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how would i do this ?

lower my seat
is there anything i can to lower the seat ????????????
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Different seats?
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no sry i love my seats
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Why?
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Why?
im 6,2 and my head hits the roof and it pissing me off
i guess im use to my old jeep all the room in the world
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or i movemy seat back and my head hits that cross bar on the roof
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i'm 6'1 and have the same problem. there isn't much you can do about it except get new seats with a special "air bag" lowering system. if this even exists.
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I haven't looked into this yet (since I don't have to), but have you considered modifying the seat by removing some cushioning inside? It's a common practice in the motorcycle world to do that, BUT bike seats are made from harder foam. It might not work as well with a car seat.
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put your back farther?? I have explorer seats and they are shorter and a hell of alot more comfy plus they are power!
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I'm 6'3" and 250. How do you think I feel in my regular cab? I dont know how much you can lower your stock seats without some heavy modification
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just take the seat out. then you'll have plenty of room!!
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yeah..if you really wanted to mod your seats then just take some of the cushion and wal-la! (if only it was the easy)
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or mod the bracket??
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No, that wouldn't really work. I mean, you COULD do it. But the amount of work and the fact that you would have to pretty much make completely new brackets for it. And if you did do that, then it would only give you about an inch tops. That is, if you still want to be able to move your seat forward and back. So, a ton of work = very little payoff = no fun.
If you really want some more room and you don't want to take any of the cushion out, then I'd suggest investing in some different seats. I.E. Explorer seats. Or you might even try Mustang seats.
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No, that wouldn't really work. I mean, you COULD do it. But the amount of work and the fact that you would have to pretty much make completely new brackets for it. And if you did do that, then it would only give you about an inch tops. That is, if you still want to be able to move your seat forward and back. So, a ton of work = very little payoff = no fun.
If you really want some more room and you don't want to take any of the cushion out, then I'd suggest investing in some different seats. I.E. Explorer seats. Or you might even try Mustang seats.
stang seats would be nice
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Yup!
Here, check this out. It'll help you out in this. Seat Swaps for the Ford Ranger/Bronco II
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what if i was to take the bracket off the seat and just bolt it down
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Seeing that the floor isn't very flat, I'm not sure how that would work out. If you go and look, you'll see that it would be hard to do. I think your going to want some kind of bracket. If your good in the shop with metals, then you could make a low profile bracket that doesn't have the forward and backward slide on it.
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all i could think of is cut the bracket abit, couldnt you get 1-2" from that.
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i'm 6'2" and 210, i have NEVER hit my head on the roof of my 07... it's damn close though... my seat is all the way back and it's leaned a good lean, so much so that when i'm coming home from work, people can't see the crest on my uniform's shoulder, it's behind the window... i look through the rear quarter window for a shoulder check... and the shoulder belt of my seatbelt, doesn't actually touch my shoulder... comes off my stomach and goes to the hanger... it does hit my shoulder if i lean forward... and with this lean, i can still grab the wheel and turn it completely... although, i can't do the 10/3 switch thing you are supposed to be able to do... (you should be able to put your left hand at the 3 o'clock position, and your right hand at the 10 o'clock position, (arms crossed) and have your shoulders touching the seat)

there was another thread asking the exact same question as this, about a week ago... i'll search it out for ya
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second result on the search "lowered seat"

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...l-drivers.html
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second result on the search "lowered seat"

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...l-drivers.html
thaanks dude
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y/w, lol, i think everyone needs to use the search feature a lot more (i'm no exception)
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lol true
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all i could think of is cut the bracket abit, couldnt you get 1-2" from that.
The bracket is already pretty short and you have the bump in the front of the seat the the bracket raps around. So you would either have to cut the bottom of the bracket off and make a new piece to replace that one, or you would have to cut some off the top. And you really can't do that without taking the slide out. And there isn't really enough room to take any out of the middle.
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As you can see, the seat track is a pretty complex device, not easy to modify without serious shop skills and tools. Now given a decent torch and welder, I'm sure someone could fab up a replacement...however the typical "garage mechanic" is out of luck. Your best bet is to find some Explorer seats. I went from 60/40 split bench Ranger seats to Explorer Bucket seats and dropped a good inch. Same generation of trucks.

Here is a good picture from my 2000 Ranger seat tracks when I had to swap them over to the Explorer seats.
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Throw in an old microwave, a leaky grease gun, some miracle grow, and a pair of tin snips and anything is possible!
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