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Old 10-12-2017, 08:01 AM   #11
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I have a '13 XLT and the seats are, in fact, very different from any other trucks on the road. They are way too curvy and have too much bolster. They may work OK in a Mustang GT or something, but I'm shocked they put this stuff in a pickup truck. Oh, and I have power seats also.

Give it some time and try different adjustments and you may find something you like. There should be a lumbar adjustment on the side, try playing with that also.
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I'm also one of those who absolutely HATE the XLT seats. Really stiff and no support. I never had any pain on any of the seats of the 10+ cars I've owned in my life, but when I picked up my 2017 F150 at the dealership, that's the first thing I noticed after a 1 hour drive.

Hopefully they'll get softer with time and use like couches do.
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While I don't have the XLT, the Lariat seats are also uncomfortable, but I did find a cure for mine. I added 2" of egg crate foam padding under the cushion. I found it at Walmart, its 1/2" padding for a twin bed that cost $8. Was rather easy to do too, just take the side cover off, reach up under and slip the clips off the pan, slip the foam under the cushion, and reclip it all.
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I'll look into this. I know exactly what your talking about. Thanks

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While I don't have the XLT, the Lariat seats are also uncomfortable, but I did find a cure for mine. I added 2" of egg crate foam padding under the cushion. I found it at Walmart, its 1/2" padding for a twin bed that cost $8. Was rather easy to do too, just take the side cover off, reach up under and slip the clips off the pan, slip the foam under the cushion, and reclip it all.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:38 PM   #15
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I agree to that the seats in the F150 suck.

I should have swapped seats out of my Explorer and put them in the F150 LOL
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I'm coming from 11 years in a Ranger. My new XL STX has Cadillac seats! They are very comfortable, firm in the right places. Everybody is built different, I dont see any problems.

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My dad got a 2015 f150 I rode in it once and thought it had the best seats in in, finally two years later I got a 2017. I have put 2000 miles on it I two weeks and I love the seats. Compared to my Nissan Titan the seats are awesome, personal preference can vary but I just find it hard to believe you find the seats so miserable.
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It could be your back got used to your previous vehicle's seat.

Maybe the accelerator/brake pedals need to be adjusted along with the seats.
Those pedals are adjustable you know.

My XLT was a mild pain in the back UNTIL i played around with all the adjustments and then my back just got used to it.
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My dad got a 2015 f150 I rode in it once and thought it had the best seats in in, finally two years later I got a 2017. I have put 2000 miles on it I two weeks and I love the seats. Compared to my Nissan Titan the seats are awesome, personal preference can vary but I just find it hard to believe you find the seats so miserable.
What year Titan? I liked those seats. Not the best but don't remember any issues with em either. They were the nylon whatever fabric (not leather).

I loved that truck tho. Talk about power! Would eat Fords/RAMS/Chevys everyday all day. Shame that Nissan didn't invest as much time/money/energy into the Titan for so many years. They could have been a serious contender for a good chunk of those let off years.
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