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99 reg. cab seats

Hey all, wondering what year's seats will fit in my 99 b2500 with no/minimal bracket modifications. They're 60/40s with the flip down center console, and the driver's seat padding is SHOT and hurts me bum.
EDIT: regular cab.

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there isn't really anything that will completely bolt in for 98+ reg cabs. have seen mustang buckets in 98+ reg cabs, but still requires cutting.
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I got Explorer leather seats in my 2000 reg. Modding wasn't too bad. Had to cut one of the legs off the seat tracks (rear inside on both) and made a new bolt holes for the rear outers. Had to make the hole bigger for the front insides for the Ranger bolts to fit through.

Since I'm 6'2", the seats sucked at first because the Explorers are straight backed and the rangers have like a 45 degree bend at the head rest to allow you to lean the seat back farther. I ended up taking the seat apart and taking a torch to the seat back frames to bend it like the Rangers. After all that I love them!

Just really depends on if you want for a new type seat is greater than the effort to modify another seat to fit.
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Thanks guys, but I'm really just lookin for a direct fit replacement. I don't mind the seat design, but the guy who i bought the truck from was big (I'd say over 300 lb) and the padding is just flattened so I'm gettin jabbed by the frame. I'd just look for a set out of a wreck, anything is an improvement over what i've got. What range of years does the 99 fit in, is it 98-00 or 98-02?
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98-03 for sure, but up to 11 should work as well.

you can always take it to an upholstery shop and have them repair/replace the worn out foam. probably be cheaper than new seats as well.
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Explorer Sport will have really nice seat that should be almost a bolt in, adjustable heat rest that doesn’t get in your way. They are a little wider but should fit, also they sort of hug you when you seat in them. P.C and I tried out a set of Sport Seats in a local JY and both of us thought they held you in place more than the Explorer reg seats.
IF you remove the power section on the driver’s seat then you may be able to use the original seat brackets from the 60/40 Bench (they unbolt off the seat pan)…
I used a set of Ranger Buckets Sats from a EXt Cab, swapped the Std Cab 60/40 Bench sseat bracket on to the Bucket and they were a bolt in.

here is another thought… I have used it before so ou may have heard it.
The Passenger Seat in the 60/40 Bench is a std bucket seat… thinking/smoke.
If you get a passenger seat from the JY that matches your seats you will be able to remove the driver’s side seat bracket and bolt things up.
Do you follow that ?
The seat pans on the bucket seats and the passenger side of the 60/40 have the same seat pans, the same holes on both side so everything will swap over.
Take a look and see what I am saying and you will have a cheap set of bucket seats; there is one thing though, the passenger seat does not have the lumbar support, you might be able to add that later.

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right on guys. Yeah, a lil extra comfort from the explorer sport seats sounds nice, but im lookin to keep it affordable. What would a reasonable JY price be for a set of no-frills 60/40s in decent shape?
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Small JYs will get what they can but IMHO around $75-100 if in good condition, less if any wear is showing.

Consider the Passemger Side Bucket Seat from the 60/40 for the Driver’s Side of the vehicle.
The Passenger Side can’t cost that much alone and on my '03 it would have been a bolt in.
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Hey all, wondering what year's seats will fit in my 99 b2500 with no/minimal bracket modifications. They're 60/40s with the flip down center console, and the driver's seat padding is SHOT and hurts me bum.
EDIT: regular cab.
How’s this going ?

Did you get or decide on a set of seats ?
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