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This is my first post and I want a FJ.:wave:

I / WE test drove what I thought was going to be my replacement for my Jeep Liberty CRD.

Well after about 10 minutes she was acting like she had ants in her pants I asked waht was wrong and the wife started complaining about the comfort, her first comment was that she was disappointed that she couldn't get more comfortable.
That put the breaks on any deal that I thought was going to happen today.

I biggest problem is the distance from the floor to the seat, It needs to be increased.

I did a search but didn't find anything so, Is there any thing out there shrot of replacing them to make them more comfortable or lift them up some?
 

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Welcome to the forum BadMoose. See if you can identify the exact cause of her discomfort. There are well made covers (Wet Okole) for the FJ that will change the way it feels. If it's an issue of seat height, you can simply add some metal shims in the mounting points.. If it's more an issue of lateral support or stiffness of material, you may need to have it reupholstered.
 

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Well after about 10 minutes she was acting like she had ants in her pants I asked waht was wrong and the wife started complaining about the comfort, her first comment was that she was disappointed that she couldn't get more comfortable...
Is there any chance it's not really the seats :worried: ?
 

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Is she really tall? I have the Wet Okole seat covers and I recommend them highly. They look and function great. They add about a half inch of padding to the cushion and seat back, and make it a little more cushy. The shim idea is good too.
 

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This is my first post and I want a FJ.:wave:

I / WE test drove what I thought was going to be my replacement for my Jeep Liberty CRD.

Well after about 10 minutes she was acting like she had ants in her pants I asked waht was wrong and the wife started complaining about the comfort, her first comment was that she was disappointed that she couldn't get more comfortable.
That put the breaks on any deal that I thought was going to happen today.

I biggest problem is the distance from the floor to the seat, It needs to be increased.

I did a search but didn't find anything so, Is there any thing out there shrot of replacing them to make them more comfortable or lift them up some?
U can raise the seat pretty high , on the outer part of the seat theres a lever that you can crank up and down and it will raise the seat, then the dial nest to id raises and lowers the front part of the seat bottom. I find the seats really comfy for a 4x4,but if you want luxurious comfort buy a lexus.
 

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I spend ALOT of time in my FJ, 3-5 hrs per day, and my seats are just fine. Way more comfortable then my Dodge Ram.
 

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The passenger seat does not have the vertical adjustment that the drivers seat has. Someone else on the forum was looking at adding it, but that would be very difficult. It that's the deal/problem I would suggest a seat insert. We have a friend that has major back problems and has a semi ridged insert for the botton and back. She says it works great. Ron

This is my first post and I want a FJ.:wave:

I / WE test drove what I thought was going to be my replacement for my Jeep Liberty CRD.

Well after about 10 minutes she was acting like she had ants in her pants I asked waht was wrong and the wife started complaining about the comfort, her first comment was that she was disappointed that she couldn't get more comfortable.
That put the breaks on any deal that I thought was going to happen today.

I biggest problem is the distance from the floor to the seat, It needs to be increased.

I did a search but didn't find anything so, Is there any thing out there shrot of replacing them to make them more comfortable or lift them up some?
 

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My wife is 5'6". Passengers side, she didn't drive it.
Shes funny that way she wont drive a vehicle with me in it till she takes it out alone first.

She says its the height of the seat is too short, and when she puts her legs out in front of her says she just couldn't find a comfortable position cause it too close to the floor.

If she really had a problem and didn't want one she would say so.

I thought it was fine, has more room up front than the CRD but less leg room in the back. She's worried about the daughter being cramped in the back also.

Seat covers are a good idea. Shims also.
 

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just add some wet okole's to the seat, make some what of a difference. As for the rear seat, it's actually quite comfortable and not too cramped.:bigthumb:
 

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My two boys love sitting in the back. They are 10 years old. As for the front seat, I agree with the other posts.

Good luck getting the FJC!
 

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My wife is 5'6". Passengers side, she didn't drive it.
Shes funny that way she wont drive a vehicle with me in it till she takes it out alone first.

She says its the height of the seat is too short, and when she puts her legs out in front of her says she just couldn't find a comfortable position cause it too close to the floor.

If she really had a problem and didn't want one she would say so.

I thought it was fine, has more room up front than the CRD but less leg room in the back. She's worried about the daughter being cramped in the back also.

Seat covers are a good idea. Shims also.
Sounds like she just doesn't like the FJ and is trying to talk you into not liking it also.
 

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She actually was the one that suggested we check out the FJ.

And I have to say in her defense. If she had a problem with me buying anything she would say so. She doesn't pull any punches.

That's one of the things I really love about her.:bigthumb:
 

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So, you think any of those ideas might work?
 

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I think the covers might do the trick.

Our closest dealer is over 40 miles away, I would like to take a closer look at how the seats mount see how hard it would be to raise it up.
 

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I think the covers might do the trick.

Our closest dealer is over 40 miles away, I would like to take a closer look at how the seats mount see how hard it would be to raise it up.
Took some pics of the mounting point for the front passenger seat. Maybe it'll save you a trip.









 

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x100 on the seat covers. I have the full set of Wet O's and they are really comfortable. You can add the lumbar supports for the front seat covers and that made a HUGE difference. If you watch, you can even get in on the group buys for the covers.
 

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I can realte to seat comfort in the FJ. On a regular basis I have no problem with the seats but I wheel my rig on a regular basis and a typical day trip starts at around 4:30 AM in the seat and ends comming hom around midnight. That is a long time in the saddle and time on the trail often gets pretty rough.

I am currently looking into a set of reclining suspension seats. So far I am likeing the Corbeau Baja RS but I still need to fo to Charlotte and sit in them and see if I like the feel.
 
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