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Old 02-07-2008, 01:58 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if the 2nd row bucket sets can be replaced with a 2nd row bench seat in a 07 tahoe? And what is involved in the swap? I have finally found the right truck for me, except that its got bucket seats and I NEED a bench seat in the 2nd row. I would think that the mounting brackets would be the same for either configuration, but I need to know for sure.

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Old 02-07-2008, 10:39 AM   #2
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i believe they have the same bracket. why do you NEED it so badly? just curious...
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:20 AM   #3
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Does anyone know if the 2nd row bucket sets can be replaced with a 2nd row bench seat in a 07 tahoe? And what is involved in the swap? I have finally found the right truck for me, except that its got bucket seats and I NEED a bench seat in the 2nd row. I would think that the mounting brackets would be the same for either configuration, but I need to know for sure.

Thanks everyone,
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I looked at doing this as well and I'll let you know what I gathered from various forums. To swap you need to acquire the following from the same wheelbase vehicle (tahoe to tahoe, not suburban to tahoe):

bench seat
brackets for bench seat
plastic (?) panels that go on top of brackets

From what I've read and seen in pictures and seen at the dealer, the bench seat has an extra bracket towards the middle of the floor to secure it to the vehicle. Also, the covering panels are different. You aren't able to simply find a bench seat and do the swap. Also, people have assumed that the mounting points for the additional bracket are present on bucket equipped vehicles, you would need to remove the panels and maybe some of the carpeting to gain access and secure the new bracket to the vehicle floor. I haven't seen confirmation of this though nor have I read of anybody actually completing this switch.

I don't know if you could find a bench from a yukon and put it into a tahoe, it seems like it would work (provided it isn't from a yukon xl), but no one has confirmed.

I hope this helps. The consesus is that this could be done but haven't seen it done yet.

Good luck and keep us updated!

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Old 02-07-2008, 12:13 PM   #4
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i believe they have the same bracket. why do you NEED it so badly? just curious...
We chose a 2nd row bench for the pure fact that it is easier to fit three people in the second row bench than in the 3rd row bench. It makes it more comfortable for all having a bench rather than buckets.
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I don't know if it can be done or not but I have the second row bench and would love to trade for buckets. Providing it can be done fairly easily.
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We chose a 2nd row bench for the pure fact that it is easier to fit three people in the second row bench than in the 3rd row bench. It makes it more comfortable for all having a bench rather than buckets.


I plan on taking out the 3rd row seats most of the time, and only using them 2 or 3 times a year. I will need the extra space in the back for stuff and tools (believe it or not, I will be using this as a "truck"). So, with no 3rd row, and only bucket sets in the 2nd row it only seats 4 people, which is not good enough for my situation. In addition, I like the way the bench "separates" the passenger area from the "trunk" of the vehicle. It provides a visual, and a physical barrier between passengers and all my junk that will be in the back at any given time.
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I don't know if it can be done or not but I have the second row bench and would love to trade for buckets. Providing it can be done fairly easily.

What color and material are your seats?
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What color and material are your seats?
Tan
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Tan is no good. I want the dark ebony color.
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NEWBIE question

I have a 10 ltz with heated pwr folding bucket
I want to replace with bench, can I get a pwr and heated seat? Anyone know the part #
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