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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SWAPPING 2ND GEN BENCH SEAT FOR BUCKETS;

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by TacomaBuzz, Sep 3, 2011.

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Will you swap Your bench seats for Buckets?

Poll closed Oct 5, 2011.
  1. Yes, I hate the bench seat

    69.0%
  2. Nope, bench seat is fine

    17.2%
  3. Undecided

    13.8%
  1. Sep 3, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    TacomaBuzz

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  2. Sep 4, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    BROOOO WHY DO YOU FEEL ITS NECESSARY TO TYPE YOUR TITLE IN ALL CAPS???
     
  3. Sep 4, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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  4. Sep 4, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    Who cares ?

    Good write up OP
     
  5. Sep 4, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    i was just being a tacoma world troll:pccoffee:
     
  6. Sep 4, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    It's good info. When I switch seats, I will be going with Corbeau seats, so I will need to bypass the airbags. I'd like to keep the front airbags functional, if at all possible, so the writeup helps.

    Thanks
     
  7. Sep 4, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    YotaMan2007

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    i was going to get Corbeau aftermarket buckets. does the bench look like you can remove then install the sensors to a new seat?
     
  8. Sep 4, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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  9. Sep 5, 2011 at 5:45 AM
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    Doh! I missed it, thanks. Looks good!
     
  10. Sep 5, 2011 at 6:19 AM
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    Well done. Good info!
     
  11. Sep 5, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    Great write up. I've got TRD buckets ready to install and appreciate the info.

    I also bought a full auto. center console and it looks like there will be compatibility issues. Has anyone made this swap? Is it possible?

    Thanks
     
  12. Sep 6, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    Well...get to it! I wanna see how it looks.:D
     
  13. Sep 6, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    my 11 access cab came with buckets, thought all Tacos did guess i never really looked closely at any of the others
     
  14. Sep 10, 2011 at 2:24 AM
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    Thanks. I've got a 2.7L 4X2 auto. I bought a V6 full console from a wrecker ($100), and you're right, different placement. Do they even make a full-length for a 2.7 4X2?
    Thanks again!
     
  15. Sep 10, 2011 at 2:26 AM
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    Thanks. I've got a 2.7L 4X2 auto. I bought a V6 full console from a wrecker ($100), and you're right, different placement. Do they even make a full-length for a 2.7 4X2?
    Thanks again!
     
  16. Sep 11, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    Thanks for this write up. I thought I might pull out a set of bucket seats if I see them in a salvage yard for cheap, but now I won't because I would rather keep all of the safety equipment. Good thing I am OK with the bench seat.
     
  17. Sep 11, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    As an FYI to everybody, I am the one who zip tied a piece of metal to the seat postition sensor. 2 things to note on that.

    1. the stock 2.7l manual console does not let the passenger seat get too close to the airbag.

    2. Even in the bench seat the airbag work unless the seat is in the forward most position. youd have to be 4ft tall or shorter



    Another thing to point out if you are afraid to disable the safety side airbags. just remember 08 and earlier trucks didnt have the side airbags and they are still safe trucks...

    sliders help too. they are bumper level for 90% of vehicles and will be first in contact in a side collision
     
  18. Sep 11, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    lol at the title being in all CAPS, and the poll.
    :facepalm:
     
  19. Sep 12, 2011 at 11:51 PM
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    I have a write up on how to transfer the passenger weight sensor from the bench to whatever seats your transplanting. I have an 08 so I only have two airbags. all my airbags functions properly.
     
  20. Sep 13, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    lol my bad. totally missed that. lmao. :D
     
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