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Old 04-01-2011, 09:20 AM
Marine513 Marine513 is offline
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Default Why does Ford do this?

OK so one thing I know and I have also seen / read on here is that everyone hates bench seats and 60/40's why does Ford still make them insted of buckets? Doesn't Ford look at these kinda of sites?
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:23 AM
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As long as trucks will come in a single cab mode, we can expect that benches are here to stay whether ford, dodge, Gm, Yota, Nissan, etc, car companies will recycle those bench seats from single cab and put them in extended/crew cab models to save a quick penny, thats my Honest Opinion
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:30 AM
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i like bench seats.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:57 AM
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i like bench seats.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:57 AM
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i like my bench too!
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:07 AM
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Default Re: Why does Ford do this?

I like mine too. BUT Ford did make Rangers with buckets as well. you just had to get that option
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:11 AM
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Is there more lumbar support with the bucket seats vs the bench, I find the Bench is lacking....
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:17 AM
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I hate my bench but that's only because of the poor construction that has made the cloth fail and the foam inside to disintegrate...
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:19 AM
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I love my bench seat. That way I can have my girl sit right in the middle next to me!
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:55 AM
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Is there more lumbar support with the bucket seats vs the bench, I find the Bench is lacking....
If you get a FX4 Level II
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:05 AM
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If you get a FX4 Level II
I guess I am going to have to find a totaled Fx4 for the seats and the shifter
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:11 AM
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Default Re: Why does Ford do this?

my 96 STX 4x4 had power buckets with lumbar adjustments but ive never seen another one like that. i was surprised when i got my 01 that it had the non power split bench and its fully loaded.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:27 AM
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I don't like mine for the sheer reason i have no armrest I hate that I also hate I have no center console to hide goodies.........
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:58 AM
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i loved my benchseat... just wished it was a little more durable...
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:22 PM
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Default Re: Why does Ford do this?

i want a bench seat for one reason, and one reason only, makes it reall easy when you got your girl nxt to ya.
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