Drivers seat bottom tilt

NC_Overland

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I’ve searched for this and have a question about the driver’s seat bottom tilt adjustment. On my Overland with leather seats (not sure if that matters), I would love for their to be a way to tilt the seat bottom back so that the front is slightly higher than the back. Just a 1/2” higher in the front would make a huge difference in comfort. I’m only 6’1” (but have a tall torso) and I have to keep the seat bottom adjustment all the way down or my head will hit the sound bar. My question is this. Is there a way to safely and inexpensively modify the seat bottom to tilt the front upward a little bit more? I’m thinking some sort of spacers or washers or something. Is that safe? Has anyone done it? I was thinking about this when driving home. A little bit more tilt would go a long ways for me.

I couldn’t find this anywhere using the search function other than other seat bottom brackets available for the big and tall. I don’t want to deal with all of that. I’m not too tall for the Gladiator and have plenty of leg room.



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Nobody? I can't be the only one on here that finds the seat bottom angle to be uncomfortable...
 

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I am with you, 6'4" and 300lbs here. I bought and installed one of the "Big Boy" seat brackets from Quadratec to get more legroom as my knee was in constant contact with the 4wd select lever, even when in its farthest forward position, 2WD. Just an FYI on that install, I had to trim some of the B-pillar plastic at the floor so the bracket would fit.

I still wish the seat had some adjustment for seat base tilt. I felt comfortable with the adapter, but not cutting up the factory seat base. I may try to find one in a junkyard/CL/Ebay and play with it to see if it can be modified safely.
 
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I used two 1/2" nuts as spacers and it was just enough and was able to reuse the stock bolts
Do you feel like there was still a lot of thread on the bolts and you didn't sacrifice any safety? I haven't pulled the bolts out to look...
 

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Yea there's enough thread engagement, but you could always just get longer bolts at the local hardware store if it bothers you.
 
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