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2015 Drivers seat is terrible - Help !

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JetPilotAlabama, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Oct 17, 2015 at 1:22 PM
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    JetPilotAlabama

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    I am 6'2" and my back is killing me. The lumbar support is so bad even all the way out makes my back hurt. Its like I am sinking into the seat to far. Yes I am a big guy but I never had back issues before buying this truck. I love it but I need to be able to drive for 2 hours with out back pain.
     
  2. Oct 17, 2015 at 1:25 PM
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    Mush Mouse

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  3. Oct 17, 2015 at 2:03 PM
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    jbrnigan

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    I am 6'3", the seat cushion on my 2015 Sport sloped 15 degrees from horizontal (front to rear). I installed 3/4" spacers under the rear seat brackets, raising the rear seat cushion and changing the slope angle to 10 degrees - made a big difference for me.
     
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  4. Oct 17, 2015 at 2:16 PM
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    Hardscrabble

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    This certainly sounds like a good solution and a quick, inexpensive fix.

    I have a co-worker that is 6'4'', and he has had an upholstery shop rework his seats on his vehicles right after he buys them. It isn't that expensive and they can contour the seat cushions to you.

    Good luck.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2015 at 2:23 PM
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    crashnburn80

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    There is a seat lift link in my sig, it raises the rear of the seat 1", makes the position more comfortable and more truck like IMO. You will loose 1" of headroom though.
     
  6. Oct 17, 2015 at 4:54 PM
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    patbegley

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    My back has been bad for months, I was thinking it was work and heavy lifting on the weekends but now I am leaning toward the seat on my 15 trd sport.

    I will definitely look into the seat lift.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2015 at 5:03 PM
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    patbegley

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    Oh, so bolts and spacers... en route to the hardware store now
     
  8. Oct 17, 2015 at 8:08 PM
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    moondeath

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    Everyone is different. I love my trd seats, and feel they are the most comfortable auto seat I've ever had. I just spent 8.5 hours driving from Cape Hatteras to Pa. No pain from the seats.
     
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  9. Oct 17, 2015 at 8:57 PM
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    addicus24

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    Yeah me to, moondeath. I had a 2011 PreRunner that I didn't like the seats very much. The seats in my 2015 have been much more comfortable. I'm 5'11' and 200lbs. So I'm not as tall as a lot of folks. Could be it.
     
  10. Oct 17, 2015 at 11:54 PM
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    DC-USAF

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    I'm 6'1" about 250lbs and I have had a L5-S1 fusion, and I had a 2012 DCSB TRD with 18,000 miles. Every time I sat in the drivers seat it felt like there was a metal bar hitting me in my lower back and my butt sank in the bottom cushion making it even worse. I traded that truck for a 2015 SR5 AC (non TRD) and the seats are in it are 1000 times better. The SR5 seats are firmer, the side bolsters aren't as high, and I don't sink in them. Im much happier with the SR5 seats.
     

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