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Old 03-21-2014, 02:03 AM   #1
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2014 JKU Seat Height Riser/tilt? HELP

So after a long wait we just picked up our new Willy Wheeler. So far we love it, that being said it's only been a few hours. Anyway, we both noticed the seats are very low. We are both 5'9". The drivers side maxed out to the top works ok but the passenger side is very low. Please direct me to a thread or ideas. I have done a bunch of searches on this site and google but I am only finding risers for TJ's? In a perfect word they would be higher and also have a slight tilt so the front is higher. They feel very flat.

Any help or direction is appreciated. It seems some spacers would be an easy fix, but slightly taller in the front than the back for a little angle.

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Interesting, I have the opposite problem. Mine is lowered all the way and I'm looking out of the top 25% of the windshield.
I'm 5'11"

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Old 03-21-2014, 06:21 AM   #3
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Interesting, I have the opposite problem. Mine is lowered all the way and I'm looking out of the top 25% of the windshield. I'm 5'11"
I wish the passenger seat was adjustable vertically. I have noticed that my drivers seat slowly lowers itself over a few days.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:21 AM   #4
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I noticed the same thing.

While I haven't pursued such, I was wondering if the UK destined Wranglers have a height adjustor on the other side; their driver's side? If so, there should be a right-hand side part, with its P/N, from Jeep itself.

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In a perfect word they would be higher and also have a slight tilt so the front is higher. They feel very flat.
Its even worse. I don't know if you noticed this yet, but as you raise the height of the seat, the back raises more than the front, tilting the seat a bit even more forward.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:09 AM   #5
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I just. Had a cool idea, just buy a RHD jeep seat and put it on the drivers side. Would that work because that would be awsome.
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So, I have a problem with my Jeep where I can't keep the drivers seat height up. I adjust it to where I want it and over the course of a few days it slowly gets lower and lower. I tested this by putting the seat height all the way up and sure enough after a few days I was able to raise it again.

I'm 6'2" and I like sitting up high.
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I have the same problem and I think it's because when you slide out of the Jeep the seat foam compresses and you push the height adjuster down, which after several times the seat is lower!
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i have the same problem and i think it's because when you slide out of the jeep the seat foam compresses and you push the height adjuster down, which after several times the seat is lower!
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I noticed the same thing.

While I haven't pursued such, I was wondering if the UK destined Wranglers have a height adjustor on the other side; their driver's side? If so, there should be a right-hand side part, with its P/N, from Jeep itself.
A possible P/N might be 68003061AA. The very encrypted description is:
FRAME. Front Seat Cushion. Right. 4-Way With [MMA] Manual Memory Adjuster]. "RHD Rural Letter Carrier"
Though, someone needs to more thoroughly check this P/N out.
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Originally Posted by WaltA
I noticed the same thing.

While I haven't pursued such, I was wondering if the UK destined Wranglers have a height adjustor on the other side; their driver's side? If so, there should be a right-hand side part, with its P/N, from Jeep itself.


Yes UK RHD has height adjustment on drivers seat. So a RHD mechanism should work for USA passenger seat.
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i have put hockey puck under the seat to raise it up in my TJ

has anyone done that for the JK?
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I have the same problem and I think it's because when you slide out of the Jeep the seat foam compresses and you push the height adjuster down, which after several times the seat is lower!
Yes, This is a common problem. There are a few threads about this issue. Simple fix is to remove the lever and reposition it so it points downwards. I did that to mine and never had to adjust it again since last year.

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is the height adjuster (driver) on all wrangler versions? on the jeep website it says "available" for Sahara but i could only find it included on leather seating. it is listed as standard on Sport S.

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Any further movement on this? We are in the same boat and the passenger seat is so low my widfe 5'4" cant see worth a damn. Not like our old jeeps.
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Yes, This is a common problem. There are a few threads about this issue. Simple fix is to remove the lever and reposition it so it points downwards. I did that to mine and never had to adjust it again since last year. dp
How does one go about removing the lever?
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First, use handle to set seat to desired height.

Take/pry plastic cap off.

Use T40 Torx. remove handle. Turn handle to point towards floor. push handle all the way in and screw in again. Never need to adjust again.

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First, use handle to set seat to desired height. Take/pry plastic cap off. Use T40 Torx. remove handle. Turn handle to point towards floor. push handle all the way in and screw in again. Never need to adjust again. dp
That's for the insight. If I can't pull that off I don't deserve my jeep! Can't wait to do it ASAP, that has been bothering me since I bought it.
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First, use handle to set seat to desired height.

Take/pry plastic cap off.

Use T40 Torx. remove handle. Turn handle to point towards floor. push handle all the way in and screw in again. Never need to adjust again.
I tried that, and found that the handle can only be attached in one of three positions; each 120degs apart.

I was hoping to simply reattach it maybe 20 or 30degs further down. This way, it would be out-of-the-way, but still usable if needed.
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A possible P/N might be 68003061AA. The very encrypted description is:
FRAME. Front Seat Cushion. Right. 4-Way With [MMA] Manual Memory Adjuster]. "RHD Rural Letter Carrier"
Though, someone needs to more thoroughly check this P/N out.
I looked up that P/N on an online MOPAR parts site and it was about $480! Oh well, would have been nice...

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