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DetonatorCanuk 05-02-2011 08:09 PM

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?

JIMBOX 05-02-2011 08:26 PM

:whistling: 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 (Post 1215828)
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

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...PICT0101-1.jpg
:dance::rofl: JIMBO

DetonatorCanuk 05-02-2011 08:47 PM

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.

JIMBOX 05-02-2011 08:51 PM

:D "OH", mines a Rubi and I think the Sahara also has the seats with multiple adj !!

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Originally Posted by DetonatorCanuk (Post 1215969)
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 ! (:rofl:)

Good luck

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

AEsco48 05-03-2011 12:47 AM

I plan to drill the seat rails.

cousincleatus 05-03-2011 09:06 AM

i wish i could get mine to go lower so my head dont rub the bar

JIMBOX 05-03-2011 09:12 AM

:whistling: 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

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

FlyinJeeps 05-03-2011 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 1215899)
:whistling: 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

phottomatt 05-03-2011 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 1215976)
:D "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 ! (:rofl:)

Good luck

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

He already has the Sahara.......Is that a "speed knob" on your steering wheel? :dance:

JIMBOX 05-03-2011 09:34 AM

:whistling: 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 (Post 1216849)
He already has the Sahara.......Is that a "speed knob" on your steering wheel? :dance:

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 -

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

THW 06-29-2012 04:44 PM

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.

AEsco48 06-29-2012 06:06 PM

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.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...99344558_n.jpg

AEsco48 06-29-2012 06:06 PM

2"? How?

mickey5150 06-29-2012 07:59 PM

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!!

countrybassist 06-29-2012 09:28 PM

Short guy here. I'm only 6'0" :D

THW 06-29-2012 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by mickey5150 (Post 2529736)
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...

AEsco48 06-30-2012 03:44 AM

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.

OL Sarge 06-30-2012 08:09 AM

Im 6'5 and I dont have a problem but i recline the seat

AEsco48 06-30-2012 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by OL Sarge (Post 2530827)
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

THW 06-30-2012 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by OL Sarge (Post 2530827)
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.


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