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Old 09-28-2007, 12:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question about the seats... 40/20/40 vs. buckets

Likely a stupid question, forgive me, trying to decipher the difference between the 40/20/40 split bench and the bucket seats. Do the buckets have a center console and no 3rd person sitting up front?

Also, does anyone have a pic of the bench with the "integrated armrest"? The brochure does not show any of the seats in the pics that I am considering and the local dealer has not much in the way of inventory save for the captain type chairs.

I am basically wanting something in the way of vinyl...but also easily seat coverable...so my options are the 40/20/40 Vinyl bench, the Full vinyl Bench with integrated armrest or the HD Vinyl bucket seat. I would prefer the ability to have a 3rd person, but this being a stick shift I cannot get the standard plane jane bench seat unless it has the "integrated arm rest"

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Re: Question about the seats... 40/20/40 vs. buckets

The integrated armrest folds into a spot in the seat back when not in use. It's a small metal frame with foam on both sides and a pull tab so you can ppop it out when you want it.

If you want the most options for seating style, get the 40/20/40. You can get covers for it, you and the side passenger can each set your seat close or far away (good for if you have a short short driver and a passenger on the basea team.).The center 20% is fixed.
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Re: Question about the seats... 40/20/40 vs. buckets

Thanks, what about the vinyl buckets, are they essentially vinyl captains chairs with a fixed center console and no center seat?
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Re: Question about the seats... 40/20/40 vs. buckets

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wickedsprint</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thanks, what about the vinyl buckets, are they essentially vinyl captains chairs with a fixed center console and no center seat? </div></div>

Correct.
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Re: Question about the seats... 40/20/40 vs. buckets

Ahh thanks. I'm thinking the 40/20/40 or the bench then since both recline. The 40's will probably be easier to slap cheapy seat covers on.
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Re: Question about the seats... 40/20/40 vs. buckets

If your looking at the ability to seat 3 in the front, you can not go wrong with the 40/20/40. Very comfortable for bench style seating, plus you get the added benefit of center counsel storage (or garbage collecting) and when there are only 1 or 2 in the truck you have a nice armrest and cupholders.
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Re: Question about the seats... 40/20/40 vs. buckets

So now I just have to decide if it is worth 4-500 bucks.
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Re: Question about the seats... 40/20/40 vs. buckets

def worth it
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Re: Question about the seats... 40/20/40 vs. buckets

If the 40/20/40 does in fact have the cup holders even on the vinyl version it is worth it as the ones in the dash get deleted if you have the stick shift.
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Re: Question about the seats... 40/20/40 vs. buckets

By the sound of it, you are looking at an XL. The new XL's at work, that have the buckets do not have armrest at all. Infact, the console is nothing more tan somthing that you could get from an autoparts store for less than $20. spend the exta and get the 40/20/40.If you prefer it afterwards you could sell the center seat and belts on E-Bay.
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Re: Question about the seats... 40/20/40 vs. buckets

Yes, I am looking at an XL..love those rubber floors. As far as the seats go, that clears up some info with the Vinyl buckets.

Looking at the build sheet it mentions that the full Bench with the integrated armrest has cupholders in the arm rest, but does not mention the Vinyl 40/20/40 as having cupholders. I know the cloth 40/20/40 has cup holders...just gotta verify with the vinyl.

I may just end up getting the Cloth bench if the cloth looks pretty well made, have not looked too close yet.
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Re: Question about the seats... 40/20/40 vs. buckets

I've had them both. I prefer the 40/20/40 due to the larger armrest area, plus the armrest extends farther from the seat back.

But just IMO.

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