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How to lower driver seat??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' 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.
     
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  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?
     
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    No adjustments in the 12, 13 or 14.
     
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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
     
  15. Sep 13, 2017 at 2:35 PM
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    Just to clarify for everyone. The premium technology package that includes the sunroof has an interior ceiling height that is lower then the base SR5 models with no sunroof. I keep reading that 6'3" people fit fine. I have the sunroof and I'm 6'1" and my hair hits the roof. (I have a large torso). The area where the sunroof is located is the height of a regular interior ceiling and dips down around the exterior of the sunroof to accommodate the track. This is a problem for taller drivers including my self because regardless of whether you have the premium technology package with the sunroof or not, the seats are mounted at the same height in both types. There has to be a way to lower the seat even a half inch to get that bit of room you miss out on because of the sunroof. Any suggestions would be amazing. I've thought about getting the seats shaved down but I'm not sure. Not a huge issue but if I'm feeling overly OCD one day I tend to notice.
     
  16. Sep 13, 2017 at 3:11 PM
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    I got the same problem. I'm 6'1" and have to scrunch to get in. Don't like it but it's better than laying on my ass to get into my old Honda.
     
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    NM Lance

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    Same issue here at 6'2". It was normal for the test drive, then I added a tightly-fitted seat cover that doesn't allow me to sink into the seat as far. I've thought about getting the driver's seat reupholstered, or possibly swapping the seat out with that of a Camry.

    LOL I guess it wouldn't kill me to remove the seat cover.
     
  18. Sep 13, 2017 at 3:30 PM
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    LeftCoastNerd

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    I do wish you could change the angle of the lower cushion up/down, the way I can with my older Mercedes and my old Volvo, I find this really useful on long drives in those cars, I'll raise/lower the front of the cushion just a hair, to change the pressure under my thighs.

    Do the "Limited' trim 4Runners have height adjustable power seats? If so, I bet the equiv generation 4Runner seats are bolt-in on a Tacoma, I believe a gen4 4Runner is equiv to a gen2 Tacoma... Of course, you'd need to wire power to them, and the seat controls if they aren't mounted directly on the seats. Another option might be the Lexus GX470 'J120' from 2003-2009, its the same chassis as the 4Runner gen4, and they tend to be loaded with luxojunk.

    Some googling of pictures of 4Runner/Lexus power seats suggests the controls are ON the seats, this makes life MUCH easier, you just need to run power. I did this on a Volvo 740, took power seats from a later 940 and ran the power to them... I was able to snag the power pigtail from the donor car so I didn't need to hack up the seat wiring, just wire the pigtail to suitable fused power on the 740 (lots of current!) and bolt the seats down and plug them in. On the Lexus, do watch out for things like side curtain airbags in the upper seat bolsters, you don't want to accidentally set those things off.

    As someone said, sunroofs lower the ceiling by a couple inches.
     
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