03-20-2019, 09:45 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: SouthEast of Denver
Here's a funny story. When I got my jeep it had a bunch of minor and a few major faults.
One of the minor faults was that the silvering on the inside rear view mirror was deteriorating. It also needed new seats and a paint job.
Once I got it painted and the new seats installed, I replaced the rear view mirror with one from my local auto parts store.
While driving the Jeep it seemed like I had to duck my head to see out the back through the new mirror. I blamed the seats for being taller than the worn out stock seats.
Well the aftermarket rear view mirror has a plastic mount and The screw that held it to the tab on the windshield glass kept stripping out. I bought another aftermarket mirror and the same thing happened.
I re-installed the original mirror and lo and behold...the seats were no longer too tall.
The stock mirror sits a just enough different an angle to be easier to see out the back.
Now, here's a suggestion for the OP of this thread. I had considered removing the seat tracks and bolting the seat directly to the seat mounting frame. I figured that would gain me (+or-) an inch. I expected that I'd have to drill some new holes in the frame to be able to secure the seat, but since I'm the only one that drives the jeep, being able to move the seat fore or aft is a non-issue.
My seats may be a bit higher than stock, but it's not an issue for me now.
Good Luck, L.M.
"Wrangler....It's not just a vehicle, It's a lifestyle".
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