Shoulder seatbelt in middle front 40/20/40 split bench

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Correct there will be some modifications that will need to take place.
Modifying a seat bracket that is all one welded piece for structural safety purposes is more than “some”. Plus, with piecing the seat together to get it to fit, you’re trading one decreased piece of safety for another. You’re going from no shoulder belt to a seat that’s been put together like legos in the hopes that it holds its structural integrity in a collision.
 

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Modifying a seat bracket that is all one welded piece for structural safety purposes is more than “some”. Plus, with piecing the seat together to get it to fit, you’re trading one decreased piece of safety for another. You’re going from no shoulder belt to a seat that’s been put together like legos in the hopes that it holds its structural integrity in a collision.

Good point, and sometimes it makes me wonder after reading all this that since it doesn’t sound like it’s a requirement to have a shoulder belt on the center front seat of anything that that means that there probably is no regulation on how strong they have to build that so I just wonder how strong the seat back is and how big of a person can sit there that in the event of a collision, is that seat back gonna be able to hold it self in that spot so that if you do run into something, the weight of that person’s body isn’t gonna overcome whatever it is that holds that seat back in it’s locked position.

At least in the backseat, the shoulder belt is anchored to the back of the cab. But since this design is kind of a carryover from like the old 98 ram I had where the driver and front passenger seat back is where the shoulder belt came out of, sometimes I wonder of how strong those setbacks were to not come forward with you if you got into a bad enough front collision accident. I guess it’s a good thing I never had a crash but m that truck because I would not wanna have to find out.


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For those interested I will do my best to create a YouTube Video of the modification as I have a feeling this will become a popular mod for the 4th Gen's where a family has 4 kids.
 

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For those interested I will do my best to create a YouTube Video of the modification as I have a feeling this will become a popular mod for the 4th Gen's where a family has 4 kids.
Awesome, we all need options and some modifications are obviously required regardless of the nay sayers.

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Interested. A while ago I spent a little time looking into how to add shoulder strap to middle seat, these new Ram seats with integrated shoulder straps seem most promising.

Have you had a chance to do any measurement/fitment tests?
 
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okay for an update. It was not a simple swap like I thought it was going to be.

I had to cut and reweld a bracket and then have new nutcerts installed in my truck to handle the back bracket. The electronics/wiring were different so I took them out of my factory 2018 and then inserted them into the 19.

I am expecting my leather covers next week and I will finally put my truck back together, it will be worth it but it has been a project.
 

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Pictures! Please lol... I totally want to do this to my 2016
 

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Reading through this got the gears turning. What about fabbing up a bracket that goes from one front seat rear inside mount to the other, mount the anurcia reel to that, add wiring if needed.

Then get 2 high strength SHEAR fastners to secure/lock seat back hinge in upright position that can be removed if you want armrest.
 

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Just installed a center bench seat with shoulder harness from a 2022 Ram 1500 into my Ram 2500. I had to make a couple of tweaks but it installed in about 3 hours.
 

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