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Newt1234 07-07-2013 01:43 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 02:13 PM

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

Newt1234 07-07-2013 02:14 PM

Maybe it's just her short legs lol

Welding Rod 07-07-2013 02:16 PM

Dumb question but Have you tried lowering the seat?

benjamin.allen 07-07-2013 02:17 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 02:20 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 02:42 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 02:47 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 03:16 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 03:19 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 03:20 PM

Wear 6" heels? Lol

BadOleRoss 07-07-2013 04:59 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 05:42 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 07:37 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 08:28 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 08:45 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 09:29 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 09:33 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 09:36 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 10:33 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 10:47 AM

Pictures or it didn't happen! ;)


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