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Any easy seat swaps for a '98 ext cab w/bucket seats?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Madjik_Man, May 27, 2010.

  1. May 27, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    So I'm sure many of you know that the bucket seats that came in a '98 ext cab are awfully uncomfortable. Not to mention the headrests are ripping off and the padding is giving out in certain spots (especially on the driver's side)

    I don't have power seats fwiw.

    So I was wondering if the seats had changed with the 2000-04 models and if they're easily swapped into a '98.

    And if not, are there any other seats that easily swap into my truck?
     
  2. May 28, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    The only seats that will swap into your 1998 XtraCab 'as is' are other 1995.5 - 2004 Tacoma seats.

    Yes - the later (1999 - 2004) buckets will swap right in.
     
  3. May 28, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    Thank you.

    I'll have to check, but is there any noticeable difference between my seats and the 2004? I'd have to assume they upgraded them somewhat... right?
     
  4. May 28, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    No - not much real difference except in the upholstery.

    Certain 2001 - 2004 packages included 'sport' bucket seats with an electrical adjustable lumbar support, but I don't recommend them as being worth any additional hassle.
     
  5. May 28, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    Meh.

    Maybe just some new headrests from the salvage yard and some wet okoles is the way to go.
     
  6. May 28, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    My drivers seat won't recline anymore :mad: I can only move the seat forward and backwards...
     
  7. May 28, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    Corbeau makes seat brackets for your truck that'll bolt right in:
    http://www.corbeau.com/service/seat_brackets/

    That opens up the possibility of fitting any Corbeau seat into your ride. Tons of options there!

    I ran the CR1 seats in an F150 I had and they were incredible. Always comfortable, supportive on long trips, and reclined.
     
  8. May 28, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    Dang.

    Thank you.
     
  9. May 28, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    Like Corbeau, Recaro offers mounting brackets for your Taco. Wedge Engineering can probably fab up mounting brackets for most any seat as well.
     
  10. May 28, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    Subaru 2.5 RS impreza seats will fit, 3 of the 4 tabs are in the right place. You will need a drill and the 4th tab has to have and extension welded.

    Pretty comfy.

    Wrx seats are the same, they just sit a tad higher (2-3 inches.)
     
  11. May 28, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    Sweet. Good to know.

    Thanks.
     
  12. Aug 18, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    Best road trip seats I've ever experienced are Saab. I recently swapped out my Tacoma bucket seats for Saab 9,3 convertible seats. They lean forward so I can still access the cab. The driver's side is 6-way power and the passenger is manual.

    This was much cheaper than Recaro seats and custom brackets!

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=3862&id=293200085&l=b4db0b3e3d
     
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