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HOW MANY OF YOU CRUISE - MINUS THE REAR SEATS?

 
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Old 03 Oct 2010, 07:59 pm
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Since 2001, when it was new - - I have had both the rear leather seats out of the PT about 95% of the time.

Has anyone else done the same?

The leather seats add almost over 200 pounds of extra weight - and this could probably be the reason as to why the engine purrs like a kitten at over
167,000 miles....not having to "lug" around all that excess weight!

The seats have been kept folded and new, and have occupied the corner of the family room for years...once actually opened and used for a party!

Can anyone add to this?


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Old 03 Oct 2010, 11:57 pm
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Actually yes, although mine aren't leather. I've had them out a few times.

Maybe since I don't use them much I can just keep them out and save an MPG or two? Never thought of that.
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Old 04 Oct 2010, 06:27 am
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Only when needing to carry more than usual - like when we moved our son from college; otherwise they stay in, just might have a need.
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Old 04 Oct 2010, 09:47 pm
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I thought they only weighed 100lbs. If they are that heavy, its a performance mods too thats worth 2/10ths off the quarter mile
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Old 04 Oct 2010, 09:51 pm
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I'm no Superman, and I don't seem to be lugging that much weight out when I do remove my leather seats. I'd say 100 pounds combined ....

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I leave my rear seats out, and have a moving blanket spread out back there.
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In my 06 Convertible I took them out, they arent like fold and tumble in the regular PT, so I need the room for the dog. He can go thru the pass thru into the trunk area as his doggy cave.
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Old thread same subject. I was surprised how easy it was to take out the rear leather seats. I am used to having to take bolts out or something. Should of done this a while ago! I need to weigh them. My guess is around 100-115lbs! They are heavy!
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Old 07 Jul 2014, 04:45 pm
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Yeah, I tend to remove mine when I'm not expecting passengers. Oddly enough, my 60/40 split rear seats weigh almost exactly 60 pounds, and 40 pounds!
i leave mine out so i can fit an 8' ladder in there. put the seats in about 5x a year, only when needed.
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I thought of pulling the one behind the drivers seat to use for dog, just haven't decided about it yet.
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