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

Buckets to Bench Swap?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by goufcustom, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:52 AM
    #1
    goufcustom

    goufcustom [OP] 7.62x63mm

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2011
    Member:
    #64586
    Messages:
    1,307
    Gender:
    Male
    MD
    Vehicle:
    2006 4x4 TRD Off Road DC SR5
    Bed Topper, Diff Breather, aFe Cold Air Intake, Satoshi Grill, Moved Horns, Oil Catch Can, Tailgate Lock, Husky Mud Flaps, H4 65/70W Bulbs, Lower Grill Mesh, TRD Skid Plate, LEDs in the bed, LEDs behind the grill for accent lighting, Parking lights as turn signals, LED turn signals and reverse lights, 5100s up front, eibachs up front, SS extended brake lines all around, 1.5" AAL in the rear, Relentless Fab U-Bolt Flip Kit, ICON Progressive AAL, TRD Wheel Center Caps, HomeLink, Heated Driver Seat, Hella 500 FF Driving Lights, BAMF Diff Skid, BAMF LCA Skids, BAMF Rock Sliders w/ KickOut.
    Has anyone ever gone from Factory Bucket seats to a Bench Seat? I have a friend with a Tacoma that is thinking of ditching his buckets for the bench. I have seen a few threads on going the other way, but wonder if going the opposite way is a problem? Any tutorials? Anyone have a bench seat on the east coast that they want to get rid of?

    Does the passenger side of the bench fold flat or fold forward?
     
  2. Feb 24, 2012 at 12:32 PM
    #2
    goufcustom

    goufcustom [OP] 7.62x63mm

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2011
    Member:
    #64586
    Messages:
    1,307
    Gender:
    Male
    MD
    Vehicle:
    2006 4x4 TRD Off Road DC SR5
    Bed Topper, Diff Breather, aFe Cold Air Intake, Satoshi Grill, Moved Horns, Oil Catch Can, Tailgate Lock, Husky Mud Flaps, H4 65/70W Bulbs, Lower Grill Mesh, TRD Skid Plate, LEDs in the bed, LEDs behind the grill for accent lighting, Parking lights as turn signals, LED turn signals and reverse lights, 5100s up front, eibachs up front, SS extended brake lines all around, 1.5" AAL in the rear, Relentless Fab U-Bolt Flip Kit, ICON Progressive AAL, TRD Wheel Center Caps, HomeLink, Heated Driver Seat, Hella 500 FF Driving Lights, BAMF Diff Skid, BAMF LCA Skids, BAMF Rock Sliders w/ KickOut.
    Nobody...?
     
  3. Feb 24, 2012 at 12:56 PM
    #3
    BlackSeven

    BlackSeven Grab your helmet, this shits about to get retarded

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Member:
    #71733
    Messages:
    468
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    '10 Reg Cab 4x4
    Toytec Ultimate Lift kit, Toytec Rear AAL, 4.88 Gears, ARB Rear locker, Doug Thorley header, Volant Cold Air Intake, Demello Offroad front high clearance bumper, ARB On board Air compressor, BLHM, Wet Okoles, 2011 Color matched grill, Weathertech mats, 4x Innovations Sliders, ATO Engine Skid plate, ATO High lift bed mounts.
    The passenger side does not fold flat. The only thing the seat does is incline forward and slide up to access the back of the reg cab. I wouldn't recommend it. It's annoying as hell, and there no place to rest your right arm. The holes in the trucks are the same. I don't see why it wouldn't be possible, if thats really what you want. I know between the 08/09 years there were wiring changes to the airbags, so try to stick to 05-08, don't swap with an 09+ cause you'll have a headache getting the airbag system sorted out.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2012 at 1:14 PM
    #4
    kfgk14

    kfgk14 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Member:
    #70457
    Messages:
    26
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Killian
    New Hampshire
    When your friend does the bench seat swap, please document it. I want to do this, too, but I've yet to work up the courage and would like some guidance.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2012 at 1:33 PM
    #5
    wolftree

    wolftree Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2011
    Member:
    #64877
    Messages:
    684
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma 4x4 Regular cab automatic trans,
    Rear Leaf TSB, Bilstein 5100s, extra leaf added
    Tell him not to get rid of his bucket seats too quick if he does it. The bench seat sucks and he will want to go back to buckets.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2012 at 3:27 PM
    #6
    goufcustom

    goufcustom [OP] 7.62x63mm

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2011
    Member:
    #64586
    Messages:
    1,307
    Gender:
    Male
    MD
    Vehicle:
    2006 4x4 TRD Off Road DC SR5
    Bed Topper, Diff Breather, aFe Cold Air Intake, Satoshi Grill, Moved Horns, Oil Catch Can, Tailgate Lock, Husky Mud Flaps, H4 65/70W Bulbs, Lower Grill Mesh, TRD Skid Plate, LEDs in the bed, LEDs behind the grill for accent lighting, Parking lights as turn signals, LED turn signals and reverse lights, 5100s up front, eibachs up front, SS extended brake lines all around, 1.5" AAL in the rear, Relentless Fab U-Bolt Flip Kit, ICON Progressive AAL, TRD Wheel Center Caps, HomeLink, Heated Driver Seat, Hella 500 FF Driving Lights, BAMF Diff Skid, BAMF LCA Skids, BAMF Rock Sliders w/ KickOut.
    That was my thought too, so he can go back, I have a feeling it isn't a good idea, but he things that the extra seat space will give him extra space in the truck overall. So we are going to try to look at a new truck with the bench seat and see if it is nice and it is good for him then we will need to find a Bench seat. If anyone has a bench seat let me know, would be interested in it. Going to go to some local junk yards and look around, but I doubt we will find anything.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM
    #7
    BAMFTACO

