Seats for a 2nd Gen Dodge Ram

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  1. BigClay

    BigClay Well-Known Member

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    Looking for some ideas and opinions on replacing the front seats in my 1996 Ram. I have a club cab, so the seats need to slide and tilt to allow access to the back. Anyone done a swap? Should I just have these re padded?
     
  2. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    I have contemplated putting 4th gen or GM seats in mine. I'll be interested to see what others say.
     
  3. VortecJeep

    VortecJeep Powered by Uranium-235

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    I put 4th gen seats in my 3rd gen Ram. Fronts only, I didn’t both with the back seat. Direct bolt-in, and the seats are so much better. Not sure if they are a direct bolt-in for 2nd gen or not.
     
  4. BigClay

    BigClay Well-Known Member

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  5. Stuntman Autoworks

    Stuntman Autoworks Instigator of things

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    Just FYI if you find a set of seats from a 24 valve 2nd gen they aren't a direct swap either. The floor from the 12 valve (94-98) and 24 valve (98.5-02) are shaped differently so you have to put spacers under part of the framework. But I believe you can swap cushions and setbacks fairly easy.
     
  6. ChrisM

    ChrisM Well-Known Member

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    I put 3rd gen ram seats in my 2nd gen. I think all I did was fab a little on the factory risers to get them to fit
     
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  7. BigGreenMonster

    BigGreenMonster Well-Known Member

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    You also have to watch the seatbelt. In the 98+ the seatbelts are in the seats. 97- and 3rd gen+ the are on the pillar
     
  8. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Here is a great set of seats front and rear that will suit you quite well...
     
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  9. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    I can definitely say the would be a great upgrade, I'd like to do a similar one eventually
     
  10. BigClay

    BigClay Well-Known Member

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    Dammit haha
     
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