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cjweaver13 07-24-2017 06:17 AM

Adjust seat height w/o power options?
 
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.

ford4thot 07-24-2017 08:30 AM

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cowboybilly9mile 07-24-2017 10:34 AM

Re: Adjust seat height w/o power options?
 
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.

cjweaver13 07-24-2017 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by ford4thot (Post 2729660)


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.

dvrich 07-26-2017 08:53 AM

Re: Adjust seat height w/o power options?
 
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Originally Posted by cjweaver13 (Post 2729652)
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.

Kealel 07-26-2017 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by dvrich (Post 2729944)
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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EaOutlaw1969 07-26-2017 03:34 PM

Re: Adjust seat height w/o power options?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cjweaver13 (Post 2729652)
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?

cjweaver13 07-26-2017 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by EaOutlaw1969 (Post 2729977)
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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