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Anyone done a Drivers seat “lift”?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Ceddingermtb, May 15, 2018.

  1. May 15, 2018 at 7:25 PM
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    Ceddingermtb

    Ceddingermtb [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i was wondering if anyone ever “lifted” their drivers seat to Sit higher up for better visibility before. I miss how well I could see out of my first gen
     
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  2. May 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM
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    Murman

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    Maybe you could try one of these....

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  3. May 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM
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    El Duderino

    El Duderino Yeah,well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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    A little bit of this, an a little bit of that
    Some people just unbolted and put a couple washers then rebooted for lift
     
  4. May 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM
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    MolonLabeTaco

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    I'm right there with ya'! It'd have to be a new complete lower rail system, though. There's some stupid strong forces created during an accident & one of the last things you want is your seat breaking away from the floor.
     
  5. May 15, 2018 at 7:31 PM
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    MolonLabeTaco

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    No way in hell I'd go this route.
     
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  6. May 15, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    El Duderino

    El Duderino Yeah,well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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    Neither would I that’s why I said some people lol. 6’1” so I don’t have to worry about it.
     
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  7. May 15, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    I got one of those memory foam office chair cushions. It's more comfortable and raises me up a couple inches.
     
  8. May 15, 2018 at 7:33 PM
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    Avsfreak18

    Avsfreak18 Now 5% less disappointing

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    Hell, I want mine lower
     
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  9. May 15, 2018 at 8:21 PM
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    crashnburn80

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    http://4crawler.com/4x4/CheapTricks/index.shtml#SeatHeight

    I would not go higher than 1” and definitely do not stack spacers. This raises the rear of the seat only which makes it a more truck like seating position vs the reclined car like position. I’m 6’0” and find 1” ideal. It also helps give a more top down view over the hood for off road. Keep in mind 1” up equates to 1” loss in headroom.

    The taller rear mount certainly affects the strength of the rear seat mounts only. The front remain unchanged. I had this mod in my heavily armored wrangler and was involved in a head on collision with a warn plate bumper, warn 1/4” mounting plate stacked on the plate bumper and a winch, where the wranglers frame was bent. Seats didn’t budge.

    I run it in my Tacoma in both front seats.
     
  10. May 16, 2018 at 1:26 AM
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    Jimmyh

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  11. May 16, 2018 at 1:33 AM
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    Lower=better! Then maybe the rear view wouldn't be in the way. My wife's 4runner has a moon roof and I bounce my head off that bitch all the time. Moon roof not her....
     
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    Well, assuming no moon roof, gotta do the mirror riser kit to match the seat riser kit.
     
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  13. May 16, 2018 at 1:44 AM
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    This is what I used too.
     
  14. May 16, 2018 at 1:46 AM
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    Yeah, no moons in my taco. I know a glass guy, gonna see what he says about just raising the whole bracket on the windshield. Just picked this truck up last month and working out the bugs.
     
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    Superfluous apostrophes.

    LOL
     
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  16. May 16, 2018 at 6:30 AM
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    OP- I did this on my old 4Runner (raised the back) and it made a huge difference in how it felt to sit in the seat. Much more comfortable. I found some piece of hardware at Home Depot that worked really well.

    Looked like this, kinda.

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  17. May 16, 2018 at 6:33 AM
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  19. May 16, 2018 at 10:10 AM
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    I would caution on using this type of hardware - a severe accident may cause these piggy-back threads to break, and allow the seat to become detached while the vehicle comes to a stop. Not only would the person in the seat sustain severe injury, you would also absolve Toyota from all liability since there is an unapproved fastener holding the seat in place. Its the same type of reasoning applied on why I never added an ABS kill switch. Anything safety related - just leave it alone.
     
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  20. May 16, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    PM @ImMrYo for a rear view mirror riser bracket.
     
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