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brandon_gears 09-29-2013 03:14 PM

YJ SEAT SWAP(Need new risers)
 
I bought some new seats but they sit too high, the brackets need to be lower. I need diimensions for lower seat brackets.

timatoe 09-30-2013 12:22 AM

Gonna be kinda hard for someone to give you good deminsions not knowing how tall your seats are etc. I fabbed up some quick ones for mine using a tape measure and a level. It was kind of a pain but it wasn't too bad. Don't have access to my pictures right now. I'll try to remember tomorrow before coming in to work and I'll post a couple of what I did.

ReDinTX 09-30-2013 05:18 AM

What height from floorboard are yalls stock seats? Or height from bottom of door opening?

PO out in bestop seats and i think they ride high since im almost looking out over the windshield an in only 5'9. I guestimate my seat to sit about 5-6" above bottom of door opening.

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Eron 09-30-2013 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by brandon_gears (Post 16414537)
I bought some new seats but they sit too high, the brackets need to be lower. I need diimensions for lower seat brackets.

And while you are at it, why not give us some actual information. You may as well have said " I need to replace that one part, you know? That one part ".

What year? Type of seats you are putting in? How much taller they are than stock? You may not realize this. But giving as much info as possible can be helpful at times. None the less good luck man! Ive been watching all the " Seat replacement " threads for some time. Getting ready to do some myself.

HaskiE 09-30-2013 06:24 AM

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Originally Posted by brandon_gears (Post 16414537)
I bought some new seats but they sit too high, the brackets need to be lower. I need diimensions for lower seat brackets.

I did the same thing - but didn't want to loose the forward folding action of the riser, so I stabbed in a tilt-wheel setup. gave me the extra inch I needed for my lard. :thumbsup:

my 2c :cheers2:

bpounds 09-30-2013 07:50 AM

Yeah, more info sure would help.

If you bought brand new seats, my suggestion is that you sit on them for about a week before you make any decisions about changing the height. The foam will compress and conform to your butt pretty quickly.

A tilt column would be so nice. That's something I might do some day.

HaskiE 09-30-2013 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by bpounds (Post 16431393)
A tilt column would be so nice. That's something I might do some day.

really wasn't that hard, I got the column off a cherokee, and modified it a bit

brandon_gears 10-01-2013 05:58 PM

95 yj, xrs seats, they sit about 4 in higher, i'm 6'3

brandon_gears 10-10-2013 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by timatoe (Post 16428017)
Gonna be kinda hard for someone to give you good deminsions not knowing how tall your seats are etc. I fabbed up some quick ones for mine using a tape measure and a level. It was kind of a pain but it wasn't too bad. Don't have access to my pictures right now. I'll try to remember tomorrow before coming in to work and I'll post a couple of what I did.

can you post them??

heffay 12-20-2013 08:36 AM

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/y...-pics-1906386/

timatoe 12-20-2013 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by brandon_gears (Post 16731105)
can you post them??

Totally forgot about this thread. Now it's two months old. :nono:

Quote:

Originally Posted by heffay (Post 18701066)

Dang, that looks like a lot of work for some seat risers. If it works for you that's all that matters.

BTW, anyone else reading this in the future, here's the basic angle and 1" tubing set up I did.

I don't have any real detailed pics or diagrams etc. just some shots to get the idea....
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...Rockers014.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/P1170045.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/P1170050.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/P1170049.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/P1170047.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/P1170046.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/P1170051.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/P1170048.jpg

Hope that's helpful to someone.

heffay 12-20-2013 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by timatoe (Post 18706210)
Dang, that looks like a lot of work for some seat risers. If it works for you that's all that matters.

Hmmm. Not exactly sure how to take that last comment. :confused:

Why would sectioning existing risers be any more complicated than building from scratch? I had to measure 1.5" four times and the rest falls into place. Maybe it looks complicated because I actually went to the effort to document it properly.

I also didn't have to add any steel to this project. If it ain't broke, don't replace it, just mod it.

timatoe 12-20-2013 04:50 PM

It just meant it looked like a lot of work. I suppose it looked that way because I didn't realize you were just chopping an existing riser, that's not a stock riser btw.

The_Goob 12-20-2013 05:52 PM

I didnt know yj's didnt have tilt. mine does. wish i had the fold up seat on driver side though

YJ4LIFE 12-20-2013 06:25 PM

my next project is lowering my seats with the stock tilt mechanism. I started it but got sidetracked with the EFI swap. its doable. grinding off those swagged pins in a pain. I tried drilling one out but it didn't work so well.


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