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Newt1234 07-07-2013 12:43 PM

Too short for wrangler???
 
So due to my wife's hatred of car dealers I bought my '13 JK without her ever seeing it until I drove it home. Needless to say she absolutely loves it but today she wanted to drive driving and found that she was too short???

So she is about 5'3" and when she got in her knees were pushed up against the dash to reach the gas and brake pedals. She played with the seat, the steering wheel and everything she could try to make it work but just couldn't get setup without her knees against it.

Oh well, guess I will have to drive it more haha

traitor08 07-07-2013 01:13 PM

My gf is 5'3", jeep fits her great.

Newt1234 07-07-2013 01:14 PM

Maybe it's just her short legs lol

Welding Rod 07-07-2013 01:16 PM

Dumb question but Have you tried lowering the seat?

benjamin.allen 07-07-2013 01:17 PM

She should be fine my wife is 4'11" and she has no issues driving i would play with the seat adjustments some more

Blackpony04 07-07-2013 01:20 PM

My wife is 4'10" and has no problems finding a comfortable driving position. She does have the seat pumped all the way up and as far forward as it will go if that helps any. But it is her daily driver and trust me when I tell you that she wouldn't hesitate to complain about it if she wasn't truly comfortable!

Scott2373 07-07-2013 01:42 PM

Yup, I've got a "shorty" for a wife as well, at 5'1". She's driven my Jeep with little to no issues, once she found the right combination of seat height and forward adjustment. Tell her to play around with it until she finds the right setting.

Newt1234 07-07-2013 01:47 PM

We will take a closer look at it later...I might just make her think she can't drive it.........

GSDgirl 07-07-2013 02:16 PM

I am 5'3 and I have no problem. It may look a bit odd when my doors are off, but I got the seat positioned so I can clutch with no problem. I will say that having rock rails to stand on when entering helps a lot.

THW 07-07-2013 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by GSDgirl (Post 3935539)
I am 5'3 and I have no problem. It may look a bit odd when my doors are off, but I got the seat positioned so I can clutch with no problem. I will say that having rock rails to stand on when entering helps a lot.

I'm 6'2" and having rock rails was helpful for me too!

itsallabouttheu 07-07-2013 02:20 PM

Wear 6" heels? Lol

BadOleRoss 07-07-2013 03:59 PM

I would leave the seat right where it is and keep her from driving it! More seat time for you!

live_slow 07-07-2013 04:42 PM

IF you can get the set fixed for comfortable pedal use and lean the seat back enough to where she can still see, check to see that she's 10" away from the airbag.

I worry about my better half getting to close to the air bag, even the newer ones.

Buckling Up and Getting Into the Correct Position

mhilbush 07-07-2013 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by live_slow (Post 3935983)
IF you can get the set fixed for comfortable pedal use and lean the seat back enough to where she can still see, check to see that she's 10" away from the airbag.

I worry about my better half getting to close to the air bag, even the newer ones.

Buckling Up and Getting Into the Correct Position

A lot of good things about the "correct" view, in addition to being 10" from the airbag -- elbows bent at about 90 degrees, back relatively vertical, hands at 8:00 and 4:00... Admittedly, the hands at 8:00 and 4:00 make it a little more work to do the wave... :rofl:

RoadiJeff 07-08-2013 07:28 AM

My wife is just a fraction over 5'-0" and our 2013 Sahara is her DD. She doesn't seem to have any trouble driving it, although she has repeatedly said NO when I tease her and ask if she wants a lift kit for it.

She does have pedal extenders on it. Those are a good idea if someone is so short they would otherwise be pressed up against the airbag to reach the pedals.

The other day she was saying something about how tall it is and I mentioned that the badge on the side says "Trail Rated" and not "Midget Rated". :rofl:

She liked that one.

live_slow 07-08-2013 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by mhilbush (Post 3936231)

A lot of good things about the "correct" view, in addition to being 10" from the airbag -- elbows bent at about 90 degrees, back relatively vertical, hands at 8:00 and 4:00... Admittedly, the hands at 8:00 and 4:00 make it a little more work to do the wave... :rofl:

Yeah. Its a bit much, but I guess its ideal for when an airbag goes off. The new bags ain't as bad.

The space is what gets me. I see people with the wheel up and their chest close to the wheel all the time. Gotta aim that wheel lower and back off it.

Burger16b 07-08-2013 08:29 AM

My gf is 4'11" and has a problem driving my jeep she says its hard for her to push the clutch all the way and she has to sit to close to the air bag.

