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Anyone lifted their drivers seat?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by waggoner.42, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Apr 19, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    waggoner.42

    waggoner.42 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just bought a Tacoma that will often get driven by my very short soon to be wife. She just barely gets the clutch pushed in all the way and cant see very well over the sport scoop on the hood. Has anyone found a way to increase the movement in the manual seats both forward or upward. I could probably fab up new risers where the seat bolts to the floorpan but wanted to see if the experts here had an easier solution.
    Thanks in advance,
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  2. Apr 20, 2011 at 4:57 AM
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    teamfast

    teamfast Get busy living, or get busy dying.

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    I raised the seat using two one inch spacers and longer bolts on the rear mounting points. Well worth it! I wouldnt go any higher than that but its up to you.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2011 at 5:04 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    No offense but she needs her own truck. If she is too short for how close the seat already goes toward the steering wheel then the pedals will be out of reach after you raise the seat enough for her IMO.


    Oh yeah, welcome aboard and good luck with the upcoming nuptuals..........
     
  4. Apr 20, 2011 at 5:18 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    Sounds like you will need some temporary fix since you will be driving it too. Like this:
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  5. Apr 21, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    Teamfast,
    What did you use as the spacers? Sounds like a good idea.

    TacoPr3runn3er,
    Thanks!
    I agree, but I have new company car so I can't justify having the exact truck I want (Tundra CrewMax Limited 4x4) just yet. So for now she has access to the Taco and I have a weekend toy. I'm looking into a clutch pedal extender for the very reason you mentioned, I don't want her super close to the steering wheel in the event of an accident.

    Wattapunk,
    That was my first suggestion.....it didn't fly!!!


    Thank you for all of your input.

    Josh
     
  6. Apr 21, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    teamfast

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    I was at Princess Auto and came across a hard rubber roller used for boat trailers. Ill upload a pic when i get a chance. It is about 2.5" diameter and has a 1/2" hole through it. I used a saw to cut off spacer lengths of my choice and got some hardware from Fastenal. The rubber is hard enough that it doesnt compress when i snugged up the bolts.
    Because the front is not mounted up/down i didnt do anything there. The seat track still rolls fine.
    Ill upload pics of them installed if you would like.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    im the other way around .... i had to modify the seatrails in the 91 civic i had to get the shit to go back further
     
  8. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    I would really appreciate pics and a description of this modification. I am 6' tall but hate the feeling of siiting down inside the cab. Any additional information you can share would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Allan

    ps. My first post!
     
  9. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    mike92y

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    I would like to see pics of the seat raising mod for the Tacoma. I am 5'4" and would like a little extra height. I think I have heard every short joke there is. I don't care my third leg "tripod" more than makes up for my height.:D
     
  10. Mar 18, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    If she can't reach the pedals with the seat pulled all the way forward, then she is already too close to the air bag. Look in the phone book under automotive hand controls and find someone who can build you some pedal extensions. I worked in a shop for awhile where we did that kind of work, it's totally worth doing. They make removable ones, or they can be permanently welded onto a metal pedal.

    It is also possible to mount a custom six way power seat base to most vehicle's driver's seat. That would allow for height adjustment. It's also doable to just use spacers and longer bolts to raise the seat up an inch or two.

    Modifying the seat to travel farther forward to reach the pedals is just going to create a dangerous situation for her.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    fuzz master

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    short person here too. i just have a pillow on my seat for my short ass.
     
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