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Old 08-20-2009, 06:25 PM
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Default I need new seats

ok so i have an '08 regular cab ranger 2.3L i dont like the seat that i have n there because i am needing to b able to put amps under the seats and the stock ones will not let me do it i was wanting some thinner seats i guess you can say cuz i am also going to b putting in a sub housing box that will take up the whole back wall and will leave no room to but my amps back there any thoughts on seats that could b easily switched out???
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:28 PM
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Here is what seats will bolt in to a Ranger:

Tempo/Topaz

All years. Tempo GT's are the nicest. Tilting "pillow" headrest and frequently power lumbar.

Escort/Lynx

1981-1991? GT's again are the nicest, "Halo" style headrest, sometimes power lumbar.

(The 'Halo' Buckets in the TRS-2 Ranger are from an Escort GT)

Mustang

Don't bother looking they will be gone when you get there. If you're lucky, look for Mustang GT's. Also halo style headrests on GTs.

Thunderbird

1982-1988, Turbocoupe has nicest seats same as Mustang GT but with tilting "pillow" head rests, almost always power-lumbar, adjustable thigh support, adjustable side bolsters on base. The best factory ford seat (IMHO).

1986 Merkur XR4TI

The front seats from an 86 Merkur XR4TI will fit in a B2, so I assume rangers too, If you drill out the rivets, and swap the brackets from the tracks, 1/2 hour per, the seats I used gave me height adjust, adjustable headrest, lumbar support, much better lateral support, (no more bouncing out of the seatbelt) and they're heated. (Submitted by Merc)

All of these will bolt directly to your factory tracks if you have either Buckets or split-bench.

If you have a conventional bench then you will need to replace your tracks with split-bench/bucket-seat tracks. (Toss your solid bench tracks they are completely different).

You will have to run a Tap through some pre drilled holes in the bottom of the seat frames. The holes are already there but unthreaded.

If you have a conventional cab Ranger you will probably have to use the "halo" style headrest used in Mustangs and Escort GT models, as the pillow style will hit the rear window. This forces the seat back into a very upright position. (and is EXTREMELY uncomfortable)

If you have a Supercab Ranger or a Bronco2 headrest clearance isn't an issue.

One other word of warning Ranger Standard-cab, Ranger Supercab and Bronco II's all have different floor pan profiles and so use different seat tracks, so if you want to put buckets or a split-bench into a std cab Ranger you must get your seat tracks out of a std cab Ranger.
From: TheRangerStation.com
link--> Seat Swaps for the Ford Ranger/Bronco II
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:31 PM
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you could also get some suspension seats from jcwhitney, and make your own brackets so youll have more space under there
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:31 PM
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ok i was looking more for the traditional 60/40 bench style, if thats not possible i will go with the next best thing lol
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:40 PM
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lol, they got those on jcwhitney also, i havnt look at them though so i dont know the dimensions and such
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:49 PM
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sweet thanx!!!
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