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Icon5 New seats in older rangers

I'm new to this forum so I hope I'm posting in the right place.
I have a 2003 XLT 3.0 L w/ Super cab and 4 doors.
I want to replace the front 60/40 seat. I saw this statement on a website that sells seats.

"The bolt pattern did not change from 1998 - 2011, you can bolt a new seat in an old ranger very easily.
......You can put NEW seats in OLD rangers, but not OLD seats in NEW rangers."

Now is this statement true? A straight swap? or does some modification need to be made on the older truck?
This would make my search for a replacement seat far easier if true. It would also save me some cash.
Thanks ahead for any help.
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What do you want to replace your seats with, ranger buckets, explorer/mountaineer seats?
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I have seats from a '94 in my 98. They bolted right in, with NO trouble. You are being fed a line...
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Does anyone know what seats are a direct fit in a 2002 Ranger?

The chance of finding clean seats at the JY are low, but if i know what i can select from, it might be cheaper than replacement material for my existing seats.
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As far as I know, anything from an '83-11 RBV uses the same mounting points. That includes the Mazda B series during the years they were the same as Rangers, the Mazda Navajo, Explorers from 91-2001, the Sport Trac, all Bronco II's, etc.
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RBV?

So Explorers only up to '01? Any Sport Trac? Any Rangers (Mazdas) going forward?
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RBV = Ranger Based Vehicle.
I don't know about the '02+ IRS Explorers. At that point they had very little to do with the Ranger so... maybe?

I have a pair of front seats from an '02 Sport Trac in the basement that I picked up over the weekend. It might be a couple of weeks, but I'll let you know when I test the fit. Pretty sure they're identical to 2nd gen Explorer seats though, so they should work.
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Haha, for just a split second, i thought you were offering them for sale
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Honestly, if you were local we could probably talk about that. They're the wrong color for me (tan, I have a gray interior), but shipping them across the country wouldn't be worth it. You'd be better off looking for something locally. They aren't in perfect condition by any stretch. I just picked them up as an afterthought while grabbing the axle. The guy offered both seats plus the gauge cluster and a couple of switches for $90.
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Haha, yeah, light grey interior here too, that's a pretty good price all told.

I wonder if the prices round here are reasonable, maybe upgrade to newer style seats?
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https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/...330287291.html

Not sure where you're located beyond the state as a whole...
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Hmm, interesting, i wonder how knackered the seat base/bolsters are. And no, that's not too long of a drive for me.
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