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Front Passenger Seat Height

At 5' 1", my girlfriend can barely see over the dash from the front passenger seat of my 2009 Commander Limited. Is there a SAFE way to increase the seat height, or even add a power adjustable seat?

She has already vetoed both the "Phone book" and "new girlfriend" solutions.
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Child's booster seat ?

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I think she'd veto that one too!
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Child's booster seat ?
Thats funny right there.

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...Is there a SAFE way to increase the seat height, or even add a power adjustable seat?
I've not crawled under the Commander seats yet, but on my TJ I installed seat risers similar to this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-06...Q5fAccessories

The kit I used had metal risers, ran about $60 if I recall correctly. On the TJ the seats do not have to come completely out of the vehicle; unbolting the stock bolts, tilting the seats to get the risers underneath, then using the new grade 8 bolts to secure everything back worked pretty well. Rock solid.

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Thanks FmrVette,

That's exactly what I was looking for, which in turn lead me to find this kit:
http://www.4wheelparts.com/jeep-part...aspx?plID=1167

I found some other forums that described using hockey pucks, but I think I'd prefer the security of the solid aluminum blocks. I also think my girlfriend would prefer it to the booster seat idea!

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Thanks FmrVette,

That's exactly what I was looking for, which in turn lead me to find this kit:
http://www.4wheelparts.com/jeep-part...aspx?plID=1167

I found some other forums that described using hockey pucks, but I think I'd prefer the security of the solid aluminum blocks. I also think my girlfriend would prefer it to the booster seat idea!

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Yep, that's the set. A lot of the TJ owners use the hockey pucks (figuring the grade 8 bolts are the important piece of the gear to hold things in case of a wreck. I went with the metal ones - probably psychological, but I just felt better about it. Although I've never heard of a hockey puck breaking...
anyhow, I'm glad I was able to help a bit.

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If anyone is still interested...

I purchased and installed the following Seat Riser blocks:
http://www.4wheelparts.com/prodDetai...eep-parts=true

Because this kit was for the TJ, I did have to go to my local hardware store and buy some grade-8 flange nuts. I installed the blocks on both front seats which also gave me a better vertical range on the driver seat. Air-Bag function should not be affected because the Commander's Air-Bags are controlled by seat bladder and not pucks.

The end result is that even the tallest of my friends find the increased height more comfortable without jeopardizing headroom clearance.
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A2JetGuy, do you have power driver seats? I was thinking of only doing the passenger seat because my driver seat has power seats.

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A2JetGuy, do you have power driver seats? I was thinking of only doing the passenger seat because my driver seat has power seats.
I have a Limited that has power seats on both sides, however, the passenger seat does not power up/down, only forward/back and recline. My driver seat powers up/down, forward/back and recline. I imagine Jeep did not provide power up/down on the passenger side was because of the extra manufacturing costs.

I installed these 1.5" blocks between the seat frame (which bolts directly to the chassis) and the seat track (on which the seat moves forward/back). On the passenger seat, there were four round, 0.5" high blocks which I eliminated which netted a 1" seat height increase. The driver seat did not have the 0.5" round blocks.
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