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Old 05-25-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
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TJ Seat riser blocks home made

Just made some 2 inch risers for my front seats out of old tubular steel I had laying around using the specs below.

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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.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:59 PM   #3
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(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.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:46 PM   #4
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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.
Yep. Go to a hardware store and look for a 12-24. Not very common, never mind the metric head. With a little finesse, you can run a 1/4X28 tap into the holes in the tub, though..
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:54 PM   #5
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Jw, whats the point of raising ur frount seats?
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Yep. Go to a hardware store and look for a 12-24. Not very common, never mind the metric head. With a little finesse, you can run a 1/4X28 tap into the holes in the tub, though..
Without even very much finesse, you can readily use 3/8-16 grade 8 hex head cap screws to hold down a winch plate or swaybar mounts on the top of the frame at the back pair of holes on each side.

Most of them that I have done that way are easily as good a fit as any other threaded hole on the rigs.
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Jw, whats the point of raising ur frount seats?
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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Was it the seats that where lowered or did they change the tub a little ? I would like to be a little lower in the jeep
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I can't imagine the floor height changing to lower the seats for 2003 and newer, it has to be the seat.
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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.
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Oh, and to the OP, nice job on the risers; they're far nicer than some I've seen (hockey pucks, etc.)
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I know of a 04 sport that is a total . I got to see if he will let me swap seats before they take it .

Thanks for the info
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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.
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So my 99 is ok or should i raise them?
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So my 99 is ok or should i raise them?
They're higher than the '03-up, but nobody but you knows if you think the seats are high enough.
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Anyone think of replacing the whole bracket with 97-02's or dont the holes line up for the seat to bracket and brackets to tub?

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