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?
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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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.
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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