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Roxor - Seat Install

Discussion in 'Roxor Tech' started by Buildflycrash, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. Sep 22, 2018
    Buildflycrash

    Buildflycrash Member Sponsor

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    Picked up the new seats for my 66 build yesterday. The seats I had were to thick, the steering wheel was in my lap and I could hardly work the brake. The old (still brand new) seat Didn’t slide. I wanted to stay with the OE seat mounting brackets as it took months and $$$ to find the correct brackets.
    Here’s the old seat.

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    The Roxor seats cost $68 each I think.

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    Came with head rest and slider on both seats. Be sure to stop at Home Depot on the way home and buy 8mm nuts.

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    I reused the mounting brackets I made for the other seats. I could have just welded a bar between the original seat frame tubes but I hate to modify them.

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    Measure twice drill once. Here is where I made a hole 1/4” off then weld, grind and redrill.

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    So this is much better.

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    Leg room. 15”+ from the dash.

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    Wheelhouse cut out is now really effective.

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    I often say “ you get what you pay for”, and these are cheap so fingers crossed they don’t fall apart going down the road.

    Overall easy swap and bargain price for replacement seats.
     
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  2. Sep 23, 2018
    Tomellen

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    Very nicely done. I need to do this. Where did u get the roxer seats??
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2018
    baldjosh

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    this is great stuff, thank you! i will need seats in the future and this looks like a good possibility.
     
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  4. Sep 23, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    Order from your nearest dealer. Parts list and dealer location tool. ROXOR Offroad
     
  5. Sep 23, 2018
    zinertia2

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    What is the new measurement between seat and steering wheel?

    Also let us know if they are comfortable.:)

    Dennis
     
  6. Sep 23, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    It seems like I only gained about an inch. Now it’s about 6” But because the seat is further back it’s making it lots easier to move my legs around.
     
  7. Sep 24, 2018
    Jrobz23

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    I havent done a long road trip yet, but with the time I have in em, they seem decently comfy. Not too soft or too firm. Obviously no idea yet how they age.
     
  8. Sep 24, 2018
    Vanguard

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    Nice idea. Looks better (and cheaper) than TJ seats
     
  9. Sep 24, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    I see you have a Roxor. Do you have the seats in your Jeep also? Post a photo if you can.
     
  10. Sep 24, 2018
    Jrobz23

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    Nope, but I've putzed around in the Roxor, so I have an idea on the seats themselves. The tool boxes on the Roxor are nifty. I have a seat setup I don't like in my '57, so all options are on the table. The Roxor seat swap might be one of the better ones as it'll give me a toolbox back and not conflict with a PTO lever.
     
  11. Sep 25, 2018
    Dgroshek

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    Looks great! Did you notch both driver and passenger wheel wells out? I've been thinking about doing this but I just re-upholstered my original seats... May use them until they crap out again. Would love the extra leg room though.
     
  12. Sep 25, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    I only did driver side.
     
  13. Nov 19, 2018
    Velociraptor_Implant

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    I got really excited about this until I reached out to my dealers and they are all coming back with a cost of $199 from Mahindra. I have a third dealer triple checking.

    Other price discrepancies from the online prices were the clutch master cylinder came back $99 instead of $53, while the pedal pack, brake booster and springs were minor differences of $5-10 each.
     
  14. Nov 21, 2018
    Velociraptor_Implant

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    Fun's over! I just got prices back from four dealers then checked the website. Prices have increased anywhere from 30% to 400% on parts.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2018
    Hellion

    Hellion Rust covered & junky

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    Fine work. I like how basic and plain they look. Can you easily remove the headrests?

    Bummer about the new price gouging. :banghead: That sucks because these are not $200 chairs.
     
  16. Nov 21, 2018
    Buildflycrash

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    Wow!, that’s an awful big increase!! I’m pretty sure mine were $70 or so.
    The headrest does come off easily.
     
  17. Nov 29, 2018
    Keys5a

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    My local dealer confirmed the $69 price last month, but said shipping would be about $100.
    Took the wind out of my sails!
    -Donny
     
  18. Nov 29, 2018
    jeepstar

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    :n:
     
  19. Mar 17, 2019
    fesser

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    Oh well. Looks like they figured out how things work here. If there is a demand, raise prices until it peters out. I don't mean that as a negative on capitalism, just as a reflection on why good deals don't seem to last.
     
  20. Jun 16, 2019
    y2k-fxst

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    Only question I have is, will the passenger seat clear the dash enough to use the tool box? Been looking at the seats and that is what I've been scratching my head about.
     

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