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Old 12-10-2011, 02:43 AM
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Hey folks - just bought a 2011 Ram 1500. Have less than 300 miles on it. After driving it around for a bit, I noticed my legs start getting tired because the seat adjustment options don't allow for adjusting the tilt of the bottom cushion (allowing me to lift my knees and lower my butt).

I can't find any aftermarket options; how much am I looking at to upgrade the 10 way adjustable electric seat or somehow adding the bottom tilt option?

Really bummed out about this; I love everything about the truck except for sitting in it.

Hope you guys can help; appreciate any insight you can send my way.
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Calling around to auto wreckers would be my first step.. Pricing from dealer second. Not sure you'll find aftermarket power adjustable seats for your truck, but then again I've never looked into it so there may well be a number of options out there too!!
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:04 AM
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Call this # 814-806-3296 This fellow has a power seat option for the oem seat. I was going to buy this before I found a power seat. This may be what you are looking for.
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what about unbolting the seat and using washers as a spacer to give the front a bit more height? was thinking about doing this to mine so i can get a bit more support under my knees. ive never looked into this and not sure if its something thats going to be a complicated fix or not.
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Hey folks - just bought a 2011 Ram 1500. Have less than 300 miles on it. After driving it around for a bit, I noticed my legs start getting tired because the seat adjustment options don't allow for adjusting the tilt of the bottom cushion (allowing me to lift my knees and lower my butt).

I can't find any aftermarket options; how much am I looking at to upgrade the 10 way adjustable electric seat or somehow adding the bottom tilt option?

Really bummed out about this; I love everything about the truck except for sitting in it.

Hope you guys can help; appreciate any insight you can send my way.
Until I swap out the orig seats in my express for some Recaro's, or others out there,
I use a couch pillow the size of the seat bottom.
works great!
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I could swear that my drivers seat in my 2011 tilts back and forward.... Am I mistaken?
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LOL go to your local TRACTOR SUPPLY store & get a tractor seat cushion

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Appreciate the responses; talked to the dealership, and they gave me a rought estimate of $1,500 to replace the non-adjustable base with the power adjustable. Couldn't guarantee it could be done (they have concerns about the wiring being there). Hoping to snag an OEM power seat off the internet somewhere and do a straight swap. Would rather not sign away my life to the dealership.
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my 11 sport has the tilt feature, are you sure seat is working properly?
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my 11 sport has the tilt feature, are you sure seat is working properly?
Pretty sure; unless I'm losing my mind - only levers on the seat are the front/back adjustment (in the front, by the floor), and the recline handle (left side).

Bottom seat cushion still tilts slightly forward; feel like I'm sliding forward all the time.
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