A very easy project that helps a lot if you have longer legs or just generally want a higher ride like in a YJ.
They sell these pre-cut and drilled blocks as sets for over $100 on ebay or where ever, if you have a drill press, a table saw with a hard blade, and some basic measuring skills, no reason you can't do this too.
Just got the riser blocks installed, got some longer bolts from fastenall (the bigger one is standard, the other three are metric....very odd for a Jeep) a little anti seize, and now she rides like my YJ like a Jeep should.
(the bigger one is standard, the other three are metric....very odd for a Jeep)
One would think so, but not really. The bolts for the 4.0 starter are a bit odd, one is metric, the other SAE.
One would think that the bolts in the frame would be consistent, but no, not on our silly Jeeps. The 6 big ones in the front for the bumper are 1/2-13, the 4 right behind them for the swaybar are metric 10mm. Then depending on the year as you move back on the frame, the t-case can be either metric or SAE, and then the rear bumper is held on with Metric fasteners.
The truly oddball fastener on our rigs is the 3 that hold on the tail lights. They are a 10mm flange hex head with SAE 12-24 threads.
The TJ's seats were lowered in 2003 so the body is more aligned with the air bag. I had a '97 TJ stolen a few years ago & when I first drove my replacement '04 home, I felt like a little kid due to the lower seat height. I ended up installing 1" spacers under my '04 TJ's seats to raise them back up to the same height my '97 TJ's seats were. Much nicer with better visibility for those of us who didn't make it to 6' tall.
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I know my Dad's '06 seats were substantially lower than those in my '01. He's about 5'7", so he installed 2" seat risers IIRC. I drove it home when he bought it, about 4 1/2 hours, and it was just too low for me.
Yes, the seats on the newer TJs were lower to compensate for the air bags or some other form of communist rhetoric that spewed from Chrystler's suck hole. Same reason why every dam bolt is either different or impossible to find. Lord knows using common sized bolts on a damn American made vehicle is just insane. But I digress, a simple fix to a silly issue.