Softer ride seat required for Prado 120.

Submitted: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 23:39
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I am going for a back operation in 2 weeks and want to get a new seat for my 120 Prado for when I can get back into 4WDing.
Does anyone know of seats like trucks have with a gas or pneumatic suspension which can be fitted into a Prado.
I need a softer ride for corrugations and potholes than a standard seat can offer.
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Reply By: Member - Sanantone - Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 08:58

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 08:58
Before you go to that expense, have a look at Air Hawk cushion seats (about $100?), I use it on my bike for long trips, it works a treat. I will be trialing in my car in a few weeks.
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Follow Up By: JR - Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 19:33

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 19:33
Stratos LTSS is good option, expensive but great for my back issue, really does reduce vibration
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Follow Up By: Mick T3 - Monday, May 26, 2014 at 12:34

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 12:34
This is good advice. My back is a little tender, also, but $2200 for a new seat had me worried. One or two hundred no worries.
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Monday, May 26, 2014 at 09:23

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 09:23
Ben if you'll be at Wednesday night's meeting why not ask the question then?

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Reply By: Member - Balvenie Pastoral - Monday, May 26, 2014 at 16:04

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 16:04
G,day Ben,
I had a similar problem and fitted the seats from a Volvo XC70 into my 120.
There was a bit of mucking around and the politically correct will say it is non compliant as you have to "fool" the seat belt warning lights and do a temporary mount modification. My Insurance Company was OK with it.
I had those seats in 2, 120's and for me they were brilliant. If you want to go down this track I suggest you contact me "Off Forum" and I will tell you what I did.
I now have a 150 and its seats are good and my op was a success... good luck with yours
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Follow Up By: mack c - Sunday, Jun 08, 2014 at 18:00

Sunday, Jun 08, 2014 at 18:00
Hi.
The Patrol have great seats as standard.
But I fitted a STRATOS Orthoepaedic Suspension seat as we did loong daily trips IE 1000\1100 average. with 6.5mtr van.
Point A to Point B mostly.

That seat with it's sprung rear suspension and inflatable adjustable Lumbar support was the best ever. I've ordered one for my D-Max.

I've used a few over the decades in trucks in different country's.
The Stratos is about the best. And the actual seat unit is also replacable sectionally to suit. Super supportive and comfortable.
Not cheap but worth every penny.

I left drivers window open one day. Neighbors tom cat jumped in and bleep on my seat . (Hint Hint) They never argued. Just said bring invoice for less than orig seat and we'll cover it.

My seatbelt warning light comes on all the time but no noise.
I have excemption for belts so I'm legal.
The seat sections can be replaced to suit different parts of your body too.
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