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How to lower driver seat??

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Denteen, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Mar 4, 2013 at 7:51 AM
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    Denteen

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    Has anyone found a way to lower the driver seat for more headroom?
    I did a quick search, havent found anything.
    I'm only 6' tall, but have to squish my neck to get in there!
    Dont make me sell this thing to buy a full size Ford! Help!!!
     
  2. Mar 4, 2013 at 7:53 AM
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    jtav2002

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    Don't recall anyone shortening their seats.

    I'm 6'3 and don't have any issues.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2013 at 8:05 AM
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    andjenliang

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    5' 11" here no problems with head space. perhaps you should tilt your seat back more? the only time when my head come even close to the ceiling is when i sit up straight as if i was in the attention position.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2013 at 8:08 AM
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    llibrm

    llibrm OH NOOOOOO!

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    I'm 6'8" and have no issues. Raised the mirror (thanks ImMrYo) and seat to the furthest position back. It takes getting used to the in and out procedure but simple and no complaints. Even my Bro at 6'5" has no problems driving the taco.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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    sofiasdad11

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    Never seen it done, not that it hasn't. However if Josh and Bill have no issues...........:notsure:
    Alas, in reference to the rear-view mirror lowering thread, which has been quite popular here..................hope this link helps.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...ear-view-mirror-lift-bracket.html#post4765825
     
  6. Jan 10, 2014 at 2:29 PM
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    l7d7s7

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    I am 6'1". I had to remove the visor to see better. I have to sit up straight because of my back. I still need another inch. Please, is there a way to lower the seat?
     
  7. Feb 25, 2014 at 8:47 PM
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    Muskwa

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    I agree with Denteen and l7d7s7.

    I'm 6'2" and I have to duck my head to look under that "green horizontal tinting stripe" on the windshield when driving.

    I've noticed the passenger seat sits a little lower than the driver's seat.

    I would be nice to lower the driver's seat a bit.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2014
  8. Feb 25, 2014 at 9:09 PM
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    tan4x4

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    I've heard of people swapping in seats from a Celica. They might be lower.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2014 at 7:04 PM
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    I heard the '13 Tacoma driver's seat has a up/down adjustment.

    I wonder if you would gain more headroom if you installed a seat from a '13? and how expensive it would be?
     
  10. Mar 1, 2014 at 7:08 PM
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    No adjustments in the 12, 13 or 14.
     
  11. Mar 1, 2014 at 7:14 PM
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    Was this not apparent at the test drive ?

    :notsure:
     
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    end of thread.

    otherwise deal with it or measure the bolt spacing and go buy a replacement seat
    such as a land cruiser seat, 4runner seat, or whatever fits the bolt spacing

    lots of toyota seats are interchangable (or they used to be anyway)
    example: you could install Supra seats in 4runners back in the day...

    or remove seat take to a reupholsterer and have them install flatter cushion
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    further note: Nanny warning
    be sure that if you ever resell the truck and you have modified the seat in
    any way you are responsible for disclosing the potential driver safety defect you created by modifying the seat

    the stock seat assembly, rails, bolts, tracks are all rated and part of an integrated system
    for crash survivablity, and mods of any type render OEM driver seat safety null.
     
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    forum troller LOL

    how 'bout cold slap of reality ?

    look in the mirror, bubbles
     
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    I had a problem with a tall friend of mine back a few years .

    The simple way for me to lower the seat was to drop the floor in the area where the seat attaches .

    Without looking I can`t say just how much one could lower it but should be plenty .

    It comes down to just how bad you need this done or if it is easier to sell the truck.

    Being a unwelder limits your choices in quite a few things
     
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