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Old 09-11-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:33 PM   #2
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Damn Don, you really are on a roll with the new site.

What do you need risers for?

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Some of us - like Don's friend Stu Olson - are vertically challenged and like the increased vision over the front, so risers are helpful. For the same reason we tilt the seat forward so as to increase our vision that we may plant the tires precisely where we want them without demanding that our partner, who is generally gracious about accompanying us, won't have to get out and spot any more than necessary.
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Some of us - like Don's friend Stu Olson - are vertically challenged and like the increased vision over the front, so risers are helpful. For the same reason we tilt the seat forward so as to increase our vision that we may plant the tires precisely where we want them without demanding that our partner, who is generally gracious about accompanying us, won't have to get out and spot any more than necessary.
HA, Yeah I know Stu and you are right. He definitely needs the risers. But hell I think Don is at least 6 foot or so.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:31 PM   #5
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I love my seat risers..... and I'm very very tall.
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How well does that foam work? I'm gonna try the seat risers just for fun. (I'm 6ft so I wonder if it might be too much...?)
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:36 PM   #7
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Jack, its a Moab thing. I am 6'2" and I like to see over the front of the hood.
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i also have seat risers i raised the back of my seat more than i did the front though since i didnt want to hit my knees in to the dash and since my feet are shorter i cannot have my back against the seat and still have my ties/back of knee caps clear the seat.
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It has a lot to do with the year of the Jeep as well.
In 2003 Jeep was under Government mandate to insure a specific “Airbag Target”, and was unable to address the problem. Their way to correct this was to lower the seats another 1 ½”. While this solved their problem of the air bag sweet spot it made for a loss in visibility over the hood and all around weird feeling to those that owned pre 03 TJ's.
After I traded in my 98 for the 06 one of the very first things I did was to build a set of seat risers. It felt like I was driving a Buick until I installed them

I am 6' tall as well.
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Hell, I didn't even know there was a hood until I put in seat risers. I stand a wopping 5'1" and they could be higher..... but me feet don't touch the floorboard.
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Hell, I didn't even know there was a hood until I put in seat risers. I stand a wopping 5'1" and they could be higher..... but me feet don't touch the floorboard.
my ex 4 11 almost 5 ft.. could not see the road from the passenger seat. Only saw the cars in front but not the road lying little ________
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It has a lot to do with the year of the Jeep as well.
In 2003 Jeep was under Government mandate to insure a specific “Airbag Target”, and was unable to address the problem. Their way to correct this was to lower the seats another 1 ½”. While this solved their problem of the air bag sweet spot it made for a loss in visibility over the hood and all around weird feeling to those that owned pre 03 TJ's.
After I traded in my 98 for the 06 one of the very first things I did was to build a set of seat risers. It felt like I was driving a Buick until I installed them

I am 6' tall as well.
I was wondering why you all needed the seat riser now I know

if I put those in my head would stick through the top
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Mr.4x4 I'm lookin at that way tooo! I damn near hit my head in all my family's cars and that is the awsome thing about the jeep, lots of head room!

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I was wondering why you all needed the seat riser now I know

if I put those in my head would stick through the top
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Mr.4x4 I'm lookin at that way tooo! I damn near hit my head in all my family's cars and that is the awsome thing about the jeep, lots of head room!

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You guys must be around 6' 8" ++ cause I am 6'2" and I can wear my Cowboy hat with a 5" crown and I don't hit.

Remember you are supposed to put your feet on the floor boards, not sit on them.
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Hell, I didn't even know there was a hood until I put in seat risers. I stand a wopping 5'1" and they could be higher..... but me feet don't touch the floorboard.
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You guys must be around 6' 8" ++ cause I am 6'2" and I can wear my Cowboy hat with a 5" crown and I don't hit.

Remember you are supposed to put your feet on the floor boards, not sit on them.
I'm 6' but if I did put the seat riser's in my head would probably go through the top I think my seat sits higher from the factory then the newer ones
I got into a friends 06 jeep and it felt like I was on the floor

most cars (not all) especially sports cars I almost or I do hit my head on the roof
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I'm 6' but if I did put the seat riser's in my head would probably go through the top I think my seat sits higher from the factory then the newer ones
I got into a friends 06 jeep and it felt like I was on the floor

most cars (not all) especially sports cars I almost or I do hit my head on the roof
I'm 6'-1" tall, and I have seat risers for my '98 (the ones that sit higher than the '03+ ones). I love having it! It definitely helps in seeing a little further over the front end of the Jeep, and no, I don't hit my head. Maybe you guys that are hitting their head on the roof of a Jeep have really SHORT legs and a LONG torso (Dorf on steroids)!

EDIT: Also, I find that sitting higher is a more comfortable sitting position for my legs.

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