I had them installed and had to immediately take them out. They raised the seat height too much for me. I will say the travel was fantastic. I even tried to combine them with the modified rear seat legs and they were still to high. I ended up just doing the modified rear seat legs using 1 3/4 square tube and that is just enough to get my right knee out of the dash and get me just under the sound bar to where I will not die in an accident.Totally missed this thread and review
I'm 6'3". Long legs and torso.It sucks Jeep made the JL like this. It’s one of my biggest disappointments for sure - that and lack of leg room for driver / passenger. Not front to back but width wise. It just feels very cramped.
Sounds like I’m some 7’6” NBA player - but no I’m an average Joe @ 6’ tall. Once again I am blown away that Jeep did this. Is everyone that works at Jeep 5’6” and under ??? Lol
I also had a YJ - boatloads of legroom side to side. And it had enough forward and back to keep me happy, I never wanted more than I had. Also my view was through the center of the windshield and the top of my head was nowhere near the roll bar.I'm 6'3". Long legs and torso.
It's difficult to not make comparisons between the ergonomics of my JLU, and the YJ that I bought new back in late 1994.
The new Jeep has pretty decent fore-and-aft legroom, whereas the YJ was a bit lacking there. The old Jeep had a considerably wider footwell, though, due to a lower and less crowded transmission tunnel coupled with much less interior plastic trim panels being used.
The YJ's dashboard was lower and simpler, too, and with the correct complement of analog gauges present. That vehicle felt cozy without feeling crowded.
The JLU feels cozy, in a less positive sense, precisely because the interior design begins to crowd out any sense of space. It is a product of its time and place, though, and I don't expect subsequent generations of the model to improve on this particular metric.
Unfortunately I don’t have the time. Find a local welder and I’m sure he could make any variation of these if he has access to your Jeep and you show him these pictures. Or you could just wait until @DesertDoesIt releases theirs.Can someone make me two of these for the rear of my front seat ?
We just picked up a JLU seat to prototype. Hopefully we will get started next week.