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any way to "lift" the seats?

hi...for my project, i need a 1/2" to 1" lift in my seat....or...my seat needs to be higher by that much

i was wondering of a good way to do this....

could i just use some washers, stack them up to the desired height, and put the bolt thru them and into the floor?

this a good idea?
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I dunno, but if you figure it out, figure out a way for me to drop my seats an inch or two.. :)
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haha, alright, i'll do it

but would the washers be a good idea?
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With long enough bolts, and using some lock washers, perhaps. My concern would be stability. I'd almost rather do something like a massive rubber washer or something.. Like an inche or two thick, kinda like a hockey puck. Tough call really.. Maybe with a thicker bolt, sure.. I dunno. I'd probably get a few more opnions. :)
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i'll do that

like i'm sayin, it only needs to be 1/2" maybe...noting killer high....so i figured that the stability would be the same
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if you come out here skot, i'll lower your seat for you
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Yeah, but I don't want to have to buy a plane ticket for my seat.. And I'm not driving out there any time soon, so I'm stuck for the moment.. Ah well..
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Talk to NDV74 I think is his name. He like cut the seat brackets and rewelded them together with a plate for extra strength and it seemed to work pretty well. I think he was actually dropping his seats because he's tall. Anyways, it can be done either way I'm sure.
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Alon, you know how to lower the seats??? I need it badly, always have to sort of lean forward to see traffic lights when i am at the front...not to mention my head always hitting the top...
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Alon, you know how to lower the seats??? I need it badly, always have to sort of lean forward to see traffic lights when i am at the front...not to mention my head always hitting the top...
talk to me on aim
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sit on a book.
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haha, alright, i'll do it

but would the washers be a good idea?
If you get in a wreck the bolts might break or strip and then nothing is holding you in, it would be like not wearing your seat belt. I don't think its a great idea.

Maybe weld an over sized nut to the bottom of the seat, and even still thats not the best idea either.

I wish my seat was lower in the back, just the back, that would be way better on my knees.
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well...i'll try the washers...maybe put some JBWeld on them once the desired height is there...
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i have to sit on a little pillow... i am too short...
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you could hunt down a electric seat track from a linclon or something and fab it up to the ranger seat and that has 3 axis movement up/down front/back and tilt as in front high back low and vise versa


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i have to sit on a little pillow... i am too short...
Your bloody kidding right sorry kase
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Hey, don't make fun of pillow users!! I had one too, Kasey. I like to sit higher in the seat so I can look down across the hood. Never liked the slung-back, lowrider seat position. My Exploder has power seats, and I can actually tilt them up a little so I sit in the right position.

For the record, I'm 5'1"...
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My father raised the seats in his '04 TJ Wrangler. He had a ~'90 YJ that he traded for the new Jeep. The old one had a very high seat, like a pickup. The new one's seat was far far lower to the floor. He wasn't happy. So he added spacers cut from ~3/8" ID pipe and longer bolts. I think he put 3/4" of pipe under each of the four bolts. It did wonders! The seating position is a million times better now.

That said, I'm not sure it would fly in a Ranger. The Ranger seats mount from above in the rear, where you could add spacers fairly easily. But the front bolts go in horizontally, into a bump in the floor-pan. Putting spacers there would cause the seat to move forward, not up. Also putting spacers in the back might put the seat bracket into a weird angle such that the front mounts might not mount properly. That would also angle the seat effectively 'dumping' you forward. Not sure that's what you're after.

I suspect that re-working the mounting bracket might be the only way!
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The Ranger seats mount from above in the rear, where you could add spacers fairly easily. But the front bolts go in horizontally, into a bump in the floor-pan. Putting spacers there would cause the seat to move forward, not up.
That's a very good point. Good catch.
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J/W.... why do you want to raise your seat??
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theres something i need to fit under my seat, and i havent tried ityet, but i'm guessing it'll fit with some mods

i'm gonna attempt to put an Xbox under there....
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stick with the safety of stock, and mod a center console to hold your xbox<<<< way cooler!
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umm.....do u know how big it is?

theres nowhere else to put it.....maybe the glovebox.....
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just put a pillow under your *** and don't worry about it
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You'd be fine with washers but you need to get them as thick as you can because you don't want 10 washers on each bolt. Just put one lock washer under the truck and you should have no problem if it's only an inch. If you want to get ghetto just put a piece of wood under the carpet...
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well....i said f it and went with my ps2 slim
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