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Old 05-15-2010, 08:12 PM
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I am looking to purchase a 06 / 07 Dodge Ram and have been searching around. My question is this... I have found a couple of Laramies that I like but they have the center console and I want to have the seat console ( big family) Has anyone ever swapped? How much work and money do you think it would be? I am sure I could even find the center seat @ a wreckers or something so that shouldn't be too expensive. Just wanted to know if possible or if it to much effort and maube I should just keep searching for a truck with the center seat already in it. Thanks for any info.
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:20 PM
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I see were you are comuing from..........The center console flips up..Correct? My 03 does making it a 6 passenger. I myself would love someday to put buckets in mine with a center shift console..........So are you looking for a complete straight bench...no console?
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Ya I would want to convert to a passenger seat ( so I can have six seats) The trucks I am looking at happen to be Laramies with the 2 buckets and a console. I missed out on a local truck that had the six seats and was perfect but I was too slow on the draw and someone else picked it up. I dont think it would be too big of a deal but thought maybe someone had done it or researched it so I wouldn't have to.... Thanks for the reply.
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Hmmmm this is a good question. I know you can do it since really anything can be done! The thing I would be worried about is the console being attached to the rest of the dash really securely. The dash is the same with the console and without so it depends on how it is installed. Really all you have to do is pop the seats out and then the console.

Getting to thinking the bottom of my dash has that cupholder that pops down. It has a seem around where you can probably pop it off. That is where the console should be attached too. So you would have to find the bottom piece after you take the center consol out. Or else you will have a big hole, which I doubt you want!
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Perhaps I will have to have a closer look at the console part as you suggest....OR I could just get it,live with console and just leave the wife behind when we go places...hmmmm.....
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Your best bet would be to pick up the ram you're looking for and get a front bnch w/ flip console from a yard. Where are you on the island, I used to live in Duncan. I know a good yard just off of the island highway south of Duncan.

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Here is what you will need:

Flip up seat
flip down cupholders
trim below the cupholders.

AND, you will have a hole in your carpet. I have seen a few pics when people removed theirs, and for some reason there is a hole in the carpet under the console.

Find the truck you want man - the console is nice, and most Laramies have it - but not all of them.

good luck man!
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Thanks for the replies guys. I think maybe I'll just keep my eyes open for one I don't have to mess with. I don't think i am worthy to hit the newb part yet. Soon i will have a truck and then I will be there and probably everywhere else onthis site as well. Thanks again. Darren
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i have an 08 ram...i would trade whatever parts needed if you wanted to swap??
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