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Long Drive with Reg Cab?

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by TacoMan1911, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Mar 14, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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    TacoMan1911

    TacoMan1911 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I plan on taking my 5 lug reg cab truck on an 8 hour plus drive next week to visit family in Atlanta. I have already done the cruise control mod, so I am good there. Any ideas on how to stay comfortable on that bench seat for that long? Is there a mod or something to make it recline in any way?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 14, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    Some guys have washered the front bolts that hold the bench seat to the cab. I have. It gives a little tilt.

    A center armrest is where it's at however.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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    disc0monkey

    disc0monkey All right. I believe ya. But my Tommy Gun don't!

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    they suck for not giving the bucket option.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2013 at 5:39 AM
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    Smudgey

    Smudgey Trying to save the manuals

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    Once a month I have a 1,000 mile round trip drive in my Taco...it doesn't even have cruise. However, I find the bench seat more comfortable than most cloth buckets I have sat in in the past. I usually keep a cardboard box in the cab wth me and rest my arm on that.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2013 at 5:54 AM
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    Winker

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    I actually like the bench seat. I like to think I have more freedom with my torso. I've done a few 6 hour drives, nonstop. I experienced a little stiffness from sitting still for 6 hours but that is to be expected.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2013 at 6:04 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I went from tx to va in a single cab. granted it wasnt a taco but still the same concept. you can buy a plastic center console from walmart and use as an armrest if you are worried about it. Or do as said above, just use a cardboard box. an 8 hour trip is nothing though!

    Just make sure you have some good tunes :rockband:
     
  7. Oct 4, 2013 at 6:19 AM
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    Loud music, sunflower seeds, and caffeine are my friends on long trips. 8 hours is awhile but not too terrible. My drive back and forth from South Dakota to Kansas sucks, 12 hours each way and there's nothing to look at
     
  8. Oct 4, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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    Honestly, I really didnt find it much different on a long trip from bucket seats. I actually like being able to shift my position in the seat every so often. Bucket seats kind of hold you in place. Dont have an armrest (granted I've got a manual) and didnt really notice that much. Again, I tend to shift how i'm sitting, shift what hand it on the wheel etc.
     
  9. Oct 9, 2013 at 10:57 PM
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    mossyoaks

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    Get a little pillow for lumbar support.
    And pull your wallet out of your back pocket.
    I just bought a 99 xcab w/reclining front split bench.
    I'll tell you how it compares after a road trip this weekend!
     
  10. Oct 27, 2013 at 7:00 AM
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    Hansel

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    x2 on the lumbar support pillow.

    Why they didn't stretch the cab just one or two inches on these trucks is a mystery to me. I'm six ft one, and I would put the seat back another inch or two if I could.

    I can live with that, considering it is a good truck.
     
  11. Nov 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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    Captain Drywall

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    I have a bent up bumper.
    as of 2013 the reg cab has bucket seats in it. at least 4WD I came very close to buying one. But my 5 lug is paid for. Hard to go back to payments.
     
  12. Nov 13, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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    Phil Dammit

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    That bench is damn comfy, I did from AZ to Va and back. On the way back I did it in just over a day. I found the window with some sort of cushion on it and placing my right leg across the bench to be the most comfy. Mines a stick btw and at that time I had yet to install cruise.
     
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