Sorry to bring up an ancient thread,but does anybody who has done this mod know if ALL the seat mounting bolts are the same length? This will be going into an 04 TJ this weekend, and Id like to keep the parts runs down to a minimum. Thanks!
Check out post #24 in this thread for the sizes you need.
New to Jeep's and I just love this forum!! Read thru all the post and went with the 1'' riser kit. (leery of the hockey puck fix). What a difference! Don't feel like a old lady looking thru the steering wheel and the sun visor works now!
I used a set of skateboard wheels. They cost about $10 for a set of four and give about an inch and a half of seat lift. They are the perfect size and already have a hole drilled, so no sawing or drilling. $2 for longer bolts from the local hardware store and in 10 minutes I was done. Plus they seem to absorb some vibration. Absolutely love it, only problem is now I have to duck under the windshield frame to see the stoplights. Feels like a custom fit Jeep!
Just came across your post about using skateboard wheels as seat risers. I have a 03 TJ and am used to the 02 TJ I used to own awhile ago that had an extra 1.5" of seat rise. I'm wondering if you could let me know how the skateboard wheels worked for you? Any problems or would you recommend doing the same thing?
P.S. - What diameter and length bolts did you use?
Last edited by VanBCguy; 08-12-2009 at 09:45 PM..
Reason: Further question:
Does anyone else have to lean forward to see traffic lights through the windshield? I can't imagine wanting the seat any higher...
Ditto. 6'6" here. My head hits the rollbar!
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i unno if i can go with a higher seat lift...my legs hit the steering wheel already...and my heads not to far from the roof. the only thing i can think of is fabing up something to make my seat flush with the end of the cab.
I am in the same quandary, I want to do this mod, I dont want my legs hitting the steering wheel.
Then again, if it is an issue, I could always take it out ... just as easy as I put it in.
One thing to consider is to use Grade-8, or the metric equivalent (I believe they are 10.9) bolts. They will help to prevent shearing of the bolts and the seat dislodging if involved in an accident.
The difference in the cost of the bolts is negligible, but the added safety is invaluable.
ok Im going to do this but I have 2 ques........1. Does this sacrafice SAFTEY in the seat?.....2.Does anyone know the exact size of bolt I need for my unlimited?
I know this is an old thread, but if you look on the first page, it says the govt mandated that 03+ Jeeps be lowered further to accommodate for the Air Bag and where it hit. Also I can only imagine the risers not being threaded therefore making it easier for the bolt to rip out including the seat. BUT I really dont see that happening, never really heard of some guys seat flying out, not to mention the seatbelt should keep you strapped in.
I was thinking about putting in seat risers, but I kinda want my safety.
Sorry to resurrect a super old thread, but what diameter bolt & thread size are the bolts for the seats? I know the T-50 Torx on the inside rear bracket is larger than the other three corners, but that's it. Diameter? Thread size?
Originally posted by MotoSoul:
The real trail rated badges are located on your skid plates.
While I definately like the idea of more height in order to see better, I really don't need any more leg room. I'm only 5'5" and my wife is 5'4"...she stretches as it is sometimes when driving. Any ideas on improving visibility without having to grow taller first???
try putting pucks in the back brackets and not the front or if its too steep make the front pucks a little smaller in height then the back ones so it is not such a big difference.
Im only 5'3" so i am defiantly going to be doing this seeing as my steering wheel adjuster was not there when i bought my tj