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post #1 of 6 Old 09-19-2019, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Lowering the driver seat of a WK

Has anyone out there found a good economical way of lowering the drivers seat on an 05 WK??? Been looking for a while and haven't found much except for more people wondering the same thing. All I want is an inch or 2 shorter.

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-20-2019, 10:37 AM
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I have looked briefly being 6'5" tall myself. My plan will be to go with a offroad racing seat. A bunch of companies make thin base seats like this:

https://corbeau.com/new-products/spo...evolution.html

My intent is to get something similar to the seat above. I am ok getting rid of the power options if need be to get a rail installed. One of the big problems is the transmission tunnel that the seats mount to, there is not a lot of more room to go down before interfering with that mount.

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post #3 of 6 Old 09-20-2019, 10:58 AM
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If you have the tools and skills, you can cut and lower the mount yourself. Have a look at the attached images and you can see it wouldn't be a difficult process to lower the rear 1.5-2". Lowering the front of the seat would require more thought and effort, but it can be done.

If you remove the bracket and take it to a shop so they can see it's not that difficult, I doubt they would charge much. If you let them look at it with the seat mounted and let them think about the work, they'll add an imagination tax.

Another option would be to find an upholstery shop to refoam your seat. A good shop can lower your seat height and, with proper materials and layering, improve your comfort. No idea what that would cost, but the process is done on motorcycles regularly.
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The seat bases you are showing are for a WJ grand cherokee (99-04).

If you look at the seat track for the WK, the tunnel side has almost no room for adjustment down, its already pretty low and tight on the tunnel. The upholstery is a good idea, worth swinging by an upholstery shop to see what they think.

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post #5 of 6 Old 09-20-2019, 03:29 PM
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Been interested in doing mine. Going to look when I get the seat rebuilt in a week or two

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The seat bases you are showing are for a WJ grand cherokee (99-04).
Sorry about that. Googled "WK seat mount" and that was in the results list. If there's no room to modify the mount, refoaming is what I'd look at next.

If you have the time to stop by a shop, please update the thread for others.
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