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Old 02-06-2010, 06:38 PM   #1
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Improve seat comfort of 2004 F150 ?

We live in Seattle.

We have 2004 F150 FX4 with cloth power seats. It's in great shape and only 35k miles. Use it soley to pull our 25 foot Safari. Our usual trips are 180 - 350 miles one way so 3 - 7 hours of driving. With once a year a long trip of 600-1000 miles one way.

The issue is that my wife gets uncomfortable within an hour due to lack of good lower cushion support especially lack of lateral thigh support. We tried a shaped cushion from the Backstore which didn't help. Today we drove new Ford and Silverado pickups. She said makes no $'s sense to get new $45k truck simply for better seats and backup camera. I agree except we need a solution for improving the front passenger seat.

Looking for suggestions on how to improve the passenger seat in the 2004 F150.

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Old 02-06-2010, 06:55 PM   #2
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:57 PM   #3
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How about a 2 inch piece of memory foam cut to fit?
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:19 PM   #4
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leave the wife home. seriously though my 08 has got crappy seats also, i just use the memory foam cut down for my back
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:36 AM   #5
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We live in Seattle.

We have 2004 F150 FX4 with cloth power seats.

Looking for suggestions on how to improve the passenger seat in the 2004 F150.

thanks,

Ken
You're not going to like what I have to say, but I looked at a new Ford truck in '07, could NOT stand the seats, so I bought a GMC. (I have a bad back)

Seriously though, like easyride said, you could find a seat in a junk yard that is comfortable, no matter the brand of truck, and have it recovered and installed into your '04 Ford.
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We would sometimes get similar requests at the Chevy Store.

Would refer our customers to some of the handicap van conversion facilities in our area.

There are several aftermarket seat manufacturers they may be able to recommend.
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Seat comfort issues were such that I seriously considered selling one of my cars. So, I recently had some seats built from scratch. A built in lumbar support along with a change in the seat angle was the answer.

There are some good aftermarket seats that will bolt in or you get with a good trim shop that can rebuild the F-150 seats to your liking.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:00 AM   #8
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I am reading this thread with interest. The seats in my 2000 Excursion look comfortable but after a few hours sitting in one of them, I am all bowed up.
There is a blow up lumbar support, but it pushes my back the wrong way.
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The seats in my 2009 F150 Lariat are comfortable with a power lumbar support. My suggestion is to check part yards for a wrecked one. Also, Tasca Ford in NJ has a website and good prices on new parts.
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