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Height adjustable power seat

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by feelinthegz, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Aug 31, 2008 at 11:19 AM
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    feelinthegz

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    Does anyone have any info on getting and installing a height adjustable power driver's seat? Long legs and short torso and having difficulty seeing over hood scoop, LOL. Have used a pillow but would really like the power seat. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Aug 31, 2008 at 11:26 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I dont know if there is a power seat availible for our trucks, but Im working on a solution for this...:)
     
  3. Aug 31, 2008 at 11:43 AM
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    BelchFire

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    And I'll be watching eagerly. My truck is on the market for this very reason. My back is KILLING me. What's up; I'd love to be involved.....
     
  4. Aug 31, 2008 at 1:04 PM
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    Addicted

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    I'd settle for just a little lumbar support :)
     
  5. Aug 31, 2008 at 4:45 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Well, the only fix I have come up with is to determine how much it needs to be raised. Then, I think Im gonna have to cut the front seat mounts and weld in some extensions. Im gonna give it a try, but I think my welder is screwed up, so it may take me a while.
     
  6. Aug 31, 2008 at 5:08 PM
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    tdm156

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    Is Lumbar support not standard ? I have it on my 09 for the driver seat and love it!
     
  7. Aug 31, 2008 at 5:15 PM
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    chris4x4

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    You should have it. Its near the pivot point on the left side of the seat. Its a rotory adjuster.
     
  8. Aug 31, 2008 at 5:50 PM
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    feelinthegz

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    The problem is that we can't make a permanent height adjustment, need the flexibility for each driver. We are going to check with a mobility conversion company that does conversions for handicapped accessibility. I am thinking that they may be able to add a seat lifting device to the existing OEM seats. I will let you know if I find out anything. :cool:
     
  9. Aug 31, 2008 at 6:31 PM
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    BelchFire

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    Lumbar support is pretty standard as far as I know. I have it and I hate it. It hurts.

    The seat is short, and I put about a 1/4" of shim under the front seat mounts and it helped a lot. Any more than that, and I couldn't get the mounts to line up again. I may have to build some unique seat mounts to raise the seat up, but I'd really like to know that someone (line Wedge Engineering?) makes a fully adjustable seat frame for the Taco.
     
  10. May 26, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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    MrKyfosh

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    I know this post is old as heck, but does any one have any pictures or instructions on how to put this 1/4" shim under the front seat?

    I running into the same problem with being very sore when I drive. Thanks you guys!
     
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