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Hi All,

I have seen the thread regarding front seat comfort, but it seems to be geared to the folks that find the front seats lean too far back.
The lean is fine for me. My issue is strictly comfort related.

I have a 2018 Colorado LT V6 CCSB and arthritis in my left hip (...butt pain...).
I have an extended driving trip planned for Feb/22, and am looking for any suggestions regarding seat modifications, or additions that may assist me sitting and driving for about 8 hours/day.

The OEM seats don't seem to be too padded. I am 5'7 and around 155 lbs, and am used to driving long distances.

Any suggestions to ease my (butt bone...) pain? Thanks!
 

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You can install a dead pedal to rest your left foot on. look in the How to Section for some pictures

edit, I just googled "Chevy Colorado dead pedal" and there are 6 threads on it in the forum
here is a picture of one guys dead pedal

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Hi All,

I have seen the thread regarding front seat comfort, but it seems to be geared to the folks that find the front seats lean too far back.
The lean is fine for me. My issue is strictly comfort related.

I have a 2018 Colorado LT V6 CCSB and arthritis in my left hip (...butt pain...).
I have an extended driving trip planned for Feb/22, and am looking for any suggestions regarding seat modifications, or additions that may assist me sitting and driving for about 8 hours/day.

The OEM seats don't seem to be too padded. I am 5'7 and around 155 lbs, and am used to driving long distances.

Any suggestions to ease my (butt bone...) pain? Thanks!
You need someone heavier than you to put some seat time in and soften it up. I found the seat cushions to be over firm in my truck, but they softened up after 5-6k miles. But I weigh 195 lbs. Rent yourself a fat chauffeur for a month and see if that helps.
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In all seriousness, a thin memory foam pad may help.
 

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I am unclear about what exactly is the problem. There are a number of seat covers/cushions/supports on the market which i have used over the years in my beater vehicles, but i wan to better understand what causes you the discomfort to make a better recommendation.

just as an example, and what i had in my old jeep (with 300k miles on it and SHOT seats...) - we have a purple brand matress at home that we LOVE and they sell seat cushions - and it was awesome in my jeep.


that may or may not be good for you. can you help narrow down the discomfort?
 

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Hi All,

I have seen the thread regarding front seat comfort, but it seems to be geared to the folks that find the front seats lean too far back.
The lean is fine for me. My issue is strictly comfort related.

I have a 2018 Colorado LT V6 CCSB and arthritis in my left hip (...butt pain...).
I have an extended driving trip planned for Feb/22, and am looking for any suggestions regarding seat modifications, or additions that may assist me sitting and driving for about 8 hours/day.

The OEM seats don't seem to be too padded. I am 5'7 and around 155 lbs, and am used to driving long distances.

Any suggestions to ease my (butt bone...) pain? Thanks!
Amazon sells memory foam cushions. I use one also i do not put my wallet in my back pocket for trips longer than an hour the pain is horrible. Good luck finding a fix. I feel your pain!

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Well, I just replaced some bone with a chrome-moly unit and solved my hip problem.

As for the Colorado, you probably need to give a bit more of a description. I'm not a big guy myself (5'10" - 155 lbs) but I can find (especially before I replaced the hip) that some tighter vehicles don't allow me to shift around enough to keep things loose and happy. So that's one kind of problem. That kind of problem can be tougher to solve.

If it's just a matter of cushion and numb butt, I concur with the others to try either a commercial seat pad, or try cutting some memory foam and mess with that. The Colorado seats are pretty firm.
 

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If it’s the hip and butt pain, I would say try a foam donut similar to the one for hemorrhoids. It will add some cushions. Or just take one of the smaller throw pillow from your couch and test it out. See how it feel.
 

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FYI: he has a 2018 which has softer more comfortable seats then the 2020-2021's
they changed the seats in 2020 breaking the seats in with a fat guy may not be needed...
 
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The Colorado seats are on the firm side and cause back pain for me on long trips. I've experimented with seat settings and I raise the front of the seat bottom up as far as it will go and lower the back of the seat bottom about 3/4 the way down. That combined with a slight rearward recline on the seat back have helped me immensely. Your results may vary.
 

