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A simple solution to a thirty year old problem. Discover extra legroom and extra comfort in just 10-minutes!
Designed to fit underneath your existing seat frames, MUD Rail's offer up to four inches of extra rearward travel on the drivers and passenger seats greatly improving the comfort, seating position and legroom in any Land Rover Defender.
Ideal for owners of the Tdci Defender where space in the front seats is at even more of a premium. The perfect solution for taller drivers and Td5 models fitted with air conditioning where the air-con unit takes up valuable space within the passenger footwell.Contrary to popular belief, the removal of the load space bulkhead on the latest model Defender Station Wagon's does not improve legroom. We regularly supply Land Rover franchise dealers with MUD Rails to address this regular customer complaint. It's actually the limited range of movement available on the standard Defender seat runners that restricts the amount of legroom.
By raising the level of the seat rails by just 30mm and shifting the seats positioning further back, MUD Rails utilise the extra space available behind the seats and guarantee to improve the front seat legroom and comfort of any Land Rover Defender. MUD Rails are supplied in pairs to equip one seat.Owners of the Tdci/Puma Defender will have quickly discovered the dashboard design has actually made things worse for taller drivers and front seat passengers. To cure that kneecaps resting on the dash problem, we can supply MUD Rails to fit the current range of Defender.
The pictures below illustrate the difference between the standard Station Wagon drivers seat in its rearmost position and in a MUD Rail equipped Defender.Mud Seat Rails have been fitted to literary thousands of vehicles across the world. Here's just one of them...
MUD Rails have been tested according to NHTSA 571.207 standard 207, the established industry test for car, MPV and truck seats, their attachment assemblies and their installation. MUD commissioned the test procedure to be carried out by the Cranfield Impact Centre (CIM Ltd), one of the worlds leading crash test facilities. CIM clients includes car manufacturers, F1 and WRC teams. In tests, while the Land Rover seat frame deformed, the MUD Rails displayed no deformation whatsoever even when the forces applied were 20-times greater than the industry standard pass-rate.
MUD Rails were the original MUD product and since their launch have now found homes in tens of thousands of delighted Land Rover owners all over the world. We regularly receive calls from satisfied customers after fitment just to say 'what a fantastic idea!' Designed and thought up by someone who measures 6' 5", you have our word that MUD Rails work!
From a technician: “Colin, come and look at these, absolutely bl**dy brilliant, fitted in minutes, all bits supplied, even an Allen key!” He’s 6ft 6in and all legs! Says it all. We shall certainly be recommending these.
And from a 'satisfied' American customer (Bob Hantiger) "Those seat rails are the shizzle! At 6'5' I know you were miserable. Dude, they ought to make a bust of you and put you in the Rover hall of fame. Maybe just a casting of one leg and your ass in a rover seat with a seat rail. Here's an idea!! Run for parliament...Go Kev, Go!!!!”
Frequently Asked Questions
As a rule, only the earliest model Defenders (pre 1986) and military spec vehicles will have the screw-down frames installed. The seat rails do not fit screw down frames.
However, owners of older models should always check before ordering since it's common to find older vehicles have often had the rust prone seat box replaced with a later model seat box. Each kit includes new button headed fasteners for improved looks and a quality finish. Quick and easy 10-minute DIY fitting with full instructions. Fitting requires no holes to be drilled or any modifications to be carried out to the interior of your vehicle which means your MUD Rails can be easily swapped from one vehicle to another.
Will the rails make a huge difference in my Defender 'Van if I have the standard full height bulkhead behind the seats?
The honest answer is 'no'. Fitting the rails alone will create a small amount of extra room, since raising the seat a small amount moves the contact area where the back of the seat touches the bulkhead. However, if you're looking to maximise legroom and improve comfort we recommend you use the MUD rails in conjunction with the Bulkhead Removal Bar.
I have a truck-cab, will the seat rails make a difference?
Again, the honest answer is 'no'. The Rails will fit, however seat travel in a truck-cab is further restricted by the back of the truck-cab overhanging the bulkhead. MUD Rails will make no noticeable improvement to legroom in truck-cab vehicles.
I don't need extra legroom but i would prefer my seats to be higher. Can I use the MUD Seat Rails to achieve this?
MUD Rails have caught the imagination of those drivers who don't necessarily need the extra legroom but who just prefer to sit a little taller in the saddle. 'Larger' drivers will also welcome the extra breathing space behind the wheel!
We know that when you shop online you want your order as soon as possible. Choose DHL shipping in the checkout and order before 2pm then you’ll get your stuff the next working day.
On smaller items we also offer a 2nd Class postage service. This normally takes 2-3 working days to show up at your door. If you’re in a rush go for the DHL option for a fully tracked service.
Big Stuff! Unfortunately, our Side Panels, Bulkhead Bars and longer lengths of Cargo Tracking are too big for DHL to handle. We generally use UPS or TNT but that’s on an ad-hoc basic so you need to order before 12 to get a next day service.
We charge the same rate to any UK address, which includes Highlands and Islands and Northern Ireland. We do this because we think its unfair to charge more just because you live remotely, lets be honest if we could, we’d live there too. In exchange please be patient if your parcel takes more than one day to arrive.
We use DHL to ship to all our European customers, this can range from a 1-5 working day service. The good news is most parcels arrive within 3 days of shipping. If you’re lucky enough to live in France, Germany or Belgium you might even get your parcel the next day.
Once you’ve ordered DHL will be in touch by email with tracking details. If you’ve chosen Royal Mail shipping then you should receive your parcel in around 10 working days.
VAT Numbers: If you have a VAT number please contact us before you check out.
Please Note: If you live in The Alps or somewhere equally beautiful and hard to get to, we might have to use DPD or TNT to deliver. They should be just as quick.
USA & Canada Shipping
American & Canadian customers can expect a 2-3 working day service with DHL, depending on whether your East or West Coast. DHL will be in touch via email with all the info you need once you’ve placed your order.
Rest of the World Shipping
The good news is we ship to pretty much everywhere (we don’t ship to Russia, sorry!).
The best service to choose is DHL, most parcels are delivered within 4 working days. This service is fully tracked and DHL will email you with all the details as soon as they’ve collected your ‘stuff’
If your parcel is light enough, you’ll be offered Royal Mail shipping in the checkout process. This will be delivered locally by your nearest post office. We’ve found that some countries have better postal systems than others. It can take up to 20 working days for post to arrive, so if you are in a rush please choose DHL in the checkout.
Customs & Duties
All packages imported to your country may be subject to customs, taxes or other fees. You are responsible for all applicable customs, duties, taxes and fees charged by your government.
We cannot guarantee that you will or will not be charged any customs taxes or duties.
If you’re worried about possible charges please contact your country's customs office prior to purchasing for respective charges and rates on packages coming from outside of your country.
Note: Please don’t ask us to declare your goods as a gift, or to value your items at less than they are worth. We’d love to be able to help you out, but we don’t want to end up in jail!
Returns & Exchanges
You can return items that you are not happy with within 28 days from purchase. If you’d like to return something or you believe you have a faulty item please contact us via email and we we’ll do our best to resolve the issue with as little fuss as possible.
Once we receive your returned parcel, we will process everything accordingly and keep you updated via email. We aim to refund customers the same day that an item is returned. If you originally paid by PayPal then you should receive the refund instantly. However, if you paid by sage pay using a credit or debit card it can sometimes take a few days for refunds to be credited.
Payment & Security
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