Leather drivers seat too soft and bottoming out

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I bought my car used, and I think the previous owner was heavy. I am around 210 and the "ass print" in the cushion is wider than me, and with the stiffer suspension, the cushion suspension is doing more work than it used to and I can feel it or sort of "bottom" out.

I know to replace the passenger lower bunk, is an expensive proposition (around $1500 ish) the drivers side would be more.

Does anyone have a suggestion to stiffen it back up, besides replace it?

 

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I bought my car used, and I think the previous owner was heavy. I am around 210 and the "ass print" in the cushion is wider than me, and with the stiffer suspension, the cushion suspension is doing more work than it used to and I can feel it or sort of "bottom" out.

I know to replace the passenger lower bunk, is an expensive proposition (around $1500 ish) the drivers side would be more.

Does anyone have a suggestion to stiffen it back up, besides replace it?
hear me out,

I trade you factory cloth seats, in good condition. Looking to get an inch or two of head room, your seats seem to have had some "lowering"

Deal or no deal? ⚖
 
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Have an upholstery shop take a look at it, would be my suggestion.
I'll have to see if theres a shop near me that can do the work. Very annoying
 
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Thanks everyone for chiming in.

hear me out,

I trade you factory cloth seats, in good condition. Looking to get an inch or two of head room, your seats seem to have had some "lowering"

Deal or no deal? ⚖
I think i'll pass on that one lol
 

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I bought my car used, and I think the previous owner was heavy. I am around 210 and the "ass print" in the cushion is wider than me, and with the stiffer suspension, the cushion suspension is doing more work than it used to and I can feel it or sort of "bottom" out.

I know to replace the passenger lower bunk, is an expensive proposition (around $1500 ish) the drivers side would be more.

Does anyone have a suggestion to stiffen it back up, besides replace it?
Yeah.

Take it apart and replace the seat cushion material. Probably cost you $20.

Or pay someone $500 to do it for you.
 

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I bought my car used, and I think the previous owner was heavy. I am around 210 and the "ass print" in the cushion is wider than me, and with the stiffer suspension, the cushion suspension is doing more work than it used to and I can feel it or sort of "bottom" out.

I know to replace the passenger lower bunk, is an expensive proposition (around $1500 ish) the drivers side would be more.

Does anyone have a suggestion to stiffen it back up, besides replace it?
Check salvage yards for a seat. Should be easy to find one.
 

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Check salvage yards for a seat. Should be easy to find one.
Here's a complete set, 8k miles on them. $900 complete. Use what you need and resell the rest. Probably could break even or make a little profit.
Wouldn't is just be easier and cheaper just to get OP's seat bottom fixed?
 

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I know these are two completely different vehicles, but I just did our 03 Expedition (eddie bauer) a month ago, I did take the seat out of the unit for more room to work. This had heat and A/C seats also, so you have to make sure your cushion has the venting in the new cushion.
 

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Yeah.

Take it apart and replace the seat cushion material. Probably cost you $20.

Or pay someone $500 to do it for you.
@PC_GUARD it's not super difficult to disassemble these seats. I swapped my cloth seat covers for oem leather and have experience taking these seats apart. You can swap the cushions if you're even mildly mechanically inclined (like me). I bet you could do this in about two hours working at a leisurely pace.

The seat cushions aren't exactly inexpensive, $130 from Levittown that's a small price to pay to comfort your butt

Relevant CJPP VIDEO how to disassemble S550 seats. "You'll be back on the road in no time" :wink:
 
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Wouldn't is just be easier and cheaper just to get OP's seat bottom fixed?
Maybe, maybe not. Automotive upholstery work is not cheap. I'd bet a shop would charge at least $250 for it. If the OP were to get the seats I suggested it would probably take less than an hour to swap drivers seats and then resell the rest with his old drivers seat. I could conceivably see making a small profit with the only work being the actual swap and whatever is involved in selling/shipping the leftovers.
I guess it just depends on your individual preferences...
 

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Buy a new bottom cushion online. Remove your seat, flip it over and you'll see how easy this job is. I've reupholstered two Mustangs with OEM leather, and it took a few hours to do all the seats, but it's really not hard. The bottom cushion on a front seat is a snap. Save yourself a bundle, this is very DIY.
 

 
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