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After struggling with the position of the fire extinguisher and flashlight and hearing complaints from the wife about the seats being too low I decided to install seat risers. I got the kit from Rough Country Suspension Systems and easily installed them. It was easy and solved the extinguisher problems. Wife loved the higher seat ..BUT WAIT!!! The first time we moved the passenger seat forward for a rear seat rider the seat flew into the windshield shattering it. So much for an easy fix.
 

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I'm 6'7" and the better half is right at 6'0". I installed Misch Big Boy Brackets and am completely comfortable with my clutch leg able to be straight out. These brackets move the seat back 4", all the way back to the front if the rear seat. They aren't cheap, but they do solve the legroom problem. I do have an extra set from another TJ I had if you're interested.
 

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Wow im glad i have a 98 with factory seats higher than the newer tjs. Never knew of this issue until now. Ill make sure my buddy with an 06 lj doesnt buy these.
 

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Wow im glad i have a 98 with factory seats higher than the newer tjs. Never knew of this issue until now. Ill make sure my buddy with an 06 lj doesnt buy these.
(Note the OP has a 97-02) Yea seen post for proken winshields before. Like above mentioned, the Big Boy brackets are great.
 

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Wow im glad i have a 98 with factory seats higher than the newer tjs. Never knew of this issue until now. Ill make sure my buddy with an 06 lj doesnt buy these.
The seat risers improve leg room and increase visibility which is why I installed them. It was my fault I didn't consider the pass seat contacting the windshield.
Don't tell your friend not to buy them, just let him know he can't throw the pass seat forward to hard. :thumb:
 

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The seat risers improve leg room and increase visibility which is why I installed them. It was my fault I didn't consider the pass seat contacting the windshield.
Don't tell your friend not to buy them, just let him know he can't throw the pass seat forward to hard. :thumb:
Haha true. Hes 6'4' and hasnt complained about leg room yet. Haha so were good. But hes a little clumsy so maybe the seat relocater along with the seat risers would be better for him but like i said he hasnt complained about it so all is good for now
 

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I have 1 3/4 risers on mine and I'm 6'2. My roll cage runs across the top of the dashboard, couldn't see the front of the jeep at all without the risers.
 

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Passenger seat was not thrown too hard in my case. My ten year old daughter gently pushed the seat forward to exit from the rear seat. Rough Country Suspension Systems has already contacted me this morning and are very concerned and realize this is a product liability issue. Just because you make a modification using a product sold for that purpose should not jeopardize the normal intended function of that product. (Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and do not play one on TV on the net.)
 

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wow i took the easy way out, just used some washers laying around and picked up some bolts at home depot. raised it about an inch and no problem with the passenger seat hitting the windshield.
 

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I hope they were Grade 8..
I believe so, i asked the home depot employee for the strongest bolts he got the size of the original but just longer and he gave me some.
 

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I believe so, i asked the home depot employee for the strongest bolts he got the size of the original but just bigger and he gave me some.
I wouldn't trust your safety to an Home Depot employee. Check the bolt heads, if they are Grade 8 you should see 6 radial lines or hash marks on the top of the bolt head. 3 lines usally indicates Grade 5. It may not seem important but in a collision inferior hardware could fail allowing the seats to separate from the tub. Personally I wouldn't be comfortable using washers as spacers, because they are multiple separate pieces stacked (as opposed to a block) they could allow additional lateral load on the bolt in a collision.

OP, sorry for hijacking your thread.
 

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I wouldn't trust your safety to an Home Depot employee. Check the bolt heads, if they are Grade 8 you should see 6 radial lines or hash marks on the top of the bolt head. 3 lines usally indicates Grade 5. It may not seem important but in a collision inferior hardware could fail allowing the seats to separate from the tub. Personally I wouldn't be comfortable using washers as spacers, because they are multiple separate pieces stacked (as opposed to a block) they could allow additional lateral load on the bolt in a collision.

OP, sorry for hijacking your thread.
Thank you for your concern. I really appreciate it and I'll definitely be looking into this.
 

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I installed the Buchanan seat risers - they come complete with grade 8 hardware.

My passenger seat first slides forward before it folds so the top of the seat hits the windshield header not the actual windshield.
 

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My passenger seat first slides forward before it folds so the top of the seat hits the windshield header not the actual windshield.
I have the Rough Country seat risers mentioned above (06TJ) and my seat hits the windshield header as well, not the actual windshield. I'm 6'0" and these seat risers made a big improvement in trail visibility.
 

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The passenger seat on my 2005 actually hits the header above the windshield with the 1.5" risers from Frameshaker. I have the rear seat removed and my only backseat passenger is my bird dog. Since I had read there may be a problem with hitting the windshield, I was gentle pulling seats forward the first time to see if an issue. Thankfully I'm good to go.
 
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