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Old 03-19-2019, 06:02 PM
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Stock Seat Height

Hey all, this should be an easy one. I need the stock seat height from the front and rear of the front seats. I have Corbeau Baja recliners and they sit way too high on stock risers. Bought the Corbeau risers and they are absolutely terrible and still too high Now that the weather is warming up I'm going to just build my own. Thanks

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I have Bestop seats so the seat pad measurement will be a bit tall.
It looks like the bottom of the seat meets the stock fold forward frames at 8 1/2".

How much too tall are the Corbeau seats. Simply make your brackets that much shorter than the stock brackets.

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Hey all, this should be an easy one. I need the stock seat height from the front and rear of the front seats. I have Corbeau Baja recliners and they sit way too high on stock risers. Bought the Corbeau risers and they are absolutely terrible and still too high Now that the weather is warming up I'm going to just build my own. Thanks



You probbaly just got used to the factory sagging seats and the new seats feel higher because they actually support you rather than sagging your ass though the bottom of the frame.



I know this is a thing with bestop seats because i have read about it before i replaced mine. bestops are actually a little lower in the seat area but feel like they sit higher because the foam is not worn out.



You might not have a problem at all and are just used to sagging factory seats.
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I don't remember what the height was, this is how I cut the stock risers down for headroom

https://www.wranglerforum.com/#/topics/2007050
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Thanks LuckyMac, my dad has the same seats and I jumped in his today and it seemed more where I need to be. Thanks for taking the tape measure to it though. I think I'm going to have to remove everything and start playing around with different heights. The Bajas are so wide that they hit the roll bar when I try to recline so thats another issue. I'm sitting high enough that shifting and accelerating are uncomfortable and I have to duck to see red lights. I'm not tall so thats not a factor. Jeeps, its never just bolt something in and be done with it.
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You probbaly just got used to the factory sagging seats and the new seats feel higher because they actually support you rather than sagging your ass though the bottom of the frame.



I know this is a thing with bestop seats because i have read about it before i replaced mine. bestops are actually a little lower in the seat area but feel like they sit higher because the foam is not worn out.



You might not have a problem at all and are just used to sagging factory seats.
the jeep had generic low backs in it when I bought it so I really don't know. I had another YJ before with factory seats and I was totally comfortable in them but I don't know remember how they sat. I feel like I just need to come down an inch or two.
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I don't remember what the height was, this is how I cut the stock risers down for headroom

https://www.wranglerforum.com/#/topics/2007050?page=1
That link didn't bring me anywhere. I think I may just copy the driver's side an inch or two shorter with some plate and see what I can come up with. If nothing else it's an excuse to play with the plasma cutter. The folding passenger side is going to be the issue.
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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.

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I don't remember what the height was, this is how I cut the stock risers down for headroom

https://www.wranglerforum.com/#/topics/2007050?page=1
That link didn't bring me anywhere. I think I may just copy the driver's side an inch or two shorter with some plate and see what I can come up with. If nothing else it's an excuse to play with the plasma cutter. The folding passenger side is going to be the issue.
Try this one

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f218/lowering-the-seats-2007050.html
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Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks man

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