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Old 02-20-2012, 06:49 PM   #1
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Hello. I have a 1994 2-door XJ. My seats are in horrible shape (Using seat covers for now). There is a 2001 Grand Cherokee in the local junkyard that has some nice looking black leather seats in it. How much work would it be getting them to fit in my older XJ? Thanks
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I was looking at that this morning. From what I read the ZJ and WJ seats swap in fairly easy if not bolt in directly to the XJ rails. I have yet to confirm this. I have a 96 and considering getting upgraded seats just for the comfort factor if it makes the wife happy. If you found a good set at a nice price give it a go. Worst case I would think is that you would need to drill a hole or two in your rails. Hopefully someone with more knowledge than I can chime in confirming this.
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I think* you will have a harder time with your swap having a 94. I believe the seat rails changed in 95 or 96 to the newer style which will bolt right up to the newer grand Cherokee style seat rail
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^^correct. The floor was redesigned in 95 which also changed the seat bracket design. The WJ seats can work with some simple fab of some mounting brackets. And I can tell you, the swap will be well worth the fab work.
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Youll have to swap the bottom of the seat rails
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Youll have to swap the bottom of the seat rails
Not for a 94. The seat rails from a 94 will not bolt directly to the WJ seats.. New mounts need to be fabbed.
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What about some flate plate adapters instead of fabbing up all new mounts. I was thinking of using some flat iron with holes drilled into it to mount it to the pre 95 rails and then drilling holes that will line up with the zj rails.
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The issue is the pre-95 rails are not wide enough to fit the ZJ/WJ seats. All you have to is fab up some mounts that the WJ slide rails can be bolted/welded to. Pretty easy.
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thats what im saying just a flat piece of steal bolted to the bottom of the zj seat pan. Then in the middle of that where the xj seat would bolt to the rails have those xj rails bolted. Works kind of like an adapter.
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I put some durango seats in mine. Just drilled holes in the floor and ran 19mm bolts with big washers on both side.
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thats what im saying just a flat piece of steal bolted to the bottom of the zj seat pan. Then in the middle of that where the xj seat would bolt to the rails have those xj rails bolted. Works kind of like an adapter.
Gotcha. For some reason i wasn't getting what you were saying. Yes, that would work, but I don't know how good of support you'll have. I say try it and if it don't work as well as you though then just fab up some mounts.
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Yeah I mean i'm working with 97 xj seats but its about the same thing
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yup, same rail mount locations.
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One bolt hole lines up inn my 88 with the 97.seats its the back left the right can be drilled for a a new one and the front two angle iron bolted to the floor.
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Test out the seats in the Grand before you pull and pay for them. I pulled ZJ seats for my XJ before trying them out myself. The passenger side was barely used but some heavy set individual owned the driver's side seat and it's uncomfortable after 30 min bc the cushion and springs are shot.
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