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Old 10-08-2014, 06:24 PM
 
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As a follow up to my post about my car's bucket seats breaking down after 160K miles, if I don't replace the seats (and probably won't be able to), has anyone found any pads with seat and backing to attach to the seat that really make a difference? They sell some in the auto supply stores and elsewhere but who know if they are worth it.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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They usually aren't. Any automotive upholstery shop can re-foam your seat for a pretty low price.
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:10 AM
 
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I've tried all the patch solutions over the years. None worked as well as getting the seat fixed. Save the money and have it fixed right imo.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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TCgal, try a local salvage yard for newer seats?
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:27 AM
 
Location: NY
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They usually aren't. Any automotive upholstery shop can re-foam your seat for a pretty low price.
I second this. Any upholstery shop worth it's weight will be able to repair the seat for not too much investment. I wouldn't try to find the right pad. Maybe a really nice gel seat cushion/pad would help, but they are not cheap either and if they do not help... then your back to getting the seat fixed anyway.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:39 AM
 
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Sounds like the "quick fixes" just aren't worth it--was skeptical anyhow. Will check around about getting seats redone but anything over $100 is expensive for me.
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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In a lot of vehicles with bucket seats the pass side foam will interchange with driver side foam and it's usually not as used as the driver seat
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