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Driver Seat (Dis)Comfort

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SixtySomething, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Jul 21, 2017 at 11:30 AM
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    SixtySomething

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    Hi everyone, bought my SR5 Tacoma last week. Everything felt great during the test drive and driving it around the next 3 days after purchase. But I began to have a pain in my left hip that eventually became unbearable. It appears the raised upholstery that borders the left side pushes against my hip and is the cause, but at this point I cannot be sure. Anyone else having this kind of issue, and if so, what did you do to correct it? Prior auto was a 2003 Tacoma that had the split bench seat, and as you know, the 2017 is bucket seats.
     
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  2. Jul 21, 2017 at 11:35 AM
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    Jester243

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    maybe a small very thin pillow or cushion under you, if that fails maybe try a local upholstery company maybe they have a better more permanent solution. I know that even on the 2nd gens some found the seats uncomfortable for longer drives. Good luck :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jul 21, 2017 at 11:36 AM
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  4. Jul 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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    St.Germain

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    spent $200 and had an experienced upholstery shop customize my seat for me, add more bucket, more thigh support,and a slightly lower seating position. it was horrible before, undrivable. now it's comfortable for hours and hours.
     
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  5. Jul 21, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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    That is a great idea and at that price seems completely worth it.
     
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  6. Jul 21, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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    Thanks for the replies...I appreciate it!!

    St Germain, I noticed that my thighs barely touch the seat at all. That probably adds to my problem as well.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2017 at 12:27 PM
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    Boris20

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    I just ordered this from Amazon to help with long road trips. I am 6'1" and it sucks to sit in the seat longer then a few hours. This seems to help so far, but i have not taken a road trip with it yet. Though its probably not what you had in mind. Seems the upholstery shop sounds like a better fit for you. My problem was lower back and tail bone.

    There is also a kit that raises the seat a bit to help with your thighs not making good contact. I am not sure where to order it from, just heard about it.
     
  8. Jul 21, 2017 at 12:51 PM
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  9. Jul 21, 2017 at 12:52 PM
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    yeah you need more bucket! an experienced shop will:
    - carve the bucket out from the foams bottom, not the top
    - carve out max almost to the frame, then
    - add low density foam to the carve-out to take up slack in the seat cover.

    call around and find an upholstery shop with experience in this if you're able. if you're around DFW gimme a ring to try it out.
     
  11. Jul 21, 2017 at 3:57 PM
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  12. Jul 21, 2017 at 4:20 PM
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    man that is good idea and didn't think was possible. I am wanting to trade my 16 Colorado in for new trd pro and had a 16 pro and seat was uncomfortable but I had issues also I had to get fixed over next year. Now I want to get back in one and I know the seat isn't the best but really want this truck. If I can get custom shop be able to redo seat like you say that would be great. Could even do it for passenger seat as well for the wife. didn't think this was possible.
     
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  13. Jul 21, 2017 at 4:35 PM
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    Do you have some "before and after" pictures you can share?
     
  14. Jul 21, 2017 at 4:42 PM
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    yeah that would be great. Maybe even the shop you took it too. I am in Tulsa Okla, but maybe a shop here if needed to call and inquire about what they did
     
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  16. Jul 21, 2017 at 5:42 PM
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    If I am in truck for long commutes the seats become very uncomfortable am looking to get some type of cushion
     
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  17. Jul 21, 2017 at 5:54 PM
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    Jay's Upholstery in Denton, TX. family biz, cool guys, very helpful.
     
  18. Jul 21, 2017 at 5:56 PM
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    Kilokato

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    I think the seats are designed for your average 6 ft. American male with a 28 inch inseam......
     
  19. Jul 21, 2017 at 5:59 PM
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    St.Germain

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    ok here's your kinda funny request. the funnier part is that i actually took these pics and posted them. o_O

    passenger
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    driver
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    it's puffier. pics are kinda useless here but there you go.
     
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  20. Jul 21, 2017 at 6:02 PM
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    that is funny!!
     
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