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Do you have heated seats? I have a bit of sciatic nerve and hip pain, combination of overdoing stuff, old injuries and age. I run the seatback heater on medium or low almost all the time I'm in the truck. It really helps. It's fantastic that you can operate the seat back heat element separate from the bum warmer, one of my favorite little Canyon/Coli features. I don't know if any other brands have this.
 

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The seat covers can be loosened up by releasing the plastic clips on the bottom edges of the fabric. mine came out by themselves. I found the seat more comfortable so I leave them loose.

As for hip replacement, unless you have other complications, get it done.
I used to be a TSA officer. When we got the hips and legs and prosthetics, I had to do the physical pat downs. I started asking the hips about their surgery outcomes. With very few exceptions, the majority said it is well worth it, should have done it earlier, etc. That was 17 years ago. medical just keeps getting better and more effective. Its probably out patient surgery by now.

Im sure you know about the drugs like Moxicam. Not good long term for your liver.
Get your ball joints fixed.
 

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The seat covers can be loosened up by releasing the plastic clips on the bottom edges of the fabric. mine came out by themselves. I found the seat more comfortable so I leave them loose.

As for hip replacement, unless you have other complications, get it done.
I used to be a TSA officer. When we got the hips and legs and prosthetics, I had to do the physical pat downs. I started asking the hips about their surgery outcomes. With very few exceptions, the majority said it is well worth it, should have done it earlier, etc. That was 17 years ago. medical just keeps getting better and more effective. Its probably out patient surgery by now.
It ain't quite outpatient, but I was out of the hospital after one night. I agree in general, if you have a replacement specialist surgeon recommending a replacement, then get it done.

I had mine replaced on February 15th. In less that two weeks I felt better than I had pre-surgury and now (7 weeks) I'm at 90%......just a small limp because the adductor and glutes are still weak. Research the new highly crosslinked polyethelene cups they've been using for the past 20 years. I'm young (really young by hip replacement standards) and I have no guarantee that I won't suffer a revision in 20-25 years. But even so the odds are nothing like they were over 20 years ago.

I had no choice.....an injury caused my femur to die. But I gotta say of all the major arthoplasties performed this one seems to have the easiest recovery and be the most successful.
 

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just as an example, and what i had in my old jeep (with 300k miles on it and SHOT seats...) - we have a purple brand matress at home that we LOVE and they sell seat cushions - and it was awesome in my jeep.

https://purple.com/seat-cushions
that may or may not be good for you. can you help narrow down the discomfort?
Thanks so much everyone for all of your suggestions; much appreciated!

My best buddy has quite a few pounds on me, so maybe I can convince him to drive around in the truck for a few weeks! LOL!
I will definitely look into the Purple seat options...I had no idea about that so THANKS ALOT!!
Also , the dead pedal would help too for sure as well....THANKS Hunter62!!

The problem is like a pain directly in the cheek of my ass (I know ....kinda like a bunch of other annoying stuff...), that I think some kind of a softer seat would help with. I do get some relief by moving around as well, so I think that the combo of the Purple seat cushions and the dead pedal, will hopefully do the trick.
Not at the surgery point yet; but I'm sure that will be in my future too!
Thanks again!
 

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Base seats are horrible, one one the reasons I went with slt, for the power lumbar and heated seats.
4.5 hrs twice a week atm, and the heat on back stays on, I would be fine if it was wired to come on with the key lol.
Anither idea, if you find something good for a lumbar support makes a big difference.
My work truck i keep a inflatable pillow I grabbed from a spare air mattress, can inflate and move to where is more comfortable, doesn't make the bottom any softer, but definitely helps the comfort, and the firm bottom of seat less noticeable.
 

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While not a 2nd gen. owner, I've found that good lumbar support and setting the seat more upright, really helps. I'm 6'3" and a wee bit over 250 (ok I'm a fat guy :(). I took a worn out Colorado 1000 miles in a bit over 13 hours and didn't experience any of the butt issues I used to get before really using the lumbar support. I've had a knee replaced so I sit funny in the seat anyway due to that.
 
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Get that fat trifold leather wallet full of cards you don't use out of your back pocket.
 

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