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Old 07-23-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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has anyone raised the height of their seat? i am 5'6" and it seems like the seat is a bit low for me. an additional 1" or so would help a lot. any ideas?
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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has anyone raised the height of their seat? i am 5'6" and it seems like the seat is a bit low for me. an additional 1" or so would help a lot. any ideas?
Haven't done it because I'm 6'3" and it works fine for me. You could probably unbolt seat rails and put some square stock aluminum under them and rebolt with longer bolts.

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Old 07-24-2011, 09:57 AM   #3
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has anyone raised the height of their seat? i am 5'6" and it seems like the seat is a bit low for me. an additional 1" or so would help a lot. any ideas?
5'6"?? Wtf? You must be asian!!!! Short ass!!! J/k I'm asian and 5'6"..I don't have complaints on the seat height but then again you have just the basic SR5 model seats, no? Or TRD seats? I got the TRD and they seem fine for me.

The block under the seat rail is a good idea.
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I was thinking phone book for me. But for now I just stretch my neck and imitate a giraffe.
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:08 AM   #5
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5'6"?? Wtf? You must be asian!!!! Short ass!!! J/k I'm asian and 5'6"..I don't have complaints on the seat height but then again you have just the basic SR5 model seats, no? Or TRD seats? I got the TRD and they seem fine for me.

The block under the seat rail is a good idea.
I ment to say under the whole length of the seat rail not just blocks under bolts. You can get it at Home Depot or Lowes

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Get some 1" square tubing from Home Depot..you can cut it yourself with alot of hacksaw use, a 4 1/2" angle grinder, or if you have a chop saw..buy a metal blade for it.


Just do it across each rail..and for extra strength..if you have a welder, tack a square base together for rigidity.

No welder?..drill holes and use good quality hardware plus epoxy the corners for extra strength
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what model do you have? i’m 5’6 and can see out of the taco better than dads 2000 tundra. i can’t even see the hood at all on the tundra. i can on my taco tho.
edit: i do have the TRD OR.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:11 PM   #8
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i'll get some blocks and longer bolts.
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I don't think modifying the seat to be higher is a good idea safety wise. I'm 6'0'' and I don't like the sporty feel of the seat. What I did to help though, put the seat closer to the wheel, raised the steering wheel far up and in (telescopic) as possible. Makes it "feel" higher.
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I raised the seat in my truck using longer bolts and "post standoffs" from Home Depot. They are 4x4x1" plastic pieces used to put 4x4 post on and they already have a hole in the center. I used two under each side of the rear rails for about 2" of lift and it worked great for my wife.
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:55 PM   #14
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http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

this is the link to the composite standoff.
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I'm 6'2" and can see pretty good. But I will agree that it is a low seating position. It's about like driving the F-350 at work, as far as seeing over the hood. I'm used to it now though. The thing that annoys me is the windows. I like to ride with the windows down when the weather is nice like this. But the window is up so high that it's an awkward and uncomfortable position to prop your arm on the window.
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has anyone raised the height of their seat? i am 5'6" and it seems like the seat is a bit low for me. an additional 1" or so would help a lot. any ideas?
I know what you mean I am short waisted so I sent for a foam cushion from the Autosport web site and it works great.
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http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

this is the link to the composite standoff.
thanks Waggoner.42 I find the driver side mirror position a bit high and it hinders visibility. Don't want to put phone book or cushion on my leather seats as I'll be needing the heated seats soon...
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:33 PM   #18
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Does she complain now its 2" further from the ground now?

I wanna drop mine 2".........long torso + low roofline + tall seat does not make a good viewing platform.....

Renders the visor useless, I haven't had it on for months, and now the ultrgauge fits better.

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Nope. I'm 5'9" and I prefer to drive it with the spacers in also as it gives a better vantage point. My 6'2" friend however could drive it, but said it felt awkward at his height.
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