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Old 02-17-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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Anyone installed either: bigboy brackets or seat risers / or both.

Looking for pics/ advice on installing either:
Bigboy brackets to get the extra leg room.
Seat risers...either my seat stuffing is beat or I need an inch just to have better view of hood/front end.

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Old 02-17-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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I made my own seat risers a couple years back and have actually made and sold a couple more sets up here. So if you are going that route I can help. You will just have to go to Napa and get your own bolts for however high you are going. I made mine 1.5 inches and they are perfect for me. And I make em out of 1.5x1.5 solid square stock.

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Old 02-17-2013, 10:51 AM   #3
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That was the first thing I did to my TJ. The directions that come with them are easy to follow and they make a big difference if you don't want to be too close to the wheel. I Love mine...
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:26 PM   #4
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I bought the seat risers online, 1.5 inches and came with new grade 8 hardware.. wasnt too bad except getting the original 8 yr old, 80,000 mile bolts with thread locker, out of the floorboard.. thank goodness I still have my 20+ year old impact driver, plus a 2 lb sledge.. and yes, they eventually came out.. the new ride is so much better.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
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Just curious as to why folks install these? I am 6' and if I was any taller in my TJ I might be hitting the roof. Are these for under 6' folks to see better over the hood? Sorry newb here.
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Just curious as to why folks install these? I am 6' and if I was any taller in my TJ I might be hitting the roof. Are these for under 6' folks to see better over the hood? Sorry newb here.
5'11" here
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:18 PM   #7
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5'10" here. Just better viewing angle. I can't see a 6' er hitting the roof though. At least not in mine w a soft top One of the more useful, cheap mods I have done
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Just curious as to why folks install these? I am 6' and if I was any taller in my TJ I might be hitting the roof. Are these for under 6' folks to see better over the hood? Sorry newb here.
I installed a set of RC 1.5" seat risers and love em, its more confortable, more leg room, have yet to hit the roof, I can see straight down the hood even with my seat lent back a few clicks.

I'm 6'3", if you have a 03-06 their a big improvement due to the saftey engineers lowering the seats in 03 for the air bag, so it would gain better saftey reviews.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:28 PM   #9
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I'm not sure what year, but Jeep changed the TJ seat height to be more compatible with the airbag setup (or so I've read on here 3-4 times). The other posts all say 97-2002/2003ish the seat is right up on the steering wheel while 2003/2004ish-2006 the seat sits much lower. I am 6' (on a good day) and can't see the hood with the driver's seat back far enough for my legs to be comfortable in my 2006. I look out over the hood, not down on the hood.

Edit: ^^ Looks like he beat me to it.
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I'm not sure what year, but Jeep changed the TJ seat height to be more compatible with the airbag setup (or so I've read on here 3-4 times). The other posts all say 97-2002/2003ish the seat is right up on the steering wheel while 2003/2004ish-2006 the seat sits much lower. I am 6' (on a good day) and can't see the hood with the driver's seat back far enough for my legs to be comfortable in my 2006. I look out over the hood, not down on the hood.

Edit: ^^ Looks like he beat me to it.
When they changed the older style seats to the newer style seats is when they lowered em.

97-02 is higher than 03-06
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:49 PM   #11
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6ft here and with the seat back, and the back slightly reclined , I find myself straightens up to see over the hood more.

I've heard to try the risers first as they may solve both problems....leg room and seeing over the hood.
Any confirmation?
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:49 PM   #12
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Awesome thanks everyone. Now I know why folks put these in their Wranglers. That all makes sense. Thanks for the responses to my question.
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6ft here and with the seat back, and the back slightly reclined , I find myself straightens up to see over the hood more.

I've heard to try the risers first as they may solve both problems....leg room and seeing over the hood.
Any confirmation?
It worked for me. Mine is an 05.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:25 PM   #14
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I'm 6 ft tall and I can see over the good just fine. As for the distance between my head and my soft top...a good 8in
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:41 PM   #15
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I mean yeah I can see over, I just think I'd be more comfortable sitting slightly higher.
seems like the 1.5 might be all I'd need.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:35 AM   #16
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I mean yeah I can see over, I just think I'd be more comfortable sitting slightly higher.
seems like the 1.5 might be all I'd need.
the place where I bought mine had recommendations as to the height of the spacer depending on your height. they have 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 inch spacers.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:42 PM   #17
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I finally got around to installing my seat risers today. I went with 1.5" from Buchannan and they are great. I am 6' and have always felt like I was sitting too low in my 06 LJ. The 1.5" moved the seats up just the amount I wanted. Feels a lot like the seats in my 97 TJ did now. Much more comfortable seating position for me.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:13 PM   #18
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I love the Big Boy brackets. I HATED the seating position before with the wheel in my chest and elbows out. I would not install risers with them. The brackets move you back to the roll bar. If you go up, you will be hitting it.
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Using the BigBoy brackets in a 4 door, if one slides the seat back say an inch or so can the rear seat still fold flat?

I would hate not being able to keep rear seat down if I want my seat back.
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4 door. Must be a JK. This is the TJ section,
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:52 PM   #21
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Fitted 1.5" Buchanan in my 2002, probably the best bang for buck mod I've done.

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