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Timeisaflatcircle
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Anyone help identify these rear seats?

Post by Timeisaflatcircle » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:38 am

Hi, I've been searching for the right Eco-boost for a long time. I saw these seats and I suspect its a swap, but are these regular Taurus rear seats? They look different. Anyone know what it takes to swap in? $$$?

Many thanks.
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GhostRider
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Re: Anyone help identify these rear seats?

Post by GhostRider » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:08 pm

Looks like a custom job to me
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Re: Anyone help identify these rear seats?

Post by TerryY » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:52 pm

Look like SEL seats http://www.ebay.com/itm/2015-Ford-Tauru ... dO&vxp=mtr

Wandering thru the Ebay Tauruses the SE's look to be plain vinyl and some of the SEL's appear to have cloth inserts. Limited and SHO appear to be all leather.

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Re: Anyone help identify these rear seats?

Post by kyledooley » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:32 am

Regular civilian Taurus cloth seats. You can swap them in, everything bolts in, but you have to harvest all the hardware from the donor car, and the side bolster panels, because they are 60/40 split folding, which PIS are not, but other than that, you're good to go.

You also have to remove the PIS rear-impact cross beam or the civilian seats will not fit over it. This will drop your rear impact rating to civilian level (as opposed to 75mph of the police version).

I've been researching this for a while, so if you have any Q's, PM me and I'll do my best to help.

Kyle

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Re: Anyone help identify these rear seats?

Post by GhostRider » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:14 pm

kyledooley wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:32 am
You also have to remove the PIS rear-impact cross beam or the civilian seats will not fit over it. This will drop your rear impact rating to civilian level (as opposed to 75mph of the police version).

I've been researching this for a while, so if you have any Q's, PM me and I'll do my best to help.

Kyle
Question/thought on this. The PI Sedan seats seem to have the space for the cross member carved in to the foam underneath. Whats to say you cant carve out the same space on the retail Taurus seats and make them fit?
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Re: Anyone help identify these rear seats?

Post by TerryY » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:20 pm

The two adult passengers that have been in my back seat would prefer the bracing removed. After an hour they looked really pained.

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Re: Anyone help identify these rear seats?

Post by kyledooley » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:48 pm

GhostRider wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:14 pm
kyledooley wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:32 am
You also have to remove the PIS rear-impact cross beam or the civilian seats will not fit over it. This will drop your rear impact rating to civilian level (as opposed to 75mph of the police version).

I've been researching this for a while, so if you have any Q's, PM me and I'll do my best to help.

Kyle
Question/thought on this. The PI Sedan seats seem to have the space for the cross member carved in to the foam underneath. Whats to say you cant carve out the same space on the retail Taurus seats and make them fit?
Valid question, and, yes, possible, but it is terribly uncomfortable. My stepson sat in mine for a day trip and he was definitely in pain. Carving out the civilian seats basically ends up being identical to Pis seats. It's basically just fabric over those parts where the beam is. My kids are both in high back booster seats, but if I still have this car when the oldest grows out of his, I'm going to do the swap.

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