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I had my drivers seat lowered 2 1/2 inches on the back mounts and maybe 1 1/2" on the front mounts. I can't believe the difference. It feels like a different truck. I can actually see out of the windshield and my head doesn't have to stick in to the sunroof opening. So, for those of you who want more headroom.... Where there's a will there's a way.

Cost me $150.00.
 

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Good deal. You've got me by about 5 inches of height, but I am glad that you fit now. What about the low arm rest positons? Next project??
 

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I had my drivers seat lowered 2 1/2 inches on the back mounts and maybe 1 1/2" on the front mounts. I can't believe the difference. It feels like a different truck. I can actually see out of the windshield and my head doesn't have to stick in to the sunroof opening. So, for those of you who want more headroom.... Where there's a will there's a way.

Cost me $150.00.
Congrats Gary..now you have your truck like you want.

Your a tall SOB, :D

I'm only 5'9" and thick, I would love to be 3 inches taller, 6' . :cry: :D
 

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Gary

Do you have any pictures? Is this mod reversable?

This might be what it takes to get me a more comfortable seating position. I've been very unpopular around here because I feel the seat is too high leaving me without anyway of supporting my arms on long drives. This might be the answer to the seat height situation for me. My only concern would be if it would cause any new problems for visibility? I have a big blind spot (that is common it seems) that I'd hate to make worse. Can you think of any other possible negatives to doing it?
 

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Although I don't have any problems at 6',I did look at the mounts and was surprised to see that there are separate mounting brackets at each seat corner that could easily be replaced with little effort.With the current issue with the seat height,I don't understand why Toyota does not offer a lower set of brackets.
 

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Gary - but what about the height of your now-lowered seat in relation to everything else - the pedals, the armrests, the side windows?
 

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I had my drivers seat lowered 2 1/2 inches on the back mounts and maybe 1 1/2" on the front mounts. I can't believe the difference. It feels like a different truck. I can actually see out of the windshield and my head doesn't have to stick in to the sunroof opening. So, for those of you who want more headroom.... Where there's a will there's a way.

Cost me $150.00.

Gary,

Could you post some pics? I'd like to see how they did it. Also, if you wouldn't mind posting (or private message) the name of the company or person you had do it and their contact info, I would very much appreciate it, as I will have this done on my truck when I get it. Thanks.

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I think Gary will post it. He just doesn't live on here like some of us. :D
 

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If I didnt always have this screen up my wife would think I was looking a porn:D
 

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Why not? Do you think it's untrue? .....
I have to say I'm skeptical. The story is strange to begin with, and now a post without supporting info. I'm well within my rights to feel my chain is being yanked under those circumstances. Once the pics are posted, I'll be happy to admit I was wrong.
 

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I haven't been in a new Tundra but how could you not fit in it? I am 6'8 275 lbs and I fit comfortably in my wife's Sequoia, my 03 Tacoma Double Cab, and I fit a little tight but I am still comfortable in my 1993 2 door Integra. I drove that car for 7 years everyday. So you mean to tell me the new Crewmax is smaller than my 3 vehicles?
 

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I have to say I'm skeptical. The story is strange to begin with, and now a post without supporting info. I'm well within my rights to feel my chain is being yanked under those circumstances. Once the pics are posted, I'll be happy to admit I was wrong.
I can feel Gary45s frustration with this statement. Nearly everything I have ever said has been challenged. I'm not sure why there isn't a shred of trust left in anyone. Everything is met with prove this or prove that mentality. Calling people liars out right when they have never met the person. It's beyond me. I'm pretty sure most people would never dare to act that way in person.

Gary, I feel you pain brother!
 

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Gary

Do you have any pictures? Is this mod reversable?

This might be what it takes to get me a more comfortable seating position. I've been very unpopular around here because I feel the seat is too high leaving me without anyway of supporting my arms on long drives. This might be the answer to the seat height situation for me. My only concern would be if it would cause any new problems for visibility? I have a big blind spot (that is common it seems) that I'd hate to make worse. Can you think of any other possible negatives to doing it?
I have not had any problems with support for my arms. I use my left arm to drive most of the time so I don't use the arm rest on the left side (I couldn't reach it if I tried. My right arm leans comfortably on the center storage lid.
Yeah, the "blind spot" (the tow mirrors) are still a big blind spot but it beats the blind spot that I used to have as my line of sight before I lowered my seat looked right in to the middle of the sun visor.
I don't see any negatives to doing it. If all else fails, you just buy new brackets and restore to original. I guess the negative would be the cost ot those brackets althought I can't believe it would cost much.
 

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So... you aren't going to tell us how you lowered your seat?
No. Its a secret.


So, I had 3 fabricator/upholsterers look at the job.
#1. $200.00, Said he had done a camry or something 10 years ago. Nope!
#2. $700.00, Off road race truck builder/fabricator

#3. I was asking a friend of mine if he knew anything about it and he said he would do it.

Well, I chose my friend. gulp!
We went to his house where he has a giant garage and all his tools. He had every tool known to man. As we walked to his garage I noticed the race cars on the lawn, a boat, actually 2 boats, the rottweiler, the engines sitting in the driveway and I thought what the heck was I thinking. So, we took the seat out of the truck, took it in the garage and he proceeded to sawzall (sp?) the seat brackets off at it closest point to the seat. Once he had the piece, he stuck the sawed off piece in a vice and simply cut out what would be considered the middle section of the seat bracket essentially making the seat bracket shorter (once welded back together). We set the seat back in the truck to look at spacing and logistics, took the seat back out, then tack welded the rear brackets on. We put the seat back in the truck to see if we were close (which we were). We made a little adjustment and welded the bracket together.
We did the same thing in the front. I didn't lower the front as much becuase A). the heater duct bulges up on the right side floor under the seat, and more importantly B). I wanted the seat more at a rearward angle so that my legs were supported (remember I'm 6'8"). So, we probably got at least 2 1/2 inches in the back (the seat sits almost to the floor) and appx. 1 1/2 inches in the front. It took about 3 hours to do and it was the best 3 hours I've ever spent (I could probably say the most terrifying, as well). The difference was miraculous. It feels like way more than 3 inches. I can now see out the front windshield;) . My head does not touch the ceiling (and I have the sunroof, which lowers the head room). He charged me $100.00. I was stoked!
I figure when I sell it, if it becomes a problem, I'll just purchase new seat brackets and install them.

I wonder if any of this made sense:eek: .
 

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Although I don't have any problems at 6',I did look at the mounts and was surprised to see that there are separate mounting brackets at each seat corner that could easily be replaced with little effort.With the current issue with the seat height,I don't understand why Toyota does not offer a lower set of brackets.
You can not separate the front brackets from the rail (unless, of course, you use a sawzall);) . Toyota showed it as one part if you ordered it (the bracket and the rail). The back brackets can be purchased by themselves.
 

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Gary

Do you have any pictures? Is this mod reversable?
I don't have the time to figure out how to actually take a picture (O.K., I do actually know how to take a picture:sleep: ) and then get it to my computer and then to this site. Sorry, I'm sure its pretty easy but I just don't have the time.
 

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Gary,

Could you post some pics? I'd like to see how they did it. Also, if you wouldn't mind posting (or private message) the name of the company or person you had do it and their contact info, I would very much appreciate it, as I will have this done on my truck when I get it. Thanks.

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Alright, alright;) , if I can find the time I will see if I can figure out how to post pics.
I don't think you'll have a problem finding someone to do it. Look up upholsterers and/or fabricators. They just need to be adept at welding obviously. I would suggest being there when they do it.
 
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