1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Anyone figure it out yet?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by xA101x, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Jan 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM
    #1
    xA101x

    xA101x [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Member:
    #70325
    Messages:
    122
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    AJ
    Florida
    Has anyone figured out the bench seat to bucket swap in the 10-12 yet? I saw online you can get the 2012 reg. cab with buckets but when I went to go buy one I found out thats only with the auto and im looking to get the manual.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2012 at 12:17 PM
    #2
    motoretro

    motoretro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Member:
    #11773
    Messages:
    207
    Gender:
    Male
    Michigan
    Vehicle:
    09 Reg, Cab, 2.7 Four Cyl. manual trans
    Did you try building in another sales region using different zip code? Lot's of differences depending on where you live.
    Good luck,
    Motoretro


     
  3. Jan 13, 2012 at 12:28 PM
    #3
    wolftree

    wolftree Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2011
    Member:
    #64877
    Messages:
    685
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma 4x4 Regular cab automatic trans,
    Rear Leaf TSB, Bilstein 5100s, extra leaf added
    xA101x, See if you can build online or find a dealer with a regular cab with a "SR5" package.

    If that fails, then it should not be a major task to swap out bench seats for buckets. Find a set of buckets seats at a salvage yard. I expect your truck will have all 4 holes drilled for the buckets seat mouints on each side already there, if not, drill 2 holes and use large washers underneath.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2012 at 1:58 PM
    #4
    motoretro

    motoretro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Member:
    #11773
    Messages:
    207
    Gender:
    Male
    Michigan
    Vehicle:
    09 Reg, Cab, 2.7 Four Cyl. manual trans
    If I'm not mistaken, you need to search for 09-12 buckets as I believe they have the side airbags built into them.....Check on this to make sure.
    Motoretro
     
  5. Jan 13, 2012 at 2:11 PM
    #5
    MountainEarth

    MountainEarth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Member:
    #30519
    Messages:
    2,495
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bryan
    CO
    Vehicle:
    2010 TRD OR Access
    Leer 100XR Shell, BedRug mat - comfy sleeping, GT Covers microfiber seat covers, BFG All Terrains 265/70r16, Dashmat, Antennax 13" shorty antenna, Weathertech liners, Ultra Gauge, Avid Light Bar, PIAA 520 ATPs, one old dog
    That's what I always heard. I really considered a regular cab stick, but my wife is really short, and had she driven us (as she sometimes does) I would have been jammed into the dash. Wish Toyota would make the buckets an upgrade option.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM
    #6
    xA101x

    xA101x [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Member:
    #70325
    Messages:
    122
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    AJ
    Florida
    I tried that and I also tried to find one with an SR5 package. The SR5 isn't offered in the RC models anymore.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2012 at 10:23 AM
    #7
    xA101x

    xA101x [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Member:
    #70325
    Messages:
    122
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    AJ
    Florida
    I read on here that the harness is different and wont work. I was thinking of trying to just take all the electrical from the bench and transfer it to some after market buckets. I think the bench only has an airbag sensor in it not an actual airbag.
     
  8. Jan 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM
    #8
    wolftree

    wolftree Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2011
    Member:
    #64877
    Messages:
    685
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma 4x4 Regular cab automatic trans,
    Rear Leaf TSB, Bilstein 5100s, extra leaf added
    xA101x,

    I did an online build at Toyota.com yesterday for my zip code(Ohio). It showed a 2012 regular cab, manual transmission, 4X4, 4 Cylinder with bucket seats. Are you actually talking with a dealer / salesman?
     
  9. Jan 14, 2012 at 9:19 PM
    #9
    xA101x

    xA101x [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Member:
    #70325
    Messages:
    122
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    AJ
    Florida
    Yeah iv been dealing with a dealer. Iv looked all over FL and nobody can get one
     
  10. Jan 18, 2012 at 8:50 AM
    #10
    TacomaBuzz

    TacomaBuzz Manual Transmission Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Member:
    #32764
    Messages:
    1,180
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    2011 RegCab Manual 5 lug
    Hose clamp mod, Bench>Buckets swap,6-Speed center console,Secondary air filter removed,AFE pro dry s,Weathertech mats,TRD seat covers,Sirius,Pop N Lock, Bed Mat,Int Wiper switch, Bugflector,Yellow Fog lights,Ventvisors,back-rack.
    not too hard to do a swap , check out my signature for the write-up.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2012 at 11:04 AM
    #11
    xA101x

    xA101x [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Member:
    #70325
    Messages:
    122
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    AJ
    Florida
    Awesome, thanks man! What did it cost you to do the center console?
     
  12. Jan 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM
    #12
    TacomaBuzz

    TacomaBuzz Manual Transmission Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Member:
    #32764
    Messages:
    1,180
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    2011 RegCab Manual 5 lug
    Hose clamp mod, Bench>Buckets swap,6-Speed center console,Secondary air filter removed,AFE pro dry s,Weathertech mats,TRD seat covers,Sirius,Pop N Lock, Bed Mat,Int Wiper switch, Bugflector,Yellow Fog lights,Ventvisors,back-rack.
    I think I paid $120 for the whole center console assy
     
  13. Jan 19, 2012 at 4:41 PM
    #13
    xA101x

    xA101x [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Member:
    #70325
    Messages:
    122
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    AJ
    Florida
    Thats not to bad, thanks for all the info
     
To Top