New JL is causing right shoulder back pain help!

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no wallet in the pocket at all, who has money left after buying one of these anyway. Just right shoulder pain, I’m perplexed for sure here
I keep my Bladders pretty full. I like a firm fit. My right shoulder has ached for years. I keep my steering wheel pretty much right in my lap so my arms are pretty much 90 degrees. Doing great its be 6 months since the new Jeep.





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I have found at times my mid-back hurts a little at times (think its from going through those short rolling dips to fast) but so my wife doesn't think that I am a cream puff I keep quiet...lol, as far as a wallet problem, I wear tech gear (same as cargo but what law enforcement wear) and keep wallet in side pocket, it is very light now anyway after spending about $69,000.00 on my Gray Wizard.....but worth every dollar, not sure about the penny's...
 

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I have a sore knee due to a walking accident. Also, for the last 5 years or so, when I cycle, there is sometimes a minor numbness in my left hand.
 

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I'm 6'5" and find that my shoulders and upper back ache when driving my JL, but not in my JK. I tend to agree with your observation that due to the seat sitting higher and there being less room overall for the driver, I am likely subconsciously slouching to avoid hitting the sound bar. I've played with the seat, but just can't get to as comfortable driving position as I have in my JK. I'm really hoping someone fabricates seat rails that bring the seat down 1"-2".
I have the same issue and I'm 6'3" with a longer torso. If I sit up decently straight, the back of my head is against the roll bar. Seat needs to drop another inch or two and the bottom seat portion needs to tilt back more...it's flat making it not comfortable on long drives.
 

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I have the same issue and I'm 6'3" with a longer torso. If I sit up decently straight, the back of my head is against the roll bar. Seat needs to drop another inch or two and the bottom seat portion needs to tilt back more...it's flat making it not comfortable on long drives.
For the seat bottom issue, there are a couple of threads about ways to angle the seat bottom by adding a spacer where the front bolts mount to the floor. I went with spacers by Desert Does It (they are a new sponsor of the forum). They are pricey, but didn't want to compromise safety and felt this was a good option. It definitely gave the seat bottom more of an angle and support in the thigh area. Now to just figure out how to lower the seat bracket an inch or two and I'll be much more comfortable.
 

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For the seat bottom issue, there are a couple of threads about ways to angle the seat bottom by adding a spacer where the front bolts mount to the floor. I went with spacers by Desert Does It (they are a new sponsor of the forum). They are pricey, but didn't want to compromise safety and felt this was a good option. It definitely gave the seat bottom more of an angle and support in the thigh area. Now to just figure out how to lower the seat bracket an inch or two and I'll be much more comfortable.
I've seen those...but don't want anything raised higher. I'm actually selling it...so not worried about it anymore.
 

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Had a 2019 Rubicon JL and now a 20 Gladiator Rubicon in BOTH I am finding my right shoulder blade aches while driving it. None of my previous JK, TJ or YJ or XJ units since 1992 have ever done this. Looking for some ideas or help I'm perplexed. I'm 6'4" and 215 so not overweight or don't think I am :)

Any comments suggestions or similar exp?

Thanks

I have had a similar problem as well. Didn't read through the whole thread, so others have probably mentioned something similar, but wanted to share if this can help someone:

For reference, I am 6"2 and in my early 30's, so not old, but have relatively severe arthritis/nerve damage due to several back surgeries. So comfortable seats are a high priority.

Overall, I find the seats comfortable, even after long road trips -- except the headrest. I like to sit as close to straight up as possible, and close enough to the steering wheel that it would be hard for my head to hit the roll bar when off-roading. The only problem with this is the damn headrest is angled forward slightly, so it can push your head forward.

In addition, I noticed I was putting wayyy too much weight on my right arm, leaning on the center console (which a lot of people do without realizing), making my neck/shoulder pain worse.

So I ended up swapping out the Jeep's headrest for the Recaro headrest from my girlfriend's WRX passenger seat, and now focus on posture/seating position, making sure I'm not leaning on anything and have not had any issues since.

In short:
- Adjust seating position correctly
- Focus on your own posture - don't lean on anything
- Swap out headrest
 

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