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Stick w the single cab versions
Also whatever belt you get you need to get the receiver also, as the buckle changes year to year and you may not be able to plug a 03 belt into your 01 seat
Sometimes you can modify the buckle slightly with a grinder to make it work, but if you get both matching parts that will not be needed.
The mounting bracket needs to match your truck for two reasons:
1. safety, it needs to attach to the same bolt in the same spot so it will hold in accident
2. Length, lets say the extended cab belt bracket is 8" off the floor and your single cab is 2 off the floor...YOu may find the lack of about 6" of material leaving you with a belt waaaay tooo short to fit you in the seat (Ask me how I know)
Eddie Money wrote:
Keep the new guy questions coming. As time goes by old information needs to be updated. This being a newer forum, having the resources here will help the next guy. It also keeps things fresh in our minds when we reply. Eventually you will be the resource for the new new guys. We are all pretty passionate about our rangers and I doubt anyone here resents having the answers you seek
Thanks, good points I didn't think about. And thanks for not roasting me with all the questions lol. The VW forum I frequent guys get quickly flamed for not searching, but that forum has been around for 10+ years so 99% of the information is there aside from new models as they come out. Didn't realize this was a fairly new forum so I hope my questions and answers provided help future members.
2016 VW 2dr GTI S 6spd manual OEM+ Euro Mods
2001 XLT standard cab 2.3L 5spd 2wd stepside
I'd rather drive hard than park hard