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Old 02-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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Arrow Need alternative for Misch's BigBoy Brackets

These 4x4 cost about 160 a set. Is there an inexpensive way to get more leg room in my 2003 TJ?

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Old 02-19-2013, 05:57 AM   #2
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- You can get them cheaper than from Misch direct

- Misch does and I assume other vendors offer both sides at a cheaper price. (Misch - 154 for both

- Why do you need to do both sides? Note, if you use the rear seat, doing the passenger side will make it impossible to get in the rear.

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:34 AM   #3
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buy the seat risers.. they may give you the extra space you need.. I spent around $60 I think.
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I guess I will have no choice than to purchase it from Misch themselves. Why would it make it impossible Neil F.? Does the bracket extend longer?

DBoat, can you give me a product to look up that your recommend for the risers so I can check it out. I quick sure I prefer pushing the seat back before lifting it.
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Because you are moving the seat back 4" so even with the fold and tumble, there is no room.
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I guess I will have no choice than to purchase it from Misch themselves. Why would it make it impossible Neil F.? Does the bracket extend longer?

DBoat, can you give me a product to look up that your recommend for the risers so I can check it out. I quick sure I prefer pushing the seat back before lifting it.
I will try to get to it tonight.. after work..

honestly, I looked at both and felt going up was better.. However, it has to fit you and not me.. I found this type of decision was hard to make. Also, the later TJs (mines a LJ) had lower seat positions, so going up made a bit more sense for me at least.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:58 AM   #7
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I purchased a seat riser kit from Buchanan Precision Machine. It included 8 aluminun anodized blocks and quality hardware. You can choose the amount of lift you want, I am 5' 10" and went with the 1 1/2" rise. There is a write up on Stu Olson' s site about them. I tried to attach a link for you but my phone is giving me grief.
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I purchased a seat riser kit from Buchanan Precision Machine. It included 8 aluminun anodized blocks and quality hardware. You can choose the amount of lift you want, I am 5' 10" and went with the 1 1/2" rise. There is a write up on Stu Olson' s site about them. I tried to attach a link for you but my phone is giving me grief.
Thats what I did too. came out just right..
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I made my own seat risers out of 2x2 inch, 3/16" thickness square steel tubing. I put these between the seat sliders and the floor mount brackets. I used new Grade 8 nuts, bolts, and lock washers attaching the risers to the sliders and the existing hardware on the risers to the brackets. I spaced the seat upwards 2" this way, and also moved the seat 3" further backwards by offsetting the mounting holes by 3". On the sides of the square tubes where a mounting hole was 3" from the open end of the square tube, I drilled a 1.5" round hole with a hole saw in a drill press, to give me room to get a wrench on the nut or bolt.

My seat is 2" higher and 3" further back, and still has full slider function. The only thing I lost was passenger room behind the driver, especially foot room. Cost was $8 in steel and another $6 for Black rattlecan spray enamel. I used an existing can of primer I had. Took about 1/2 day to fab and paint and install.
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Talk about a steel KaiserJeep. scot69 & DBoat I think your right, in my case i think pushing it back is the answer. Thanks Neil F. I am going to get on that.
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old thread... but I got my driver side Misch big boys for the TJ for 76 dollars. they arrive today.

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