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Old 12-29-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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Any way to raise the rear seat?

I'm trying to figure out a way to add an inch or two in height to my rear seat. A couple of inches of floor clearance would give me a handy place to stash stuff, in a place most thieves wouldn't think to look. Any suggestions would be appreciated

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Old 12-29-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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What I would do is get a lover bolt and stack up some washers under it and it should raise it an inch or so

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Old 12-29-2013, 08:01 PM   #3
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Omg sorry meant to say longer bolt
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:26 PM   #4
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Damn............hope I can get a refund on these lover bolts I bought.
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
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Damn............hope I can get a refund on these lover bolts I bought.
That made my day!!
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If I have 2 lover bolts with they have baby bolts ?
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If there is a metal workshop near you, you could actually have them fabricate longer base piece (sorry i dont know the exact word in english) and bolt it in. given the lenght you want to add, you might want it to stamped as well to give it more strenght. or weld additional side support so that the new and longer part can stay stiff...
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If I have 2 lover bolts with they have baby bolts ?
Give me a break guys, I was tired

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If there is a metal workshop near you, you could actually have them fabricate longer base piece (sorry i dont know the exact word in english) and bolt it in. given the lenght you want to add, you might want it to stamped as well to give it more strenght. or weld additional side support so that the new and longer part can stay stiff...
would the longer stiff part need lover bolts?

Seriously, this sounds like a good idea to have one more place to stash stuff.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:00 AM   #10
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would the longer stiff part need lover bolts? Seriously, this sounds like a good idea to have one more place to stash stuff.
I don't know if you did that on purpose but I'm gonna guess you did.
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:15 PM   #11
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I guess I'm not understanding how longer bolts or spacers are going to help me. I took a couple of pictures of the seat attachment points with my phone.







The attachment points on the tub are ring-like (sorry, I don't know the proper mechanical term) and the seat attaches by hooking onto the ring. That allows the seat to be folded up, if necessary. I do not want to lose that feature, as it makes it very convenient for hauling my dog

The underside of the seat is about 2 feet long by 1 foot wide.....with even an additional inch of clearance, you could put a bunch of stuff under there.
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I guess I'm not understanding how longer bolts or spacers are going to help me. I took a couple of pictures of the seat attachment points with my phone. The attachment points on the tub are ring-like (sorry, I don't know the proper mechanical term) and the seat attaches by hooking onto the ring. That allows the seat to be folded up, if necessary. I do not want to lose that feature, as it makes it very convenient for hauling my dog The underside of the seat is about 2 feet long by 1 foot wide.....with even an additional inch of clearance, you could put a bunch of stuff under there.
When I said longer bolts, i meant for the front of the back seat. Which would tilt the seat backwards and allow for more space towards the front of the back seat
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Front of back seat
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:48 PM   #14
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I think your back seat attaches differently than mine
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:59 PM   #15
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I think your back seat attaches differently than mine
Huh...what year of jeep do you have
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:24 PM   #16
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'14 jk
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:27 PM   #17
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Weird I have a 2014 jkur
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:28 PM   #18
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Maybe the 2dr have different mounts
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:32 PM   #19
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The 2nd pic is looking at the front attachment of the seat from the front side (yes, its confusing)


The 3rd is of the same attachment point lookig at it from the rear, with the seat folded forward
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The JKs and JKUs have completely different rear seat mounting brackets. Remember the JK is designed to easily remove the rear seat, not just fold it down.
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A couple of inches of floor clearance would give me a handy place to stash stuff, in a place most thieves wouldn't think to look.
On my XJ, under the rear seat was a storage area. Jeep put the jack there, and there was enough room for other stuff too. So, if the thieves have any XJ experience, I am sure they would look there too.
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:58 PM   #22
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I don't like the back seat in unlimited wrangler. I am thinking taking it out and swapping for some other comfortable seat for family and kids, any idea?
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:43 PM   #24
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Looks good, I'll try those see how it go. Thanks for info. Nice pic

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