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Rubicon X Seats - More or Less Headroom for Tall Folks?

MadGerbil

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Has anyone had a chance to check out the new electric seats and how they compare for headroom vs. the standard seating?
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Literally went to two dealerships last night to do just this. Amazes me how many dealerships leave some of their vehicles unlocked. I was able to sit in a power seat vs the traditional manual. At first look (want to check some more), I am not convinced there is much difference. I have read that the power seats would give more headroom but not convinced that the lowest setting on the power seat is any better than my current 2020 JL 4DR Oscar Mike. To be clear, not sure if I was in a Rubicon or not but think the internal dimensions are consistent for each model.
 

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I was able to sit in a 24 Sahara that came in. At 6’4” I’ve never had any issues with the sports bar, but my knees were always uncomfortably close to the dash and my right leg would always rest on the Tcase lever. The adjustable tilt in the base of the power seats made a world of a difference for me. A coworker of mine who is 6’7” fit in both but cannot recline too far or he will hit the sport bar(power or not.)
 

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I am 6'5". I have been in a 2024 Wrangler with both the power seats and the manual seats. Headroom there is no difference. There is a BIG difference in legroom though. The power seats do not go back as far as the manual seats do. Power seats my knees are constantly touching the dash (not safe!). Manual seats, I have about 2" of clearance between my knees and the dash. My wife is looking at buying a 2024, and the power seats are a non-starter because of this.
 

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I am 6'5". I have been in a 2024 Wrangler with both the power seats and the manual seats. Headroom there is no difference. There is a BIG difference in legroom though. The power seats do not go back as far as the manual seats do. Power seats my knees are constantly touching the dash (not safe!). Manual seats, I have about 2" of clearance between my knees and the dash. My wife is looking at buying a 2024, and the power seats are a non-starter because of this.
Completely opposite experience for us. Being able to tilt the base back gave us a lot more legroom (24 auto vs 22 with manual seats that I own)
At 6’7” my buddy was on the dash in my 2022. In the 24 it was perfect for his seating style(he sits fairly vertical.) If he were to recline in either his head would rest on the sport bar.
 

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I hve noticed on all my Jeeps going back to my TJ that the seat front is lower then the rest of the seat. So on my TJ, JK and JL I use a Alum 1 1/2 in spacer on the front screw downs between the seat bottom and the floor. A game changer.

I am 6' 2 in.
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