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Old 01-21-2020, 08:23 AM
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JK & JKU Front Seat Lift & Recline Kit

Anyone use or try the FRONT recline kit?
The rear incline made a huge difference on the rear seat. I miss the slight rear incline form my Outback seats.



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Use it on passenger seat. More to raise then to recline it. My wife likes it
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Use it on passenger seat. More to raise then to recline it. My wife likes it

My daughter is learning to drive and might like the rise too. I am 5’7” so maybe height not bad. I want that recline.


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I have it, but I modified it to my liking.
I was able to use 1 kit for both my front seats.
I used one thin disk under each front outer mount and I cut two other thin disks for the inside mount.

I left the rear mounts stock height.

I tried the thick mounts up front with singles in the rear. Way too high for my liking.
I tried thick mounts up front with no spacers in the rear. Still too high.
Then I cut two spacers and tried the thin only in the front. I like this the most.
Slight but noticeable recline without jacking the seat.
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Anyone use or try the FRONT recline kit?
The rear incline made a huge difference on the rear seat. I miss the slight rear incline form my Outback seats.

I used 1in spacers made ot of aluminum for my passenger seat ( clearance for an amp and lock box) . 2in round stock with 1/2in hole drilled in it works great, then you can customize the tilt or height you want. You can try it out with fender washers first.
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I have it, but I modified it to my liking.
I was able to use 1 kit for both my front seats.
I used one thin disk under each front outer mount and I cut two other thin disks for the inside mount.

I left the rear mounts stock height.

I tried the thick mounts up front with singles in the rear. Way too high for my liking.
I tried thick mounts up front with no spacers in the rear. Still too high.
Then I cut two spacers and tried the thin only in the front. I like this the most.
Slight but noticeable recline without jacking the seat.


Thanks. I don’t have tools to cut these up.


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I used a 4” angle grinder with a metal cutting wheel. They are cheep at Harbor Freight. Probably less for the tool then it is for a single seat kit.
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I used an aluminum cutting blade on my miter saw, nice square/straight cuts in the aluminum round stock. Total for the project was about $25
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Yes . I bought both front and rear. No issues at all . Help the driver seat recline a little bit more there were times I felt like my left leg was falling forward not anymore.
I dont set the seat on the highest setting anymore as I set too high. I don't want to say I can't do it I have set that high you just set very high in the seat. On the passenger side of my wife really likes it she can actually see over the dash and she's about 5 foot 5.
One thing it did did raise the seat obviously where you put spacers on the bottom and you can definitely see the Gap but I probably the only one that's going to notice it . Not some Average Joe getting in the jeep.
We have two JKs I like the one with it better with them . I feel it is more comfortable for long rides like I said earlier it leans you back just a little bit more.
Would buy again. It was easier to do than the back seats less work.
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Yes . I bought both front and rear. No issues at all . Help the driver seat recline a little bit more there were times I felt like my left leg was falling forward not anymore.
I dont set the seat on the highest setting anymore as I set too high. I don't want to say I can't do it I have set that high you just set very high in the seat. On the passenger side of my wife really likes it she can actually see over the dash and she's about 5 foot 5.
One thing it did did raise the seat obviously where you put spacers on the bottom and you can definitely see the Gap but I probably the only one that's going to notice it . Not some Average Joe getting in the jeep.
We have two JKs I like the one with it better with them . I feel it is more comfortable for long rides like I said earlier it leans you back just a little bit more.
Would buy again. It was easier to do than the back seats less work.
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My wife always complained about not seeing out and now hereseat is up high she finds it much easier offroad because she can see over the hood. The gap bugged me at first but after a week I forgot about it. I should get one for driver's side because mine also lowers on it's own and I like having it in the highest position so I could just leave it on on low and not worry about it.
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i will have to look into this. i never knew there was a front lift and recline kit. i’m planning to flip the pump handle to see if it helps prevent the seat from lowering as i get out. i may still install this kit to get the recline.
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i will have to look into this. i never knew there was a front lift and recline kit. i’m planning to flip the pump handle to see if it helps prevent the seat from lowering as i get out. i may still install this kit to get the recline.
I started to flip the handle but it just seemed odd. Let me know how it goes. It is a design flaw in my opinion.
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When I get home tonight I will take a dew pics of the front seats and post them.
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Passenger seat. It doesn't look as bad in real life.
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I use hockey pucks to lift my seats. They work good for my size.

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