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02-22-2009, 09:13 AM #1
Adding a middle front seat to a Suburban
We're looking for a Suburban/Yukon XL, and we really like the 9 passenger configuration. We came across a good deal on a 2003 Yukon XL, but it's an 8 passenger (two front, three middle, three rear).
We're wondering about just buying this one and replacing the center console in the front with a middle seat. I was curious if anybody here has tried that, or has thoughts on that? I found these after-market seats:
Think this would work?
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02-22-2009, 12:54 PM #2
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Sounds like you might want to find a bench seat to replace the two captains chairs up in the front row. I'm sure you can find someone who doesn't want the bench and wants the captains chairs.
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02-22-2009, 01:56 PM #3
i am really not sure that a bench was offered after the redisgn in 01 but i could be wrong99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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02-22-2009, 04:26 PM #4
Even if the bench wasn't offered on the suburban, it was available in the trucks. I would get a center jumpseat out ofa 2000-2006 tahoe/yukon or 1999-2006 silverado/sierra. If you look around enough - check ebay and scrapyards, you should be able to find a good deal on one in good condition.
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02-23-2009, 06:53 AM #5
So, it sounds like nobody is very excited on using this center console seat?
Everybody recommends finding a used seat or bench out of a GM vehicle?
02-23-2009, 08:40 AM #6
Those center seats are pretty cool, but expensive. I would go with trying to find a used stock replacement like everyone else suggested, it would probably be cheaper.
02-23-2009, 11:41 AM #7
I just sourced a seat from a 2000+ rig center console/seat. I think I paid $235 from ebay said and done after shipping.
My Burb is a 1998 though. It seems a bit wide. Maybe you'd be interested in it if I can't get it to fit?
02-23-2009, 12:56 PM #8
02-23-2009, 03:48 PM #9
I'm pretty sure this will bolt right up in your Burb.
I took a chance, since the auction said '98-'06. I was pretty sure the bolt locations aren't right, but figure I could make it work. The pictures are deceiving though. In person this seat is much wider than what it looked like online.
I haven't had a chance to take off my seats to see if I can wedge them in place, but I was leaning toward taking it to a shop to see if they can modify it to get it to work. I like this seat because it has a storage bin still, while the aftermarket ones I've seen are just a seat and a couple of cup holders.
02-24-2009, 06:55 PM #10
Tried to respond to your private message...
Short answer is that we're not in a hurry, just let us know how things go at the shop if you take it in to see if they can make it work.
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