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I bought one of these back of the seat tables from Aliexpress. They are about $400 delivered so it took me a while to decide on picking one up. I have 1 kid and we are outfitted mostly to support only one rear passenger. With that in mind I only bought one table for the passenger seat. We'll see how it goes and if we want to add a second after I eventually add my 4th rail and support two captains chairs in the second row.

Generally, I think it's well built. There were no instructions, but it wasn't very hard. There is a bracket to install that uses existing holes in the seat frame. To wire hold downs are occupying the outside edge on the seat so you just pop the clips out. I decided I'd install the clips over the upholstery and foam because I didn't think there would be a way to pull the upholstery tie down tabs back down after the bracket was installed. The new back plastic slips in an you bolt the table hinges to the bracket. That required a modification. The hinges had some plastic bushings that were snug on the screws. That gives zero play on the screws to go into the bracket and made installing the screws impossible. I removed the bushings to get a little play and that worked a lot better. The bottom screws on the back plastic on these seats both OEM and these are the biggest PITA. I curse the design as the screw flops about and wont stay on a screw driver while you try to align holes you cannot see. Took my 30 minutes to get 2 screws in.

The only thing that is not working out is the seat upholstery has a splined hold down and the new part doesn't accept it correctly. I'll have to figure that out.

The table has a more "executive" feel than utilitarian. The surface is stitched vinyl rather than hard abs plastic. Overall, I like it. It's solid and feels OEM.

*forgive the mess and smudges. I was lucky to have taken any photos :)


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That wood tone one is cool. I might have picked that one if I had bought 2 with the idea I would wrap the wood part with some other treatment. I like that trim and I think it helps to style the bulge of the back panel. I did not see that one when I ordered a month or so back. Of course the shipping on that one is pretty expensive. At the time I ordered I paid about 100 for shipping. I've found many of the vendors list the same product more than once with different pricing and shipping. It pays to click around to find the best combination. I'd also reach out to the vendor through the chat feature and ask them if they will do a different price/shipping rate.

I got the second one. I cannot vouch for them and I even had to think about telling you which one I bought. So far I've been pretty lucky with these purchases, but I can't say anyone else will be lucky.
 

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Do you have that trim on your dash? I opted not to get the trim on my cargo, but with the multifunction steering wheel I got trim surrounds on the gauges. Strangely, the paddle shifters are aluminum (look?) too, as are the window and mirror switches on the armrests. Everything else is good ole black plastique. That aluminum look trim does look good IMHO.
Only in a few places like the steering wheel. I don't have it around the vents. I think touches in a few places works. You can go crazy and put it everywhere with all the pieces available. At first I thought to do some, but changed my mind when thinking I like all the panels to disappear at night. There is one bezel for the doors you can get that can support a light on the bottom side. They look interesting.

I am waiting on my silver cup holder cover. I'm not interested in the silver color, but I'm curious what that's going to look like in person. I got the piece to use it to hold a rubber sheet between it and the actual cup holder to hold smaller cans and bottles in place. I'm also happy to epoxy ram mounts to it. It's just stuck down with vhb tape I guess. I thought I would spray it black or maybe fall in love with the chrome look....

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I think for the big seat back with table the trim works to make the shape look more stylish. With a pair it would look nice. I do like the wood look and would have it if the van was an executive passenger van with the recliner seats.
 

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I like those as well, but I think they are going to show scratches more than plastic. I'd like to have something that was removable to clean. Pop it off and hit it with the pressure washer and snap it back.
 

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Do you have a name for the part that I can search on AliExpress?
This post up thread shows some results

 

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I got the cup holder silver cover. It fits nice, but instead of the two piece part I got their upgraded one piece part. Not what I wanted. Oh well.

When I get home after the holiday I'll post some pics. I have a love hate relationship with the cup holder and am close to deleting it and adding a Ram mount rail over an oem flat block off plate. I have Ram drink holders and phone mounts that may work better. The only upside of the oem drink holder is that it holds a lot of spilled liquid.
 
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