    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Member:
    #30639
    Messages:
    10,303
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JUAN
    Malibu, CA
    Vehicle:
    Taco
    Lift- king 2.5 with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- tire gate, custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator as muffler, hps silicone hoses Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector, rear dust lights with custom bed bar and hi lift mount.
    I've been wanting todo this to but no one has a thread
     
  8. Feb 24, 2012 at 6:40 PM
    #8
    goufcustom

    goufcustom [OP] 7.62x63mm

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2011
    Member:
    #64586
    Messages:
    1,307
    Gender:
    Male
    MD
    Vehicle:
    2006 4x4 TRD Off Road DC SR5
    Bed Topper, Diff Breather, aFe Cold Air Intake, Satoshi Grill, Moved Horns, Oil Catch Can, Tailgate Lock, Husky Mud Flaps, H4 65/70W Bulbs, Lower Grill Mesh, TRD Skid Plate, LEDs in the bed, LEDs behind the grill for accent lighting, Parking lights as turn signals, LED turn signals and reverse lights, 5100s up front, eibachs up front, SS extended brake lines all around, 1.5" AAL in the rear, Relentless Fab U-Bolt Flip Kit, ICON Progressive AAL, TRD Wheel Center Caps, HomeLink, Heated Driver Seat, Hella 500 FF Driving Lights, BAMF Diff Skid, BAMF LCA Skids, BAMF Rock Sliders w/ KickOut.
    If someone can get me a bench seat then we will give it a try and take lots of pictures.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM
    #9
    BAMFTACO

    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Member:
    #30639
    Messages:
    10,303
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JUAN
    Malibu, CA
    Vehicle:
    Taco
    Lift- king 2.5 with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- tire gate, custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator as muffler, hps silicone hoses Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector, rear dust lights with custom bed bar and hi lift mount.
    There sometime in the buy/sell section people sell them but there hard to find
     
  10. Oct 1, 2012 at 12:39 PM
    #10
    2wdtaco

    2wdtaco Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Member:
    #86498
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    jim
    west virginia
    Vehicle:
    08 silver 5speed
    painted wheels,debaged
    i have a bench seat that id love to swap for two buckets and a center console
     
  11. Oct 1, 2012 at 12:45 PM
    #11
    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Member:
    #52731
    Messages:
    19,142
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zach
    TN
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD off road 4WD
    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    only thing good about bench, is when you have a nice lady friend and she wants to get nice and close. ;) also he will lose the center console/ have t cut it all up.
     
  12. Oct 1, 2012 at 1:00 PM
    #12
    2wdtaco

    2wdtaco Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Member:
    #86498
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    jim
    west virginia
    Vehicle:
    08 silver 5speed
    painted wheels,debaged
    why will he have to cut the console up? cant he just take his out and take mine?
     
  13. Oct 1, 2012 at 1:08 PM
    #13
    mountainman94

    mountainman94 awwwwww yeeeeeeeeahhhhh

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Member:
    #58110
    Messages:
    1,864
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cory
    A Place of Higher Learning
    Vehicle:
    '98 TRD SR5
    5100's/Eibach coils; 2 inch toytech AAL, Black Pacer 15x8 wheels, 32x11.5 BFG AT K/Os
    haha yeah, thats about the only thing mine's good for...i'd still rather have the buckets.
     
  14. Oct 1, 2012 at 1:17 PM
    #14
    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Member:
    #52731
    Messages:
    19,142
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zach
    TN
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD off road 4WD
    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    because the sides on it extend up in front of the shifter, at least on the auto trans they do idk about the manuals. idk what yours looks like but maybe,
    lol. maybe have a switch that, switches from bench to buckets on the fly?
     
  15. Oct 1, 2012 at 1:20 PM
    #15
    CayucosTacoma

    CayucosTacoma Just think outside the Yota

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    Member:
    #74580
    Messages:
    5,235
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara CA
    Vehicle:
    1998 Tacoma, 4x4 5 Speed, V6
    Specs in the Build Thread
  16. Oct 1, 2012 at 1:28 PM
    #16
    mountainman94

    mountainman94 awwwwww yeeeeeeeeahhhhh

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Member:
    #58110
    Messages:
    1,864
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cory
    A Place of Higher Learning
    Vehicle:
    '98 TRD SR5
    5100's/Eibach coils; 2 inch toytech AAL, Black Pacer 15x8 wheels, 32x11.5 BFG AT K/Os
    Like a flip up console that I can put away whenever a lady wants to sit real close like.
     
To Top