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06-30-2012 10:17 AM
THW
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Originally Posted by OL Sarge View Post
Im 6'5 and I dont have a problem but i recline the seat
Every thread I have seen regarding the topic of legroom has devolved into a series of testimonies from tall people, saying "but I'm very tall and I don't need more leg room!" Great. Have fun being tall and comfortable. We're all built differently, and some of us have our knees in the dash. Your comment is equivalent to someone posting on a pentastar ticking thread that their engine works fine. Good for you, broseph.
06-30-2012 09:23 AM
AEsco48
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Originally Posted by OL Sarge View Post
Im 6'5 and I dont have a problem but i recline the seat
Great!
Then by all means do not try this b\c 1" of extra leg room can not logically be better for your knee angle regardless of how far you recline the seat...lol
06-30-2012 09:09 AM
OL Sarge Im 6'5 and I dont have a problem but i recline the seat
06-30-2012 04:44 AM
AEsco48 Disconnect the battery. But I don't see why there would be a risk of the air bag deploying. A lot of very specific safety factors have to be activated before the airbag goes off...

It's very simple if you are mechanically inclined.

Disconnect battery.
Disconnect seat wires.
Unbolt rails from chassis.
Take whole seat out.
Unbolt seat from rails.
Measure 3 times drill once.
Put back together.

Like I showered above you can get 1".... Now sure what methods is used to get 2" without compromising structural integrity or the original design.
06-30-2012 12:34 AM
THW
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Originally Posted by mickey5150 View Post
oh i would really love to be able to get about 2 more inches of leg room in my 12 JKU. Any writeups on how to do it? any cons? thanks!!
I was looking for a writeup because I read somewhere that you can set off the passenger airbag if you go messing with the seat brackets without knowing what you're doing...
06-29-2012 10:28 PM
countrybassist Short guy here. I'm only 6'0"
06-29-2012 08:59 PM
mickey5150 oh i would really love to be able to get about 2 more inches of leg room in my 12 JKU. Any writeups on how to do it? any cons? thanks!!
06-29-2012 07:06 PM
AEsco48 2"? How?
06-29-2012 07:06 PM
AEsco48 You have the idea right. Reuse one of the holes at the front and drill two new holes at the back of the rails. It's about 1" gained.

06-29-2012 05:44 PM
THW Resurrecting an ancient thread. Can anyone point me in the direction of a write-up to drill the seat brackets? I keep finding references to doing this (there are three bolts, and you can move the seat back about 2 inches if you shift back 1 bolt in line or something), but haven't found an actual description of the mod.
05-03-2011 10:34 AM
JIMBOX Heh Heh, I don't know what to tell you guys with NEWER JK/JKUs, do for comfort, I've just adj'd the hell outta my seating and things are copasetic--


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Originally Posted by phottomatt View Post
He already has the Sahara.......Is that a "speed knob" on your steering wheel?
Heh Heh, I get questioned almost every time I show that pic-I had that "suicide" knob from years ago and I putit on, to teach my wife how to backup the trailer-(off-road)-you know-look back out the rear window and move the bottom of the steering wheel in the direction you want the trailer to go-

That worked and now she knows-

I didn't leave iton -

JIMBO
05-03-2011 10:26 AM
phottomatt
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Originally Posted by JIMBOX View Post
"OH", mines a Rubi and I think the Sahara also has the seats with multiple adj !!



Go to your dealer and ask to sit in a Sahara, adj the seat and see if you can maKe it comfy--then buy a Sahara seat ! ()

Good luck

JIMBO
He already has the Sahara.......Is that a "speed knob" on your steering wheel?
05-03-2011 10:12 AM
FlyinJeeps
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Originally Posted by JIMBOX View Post
I guess that you're taller than I am, or the 2011's are shorter seating than my '08 JKU
The 2011's have a longer seat, hence leg room is a little less.

Aftermarket seats would be the only solution I see
05-03-2011 10:12 AM
JIMBOX Move the seat 2" forward and tilt the back some "clicks" I don't have any trouble atall-


[QUOTE=cousincleatus;1216811]i wish i could get mine to go lower so my head dont rub the bar[/QUOTE

JIMBO
05-03-2011 10:06 AM
cousincleatus i wish i could get mine to go lower so my head dont rub the bar
05-03-2011 01:47 AM
AEsco48 I plan to drill the seat rails.
05-02-2011 09:51 PM
JIMBOX "OH", mines a Rubi and I think the Sahara also has the seats with multiple adj !!

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Originally Posted by DetonatorCanuk View Post
I'm 6'2" and the front is cramped and the new '11 seat is not too comfy. I am looking for small tweaks as I am almost comfortable. The demo I drove was the stock leather and I "thought" the cloth was the same - not at all the same feeling. My Plan B will be to replace the seats with the leather and bite the bullet. It would be nice if the seat base tilted but it doesn't.
Go to your dealer and ask to sit in a Sahara, adj the seat and see if you can maKe it comfy--then buy a Sahara seat ! ()

Good luck

JIMBO
05-02-2011 09:47 PM
DetonatorCanuk I'm 6'2" and the front is cramped and the new '11 seat is not too comfy. I am looking for small tweaks as I am almost comfortable. The demo I drove was the stock leather and I "thought" the cloth was the same - not at all the same feeling. My Plan B will be to replace the seats with the leather and bite the bullet. It would be nice if the seat base tilted but it doesn't.
05-02-2011 09:26 PM
JIMBOX I guess that you're taller than I am, or the 2011's are shorter seating than my '08 JKU-


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Originally Posted by DetonatorCanuk View Post
Anyone know of a simple adjustment to make the stock seat position go farther back? I need maybe 1-2 inches then I would be a happy camper. I looked under the seat at the tracks and could not see what was stopping the track. Anyone have an easy solution other than taking out and re-drilling new holes?
I'm 6'4" ++ and my seat can't go all the way back, because I've gotta harness bar, so mine is a little forward and the back is tilted, to semi-recline-got plenty room !!

This shot might show the angles


JIMBO
05-02-2011 09:09 PM
DetonatorCanuk
2011 JKU Driver seat - Can it go farther?

Anyone know of a simple adjustment to make the stock seat position go farther back? I need maybe 1-2 inches then I would be a happy camper. I looked under the seat at the tracks and could not see what was stopping the track. Anyone have an easy solution other than taking out and re-drilling new holes?

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