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Old 02-11-2010, 01:07 PM
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I would like to swap out my OEM buckets for something more comfortable. The originals are pretty torn up and I was looking for a simple solution (e.g. bolts right up, fits with right height) without spending a ton of money.

I believe that at some point I will probably add a Tuffy console. I mention this only because that may limit the width and so a pair of old Ford Explorer buckets may be too wide whereas 91 4runner seats will accommodate the space. Can you help me by sharing your thoughts on a comfortable replacement to a beginning wrencher?

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Old 02-11-2010, 02:59 PM
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I bought the Corbeau "Moab" bucket seats. You can get them online for $200 for the pair and they sell a mounting kit that makes them a pretty straight bolt-in.

Also, there are other brands of consoles out there that are just as good as the Tuffy for about 1/2 the price. I have one installed between the seats described above and its a perfect fit.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:24 PM
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I bought the Corbeau "Moab" bucket seats. You can get them online for $200 for the pair and they sell a mounting kit that makes them a pretty straight bolt-in.

Also, there are other brands of consoles out there that are just as good as the Tuffy for about 1/2 the price. I have one installed between the seats described above and its a perfect fit.
What is the other brand of console? Outland or Smittybilt?

I have had a couple of Tuffys now. They are all still made in Cortez, Colorado, USA, which is a selling point for me. Also I've had very good experiences with their customer service. They stand behind their consoles for as long as you own it and are darn nice people to boot.

FWIW, I had Procar seats from Summit Racing in my truck for a while before going back to factory seats. They are OK but did have 3 mounting positions for their adapter bracket so that you could pick the ride height. I think factory bench and bucket seats are more comfortable but they weren't bad. I suspect the Corbeau seats that Randy is talking about are much nicer.
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the ones lance sells at IPOR are pretty comfortable.

http://www.ironpigoffroad.com//index...products_id=94
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I bought the Corbeau "Moab" bucket seats. You can get them online for $200 for the pair and they sell a mounting kit that makes them a pretty straight bolt-in.

Also, there are other brands of consoles out there that are just as good as the Tuffy for about 1/2 the price. I have one installed between the seats described above and its a perfect fit.
Hey Randy, where did you see them for $200 for a pair? I only see them for about $220 each...
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:08 PM
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Yep, you're right, they were $220 each from TRE (free shipping) or $440 for the pair. My mistake.

The console was from Smittybuilt, solid steel, locking lid, arm rest, cup holders, etc. The Tuffys were nice too but a whole lot more money.
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I used issuzu trooper seats. Not bolt in but darn close. I used a couple pieces of 1" angle. cut to length, drilled a couple holes, bolted them right up. Got them from a junk yard $50 each. Tuffy console fit between.
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the ones lance sells at IPOR are pretty comfortable.

http://www.ironpigoffroad.com//index...products_id=94
The seats that IPOR sells are the Procar by SCAT, Elite model in black vinyl.

Summit sells those as well as the adapter brackets if you wanted them for a mini truck or 4Runner or something. There is no price difference, so going with IPOR is prolly better. But if someone wanted the same seats in another fabric or color (like gray or cloth instead of vinyl), then Summit is another option.

http://www.procarbyscat.com/Products_Elite.asp
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SCA-80-1100-51R/
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SCA-80-1100-51L/

I had the Procar Rally seats in grey fabric before going back to Toyota seats.

http://www.procarbyscat.com/Products_Rally.asp#52
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I'm running Recaro seats out of a late 80's Mustang. Fit great and you can probably find them cheap at the junk yard, pick-n-pull. These are pretty close to a bolt in for my 73 except the seat adjuster/sliders had to be removed, so they're stationary.

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What's the horsepower gain when you run those Mustang seats?
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