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Will Polaris RZR High Back Seats Fit In My Prowler?


This is a discussion on Will Polaris RZR High Back Seats Fit In My Prowler? within the Arctic Cat Prowler General Discussions forums, part of the The Garage category; Originally Posted by AZDesertRat The site won't let me post pics until i have 15 posts. An error message came
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The site won't let me post pics until i have 15 posts.
An error message came up after I had this nice post all put together with 3 pics and a full description of how I plan to make the mounts!
Better start posting away then.... I have a pretty good idea how to adapt the RZR seats to the Prowler seat bases. I'll see what your idea is and compare.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:12 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I am thinking about two pieces of 1.5 or 2" strap about14-16" long for each seat. Since the RZR bolt holes are something like 9.5" apart I was going to drill those holes and fasten the strap side to side. Then I would drill and tap the holes to mount to the original seat pan so I can still use the front to back slots for adjustment.
The only thing I am thinking about different is raising the back of the seats slightly since the RZR seats have a bit more backwards slant. I s=could double up the back piece of strap or use some spacers so I could still move the seat back further in the slots for taller drivers. I'm only 5'6" so being moved forward doesn't hurt my feelings but my buddies would probably feel a little cramped on a long ride.

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Old 04-11-2012, 08:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Here are a couple photos of what my Son in Law and i did.
Forgive the quality, I didn't have my camera so used a Blackberry phone camera.

Here is the bottom of the RZR seat, note the silver colored pressed in nuts about 9" apart. I cut two pieces of 2" steel strap 16" long then drilled anc countersunk the 2 holes in each to fit the seat and used flat head allen screws.



Here are both pieces fastened on.



Next I laid out the spacing for the slotted holes in the stock seat pan which were about 13" apart then drilled and tapped 3/8" holes and added bolts from the back side so they act as studs.



And here is the seat pan fastened in place. Note I placed the studs approx center of the slots so I still have some for and aft adjustment for different sized drivers.



Many thanks to Tom Tanner and Stuart at Best Manufacturing Metal Fabrication in Glendale AZ!

Here is a photo of what they look like in the Prowler. Excuse the crappy cage, its out at Glendale Powdercoating right now getting coated, should be ready to go first of next week!



Tha back seats are just sitting in place until I come up with a bracket design. I would appreciate and photos or help there if any of you have mounted a back seat.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:37 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Nice. A little different idea then I had on the mounting bracket. I had planned on mounting two pieces of metal side-to-side with holes countersunk to bolt into the RZR seat, and then holes drilled/tapped for the slots in the factory bases. Whatever works.

How do the seats feel compared to the stock seats as far as sitting position? I have yet to put a mile on my Prowler as I bought it broken (replacing bevels now), but I did finally sit in it the other day and was surprised at how high you feel like you are sitting in these things. Was wondering if the RZR seats still put you in a comfortable position or make you feel like you are sitting even higher?

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Old 04-11-2012, 01:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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hey guys sorry bout the lack of response latley havnt had much free time . i see the group has led you in the right direction for installing the seats. on my car i installed the rzr seats at the same time i lowered the mounts 4 " . so i just cut the seat frames down the middle took a couple of inches out of the center and made them the same width as the RZR seats . them welded them back together . i made new seat pans out of aluminum since the factory plastic pans wouldnt work after the drop. this way the latch in front still worked and they still slid in to the notches like originally . sorry i dont have any pics left and my car is in a milloin pieces right now. in fact it doesnt even have any tubing left inside where the seat were !


one thing i didnt like with theRZR seats on the ac mounts is that they felt a little to stright up for me . i would space the front up a inch and rock them back as far as i could if i had to do it again .
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Nice job azdesertrat. Very clean. I wouldn't mind having some rzr seats myself. But like soazcat, i would lower them at the same time. Been wanting to do that for a while. Just don't have the means at this time.
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How did you lower the seats? With the battery below the drivers seat the cables and solenoid are almost touching the seat pan as it is.
The reason I used the strap is it only added 1/8" additional height and the RZR seats seem to be a bit thinner feeling to me since they are sort of contoured. I can't tip mine back any more than they are due to the cross brace on my cage right behind the seats.
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Seating wise (height, position, position to steering wheel, comfort, etc.) how do the RZR seats feel in relation to the stock seats?

I would love to lower my seats, but I'm not ready to go that far. However, I'd be willing to try the RZR seat mod if it was worth it....
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I like the position. They could be tipped back slightly for some people but I like a more upright position and my cage cross bar won't allow much slant. The height seems to be very close to original but much softer so you sink in a bit versus being perched on top of the tractor seats they come with.

I will post many more photos in the coming months as I get my roll cage back, remount lights etc and make changes.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:23 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I like the position. They could be tipped back slightly for some people but I like a more upright position and my cage cross bar won't allow much slant. The height seems to be very close to original but much softer so you sink in a bit versus being perched on top of the tractor seats they come with.

I will post many more photos in the coming months as I get my roll cage back, remount lights etc and make changes.
Thanks for the input. I'll be curious to see how the RZR seats work in the back as well (do they leave enough leg room, etc.)? I was curious how the RZR seats would work in the rear compared to your traditional bench seat?
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