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Unread 07-02-2013, 08:13 AM   #16
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The Jeep is too high and I am too old to get in and out of a high bolster seat.

How tall are you and how do you ride in your seat?
I'm 6'3" and the Jeep is tall too, which is why I mentioned above the bolster climb over aspect. I welded up new full risers rather than deal with altering the old ones. Making your own risers also allow you to fine tune the side to side position too, to accommodate an aftermarket console. You can also get the tilt right, and custom position the fore/aft location of the sliders. I eliminated the pass side seat flipper and don't miss it, don't have a rear seat. When in the seat, my eyes look straight at maybe 60% of the way up the windshield.

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Unread 07-02-2013, 09:28 AM   #17
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I'm 6'3" and the Jeep is tall too, which is why I mentioned above the bolster climb over aspect. I welded up new full risers rather than deal with altering the old ones. Making your own risers also allow you to fine tune the side to side position too, to accommodate an aftermarket console. You can also get the tilt right, and custom position the fore/aft location of the sliders. I eliminated the pass side seat flipper and don't miss it, don't have a rear seat. When in the seat, my eyes look straight at maybe 60% of the way up the windshield.
I'm 6'1" and will probably try using the stock risers before I make something even if just to figure the best height for the new risers. I need the flipper for my kids to access the rear seat that is also being replaced. Thanks for the advice.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 09:30 AM   #18
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i had corbeau in an autocross bmw and hated them. wore horribly and faded badly. i will never get another cordeau seat again.

recaros, on the other hand, have been excellent. i had them in the same autocross car and put them into another autocross car and then put them in the shed when i sold the cars. i love them and since they are factory seats in older bmws, you can find them in the junkyard in the 3 and 5 series from the 70s and 80s. mine are black leather so someday they will go into my jeep but they are horribly comfortable and still look good for being from a 1979 320i
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