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FS : Aluminum Seat Spacers , For Seat Mod

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2016+)' started by olecoot, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Aug 18, 2018 at 5:48 PM
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    Mayonayze

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    Does this change trigger/impact points for the side curtain airbags and such. Interested as long as it doesn’t muck with my safetys!
     
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  2. Aug 18, 2018 at 6:39 PM
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    I can't imagine it would. If you were taller or shorter, or had the tilt on the back more forward. I get what you are asking and I had to think about it, but I don't see anything negative personally. I am no specialist so I could be wrong. You do this own your own risk.
     
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  3. Aug 18, 2018 at 7:37 PM
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    The Seat Spacer will be perfect for you then, I did not need the full 1 inch so I made 1/2 inch ones that fit the bill well (I'm 6'2) not looking to see over the hood just the angle of the seat did not feel the best.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2018 at 7:42 PM
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    same as sticking a 1 inch thick cushion under your butt as long as you use Grade 8 bolts and make sure they are as tight as heck (look up the torque specs) and you are sitting 10 inches back from the steering air bag, not leaning on the side of the door the side curtains can work as designed.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2018 at 7:46 PM
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    If anybody needs shorter ones I can turn some as well.
     
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    Grade 8 is what Toyota use on the Seat and all critical bolt downs that is the closest US Standard, However what Toyota really uses is the Metric standard and that is 8.8 if you look at the bolt head sometimes you can see a little 8.8 on the top.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2018 at 8:16 PM
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    Thanks for the help. Here are what I have.

    seat mod bolt 2.jpg
    Seat Mod bolt.jpg
     
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  8. Aug 19, 2018 at 2:53 PM
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    If you could figure out a spacer for the front bolts I'd, and I am sure many others, be all over this! I'd like to keep the angle of the seat as it is....just with 1" spacers in both the back and front.
     
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  9. Aug 19, 2018 at 3:01 PM
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    That is something that I would not recommend because that would be changing how secure the seat is bolted in to the floor and introducing a weak point, I have done it on a 2nd Gen for someone and if you decide to do it Use good steel not aluminum. Plus it is going to be more than 1 inch Rise if done correctly.
     
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  10. Aug 19, 2018 at 6:10 PM
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    I’m in for a set of front spacers.. If I have to pay upfront I’m willing to.. this seat is flat.. I need some support on my legs.. I’m 6’ and I can’t be higher.. the center rear view mirror blocks my sight already sometimes.. so I can’t use the rear spacers..
     
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  11. Aug 19, 2018 at 6:34 PM
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    I will have a look at it to see if it is something I can do. I have all manual machines, with readouts but no CNC. I will get back to ya.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    Thanks man! I would do it myself but I’m a woodworker and I definetly can’t make those spacers from wood.. haha
     
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    subd for front spacers. i have a set of different rear spacers....:anonymous:
     
  14. Aug 20, 2018 at 4:08 PM
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    Well OK if you look at how the front on the seat rail is mounted to the floor it is Not on a Flat parallel to the ground surface it is on a vertical surface so to raise the front we took two flat stock cut 1 inch x .25 inch thick x 2.25 inch long drilled 1 thru hole in front the bottom edge about .75 inch up to match where the seat is currently bolted in place and then the second hole about .75 inch down and put a bolt, lock washer and nut in place used cold rolled for strength. again I am not recommending this just saying.....
     
  15. Aug 20, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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    pics?
     
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    Sweet, what kind of equipment do you have(I'm also a machinist)?
     
  17. Aug 21, 2018 at 10:14 AM
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    I think ill take a seat for the rear.
     
  18. Aug 21, 2018 at 10:52 AM
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  19. Aug 21, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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    You remember how or pics of the ones you did? I have materials and machines, ( not a machinist ) and know my way around these machines but trial and error really not except-able in my shop. Thanks ahead
     
  20. Aug 21, 2018 at 5:35 PM
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    I will draw it up for you only thing is I do not remember the exact center line of the thru holes and and when we installed it had to bend them back towards the rear about 10 to 15 degrees to match the angle of the rail mounts (we just tapped them with a hammer) until they lined up.
     

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