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Old 08-25-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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Tall driver seat comfort relief tip

Try this if you are looking for long leg relief. I am 6'5" 260. I had "adequate" leg room in my 2011 JK, but the seat never felt right for leg support and a tad narrow in the upper thigh area. If you feel the same try this. Remove the two front bolts that secure the seat to the floor board. Loosen the two rear bolts a few turns. Place a 1/4 to 1/3 inch small metal spacer between the bracket and the floorboard, just in front of the bolt holes IN THE FRONT ONLY. Reinstall / tighten all bolts. There will still be plenty of bolt thread for a secure hold. This raises the front of the seat a bit, leaves the butt the same height. This made an amazing difference in perceived leg room and seat comfort. My lower thighs now feel properly supported and my rear feels more "planted" in the seat My back now feels properly supported as well. Also gives more arm room and feels like more leg room. No perceived difference in head room. Again amazing difference. Part two is next week. I having an auto trim shop lower the height of the side bolsters on the seat bottom to just slightly higher than the middle panel to take some of the squeeze off my wide behind. They are going to remove some foam and re- stitch the fabric ($225). I was considering installing new custom wide seats ($1K), which would mean losing the height adjuster that my wife likes. And also no assurance they would not sit higher or closer. So glad I tried this first. It is now my best mod yet. No more pain in the upper thighs from the squeeze and lack of proper lower thigh support! MUCH more comfortable. Feels like a baby in a cradle now.

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Old 08-25-2011, 08:17 PM   #2
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"Ouch", sorry you don't have the adjustable seat like my Rubi has--

I'm 6'5" and even have a 5-point harness bar behind the seat, so I've got my seat back as far as it'll go, but the seat base is adjustable (UP) to give me comfort and latitude--with knee room !!

Also has the lumbar support !!

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"Ouch", sorry you don't have the adjustable seat like my Rubi has--

I'm 6'5" and even have a 5-point harness bar behind the seat, so I've got my seat back as far as it'll go, but the seat base is adjustable (UP) to give me comfort and latitude--with knee room !!

Also has the lumbar support !!

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I have it too
Was that an option-or standard?
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:44 PM   #4
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What! The 5-point harness/seat back/adj base, or lumbar support--?


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I have it too
Was that an option-or standard?
I don't know if it was std/option, I didn't even realise I had it, till I discovered the seat lever on the right side of the drivers seat--BAM_

Adjustable Lumbar support !! Whodathunk ?

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Actually talking bout the height adjustment
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:56 PM   #6
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"Ouch", sorry you don't have the adjustable seat like my Rubi has--

I'm 6'5" and even have a 5-point harness bar behind the seat, so I've got my seat back as far as it'll go, but the seat base is adjustable (UP) to give me comfort and latitude--with knee room !!

Also has the lumbar support !!

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I have the adjustable seat base. The difference is additional height in the front of the seat only, leaving the back the same height. Knee room was / is not a problem. Don't need any additional lumbar support. The tip is for those who need it, not those who don't. Every - body is different.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:00 PM   #7
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Nice tip - will try it this weekend. I am 6-2 and 300 and I crave leg room, that damn seatbelt will still be pressed into my hip. An seat belt extender will cure this one I know.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:07 PM   #8
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You guys are talking bout sumptin different
Don't think I have it-
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Ah so--


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Actually talking bout the height adjustment
This is the height adj and it mainly just alters the angle of the seat !
-Ken, notice the red hilites I've got in my Black interior-


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I have the adjustable seat base. The difference is additional height in the front of the seat only, leaving the back the same height. Knee room was / is not a problem. Don't need any additional lumbar support. The tip is for those who need it, not those who don't. Every - body is different.
Good, hope you're comfy--guess I won't thankyou for the tip, since I don't needit !!

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No issue here, 6'7" 270#s 34" inseam. Stock seats work fine for me in our 2011 Sahara as they came from the factory. Drove 4 hours, no discomfort. But as mentioned everyone is different.
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My '11 Sahara has a fairly large handle on the left side of the seat that jacks the entire seat up and down. I like it at its lowest point for headroom, but raising the front only gave back the proper thigh support.
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No issue here, 6'7" 270#s 34" inseam. Stock seats work fine for me in our 2011 Sahara as they came from the factory. Drove 4 hours, no discomfort. But as mentioned everyone is different.

My inseam is 36. It's all in the legs!
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Ah so--

This is the height adj and it mainly just alters the angle of the seat !
-Ken, notice the red hilites I've got in my Black interior-

Good, hope you're comfy--guess I won't thankyou for the tip, since I don't needit !!

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My '11 Sahara has a fairly large handle on the left side of the seat that jacks the entire seat up and down. I like it at its lowest point for headroom, but raising the front only gave back the proper thigh support.
Looks great

We are all talking bout the same thing I believe ?

The large handle on the left side that raises and lowers the seat.
I have it jacked all the way up, makes me feel like I own the road
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:30 AM   #14
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Looks great
The large handle on the left side that raises and lowers the seat.
I have it jacked all the way up, makes me feel like I own the road
Just a thought I had the other day when messing with mine. I can only assume, for safety, its best to keep it lowered down, especially if you are on the taller side. A few extra inches of head room/protection in a roll over could do wonders.
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"Ouch", sorry you don't have the adjustable seat like my Rubi has--

I'm 6'5" and even have a 5-point harness bar behind the seat, so I've got my seat back as far as it'll go, but the seat base is adjustable (UP) to give me comfort and latitude--with knee room !!

Also has the lumbar support !!

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I agree, I keep mine all the way back in order to have leg room. My only complaint is that with the seat all the way back, you are practically half way behind the front window. I find myself looking out the back window most of the time when I need to look to the left. Guess I just need to take the doors off!
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Well, remember I said I have the harness bar, behind the seats, so I can't move my drivers seat All the way back and still have a comfy seatback angle--


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I agree, I keep mine all the way back in order to have leg room. My only complaint is that with the seat all the way back, you are practically half way behind the front window. I find myself looking out the back window most of the time when I need to look to the left. Guess I just need to take the doors off!
If you "fiddle" with the seat position/back angle/seat front height--you get a very comfy driving position, such that (no seat memory) you shouldn't have to changeit onroad/offroad/ever--

Thats the way I have mine, cause NO BODY drivesit cept me !!

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Does anyone find the spongy seats too soft?
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:41 PM   #18
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Great idea on those washers.

...and yeah, those bolsters are a little on the pronounced side.

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