MarcelOrtiz 07-08-2013 08:33 AM

well if she was 6' she would have her knees in the dash while the sit is all the way to the back. i actually think she fits better than the rest of us. the smaller you are; the bigger the jeep fits=more comfortable vehicle.

ltsrapcon 07-08-2013 08:36 AM

My wife is 5'3 I'm 6'5 neither of us have any problems with the Jeep. We both LOVE driving it.

charslo 07-08-2013 09:33 AM

i'm 5'3" and i have no issues driving my baby!! it's even got a 2.5" lift and getting in isn't all that difficult haha ;) bit of a stretch but, better than trying to climb into the bf's truck

play with all the adjustments, it'll fit!

Sucker Punch 07-08-2013 09:47 AM

Pictures or it didn't happen! ;)

haleyrae 05-17-2015 04:12 PM

Am I too short?
 
I'm 5'1" and I'm looking to buy a 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ or a TJ dpending on what I can find locally. YJs just seem easier to find in my area. Either way, I'm worried that I won't be able to either a) reach the pedals b) see over the steering wheel or c) all of the above. Does anyone know if I'd be able to fit in one? My friend said that I can always change the seat mount if I'm too short but I'm unsure.

ChasUGC 05-17-2015 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by haleyrae (Post 19140097)
I'm 5'1" and I'm looking to buy a 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ or a TJ dpending on what I can find locally. YJs just seem easier to find in my area. Either way, I'm worried that I won't be able to either a) reach the pedals b) see over the steering wheel or c) all of the above. Does anyone know if I'd be able to fit in one? My friend said that I can always change the seat mount if I'm too short but I'm unsure.

If I were you, I would just find one and get in it and see if it works for you. Good Luck.

Northernista 05-17-2015 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by haleyrae (Post 19140097)
I'm 5'1" and I'm looking to buy a 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ or a TJ dpending on what I can find locally. YJs just seem easier to find in my area. Either way, I'm worried that I won't be able to either a) reach the pedals b) see over the steering wheel or c) all of the above. Does anyone know if I'd be able to fit in one? My friend said that I can always change the seat mount if I'm too short but I'm unsure.

I just bought mine on Friday and I'm not going lie, the thought had crossed my mind. I'm still tinkering with the seat. So far the best luck I've had is sitting on a cushion ( dubbed my granny cushion). It's been difficult to get the seat high enough and far enough away from the steering wheel while still being able to reach the gas... I have faith that eventually I'll get it right though...

Commodore Perry 05-17-2015 08:47 PM

My wife is 5-3 with shoes on and she had a wrangler before me. No issues and she's picky about vehicle ergonomics, visibility, etc.

haleyrae 05-17-2015 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Northernista (Post 19144129)
I just bought mine on Friday and I'm not going lie, the thought had crossed my mind. I'm still tinkering with the seat. So far the best luck I've had is sitting on a cushion ( dubbed my granny cushion). It's been difficult to get the seat high enough and far enough away from the steering wheel while still being able to reach the gas... I have faith that eventually I'll get it right though...


Worst case scenario, I'll put extra cushioning on the seat and buy pedal extenders. I WILL get my dream Jeep either way. Haha

Northernista 05-17-2015 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by haleyrae (Post 19147993)
Worst case scenario, I'll put extra cushioning on the seat and buy pedal extenders. I WILL get my dream Jeep either way. Haha

I had no idea pedal extenders were a thing!!!! If you're anywhere near my height ( 5'1) I doubt you'll have to resort to that. It's just going to involve a bit more tinkering to get the seat in a comfortable position. I've been going back and forth for days moving it up and forward and down and back and back again. lol. brake pedal is no problem ... it's just being able to comfortably reach the gas.

Northernista 05-18-2015 12:30 AM

since you asked this question ( and since it was one that interested me as well) i've been checking out the forum here a bit and it seems that this actually is a fairly common issue for us vertically challenged folks and that pedal extenders are not as uncommon as you would think, and are apparently fairly simple to install.... from what I can tell these seem to be the most popular https://www.creativemobilitygroup.com/shop/pedal-mates/ i'm seriously considering placing an order.

daggo66 05-18-2015 11:21 AM

My wife is 5'0" and this is her Jeep:

http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/v...psdavuh2x9.jpg

RubiconSS 05-18-2015 11:38 AM

Do any of you guys look up and see Flying Monkeys ? :)


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