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Old 05-12-2010
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Seat mod or swap

I'm debating on whether to cut out the center seat on my 60/40 or find some buckets. I know cutting them will be more work, but cheaper. How much have y'all paid for your used buckets?
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don't cut your seats up, just save and get buckets seats for about 100 or so
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Get some Explorer buckets if you have an extended cab truck. They almost drop right in, very little modifications have to be done to get them bolted in.
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As edog said, just drill out two or three of the mounting holes and change up the seat belts and you are good to go.
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What years will work? I need manual seats.

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What years will work? I need manual seats.
I think it more depends on the Cab Type, std cab/ext cabe.
Most Explorer Seats that I have seem almost bolt to the Ext Cab Setups but the Std Cab has a longer mount.
Wiring is just two wires BLK - Ground and Blk/Wht - Power.
If the Seat has other options then there will be other wiring to do.
My Seats get tested before they come out of the donor vehicle.
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Yeah, if you get explorer seats might as well just get the power ones. its two wires as scrambler said...i just did mine last week and its very easy. 1 wire going to the battery with a 30 amp inline fuse that goes back and split into two wires (1 per seat for power) then a ground which i just used the seat bolt...once you go power you'll never go back lol

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I finally did it, just a few hours ago. let me know what y'all think.
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Cloth power seats from an Explorer and a shorty Ranger console. (not pictured installed, has since been installed)

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I finally did it, just a few hours ago. let me know what y'all think.
Seat look good, the Console though get one of the Shorty Consoles that has the Cup holders in line not side by side.
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Seat look good, the Console though get one of the Shorty Consoles that has the Cup holders in line not side by side.
Well, this is just my DD. When I get a job and have a newer Ranger, I will definitely do the Explorer seats and console. Speaking of...I have seen a Ranger for sale, and never quite looked at it until today driving by. It's a FX4. I want to look closer tomorrow and see how much they want.

I'm satisfied with how this turned out. Much better than no console and 60/40 seats.
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Seats and console, looking good.
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i like it looks much better than when i cut my seat. but not i have power explore seats. i love them
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so thats what that wallyworld console looks like in a ranger, ive been thinking about buying it, it actually doesnt look half bad, at least it matches the trim. by the way seats look great.
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anyone put expo leather seats in an 06+? how do they look with the interior color being darker, and also what about the airbag sensors in the seats...
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Thanks for the compliments guys. My stepdad finally saw it today, and he asked me how much I paid for the seats. Lol. That's how good it looks. He thought I bought some buckets.

Yea, that's what the wally world console looks like in a Ranger. It works for me. It holds all my crap, which is really all I was going for.
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how do you live with out an arm rest
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Well, all my driving is around town, so I don't have much time between shifting to rest my arm. It doesn't bother me. I didn't have one before anyway. It was a busted POS when I bought the truck, so I tossed it.
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