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Old 09-11-2019, 09:56 PM
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2014 Seat Adjustments

Hello,

I have a 2014 Wrangler that’s a manual. Unfortunately I have back problems and it seems after I drive my Jeep my back hurts. It’s my toy and not my everyday car.

I’m 6’ 3” and the seat feels like it’s tilting forward. If I raise the seat by using the side adjustment it feels like it’s tilitkng more.

Is there any mods I can do to the seat to overall improve it to help my back? Make it tilt back more? Lumbar support?

Any help would be great , thanks

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Old 09-12-2019, 06:25 PM   #2
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Well, seating position is a bit of a personal thing so it's going to bit a bit of a challenge getting input from others. What works for one may not work for you. I also happen to be 6'3" so at least my suggestion should be in the ball park, but parks do tend to vary.

The side handle does only tilt the seat. It raises or lowers the back of the seat bottom and pivots around the front. I leave mine all the way down. The lever behind that tilts the back and I have mine back a fair bit. I will say I have an auto so I wouldn't have the problem where I would have to reach forward a lot so this may not work for you, but it's a place to start.

Even in a seating position I find comfortable, the Jeep is not highway cruiser and after a few hours, I'm ready to get out for awhile.

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Old 09-13-2019, 11:13 AM
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Thanks. Is there a way to get the front of the seat higher so it doesn’t feel like I’m siding down. I want a more bucket seat feeling.
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Go on Amazon, Ohio Diesel Parts sells seat spacer blocks for the JK. Kind of expensive for what you get $56.
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I ..the seat felt the same way. The Ohio parts fixed it on both sides . The lower you go the more decline you will have in the back.
All the way up just sets you real high.
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Old 09-13-2019, 05:49 PM   #6
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https://www.amazon.com/Ohio-Diesel-P.../dp/B071VB9J9V

For the front legs it is one solid piece for each leg, the rear though broken up into two pieces each, allowing the user to angle front part of the bottom portion up more by not bring up the rear legs up as much.

They work for me but I am only 6" too.

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https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/s...a-2260641.html

The above link the OP changed out his seats from a 07 to a 14, but one user noted that he had had preferred the firmer 09 than the seats in his 14...

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Originally Posted by Naglfar View Post
How many beers did you have during the install? haha

Good job! Though I have to disagree. As someone who's owned a '14, I really like the firmer '09 seats I have now, better. To each their own!
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Reading the reviews on amazon, one person said don’t purchase if you have a manual.
I am curious as to why they would write that.

I am also concerned about raising the seat too much. I’m a little over 6’2”
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The front blocks are 1.5in while the rears section, each is 5/8in thick, then using two under each leg would be 1.25in.

If you were to jack up the seat with the level, how does that affect you? To get more tilt in the bottom, 1.5in in the front then only 1 disc/leg for 5/8in on the rear legs.

As for the dont use if using a manual, not sure he made that comment as my Rubicon is a manual and I am a hair over 6ft. I do have to get a new license next year, will be removing a inch from the 6' 1" listed on it.. at least tis just my height... Maybe the poster has really short arms , or using a modified stick shift. /shrugs...

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