direction on Corbeau seats? I'm debating the LG1, CR1, and A4 for my '08 Rubi... Let me know if you have any of these as I am concerned about comfort and fitment. I'm a disabled vet w/ back problems, so I am looking for something that will take a little bit of the vibration out of every day driving.
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Corbeau has had some problems with the reclining mechanism failing off road - leading to permanent recline.
I read somewhere that they knew it was a weak spot and were fixing it - so you may want to make sure you get the new mechanism design whichever you decide on.

edit : here's a thread on a failure, pretty sure there are several more on pirate
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36299


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I know Desert Dog had problems with them doing that. I think he went with Mastercraft. I've heard they're not as pretty but are made stout.
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i had the baja rs seats... i liked them ok.. but i think i would try the mastercrafts next time.. or maybe the corbeau a4 look cool
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I run the Corbeau Ultra Wides in my LJ, they have been through a lot and still look and feel great. They are much more comfortable for my size than the Mastercrafts that I replaced.

Rig sits around under a tarp, seats often get soaked, frozen, etc and they still look like new.



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I have corbeau cr1's and they aren't the best quality
Looking to put MasterCraft in the front and put the corbeaus in the rear soon

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Corbeau A4's are great, but we prefer Mastercraft:

http://www.rebeloffroad.com/category_s/225.htm
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Does anyone have an opinion in any direction on Corbeau seats? I'm debating the LG1, CR1, and A4 for my '08 Rubi...
The A4 seats are meant for limited space applications, which means sacrificing cushion material. Also, they are of the racing/sports variety meaning the cushions are firm which is not what you are looking for. These seats sacrifice comfort for more support during more extreme maneuvers. I would stay away from these, if comfort is a big priority. As for the other seat models/brands, hopefully others can chime in.

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One of my buddies has had the Baja RS seats in his yj for two years now and they are starting to fade, and the driver side seat is starting to show some wear from him getting in and out. He got the their mounting brackets with them too and they dont position the seat right either, the driver seat isn't centered with the steering wheel, and the lean back to far.

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Does anyone have an opinion in any direction on Corbeau seats? I'm debating the LG1, CR1, and A4 for my '08 Rubi... Let me know if you have any of these as I am concerned about comfort and fitment. I'm a disabled vet w/ back problems, so I am looking for something that will take a little bit of the vibration out of every day driving.
I did the CR1 seats about a week ago !!!

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Their fixed back seats are great.

Their reclining seats don't seem to hold up well. Jeepnicks lower bolsters are all smashed down and the passenger seat randomly reclines...

If you want a real seat go master craft suspension seat.


With having the physical injury I can't stress enough that you need to look at a suspension seat and stay away from the foam ones. There's a reason all the buggies run them. They will save your back on a hard landing off a ledge.

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I have the moab seats in my TJ. They were comfortable for about 6 months then the drivers side seat back broke and was leaning back farther on one side then the other. They also faded from black to a purple-gray color in 2 or 3 months. They are getting replaced with some PRP seats in the near future.
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Their reclining seats don't seem to hold up well. Jeepnicks lower bolsters are all smashed down and the passenger seat randomly reclines...

If you want a real seat go master craft suspension seat.
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Corbeau Reclining seats are crap, and flat-out dangerous.
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I've sat in MasterCraft Baja RS, and it seems like a really well-made seat. Never had an experience with Corbeau, but I've heard plenty of horror stories.

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Does anyone have an opinion in any direction on Corbeau seats? I'm debating the LG1, CR1, and A4 for my '08 Rubi... Let me know if you have any of these as I am concerned about comfort and fitment. I'm a disabled vet w/ back problems, so I am looking for something that will take a little bit of the vibration out of every day driving.
I am in the exact same boat as you....

I have been leaning towards the Twisted Stitch Vortex XL seats - They are very nice and plenty of options. Terrorchicken has the TS seats in his heap, been watching to see how they hold up (daily driver) over time before I pull the trigger.

http://www.twistedstitchinc.com/index.asp
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I just checked out the TS web site, I love those seats, I to have a very bad back. My sport seats suck, I wish the TS site should the prices of the seats. I would like to see what I have to save and how long LOL


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I just checked out the TS web site, I love those seats, I to have a very bad back. My sport seats suck, I wish the TS site should the prices of the seats. I would like to see what I have to save and how long LOL
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