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The Complete Guide to Upgrading Your 3rd Gen Dodge Ram Seats

Learn how to breathe new life into your 3rd Gen Dodge Ram with a seat upgrade. This guide provides all you need to know about seat replacement and customization.

Introduction: Why You Should Consider Upgrading

As 3rd Gen (2002-2008) Dodge Ram trucks age, so do their seats. Rather than spend a fortune restoring old seats, discover the benefits of upgrading to 4th Generation seats.

The Benefits of Upgrading to 4th Gen Seats

4th Gen seats offer improved ergonomics, better materials, and a more modern look. They are also easier to find, making your upgrade both sensible and economical.

What We Offer

We have an extensive collection of 2009-2018 Ram Seats, Center Consoles, and Jump Seats. For those looking to stand out, our Custom Seat Build department will assist you from design to installation. Need help? Feel free to Contact Us.

Seat Swap Step-by-Step Guide

Follow this step-by-step guide to upgrade your seats successfully.

Step 1:Remove your current seats

Dodge Ram Truck with Seats Removed

 Now is as good of a time as ever to clean your carpet or replace it.


Step 2: Determine what wiring needs to be done, if any.

Dodge Ram Truck Seat Wiring Harness

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Step 3: Place the new seats in and bolt the console to the passengers track

Step 4: Rotate the front bracket

Ram Seat Swap - Bracket Rotated

 This bracket will hit the OEM Floor cupholder if not turned.


Step 5: Bolt down the seats.

Ram Seat Swap - Seats Installed

Most people opt not to add any bolts to the Jump seat as it holds on very well using the two bolts that are on there already from the passengers seat. Since the seat belts are mounted to the Drivers and Passengers seat, and not the jump seat, it's not really a safety issue. You can always through-bolt to the body if it makes you more comfortable.

Step 6: Reconnect the Electricals

Verify that the new power and ground connections are connected and test all functions.

Step 7: Final Check and Test Drive

Before hitting the road, make sure all bolts are tightened and all functions are working as expected.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I install the seats myself?

    Yes, our guide aims to assist DIY enthusiasts in installing the seats. However, for complex customizations, professional help is advised. Check out our seven tips for a successful seat swap.

  • What tools will I need?

    A standard socket set, wrenches, and a torque wrench should suffice for most installations.

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