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Old 10-18-2014, 12:49 PM   #1
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A (Literal) Pain In The Rear

My 2006 Silverado 2500 D/A is utterly reliable and a joy to tow with. The only problem I have with the truck is its seats: there never was much lumbar support in them, and after 8 years of use thereís even less. Which means I have one stiff back waiting for me at the end of a day of driving. Stuffing a small pillow between the seat and my lower back helps some, but itís not particularly comfortable nor is it safely adjustable when driving.

I suspect that others have run into this problem and solved it in some clever way they wouldn't mind sharing with me. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 10-18-2014, 01:04 PM   #2
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Hi Don, we bought these mesh back supports for all three of our cars and have used them for several years. I think they were five bucks each at the flea market.

Travelon Cool Mesh Back Support System | drugstore.com
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Old 10-18-2014, 01:05 PM   #3
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This is what my wife uses and swears by:

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Old 10-18-2014, 01:08 PM   #4
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I have had power bucket seats in several Silverado trucks I've owned. They have been very comfortable, especially the leather covered in my 2014. All have had good adjustable lumbar support. I've done several 10-12 hour days behind the wheel, in comfort. Once, I let a dealer talk me into the bench seats in a 2012-2500. I really did not like those seats! (same literal pain in the rear & back)
You could search some salvage yards to find some newer buckets and a console that fit your particular truck. I think all Silverados are pre-wired for power seats.
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Old 10-18-2014, 01:36 PM   #5
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Also auto upholstery shops can custom fit support, in various densities and shapes, under the existing seat cover. I have had quite a few customers, over the years, with injuries and disabilities who needed some mods. Never had a problem at a custom upholstery shop getting it resolved.
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Old 10-19-2014, 09:09 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the help. Now that I have some leads, I'll look at solving the problem. As usual, Air Forums comes through. Maybe it's time to start a Christmas list.
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