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mountaineer seats

I've searched, so don't tell me search is my friend. my results to my search aren't as descriptive as I'd like.

I found a 97 mountaineer with leather seats that are in good condition.. will they bolt in with their original tracks? I seen that I might need to make the one bolt hole bigger, which isn't a problem. but what else might I run into?

also, I found a pair of leathers from a 95 explorer, with one simple little tear. 100$. but they have mustang tracks mounted on them, so what would need to be done?

what would be my best bet? I'm waiting on a price for the 97 mounty seats, which I'll edit when I get the price.

advice, pictures, etc.

once again, I've searched about the mounty seats, and I'm still not 100% aware, hence the reason I'm asking.
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i have 98 mountaneer in mine, mine are electric, they will bolt right up, the only different is you have to make a few bolt holes larger, after that its a direct fit,

are yours manual or electric?
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current seats are manual. 97's are power. I don't really care if their power though, but I'll wire them up anyways. he told me 75$
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sounds like they fit when you get em post pics of the install
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theyre 2 hours away :/ can't get them till this weekend.
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yep they will fit, when yu power them you can splice into the wiring below the seats, or do what i did later, i ended up running wires under carpet through firewall to the battery with a 25amp fuse between. let us know when install is done and post pics.

p.s the other thing i did was get my seats redone at a shop, i got the color seats i wanted and they look so good.
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yep they will fit, when yu power them you can splice into the wiring below the seats, or do what i did later, i ended up running wires under carpet through firewall to the battery with a 25amp fuse between. let us know when install is done and post pics.

p.s the other thing i did was get my seats redone at a shop, i got the color seats i wanted and they look so good.
how much did it cost you to get them redone?
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Zak, I just put electric Explorer seats in my truck last weekend, I think they were out of a 98 so they shouldn't be any different then the mountaineer seats.
The front inside bolt hole (closest to center console) had to be enlarged used a die grinder and opened them up maybe an 1/8".

My truck has the SRS seatbelt tensioner it was simple to remove from the Ranger seat and tap the hole in the Explorer/Mountaineer seat to 10 mm x1.25 thread and with a drill drilled two holes and then removed the excess in the middle to make a slot to fit the locating tang on the ranger seatbelt tensioner.
They're two holes on the seats that can be tapped out I used the one closes to the rear and with a washer for a spacer between the tensioner and seat frame seems to put the Ranger seatbelt in the right place.
Here is a picture, Going this way didn't need to deal with any wiring issues, to power the seats I ran power from my distribution block for my amps which is where the old jump seats were.
Wiring is pretty straight forward black is ground white and black is power I am running a 20 amp fuse for the two. When I find a center console I'll run wiring up to the fuse block and use a spare slot for each with a 10 amp fuse.
God luck, this is really an easy upgrade and makes the truck a lot more comfortable on long trips with all the adjustments you have with these seats.
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thanks for all the info ted! really appreciate it. so is the tensioner necessary? I mean, I know it serves a purpose, but what if you wouldnt have changed that?

& btw, your seats look badass.. wouldn't mind cloth, if I could find some. leather w/o air isn't a good idea.. and that fire extinguisher adds a nice touch to the box :P hahha. your truck overall inside looks cool.
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thanks for all the info ted! really appreciate it. so is the tensioner necessary? I mean, I know it serves a purpose, but what if you wouldnt have changed that?

& btw, your seats look badass.. wouldn't mind cloth, if I could find some. leather w/o air isn't a good idea.. and that fire extinguisher adds a nice touch to the box :P hahha. your truck overall inside looks cool.
Thanks Zak it's getting there! I hooked up the tensioner to keep the SRS system working and for the seatbelt switch.
I tapped and bolted it, you could use a 3/8" bolt and nut if you don't have the ability or tools to tap the hole, I used what I had handy the original seat belt bolts are a 12 mm x 1.0 thread.It would have been nice to keep the original bolts but a regular grade 8 or 5 bolt with a nut and lock washer would work just fine. It sits out of the way and stays tight to the seats for when I get a console, and hooks up to the original wiring because it came off the Ranger seats.
To use the seat belt system from the Explorer I would have had to cut and adapted the wires and extended the Explorer seat belt slider bracket. It seem easier to use what fit the truck instead of modifying the Explorer system.
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get them seats in yet dude?
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going to pick up the 97 mounty's tomorrow at 12.
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you can drop them off at my work afterwards, i should already be there

oh and get you a damn center console
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hahah bite me! my mounty seats :P I offered you a nice set of expo's.. even found a cheaper pair of mountys! 75$ I know. I can't find a console thats nice or, gray O.o
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who cares if its gray, that what they make paint for
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he said 40$ for a shorty console.
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BUY IT
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@#$! <-- almost dropped that word :O haha. maybe dude. I really want it. but, the leathers are enough for now :O
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then get me this guys number and ill take it away from you
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if I buy the center console, do you wanna buy it from me?
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for the same price, yes
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thats fine. if I like it, I may keep it though dude. but, I'll pick it up to. unless you're just [email protected]!ing with me, and plan on screwing me over lol.
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no i really want the shorty console, thats what i was going to get from the junkyard last time i went, came out with mustang disks instead
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hahahaha. aight. well I emailed him, told him I wanted the console.
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buy it for me, or keep it for yourself, either way itll end up in my truck and you know i know how to get it
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