the Moose and Shandi testing out the goods...
I've been four wheeling for
many years, and one thing I've always skimped on is seats. My trail
rig had junk yard seats out of a Dodge Daytona, and then when those
rotted out, I put in plastic RCI seats. They were uncomfortable as all
get out, but they were cheap! I think every single person that ever
rode in my rig with the plastic seats complained about how horrible
During the 2003 competition
season, we ran Kirkey aluminum racing seats in the interest of weight
and price. Well over the 2003 season Mike began to suffer from back
pain after events from the sharp impacts while competing. We determined
that price and weight were simply not nearly as important as your back,
and that suspension seats would go into any and all new rigs in the
future. Not to mention we're getting older, and comfort gets more and
more important the older you get! ;)
When we began building a
new competition buggy for my wife Kelly, I knew that a suspension seat
was madatory. My wife is very small and a suspension seat would provide
the safety and comfort to keep her concentrating on the rocks in front
of her. After doing some research, I was quickly reminded why I had
not used suspension seats in the past - them thar things are expensive!
A friend of mine told me to give PRP (Premiere Racing Products) a call.
I gave them a call, and talked to Aaron, the owner of PRP. I found that
they build top of the line racing suspension seats at a price even I
could afford. I chatted with Aaron about my needs, and he was very friendly
and helpful. Our needs were somewhat unique, as the rig was primarily
being built for my 125lb. wife to compete in, but I also wanted to be
able to drive it somewhat comforably. Aaron assured me he could build
us a seat that would be able to keep Kelly safely in place, AND allow
my fat 250lb butt to fit into. The rig's main sponsor is Superior Axle
& Gear, so Aaron went with a custom red and black scheme that would
match the rest of the rig perfectly. PRP can build seats to your size
and color specifications.