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Old 05-04-2012
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Leather Swap For New Rangers??

Id like to put leather seats in my 2011 ranger sport. Thinking of pulling them out of an explorer,mustang,thunderbird or something along these lines. Only thing is because its a 2011 it has airbags in the seats? Can i still do the swap? what will happen?
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you can, your airbag light will never turn off
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they put airbags in the seats on a ranger? i never knew that lol that sucks. on my 04 i just had to swap the pretensioners so the airbag light wont go on
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yep, '10+ got air bags in the seats due to safety regulations. can you put the seats in? sure. but as stated before, your air bag system will be disabled and will not deploy in an accident.
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how much did you pay for your 5 inch lift and where did you buy it from?
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yep, '10+ got air bags in the seats due to safety regulations. can you put the seats in? sure. but as stated before, your air bag system will be disabled and will not deploy in an accident.
damn that sucks
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Might be tough finding 10+ leather seats to swap in... especially up here!
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why not just have your seats recovered in leather?
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That’s a good idea and from what I have seen of Terry’s work he will do a great job.
A little pricey for Leather seat covers but they will fit well.


https://www.ranger-forums.com/interior-semi-tech-40/nice-oem-style-seat-covers-118948/

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Did you ever do the leather seat swap? I was thinking of just getting some 2011 explorer seat that have their own air bags.
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Why not just buy new leather seats instead of swapping?
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Did you ever do the leather seat swap? I was thinking of just getting some 2011 explorer seat that have their own air bags.
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Why not just buy new leather seats instead of swapping?
OP hasn't logged in here in over 3 years, so I doubt he's going to answer your questions.

FWIW, I just pulled some seats out of a 98 Explorer and had them recovered in leather for a swap in my 02. Pricey, but worth it IMO.
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OP hasn't logged in here in over 3 years, so I doubt he's going to answer your questions.

FWIW, I just pulled some seats out of a 98 Explorer and had them recovered in leather for a swap in my 02. Pricey, but worth it IMO.
Right, but your '02 doesn't have airbags in the seats and my '11 does. Do you know or do you know someone else that's replaced their seats in an '11?
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I don't remember ford putting airbags in the seats of the ranger. I do remember that the newer rangers have a ocupancy sensor rather than an on/off switch on the dash like the older ones did for the passenger airbag. I have heard of guys mounting their old occupancy sensor into an Explorer seat and having no problems, but it's a lot of work
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I don't remember ford putting airbags in the seats of the ranger. I do remember that the newer rangers have a ocupancy sensor rather than an on/off switch on the dash like the older ones did for the passenger airbag. I have heard of guys mounting their old occupancy sensor into an Explorer seat and having no problems, but it's a lot of work
'10 & '11 had side curtain airbags mounted in the side of the seat backs. I'm resigned to finding a couple of buckets and a console from an '11 Sport and cover them with leather.
I can't seem to find anyone that'll hook up the electrinics involved with an explorer seat (equiped with air bags).
My Sport was made in Canada and (I guess) has a "bucket seat delete" option. My luck.

But thanks for the advice, it's always appreciated.
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