'16 or '17 Ram 1500: Install height adjustable bench seat into non-power bench truck?

'16 or '17 Ram 1500: Install height adjustable bench seat into non-power bench truck?

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    '16 or '17 Ram 1500: Install height adjustable bench seat into non-power bench truck?

    So I've been looking at trucks (new '16 and '17). One consistent thing among all of the ones I've driven (Chevy/GMC, Ram, Toyota, and Ford) is that I need a drivers seat with height adjustment (I'm tall and need to be able to bring the seat down).

    What I would like is a Ram 1500 Tradesman/Express with a height adjustable seat. From what It looks like...that option doesn't come up until the Bighorn package. My question (two parts): 1. Is it possible to swap a power bench seat out of a Bighorn into a Tradesman/Express, and 2. If it is possible, is it practical...or a bigger PITA than it's worth? Thank you.

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    My wife wants ours the other way around. I asked and think there is a standard wiring harness used for all models. Those without the power seat should still have the plug to put something in.

    Well I look long and hard under my Tradesman seat. There are multiple plugs under there NOT being used. Don't know what is what with them and did not pursue the issue any further.
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    I've got an SLT and it has the power seat, height adjustable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patroller8D View Post
    I've got an SLT and it has the power seat, height adjustable.
    There are not many SLT's in my area. It generally goes right from Tradesman/Express to Bighorn for the quad cabs. I'm not looking to order a truck, as I want to get something in a little under two weeks.

    Another option that I found is to just go with a '16 CPO Bighorn. I'd get all the options I want and come out the door less than a new Tradesman/Express.

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    Still looking. LOTS of SLT/Bighorns in my area, but few SLTs (base). None of them that I've seen have the power seat option.

    I'm a week out at this point. Leaning towards just getting a '16 CPO Bighorn.

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