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Any way to lower the seat more?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by TTU19, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Aug 10, 2016 at 6:33 AM
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    TTU19

    TTU19 [OP] Wreck 'Em

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    I just got my truck and I know it will take some getting used to, but I feel like I sit really high in the seat. I have it as low as it will go and I still feel like my head is about to hit the roof and that I'm being pushed forward. Any one else experience this? I wonder if there is a way to replace the brackets under the seat to shorter ones? Another couple inches would make a big difference.

    Anyway, just throwing that out there. Thanks..!
     
  2. Aug 10, 2016 at 6:36 AM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

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    How tall are you?
     
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Are you 6'9" tall or is this just a "feeling" that you're too close?
     
  4. Aug 10, 2016 at 6:40 AM
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    Haha.. no, I'm only 6'1. Like I said, I'll just have to get used to it. Other trucks I've had, the seat lowered more. I feel like the arm rests are way below me. Again though, I've only had it a day, so I'm obviously jumping the gun. The truck is too bad ass to worry to much about it, but just thought I'd ask.
     
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  5. Aug 10, 2016 at 6:42 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Pretty sure there is no lower seat brackets, but I could be wrong.
     
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  6. Aug 10, 2016 at 6:44 AM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

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    Yeah it's all about what you're used to. I'm sure you will get a feel for it in no time! Have you tried moving the seat back a little bit?
     
  7. Aug 10, 2016 at 6:48 AM
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    Yeah, I need to adjust a little more along with the steering wheel. I'll get used to it, just thought I'd ask on the bracket thing and if anyone else felt like I did at first.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2016 at 11:10 AM
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    I called Parts and there are no lower brackets for it. He did say to bring it in, that it could be the motor in the powered seat, maybe isn't allowing it to go down as low as it should. I did have the Katzkin put in, maybe something is blocking it? Humm...
     
  9. Sep 13, 2018 at 10:57 AM
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    I'm 6'4" and I cannot get comfortable in my 2018 Tundra Crew Max. It has the dealer installed leather bench seats, which are manual. The seat is so high that my eyes are level with the visor. I cannot see street lights changing to green unless I lean my head down to the dash, and strain to look up at them. It really sucks. My 2003 Tundra was a bench also and had a manual pump to lower the seat. I had no idea that feature was missing on 2018 models. I complained to the dealer the next day, but they don't care at all. If I lean the seat further back, then my hands don't reach the steering wheel. I actually hate my truck, which I thought would be impossible.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM
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    WTF? This is the second post in a couple of days I have seen related to this. Has the geometry of the Tundra changed that much? I have a manual split bench seat in my 2013 and I am 6'8". I have no problems at all with the cab - it is actually one of the reasons that I bought the truck. You guys just got super long torsos or something? 6'4" with a 21" inseam?

    :confused:
     
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  11. Sep 13, 2018 at 11:08 AM
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    I'm 6'2" and often wear a hat, I have no problem with headroom, it was part of the reason I traded my Taco for a Tundra!
     
  12. Sep 13, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    Im 6.4 and have the same problem. It sucjs but i haven’t bothered to look for myself to see if i can modify it yet.
     
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    Hahaha he said 69

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  14. Sep 14, 2018 at 5:00 AM
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    What year Tundra do you have?

    I had an '11 Platinum and my seat was very high. I'm 6'2 and couldn't come close to sitting up straight without my head hitting the sunroof. I verified my seat was all the way down with Toyota several times. It drove me nuts enough to get rid of it.

    I then bought a '16 SR5 with no sunroof and power drivers seat. The seat sits lower and I have tons of headroom. I recently sat in a customer's '18 Limited with a sunroof and the seat goes lower than my '16 does by a lot. Probably to clear the sunroof. I was surprised on how much lower it can go.
     
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  15. Sep 14, 2018 at 5:28 AM
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    when I was shopping for my used work pig..
    I test drove several..I found a limited that had this issue. the seat was very high.. & couldn't go any lower, I'm 6'4" my head was touching the roof.
    the dealer was unwilling to even look at fixing the seat so I moved on to the next dealer.

    something is messed up. take it in
     
  16. Sep 14, 2018 at 6:44 AM
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    Same gripe here I'm only 6'2 but with the sun roof my head is real close to the headliner. My problem is I have short legs for being this tall, it's all upper body. I have just learned to deal with it and wish my limited was available without the sunroof and I would gain some more room
     
  17. Sep 14, 2018 at 6:53 AM
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    Pffft, tall people problems. :D
     
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    Ahh - it's the sunroof. I never get vehicles with a sunroof. Always kills the headroom. That is a luxury for short people.
     
  19. Sep 14, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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    You could always make custom brackets that sit the seat lower.

    Cage it while you're in there.
     
  20. Sep 14, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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    Measuring from the back of the drivers seat to ceiling is 39.5 inches on my 2018 Crew Max Limited with the seat lowered all the way. The passenger seat has 38.5 inches. I do not have a sunroof. I am 6'4" and this gives me about 3 inches between my head and the ceiling from the drivers seat.
     
  21. Sep 15, 2018 at 5:29 PM
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    I’m 6’5......lean back...
     
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  22. Sep 16, 2018 at 7:08 PM
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    I'm 6'2" and was going back and forth with the SR and SR5 because of the power seat thinking it would lower more then then manual seat. They're was no difference which made me go with the cheaper SR since it had everything else I wanted.
     

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