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Old 04-13-2011, 10:28 PM
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Anyone else find the driver's seat on third gen Rams uncomfortable as hell?? My truck has 60K on it and the driver's seat cushion (on the bottom where you sit) is visibly a little squished on the left side, I guess where the previous owner was lazy and just slid out of the truck like a snake. It feels like I have nearly no support on the left side of my body when seated upright in the center of the seat. I'm only 29 and never had any real back problems but my lower back starts hurting on anything more than about 30 mins of driving. Anyone else?
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:52 PM
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mines squished the same way if you still have warranty it is covered or you can just replace the cushion.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:55 PM
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Do you have the buckets with center console or the split bench?
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I know my '05 has the lumbar support but I never use it. I find my truck a much more comfortable ride than my Probe.
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sometimes it is just best to find a good upholstery shop & make an appointment
they will pull out the seat, cut off the hog rings, lift off the outer cover, pull the old padding if needed & add some more foam where you want it, then pull the outer material back over the foam & put on new hog rings. Then put the seat back in the truck & your on your way.
Maybe $100 per bucket seat IF you want better outer material
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I have the split bench with the movable center storage/armrest thing. It's not under warranty. What are hog rings? I read on here once that you could take that seat cover off and replace the foam padding yourself but this makes me think maybe not?
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My seat isn't uncomfortable, even on long trips, but the cushion is definitely in need of replacement and I don't even slide out of my truck.

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my seats the same and i dont slide out either must just be the way they are designed
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I have the split bench with the movable center storage/armrest thing. It's not under warranty. What are hog rings? I read on here once that you could take that seat cover off and replace the foam padding yourself but this makes me think maybe not?
hog rings are like little horseshoes that hold your seat cover on. it not that hard to do but i would recommend getting a set of hog ring pliers makes it alot easier although regular pliers do work just harder
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My 03 was always comfortable, especially after I rehabbed the seat cushions.
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