By Chris Myer
Some of you have heard the term “suspension seat” but what are suspension seats, exactly? A suspension seat is an absolute necessity when conducting serious off-road maneuvers in your truck, suspension, SUV, or rock-buggy. As the name implies, it suspends the driver in a web of bungy-type suspension chords, attractively and comfortable overlaid in top-of-the-line seating material. The effect of this suspension is to reduce the g-force of the impacts that your body absorbs by an order of magnitude or more.
For serious offroaders, a suspension seat is not an option–it is absolutely mandatory. Just as road-race driver would never dream of competing in a stock automotive seat, an off-road driver needs a high-quality suspension seat such as these manufactured by Corbeau to maximize their driving experience. Besides being drastically more comfortable, the suspension seat make the experience safer by translating the the attitude of the vehicle to his body while allowing him or her to focus on piloting the vehicle–rather than trying to hold themselves upright.
When selecting a suspension seat, we only recommend Corbeau. Corbeau makes the finest suspension seats available. The phrase “truck racing seat” doesn’t have to be an oxymoron. Consider these:
Corbeau Suspension Seats
|Baja XRS Suspension Seat: Looking for Corbeau’s newest and most advanced suspension seat? The Baja XRS Suspension Seat is it! Reclining, suspension technology, plus injection molding make this the new rage of the suspension seat market! Fits drivers up to 42″ waist.|
|Baja RS Suspension Seat: The Baja RS is the new champion of Corbeau suspension seats. It is the first suspension seat from Corbeau to offer a reclining option! It fits waist sizes up to 44″, meaning is is comfortable for nearly everyone. This seat is available in black vinyl w/ black cloth center section.|
|Baja JP Suspension Seat: This great seat features the suspension seat protection of the Baja SS. A great looking, great performing seat that will fit any offroad vehicle with a Corbeau custom bracket and is a direct bolt-in to CJ5, CJ7, and YJ Jeeps. Low side bolsters make this perfect for highly lifted vehicles or large drivers/passengers.|
|Baja XP Suspension Seat: Suspension Seats simply don’t get any more extreme than this. The new Baja XP Suspension Seat is designed for enthusiasts who require the maximum seat for their vehicle. Radical bolstering, full-on suspension, and incredible looks. Are you ready for this seat?|
|Baja SS Suspension Seat: The Baja SS is a perfect place to start when you’re looking for an economically-priced Suspension Seat. It will support drivers and passengers with up to 36″-38″ waist. This seat is available in nine different color/material combinations, including Black Vinyl, Black Vinyl w/ Black, Yellow, Blue and Red Cloth, Grey Vinyl, Grey Vinyl/Cloth, Tan Vinyl, and Tan Vinyl/Cloth.|
|Ultra SS Suspension Seat: The Ultra SS is the big-brother to the Baja SS Suspension Seat. In addition to being 4″ taller for additional head-and-neck support, the Ultra SS is available in a wide version that is a better fit for drivers up to 40″-42″. The Ultra SS is available in Black Vinyl w/ Black Cloth and Grey Vinyl w/ Grey Cloth.|
|Baja SS Bench-Style Suspension Seat: The Baja SS Bench is a perfect complement to Corbeau bucket suspension seats. Don’t make your passengers absorb all the bumps, let them experience the same comfortable ride as you. 36″ wide and available in Black Vinyl, Black Vinyl/Cloth, Grey Vinyl, and Grey Vinyl/Cloth.|
8 Things to look for in a suspension seat:
- Suspension design
- Top Quality Material and Construction
- Wide selection of colors and materials
- Powder-coated steel frame
- Reinforced nylon inner liner
- Military grade suspension cords
- Integrated full body support
- 5-point harness capability
Does the suspension seat the you’re considering include all of these features? Why cut corners on that part of the off road vehicle that means the very most to your body? Install a Corbeau-brand seat in your off road vehicle!