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Old 01-17-2010, 09:18 AM   #1
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Auto shifter extension?

After raising my seat 2" (cause I'm short, no body lift) I've found that the shifter is too far away. Even tho its an auto I still tend to rest my hand on the shifter while driving and often manually shift when driving in the mountains. I've seen extensions for manual trannys but so far nothing for the auto since it has the safety button on the side. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:34 AM   #2
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It wouldn't be as simple as just making the shifter handle longer, there's a flexible rod inside that the push-button uses to take it out of Park, etc. so making the handle longer would take some work/fabrication. You could move the whole shifter back a few inches however which would also require you move the console back the same distance.

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Old 01-17-2010, 09:36 AM   #3
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How did you raise your seat 2 inches? I like the adjustable height in the new Jeeps. Would love to have that.
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Well I fabbed some 2" tall blocks out of some really dense nylon stock we have at work. The nylon is 1/5" wide so I cut pieces that were square and drilled down through them. Then went to Lowe's and bought grade 8 hardware that was 2" longer and assembled. I find that I crane my neck a lot when I'm off road and then when I get home I'm grumpy b/c my neck is killing me and I have a headache. You can buy pre-made kit from 4WD.com that are made of aluminum but I made mine for about $18 vs. $60 for the kit.

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Maybe this will work better....

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Old 01-18-2010, 06:37 PM   #6
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I'd like to have the adjustable one's in the new jeeps. But heck that'll work.
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I've seen people use hockey pucks also.
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Big write-up about pucks not being a good idea. I went with 1 1/2" blocks myself but have also been dealing with the shifter issue.
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Big write-up about pucks not being a good idea. I went with 1 1/2" blocks myself but have also been dealing with the shifter issue.
You realize they're talking about hockey pucks for a seat lift and not a body lift, right?
I don't see any reason (other than the diameter may be a bit of a fit issue) hockey pucks would be a bad idea for an easy to find seat lift.
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Again, would you trust pucks to not shear or otherwise self-destruct if you get into an accident? And grade 8 (or equiv) bolts.

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