TJ Seat Risers - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-11-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Zarranz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Posts: 15
TJ Seat Risers

After struggling with the position of the fire extinguisher and flashlight and hearing complaints from the wife about the seats being too low I decided to install seat risers. I got the kit from Rough Country Suspension Systems and easily installed them. It was easy and solved the extinguisher problems. Wife loved the higher seat ..BUT WAIT!!! The first time we moved the passenger seat forward for a rear seat rider the seat flew into the windshield shattering it. So much for an easy fix.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	RSZ_6637(1).jpg
Views:	112
Size:	146.1 KB
ID:	284708   Click image for larger version

Name:	RSZ_6641(1).jpg
Views:	109
Size:	173.5 KB
ID:	284709  

Click image for larger version

Name:	RSZ_6627(1).jpg
Views:	119
Size:	124.9 KB
ID:	284710   Click image for larger version

Name:	RSZ_6629(1).jpg
Views:	120
Size:	145.4 KB
ID:	284711  


Zarranz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2013, 05:52 PM   #2
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 12
ouch!!! Im looking at doing the same thing to mine. Im 6' 2" and wife is 6' 4" so we need all the leg room we can get.

XXtexasrubi is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2013, 09:58 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
JeepersDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 90
I'm 6'7" and the better half is right at 6'0". I installed Misch Big Boy Brackets and am completely comfortable with my clutch leg able to be straight out. These brackets move the seat back 4", all the way back to the front if the rear seat. They aren't cheap, but they do solve the legroom problem. I do have an extra set from another TJ I had if you're interested.
JeepersDave is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2013, 12:46 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
scot68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 454
Yep been there done that!!! I learned that the hard way, I have 1.5" seat risers that allow the seat to clear the dash.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20130811_224615.jpg
Views:	93
Size:	103.4 KB
ID:	284856  
scot68 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2013, 01:09 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
thgr8alex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,618
Wow im glad i have a 98 with factory seats higher than the newer tjs. Never knew of this issue until now. Ill make sure my buddy with an 06 lj doesnt buy these.
__________________
1998 Jeep Wrangler, 4.0 I6
33x12.50 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
3 inch Zone suspension lift, Rubicon Express adjustable front track bar, 1.25 inch body lift.
thgr8alex is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2013, 05:11 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Neil F.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Marlton, NJ
Posts: 4,594
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by thgr8alex View Post
Wow im glad i have a 98 with factory seats higher than the newer tjs. Never knew of this issue until now. Ill make sure my buddy with an 06 lj doesnt buy these.
(Note the OP has a 97-02) Yea seen post for proken winshields before. Like above mentioned, the Big Boy brackets are great.
__________________
2003 TJ, 33" BFG AT, 2" BL, 2" BDS spring lift, 55w DDM HIDs
Neil F. is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2013, 10:57 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
scot68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 454
Quote:
Originally Posted by thgr8alex View Post
Wow im glad i have a 98 with factory seats higher than the newer tjs. Never knew of this issue until now. Ill make sure my buddy with an 06 lj doesnt buy these.
The seat risers improve leg room and increase visibility which is why I installed them. It was my fault I didn't consider the pass seat contacting the windshield.
Don't tell your friend not to buy them, just let him know he can't throw the pass seat forward to hard.
scot68 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2013, 11:05 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
thgr8alex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,618
Quote:
Originally Posted by scot68 View Post

The seat risers improve leg room and increase visibility which is why I installed them. It was my fault I didn't consider the pass seat contacting the windshield.
Don't tell your friend not to buy them, just let him know he can't throw the pass seat forward to hard.
Haha true. Hes 6'4' and hasnt complained about leg room yet. Haha so were good. But hes a little clumsy so maybe the seat relocater along with the seat risers would be better for him but like i said he hasnt complained about it so all is good for now
__________________
1998 Jeep Wrangler, 4.0 I6
33x12.50 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
3 inch Zone suspension lift, Rubicon Express adjustable front track bar, 1.25 inch body lift.
thgr8alex is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2013, 11:20 AM   #9
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Malfunction's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dfw area Texas
Posts: 140
I have 1 3/4 risers on mine and I'm 6'2. My roll cage runs across the top of the dashboard, couldn't see the front of the jeep at all without the risers.
__________________
05 Rocky Mountain Edition six speed
It gets more green as it absorbs my money!

long arm lift, rear lunchbox locker,fab fours bumper and rock guards, trail jammer, through body exhaust with a flowmaster 50 series, lights and other things
Malfunction is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2013, 11:46 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
Zarranz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Posts: 15
Passenger seat was not thrown too hard in my case. My ten year old daughter gently pushed the seat forward to exit from the rear seat. Rough Country Suspension Systems has already contacted me this morning and are very concerned and realize this is a product liability issue. Just because you make a modification using a product sold for that purpose should not jeopardize the normal intended function of that product. (Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and do not play one on TV on the net.)
Zarranz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
j_strength's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 51
wow i took the easy way out, just used some washers laying around and picked up some bolts at home depot. raised it about an inch and no problem with the passenger seat hitting the windshield.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo 1 (1).jpg
Views:	57
Size:	220.7 KB
ID:	285032   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo 2 (1).jpg
Views:	49
Size:	220.4 KB
ID:	285033  

j_strength is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2013, 07:42 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
scot68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 454
Quote:
Originally Posted by j_strength View Post
wow i took the easy way out, just used some washers laying around and picked up some bolts at home depot. raised it about an inch and no problem with the passenger seat hitting the windshield.
I hope they were Grade 8..
scot68 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2013, 08:24 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
j_strength's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by scot68 View Post
I hope they were Grade 8..
I believe so, i asked the home depot employee for the strongest bolts he got the size of the original but just longer and he gave me some.
j_strength is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-13-2013, 12:03 AM   #14
Jeeper
 
scot68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 454
Quote:
Originally Posted by j_strength View Post
I believe so, i asked the home depot employee for the strongest bolts he got the size of the original but just bigger and he gave me some.
I wouldn't trust your safety to an Home Depot employee. Check the bolt heads, if they are Grade 8 you should see 6 radial lines or hash marks on the top of the bolt head. 3 lines usally indicates Grade 5. It may not seem important but in a collision inferior hardware could fail allowing the seats to separate from the tub. Personally I wouldn't be comfortable using washers as spacers, because they are multiple separate pieces stacked (as opposed to a block) they could allow additional lateral load on the bolt in a collision.

OP, sorry for hijacking your thread.
scot68 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-13-2013, 02:48 AM   #15
Jeeper
 
j_strength's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by scot68 View Post
I wouldn't trust your safety to an Home Depot employee. Check the bolt heads, if they are Grade 8 you should see 6 radial lines or hash marks on the top of the bolt head. 3 lines usally indicates Grade 5. It may not seem important but in a collision inferior hardware could fail allowing the seats to separate from the tub. Personally I wouldn't be comfortable using washers as spacers, because they are multiple separate pieces stacked (as opposed to a block) they could allow additional lateral load on the bolt in a collision.

OP, sorry for hijacking your thread.
Thank you for your concern. I really appreciate it and I'll definitely be looking into this.

j_strength is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Tags
cracked windshield , product warning , seat risers

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:09 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC