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post #1 of 11 Old 07-05-2015, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody make risers for front passenger seat on JK

I have been looking for a kit to raise the front passenger seat up a couple of inches so my short passenger could see past the hood. I see them for tj's just not jk's.
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post #2 of 11 Old 07-06-2015, 06:28 PM
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Just get a booster seat
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Do you want something to boost the entire seat or a booster seat? I would just use hockey pucks or something like the ghetto bumpstop spacers.

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Do you want something to boost the entire seat or a booster seat? I would just use hockey pucks or something like the ghetto bumpstop spacers.
While I don't plan on being involved in a crash I want my passenger to be safe as possible in case the unforeseen happens so not really wanting to go the ghetto route..
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Just get a booster seat
We tried the pillow thing but that did not cut it. My wife is 5'2" and shrinking and I did not realize how crappy it was to sit in the pass. seat until I did and even at 5'10" you do not get near the front view as you do in the drivers seat with it raised up. Normal driving no big deal but we play in the rocks and it sure nice to get a better view.
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What year is your Jeep? My wife is 5' even and she has no issues seeing out of my passenger seat on my 09. Now getting into the Jeep is a whole other issue...

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What year is your Jeep? My wife is 5' even and she has no issues seeing out of my passenger seat on my 09. Now getting into the Jeep is a whole other issue...
2014. sure she can see out. You just get a better view of the front flares etc with the seat up. I run with my seat jacked up all the way at 5'10" to get the best view of the terrain. Heck jack your seat all the way down and compare to what your line of sight is around the fender flares with it jacked up. I see a heck of a lot better at 5'10" with it jacked up vs all the way down.
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post #8 of 11 Old 07-13-2015, 11:03 AM
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I too was looking for a solution to this I was hoping that maybe a drivers seat could be modified to be placed in passenger side and then both would be adjustable. no such luck.
I agree it would be nice for the passanger to get the same view as the driver for both on road and off.
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post #9 of 11 Old 07-13-2015, 11:18 AM
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We have the same problem and I could not find a solution in 3 years.
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post #10 of 11 Old 07-13-2015, 12:01 PM
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Seat elevation

I am the driver. At 5'5" and shrinking, I wanted to be able to see the front fender.

I Gorilla glued four stacks ( of 12 each?) of 1/2" washers to make pucks 3/4" thick, and placed them between the driver's seat mounts and the floor pan, held captive by the bolts. Not the prettiest solution, but functional. I re-used the factory bolts, which I hope still have enough engagement of the threads to be safe. This seemed like a better option than using the longer, non-hardened bolts that I'd gotten from the hardware store.
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post #11 of 11 Old 10-24-2015, 10:57 AM
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I was going to say stack washers or try to find some stainless spacer sleeves. If you know someone with a welder once you get the the height you want on the washers have them use c clamps and weld them together to make one solid stack. It will keep them from shifting under the seat mounts.

Also get longer bolts. Even if you can still thread the factory bolts through the washers and make contact you will not have as many threads in as you would normally. Don't risk a weak point. Get longer bolts.
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