Suspension Seats VS Composite Seats?

Suspension Seats VS Composite Seats?

What are the differences between composite seats and suspension seats? Which one do you choose and for what application? Check out this detailed video brought to you by our friends at Terra Crew!

Terra Crew teamed up with Morgan Clarke Designs to bring us the breakdown of the century to explain the difference. Morgan Clarke is a renowned fabricator in the off-road world and has built his fair share of off-road vehicles that utilize a wide variety of seat options.

Some Notable Key Differences

  1. Suspension Seats are built using a steel tubed frame that gets powder coated. Shell seats utilize fiberglass into a mold that gives its shape.
  2. Shell seats are now the standard for off-road racing due to their safety and posture ergonomics in case of an accident. Shell seats can handle more brutalities of off-road racing.
  3. Suspensions seats are best for recreational use out at the desert dune or trails.


  1. Both incredibly safe!
  2. Both make for a more comfortable ride over stock
  3. Both are customizable

Steps To A Suspension Seat:

  1. Weld steel tubing together
  2. Powder coat seat to prevent any rusting
  3. Insert inner-liner
  4. Lace with paracord tightly to give the seat it’s “suspension” effect
  5. Strategically place foam and lumbar to give extreme comfort to the seat
  6. Place unique PRP seat cover over the frame
  7. Complete! Find out more on how we make our seats!
What is a suspension seat made from

Steps To A Composite Seat:

  1. Receive fiberglass shell from supplier
  2. Add foam and lumbar to the shell for increased comfortability while racing
  3. Place unique PRP cover over the shell
  4. Bam! Composite Seat Complete!

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