Jeepers have it easy. From bumpers to suspension to gauges, the aftermarket has brought forth almost everything for Jeeps in bolt-on form. If you're not working on a Jeep, chances are you'll have to do a little extra work here and there when it comes time for a new addition to your rig. No big deal, it's just the nature of the marketplace.
Yours truly has spent enough time in Mastercraft seats over the last few years to know that they're comfy and supportive mile after mile. From Moab to the Mojave to Baja, sitting in a Mastercraft seat has been the difference between feeling well-traveled and feeling pounded at the end of a day in the dirt. Mastercraft seats are made in-house at the company's Santee, California, headquarters.
The 2004 Toyota 4Runner in these photos is my daily driver. It's also my adventure and trail rig. Bottom line: I spend a lot of time in this truck and the stock driver's seat wasn't cutting it. The factory Toyota driver's seat features an adjustable lumbar support that's just plain painful. Even at its lightest setting, the lumbar support has a hard, uncomfortable edge. It had to go. The rest of the factory seats aren't bad, but none offers the combination of comfort, body containment, and support that's standard issue with Mastercraft. What's good for the driver is good for the passengers.
Mastercraft seats were a natural choice for this 4Runner. Mastercraft's catalog doesn't include seat brackets for my 4Runner, but the lack of ready-made brackets wasn't going to keep me from upgrading my seats.
If you're a Jeeper, you can exult in knowing that most Jeep upgrades can be performed with nuts, bolts, and wrenches. If you're driving something else, be assured that these seats are worth the effort of custom fabricated brackets.
Follow along and you'll see how a 4Runner gets the Mastercraft touch.