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Old 08-20-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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Raising the back seat

So I see that the bolts to hold the back seat in place are not on the floor, but the side wheel wells. I want to raise the back seat an inch or two to store stuff. How can I do this? Is there a kit?

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I want to do the same thing on my 05. My seat mounts to the floor so I will just add a small spacer(no more than 1 inch).

I would think you could do that on the front and just relocate the rear mounts farther up the tub.

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I want to do the same thing on my 05. My seat mounts to the floor so I will just add a small spacer(no more than 1 inch).

I would think you could do that on the front and just relocate the rear mounts farther up the tub.
The rear seat bracket is different on 97-02 models and 03-06. doc, I think you'd need to do some serious fab work. Serious only because I'm sure you'd want them to still be safe. I'm interested in how it'll turn out even though I don't use a back seat anymore.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
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If you just want to store some stuff under your seat, check this out: Looking for cheap under rear seat storage in 02 TJ - JeepForum.com

If you need secure storage and want to lift the rear seat a bit, this might be what you want: https://www.tuffyproducts.com/p-93-u...ty-drawer.aspx
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One thing that you may not have considered. Your floor mounted seat belts (if like mine) are barely long enough to get through the back of the seat. If you raise the seat chances are they will be inoperable.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:43 PM   #6
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All good points. I was hoping for an easy fix, but I guess that does not exist. I will look into what I need to fab to make it work.
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get seat belts from a different car maybe? probably cheap
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:19 AM   #8
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But note, raising the seat a couple of inches like with the Tuffy drawer makes the rear seat pretty much unusable for adults due to headroom.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:33 PM   #9
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But note, raising the seat a couple of inches like with the Tuffy drawer makes the rear seat pretty much unusable for adults due to headroom.
Jeeps are convertibles u can eliminate the headroom. I'd like to do this mod for hunting excursions
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:41 PM   #10
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I have all little boys and they are the ones that fit in the back so head room is not a problem.

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