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Explorer Seat Issues

Alright guys, kinda new here to modding my daily driver a bit. I have a 94 Ranger regular cab. When I bought it, it had a beat up interior with a bench seat. I went to the junkyard and pulled a console and 2 buckets out of a 93 Explorer and put in it. Swapped tracks, and everything worked fine. However these seats made my truck have a funky smell being from a junkyard and I decided I'd try out a pair of leather seats this time.

So I go the junkyard, and low and behold tons of Explorers. One of the good things from cash for clunkers. Found a nice dark gray set in a 99 Explorer. Power, heated, no rips, or stains. Yank them out and take them home. Me, not worrying about the hassle of power seats decided to trade tracks off the explorer seats onto my ranger tracks I had. Everything bolted right up.

However, I put them in the truck and they sit higher than my previous seats. I mean these things when I sit in them I look out the blue portion of the windshield and my head is rubbing the roof.

Is there anyway to mod the tracks to lower them, or should I just take the tracks off? Or would the factory Explorer tracks work better? Of course then I would be screwed into having to hook up the power seat in order to bring them all the way back and down.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Nick
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I had the same problem when I installed my Mountaineer seats. I'm 6'6" so roof clearence is an issue. I just put the back of the chair down a little more, and sit a bit further away from the steering wheel. That's how I solved my problem.
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Mine wouldn't be as bad if it had tilt wheel. The wheel is on top of my legs. I'm only 6'3"
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since these seats have heat and all the fancy stuff, don't they have the powered seat adjustment?

I owned a 1997 ford explorer xlt with power seats (no heat) and they would adjust quite low. I used to have the height maxed out for a comfortable ride. i'm 5'10-5'11.

I don't know if you hooked up the power seat controls or not, but if you did I couldn't see why they would be too high... I don't think a ranger and an explorer really have a different amount of head room.... thats why I liked the ranger when i bought it. it was the explorer with a bed.
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also explorer seats there is like no room between you and the steering wheel in the older reg cabs LOL i tried to install them in mine failed and sold them
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Yeah, looks like I'm gonna go back to the yard and get a set out of 91-94 Exploder. These are just way to uncomfortable. I'm driving my F-150 everyday now I put these in. Might try to mount with no tracks at all to get them down a few inches.
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problem is the cab is so small and those explorer seats are to thick either way. i would scrap the idea
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ill probably get a set when i get back in country..ahh to be 5'3" haha
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