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17' TRD PRO tall guy issue...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by xGRIMEYx, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Mar 13, 2018 at 8:58 AM
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    xGRIMEYx

    xGRIMEYx [OP] Well-Known Member

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    is there ANY way at all to mod and lower the driver seat? I love the new truck but this huge ass steering wheel is so big its fairly uncomfortable when I need to move my leg to brake/accelerate.

    I already tried looking for an aftermarket steering wheel that had all the functions of the stock and didn't come up with anything. also im not really wanting to replace the front seats considering that wont be cheap and who knows if they'll even be as comfortable as the stock (likely wont look as good or be leather either from the options I saw).

    HELP!!!!!


    thanks
     
  2. Mar 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM
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    Captqc

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    Some people have gone to an auto upholstery shop and had the seat cushion modified.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2018 at 9:01 AM
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    St.Germain

    St.Germain unwell known member

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    i did that.
     
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  4. Mar 13, 2018 at 9:28 AM
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    na8rboy

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    Check out, (How can I Lower Driver Seat Height). Thread, lot of suggestion there, some good, and some not so good.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2018 at 9:29 AM
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    ICU1

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    Test drive, test drive.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:05 AM
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    xGRIMEYx

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    damn good idea! thanks man
     
  7. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:13 AM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    I've test driven vehicles that we're completely fine on test drives, but the first time I took a 4 hour drive became incredibly uncomfortable. Someone who isnt tall would probably make this suggestion, I'm guessing you're not tall.
     
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  8. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:31 AM
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    ICU1

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    Six foot. I have the Sport with sunroof. I don’t wear a hat, but if I did, I’m sure there would be an issue with headroom.
    I hope Toyota addresses this issue in upcoming updates.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    Xena1

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    I had an issue of hitting my chin on the lower dash when pushing in the clutch pedal. Figured out you can extend the steering wheel out and set the seat a bit farther back which changed the leg angle just enough to eliminate the chin bashing.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM
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    Hennessy

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    I thought you were joking about this, I think you mean Shin.. if you are hitting your chin then you are doing something strange.
     
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  11. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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    ICU1

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    Could be a little person
     
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  12. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:52 AM
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    Xena1

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    Good one! how about ankle?
     
  13. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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    the 2nd gen is not much better I thought about modifying the seat rail to get me lower. it looks like there is enough room to modify the rail to lower the assembly.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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    greengs

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    I'm 6'1" and I wish seat would go higher. The seating position is very unique the way it is with the legs straight out.
     
  15. Mar 13, 2018 at 12:10 PM
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    xGRIMEYx

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    yea the steering wheel doesn't extend long enough for me to be comfortable or high enough... so for now I have it as high and long as it goes and I have the seat back as far as it goes. I'll be looking into that seat cushion modification this weekend for sure though!

    one more inch upward on the steering wheel and I'd be fine, but no Toyota wants to be difficult...
     
  16. Mar 13, 2018 at 12:32 PM
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    Bretsuaz48

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    be glad you do not have a sunroof. That was the only reason I wanted a PRO, but wasn't going to pay $10k to get it deleted.
     

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