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Raising passenger seat.

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by timkins42, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. Nov 14, 2020 at 11:47 AM
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    Got a 2020 SR5 4Runner. Drivers seat has power but the passenger seat does not have the ability to raise or lower and my wife has trouble seeing over the dash when I am driving. Wondering if I can remove passenger seat and safely put risers to raise the seat about 2”. Anybody done this and how successful were you.
     
  2. Nov 15, 2020 at 6:56 AM
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    Neumie

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    There are risers available if you search. I agree they are needed, I don’t have them.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2020 at 7:34 AM
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    Searched another site and came up with a supplier but it is only raising the front of the passenger seat not the rear. Looking for something that raises it at both ends. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    I gotta ask, how tall (or short) is the Madame?
     
  7. Nov 15, 2020 at 3:55 PM
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    Thank you.
     
  9. Nov 15, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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    There’s a thread on Tacoma World and a guy makes and sells spacers to raise the seats. I’ve not looked at the 4runner close enough to determine cross-compatibility. But maybe if you contact him he could make you what you need.

    That said, this mod concerns me as far as safety goes (think: high speed collision). I’m not an engineer, and I think I’d want to get the opinion of one before attempting the mod.

    Here’s the thread:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/fs-aluminum-seat-spacers-for-seat-mod.563843/
     
  10. Nov 16, 2020 at 5:08 PM
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    there was a thread on one of the forums, a guy is making a spacer kit for front and rear, then adding a mollie plate. cant find it now. they were angled and had a pin to keep them aligned. had different spacers so you could adjust the tilt. they werent cheep, i think i deleted the link from my wish list.
    it was the desert jackers i saw
     
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  11. Nov 17, 2020 at 7:24 AM
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    As one of the posters replied about the safety aspect and the warranty, I guess maybe a pillow is a better idea after all.
     
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  12. Nov 17, 2020 at 8:03 PM
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    https://parts.olathetoyota.com/v-2018-toyota-4runner--sr5--4-0l-v6-gas/electrical--power-seats

    What if you sourced another drivers seat? Mixed the parts with your passenger's seat, and rerouted the wiring to the other side of the seat? As long as the power connectors are the same for the drivers and passenger seat it should theoretically be possible.....Theoretically.
     
  13. Nov 23, 2020 at 3:52 AM
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    ^^ not easy like it sounds especially deals with side airbag and seat cover, seat cushion transfer. Probably the seat frame will not align.

    Just put on a pillow call it a day.
     

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