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Old 07-28-2011, 04:35 PM
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Default Bustin a sag

Anyone with some mileage on their truck knows the seat isn't as stiff as it used to be. Most of the ranger seats with higher mileage sag in the back so when you sit in them you feel like you're sitting on the floor. All you need to do is go to the pass seat and sit down to know how big a difference it is between a seat with a broken guide wire and one without.

To stop the sagging and get your quality of ride back just fix the seat guide wire shown below.








The red guide wire connects to the back of the seat and runs up the center of the seat. This one single wire distributes the entire load evenly across the seat and if it breaks all hell breaks loose.

Without this guide wire, the load that is normally evenly across all the springs goes instantly to the rear of the seat and to just a few springs in the back. So..... you sag.........

You can either repair this wire somehow or do what I did...... steal the spring set from the frame of the passenger seat of my spare seats I had in the garage .

Your seat will be like brand new again! Stiff, firm, and super comfy! You will even sit higher in your truck LOL!!!!
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:54 PM
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Default Re: Bustin a sag

OH and one more thing. The seats may look the same, but were redesigned in 1995 so the 1995 to 1997 truck seats are DIFFERENT than the 93 to 94 seats. They added more springs and changed the tension bar design because the 93 and 94 seats sagged SOME regardless of if they have a broken guide wire in them.

Below is a 93 seat beside a 97 seat.






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Old 07-28-2011, 05:11 PM
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Also, I tried to see if I could fit the 95 to 97 corner springs on the 93-94 seat grid and it FIT as long as you remove the tensioner bar, insert the springs, then put the tensioner bar back in. Also, I recommend tying the ends of the tensioner bar to the grid to tighten the distance it is allowed to sag.

If you still don't know what you're looking at, the small corner springs at the back.


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