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Old 07-24-2017, 06:17 AM
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I have a 98 Ranger XLT without power options. The seat is only adjustable for fore and aft. Does anybody know of a way to raise the seat height without having to buy a new seat? If I have to buy a new 60/40 seat i will, but it's not that big of a problem. Thanks for any help.
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:30 AM
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:34 AM
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Phone book is an option, but here's a few more:

* Build some brackets and raise the seat

* The foam in a seat slowly crushes permanently with use and over time, you will sit lower in the seat. This is especially (and exponentially) true if a fattie owned the truck and will be again, more so true if the fattie owned it for a long time. In this case, seat replacement is a viable option.
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:09 AM
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haha kind of my thoughts. I'll probaly go to the junk yard at some point and look for either a decent Exploder seat, or if I'm really lucky a mustang seat simply for looks.
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:53 AM
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I have a 98 Ranger XLT without power options. The seat is only adjustable for fore and aft. Does anybody know of a way to raise the seat height without having to buy a new seat? If I have to buy a new 60/40 seat i will, but it's not that big of a problem. Thanks for any help.
The 2006-2011 seats are EXTREMELY firm unlike the previous years. I am 230 lbs and the 07 seat was just as firm the day I sold it in 2014 as it was in 06 when I bought the truck new. If that don't do it, then Walmart sells pillows for $7.
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Old 07-26-2017, 01:33 PM
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The 2006-2011 seats are EXTREMELY firm unlike the previous years. I am 230 lbs and the 07 seat was just as firm the day I sold it in 2014 as it was in 06 when I bought the truck new. If that don't do it, then Walmart sells pillows for $7.
The fabric seats are firm, the vinyl or leather seats are actually pretty comfortable

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Old 07-26-2017, 03:34 PM
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I have a 98 Ranger XLT without power options. The seat is only adjustable for fore and aft. Does anybody know of a way to raise the seat height without having to buy a new seat? If I have to buy a new 60/40 seat i will, but it's not that big of a problem. Thanks for any help.
What is your fitment issue with the current seat?

Are you in a uncomfortable position?

What position do you keep the seat?
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:02 PM
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What is your fitment issue with the current seat?

Are you in a uncomfortable position?

What position do you keep the seat?
Overall the seats are ok, they just lack lumbar support and a little height. Nothing I can't live with, but for a relatively easy fix I thought it'd be worth looking into at junkyards and parts trucks on Craigslist
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