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99redtj 09-03-2006 03:31 PM

driver seat
has anyone ever moved their driver seat back so there is more clearance for the knees?im tall and if i have the seat all the way back and sit up straight i may have 1.5" between lower steering wheel cover and knees.if so can you give me a pic and description of what was done.


mrbigjeep 09-03-2006 07:52 PM

how tall are you?

99redtj 09-03-2006 08:56 PM

i am 6'2".my legs are just too long.half the small cars and trucks around have no leg room for me.

bluvikng 09-03-2006 09:13 PM

Remove the front seat, and sit in the back seat........:D

99redtj 09-03-2006 09:37 PM

i can try but i dont think my wife would let me:D

bluvikng 09-03-2006 09:40 PM

Good sence of humor...........your a good sport.

Dare2BSquare 09-03-2006 10:24 PM

I don't know about the tj, but there is 3-4 inches of room behind my driver's seat before the tub raises to the back level. I would think that you could just remove the seat, drill new holes and bolt it back in about 2-3 inches further back. This might interfere if you are using a windjammer, and your seat may no longer recline, but it would give you a little more leg room. It would also make it hard on anyone using the rear seat, since there is not much room there anyway.
You could always replace your steering column with something shorter?!

bmanrkg3 09-04-2006 12:19 AM

im 6'2 and i fit fine... the only problem i have is my left shin hittin underneath the dash, and my right knee hits the rear defroster button occasionally...

Odhinn 09-04-2006 05:27 AM

I have never done this before but You might be able to have a good machine shop make a set of offset brackets to reposition the mounting holes. Tell the machinist what you are trying to do and they usually will look at the part and draw up a plan. I would think if you go this route then the seat would sit higher but not much. Depending on how much room you have on the seat slider you also might be able to oblong the holes enough to get some room. But this would weaken the slider I would think.

Just a couple of ideas to add to the list, I am tall also but I have the legroom in my TJ, at least when there is noone in the back seat.;)

99redtj 09-04-2006 08:44 AM

i can drill new holes for the front bolts but the back 2 have no nuts showing underneath.i may have to drill thru 2 layers of sheetmetal to get new nuts and bolts in the rt knee hits lower panel once in awhile.

rebelBullDawg325 09-04-2006 02:46 PM

i'm 6"2' and my problem is that my drivers seat sits too high, it's a little higher than my passenger seat, and my knees are too close to my steering wheel, any1 know how to fix this? it'a 91' yj...... i'm not tryin to hi-jack this thread, it was just on the same type problem

mrbigjeep 09-04-2006 03:19 PM

im 6'3" and my problem is nothing :D ...i know some ones gonna say somethin :D

99redtj 09-04-2006 05:43 PM


TJeffro 09-05-2006 08:21 PM

Hmmm well, I'm 6' 6", and I fit pretty well... The only thing I wish i had was tilt on my steering wheel... I've just come to realize that this world just wasn't built for us tall guys...

mrbigjeep 09-05-2006 08:29 PM

oh wow, you beat us all! thats pretty darn tall!

rebelBullDawg325 09-05-2006 09:24 PM

yea, the tilt would work for me if i had it, but i dont, so i was wondering if i could lower my seat

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