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Perfect truck awful seats.

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Gaspssr, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Mar 25, 2019 at 8:36 PM
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    TRD-tv

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    my dad has a situation similar to yours with your back. he has a new 4runner. he hates the seats too. we both agree the seats in my 2012 tundra are some of the comfiest around. bolt patterns are probably the same. probably an easy swap. go sit in some first
     
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  2. Mar 25, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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  3. Mar 25, 2019 at 8:52 PM
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    Toyota added Katzkin leather to my seats. They send it to a local upholstery shop to do it. You just need to find another place to add whatever foam you want.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2019 at 10:12 PM
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    I have a 2019 limited, seats should be the same, Mine has adjustable lumbar support, i like the way they fit me but i'm a couple inches shorter then you
     
  5. Mar 25, 2019 at 10:46 PM
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    I have a 2015 Crewmax 1794 model the seat are unbelievable, lumbar adjustable, heated and cooled seats and many adjustments for the driver. I can drive for hours. Sure beats my old F150 I had before. 35D66BF2-DB27-4E02-BFA6-70F3970D2955.jpg
     
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  6. Mar 26, 2019 at 3:44 AM
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    try using some leather cleaners and lots of driving and or sitting in them. in due time it will break in like a stubborn baseball glove
     
  7. Mar 26, 2019 at 4:23 AM
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    Trade it in for a Platinum
     
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  8. Mar 26, 2019 at 4:28 AM
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    Same here I have lumber support i have it all the way inflated out. Fills in my lower back nice.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2019 at 6:23 AM
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    Hey guys. new Tundra owner here as well. I swapped out my cloth seats for the TRD leather done at the dealership up here in Alberta Canada. So far I love the seats and wasn't much to upgrade so was a no brainer. One of the biggest differences I've noticed jumping into a Tundra is I feel as though I'm sitting much higher in the truck than what I'm used to, but like it!
     
  10. Mar 26, 2019 at 7:00 AM
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    Wow that’s wild, wonder what benefit they see in that, seems to me it just shoves you into the dash.
     
  11. Mar 26, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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    Has anyone asked a dealer to swap the drivers seat for a platinum? They’ll probably just laugh but I’m considering it.
     
  12. Mar 26, 2019 at 7:13 AM
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    If you're doing that, you're better off with a higher end katzkin kit
     
  13. Mar 26, 2019 at 7:17 AM
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    So it is the leather that’s the issue? Interesting they all use the same padding
     
  14. Mar 26, 2019 at 7:19 AM
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    I don't think there is different foam across trims, but the leather can be quite firm when new. Try sitting in a few years' old used tundra to see if a "broken in" seat is better for your back.
     
  15. Mar 26, 2019 at 7:21 AM
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    Will do thanks man.
     
  16. Mar 26, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    I really think that you can at least find a front driver and passenger platinum seat at a junk yard in great shape for low cost. check into that. or like the other member stated get the katzkins.
     
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  17. Mar 26, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    I have the katzkins. Love them. Very good quality. My opinion and one reason i went this way, is its a better quality than the limited leather.
    They are a bit stiff though. He will probably end up with same problem unless there are less stiff options with Katzkin.
     
  18. Mar 26, 2019 at 8:45 AM
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    I think i pops out the side to help with side cushioning
     
  19. Mar 26, 2019 at 8:47 AM
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  21. Mar 26, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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    2017 Limited driver here. Seats were pretty stiff at first, but after a year of regular commuting and a quality leather conditioner treatment every few months, they became a bit softer and easier on my back. I'm a fun-sized dude, so that may have helped a little. Short of strapping a duffle bag full of bowling balls to the seat and driving down a stretch of railroad tracks, you're probably just going to have to wait it out until they break in to your liking. Hang in there, the juice is worth the squeeze.
     
  22. Mar 26, 2019 at 12:35 PM
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    Maybe it’s the fact that I have cloth interior but I like my seats. Way better than the bench seat I sit on in my work truck. Even better now that I don’t lean back like a teenager and I have the seat up right like a nerd LOL.
     
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  23. Mar 26, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    I didn't drive a Platinum, just a Limited and a 1794 back to back. Besides leather being different, the seats felt exactly the same to me. 6'4" 250 lb.
     
  24. Mar 26, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    Shoulder and side protection. Pops out between you and the door.
     
  25. Mar 26, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    I’d strip it down and put a thin piece of rectangular memory foam in the lumbar region. Disconnect the battery and harnesses, remove the whole seat from the truck. The leather is held by clips.

    I actually thought about doing that when I installed my Katzkins but they’re pretty comfortable.
     
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  26. Mar 26, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    Looks like the lumbar support isn’t going back far enough to me, is there a way to adjust that spring?

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  27. Mar 26, 2019 at 3:08 PM
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    So this is my solution, I removed the schukra lumbar support plastic and the seat feels perfect to me, another option I see is to bend the frame rails back some and re mount it but I never use lumbar support so this my best bet for now.

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  28. Mar 26, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    It took me a while on my 18 limited. I just kept playing with adjustments and with the lumbar adjustment and now with 5500 miles they are comfortable. When I first got it the seat bothered my back a bit.
     
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  29. May 26, 2019 at 1:05 AM
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    Sorry to hijack this thread but its related. I can not find the thread using the search function about adding spacers to the two front bolts on the front seat to raise it slightly. Any help appreciated.
     
  30. May 26, 2019 at 5:45 AM
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    Problem solved...
     
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