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post #1 of 7 Old 03-17-2018, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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front and rear seat options for 6'6 driver and 6 ft friends

Looking for options. new, used, modded front seats and rear benches for me 6'6" and my 6ft plus friends riding in the back.

went to four wheel parts and they were honest in saying that any brand new seat will sit higher because of the new cushion and design.

I cant get the big boy bracket because im not trying to crush my friends feet behind me. I just need a chair that sits low like the way my stock seats are sitting now. maybe just slightly lower. Only reason im replacing them is because the leather is tearing up.


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Cavalier seats would probably not sit any higher than stock, then you could take out the slider which would lower you about an inch. Standard seat brackets that don't flip forward could be cut down and re-welded. There's also another thread on here where the back seat was re-mounted further back but it's not much good if the top is on.

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Cavalier seats would probably not sit any higher than stock, then you could take out the slider which would lower you about an inch. Standard seat brackets that don't flip forward could be cut down and re-welded. There's also another thread on here where the back seat was re-mounted further back but it's not much good if the top is on.
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A seat that sits lower will give you a shorter distance to the pedals for your legs. You'll be uncomfortable either way. The best thing to do is to move all the seats rearward.

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A seat that sits lower will give you a shorter distance to the pedals for your legs. You'll be uncomfortable either way. The best thing to do is to move all the seats rearward.
Yea i think I'll just push the rear bench back some. Im comfortable as far as legroom goes currently. Only annoying thing us when trying to push the E brake. That steering wheel always jams me up lol

I would just like a reclining option for the front seats. Which year Chevy Blazer seats should i be looking for ? And do they have recliners ?

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Lowering the seat to equalize the increase in cushion height is fine, but lowering the place your butt sits in relation to the tub ends up being a bad idea, because you will cause the angles of how your legs and arms align to the controls, and it can cause you fold into positions your back won't like. I guess I'm only 6'4" so I haven't had headroom issues, but I haven't thought about what it would be to be 2" more. I also have the seat fully back.

I would say if moving the rear seat back isn't a good option, one thing I thought about doing was installing jump seats (like out of a range rover) in the back. You could offset two of them on either side, this would give the rear occupants full legroom without your seat position effecting it, though likely they will lose some headroom. Also from a safety perspective, you'll have to engineer some reinforcement or tie-ins to the sport bar to keep the seats in place in case of an accident. It will still be inferior to the normal seat position for safety, but if you're only doing it occasionally it's probably not a big deal.
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Lowering the seat to equalize the increase in cushion height is fine, but lowering the place your butt sits in relation to the tub ends up being a bad idea, because you will cause the angles of how your legs and arms align to the controls, and it can cause you fold into positions your back won't like. I guess I'm only 6'4" so I haven't had headroom issues, but I haven't thought about what it would be to be 2" more. I also have the seat fully back.

I would say if moving the rear seat back isn't a good option, one thing I thought about doing was installing jump seats (like out of a range rover) in the back. You could offset two of them on either side, this would give the rear occupants full legroom without your seat position effecting it, though likely they will lose some headroom. Also from a safety perspective, you'll have to engineer some reinforcement or tie-ins to the sport bar to keep the seats in place in case of an accident. It will still be inferior to the normal seat position for safety, but if you're only doing it occasionally it's probably not a big deal.
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