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Old 01-31-2018, 07:37 AM
vv0350 vv0350 is offline
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Default 2011 Ranger Ext Cab, 2 door, Poor Rear area access..

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I am totally unhappy with the access to the rear storage/seating area in my "new" 2011, FordRanger XLT, 2 door, Extended Cab, 4.0L
I have had 3 other Ford Rangers, one other was an extended cab, 2 door, and I had no problem accessing the storage area behind the seats. But I do now..the seat base/slider doesn't seem to to forward as much as it could/should and the backrest doesn't seem to lean forward as much as it should/could. When I try to access the back area, my shoulders get stuck between the leaned over seat back and the side pillar. I went to a salvage yard yesterday and compared with a 1994 FR Extended Cab front seat. It looked like it bent forward about "6" inches more than my 2011 seat back does. AND, the track slider went forward about an inch more....
ANYBODY dealt with this problem and come up with a good answer ?
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:48 AM
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Default Re: 2011 Ranger Ext Cab, 2 door, Poor Rear area access..

Its just the design of the newer seats. Dont think there is much you can do with it. You could swap seats but I believe you have the airbags in the seats. Swapping seats would throw an Airbag code I would assume.
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Old 01-31-2018, 10:03 AM
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Default Re: 2011 Ranger Ext Cab, 2 door, Poor Rear area access..

They still made 2 door extended cabs in 2011?! Yeesh. Dunno why anyone would buy that.
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Old 01-31-2018, 01:35 PM
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Default Re: 2011 Ranger Ext Cab, 2 door, Poor Rear area access..

They were made as fleet vehicles. Also the seats were made bigger 2004 and up


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Old 01-31-2018, 04:18 PM
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Default Re: 2011 Ranger Ext Cab, 2 door, Poor Rear area access..

And your seat brackets won't match up so some fab work would have to go on
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:34 AM
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Default Re: 2011 Ranger Ext Cab, 2 door, Poor Rear area access..

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They still made 2 door extended cabs in 2011?! Yeesh. Dunno why anyone would buy that.
The 2 door supercabs have more structural strength to them.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:01 AM
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Default Re: 2011 Ranger Ext Cab, 2 door, Poor Rear area access..

Lol ok. Like the tiny bit of strength makes any difference.
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