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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. Nov 14, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    TypeR6

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    Great post! Where can I find buckets seats and the center console? How much can I expect to spend? 09-up come with side airbags? I passionately hate my bench seat! :mad:
     
  2. Dec 13, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

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    So the 05-08's will have none of these airbag issues the 09+ guys will?
     
  3. Dec 14, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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    PRERUNN

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    So if I get a set of 2007-2008 seats and take all the wires off the 2010 bench it and put on new seats it "should" work right? As in the airbag light should not show?
     
  4. Dec 14, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    kimo

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    From a safety stand point , I wouldn't do this swap if it were me. Just buy a truck with bucket seats if thats WTF you want.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    kimo

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    I have to agree with you, had a few too many cocktails the night I posted my reply to your thread. You guys must have some valid reasons to go the trouble of making these mods.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2011 at 9:32 PM
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  7. Dec 20, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    what did you use to grind the seatbelt and how much off?
     
  8. Sep 2, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    nice job dude.... im glad you got it to work.. i do have buckets with airbags though so im wondering if this application will work for my seats

    anywayz nice job
     
  9. Oct 9, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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    If you still have the bench seat, would u like to sell it? i need one with the center console and center seat belt. I need to get both of my kids in my truck when i pick them up from school.

    Let me know if you have it and want to sell it!

    Jason,
    Jetsfan21@sbcglobal.net
     
  10. Jul 18, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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    Greenbean

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    I am really considering this mod but not in the detail you did in it,

    I want to just say Thank You for the loads of information and pictures,

    I know it took a lot of time and attention to type and check and proof the info you posted.

    I did this long ago on an HID install into my RSX and it took some time,

    I am really wanting to just source some very nice buckets with buckles,
    In NC they don't care about SRS lights,

    I just want to have buckets for a while yet be able to re-install my bench at a later date and have the error codes and warning lights cleared out.

    Would I be better off trying to locate good NON air bag bucket seats?

    I may have found some, lol...

     
  11. Jul 21, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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    want to buy a 2013 tacoma double cad 4x4 when i retire.. in 15 months... I just retire now i want the Tacoma BUT i want 8 way adjustable seats?
    Does anyone know if it is possible to buy and install aftermarket
    "8 way adjustable Seats" the dealers in San Jose and Burlingame can not give me a straight answer?
    i am willing to pay for new seats to be installed after I buy a new 2013 vehicle, i just need to meet the people who can do the job. I am about to buy a new 2013 Tacoma this week, but i will not, unless i can get this done by a shop that does aftermarket work,
    brian94061@yahoo.com
     
  12. Aug 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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    I've called most of the salvage yards in Phoenix and none of them have bucket seats. I've found a few places on car-part.com but they're all in SE states. One of the guys said they would ship seats but it would cost $300ish to ship both seats because of the size.

    My question for TW: is there any way to unbolt/detach the seat back for shipping?

    I have an 06 standard cab manual and I want that center console/cup holders SOOOOOOO bad.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2013
  13. Aug 2, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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    Also: would the 05-09 bench seat components(harness/module/sensors) be plug and play with my 06, or would I have all the compatibility issues you detailed in your original post?

    Can I use buckets from AC or DC trucks or am I limited to RC?
     
  14. Mar 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM
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    Yes
    Saving :)
     
  15. Apr 6, 2014 at 11:45 AM
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    Any body know how to handle bladder for air bag sensor
     
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    Can anyone tell me why has this been deleted?
     
  18. Feb 23, 2015 at 10:40 AM
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    I am buying another second gen Taco and I HATE bucket seats... I guess that makes me the minority... That said, anyone had any luck putting in BENCH seats to replace their bucket seats? I know buckets don't bolt in easily but does the bench fit where buckets were installed?
     
  19. Feb 23, 2015 at 12:37 PM
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    Too bad you're on the "wrong" side of the Country, I'd be up for a swap...

    As I understand it, the bench and buckets use the same mount points, except that the bench skips a couple it doesn't need. Should be bold in except for the airbags and and any center console issues.
     
  20. Feb 23, 2015 at 12:45 PM
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    BabyTaco

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    I have learned to love and hate the bench seat. For the most part I love it but I wish I could recline it at times. I wont be swapping for buckets, the bench works well with a dog in the cab.
     
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