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Raising rear seats 2017 CrewMax with spacers?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by travpayne, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Jan 12, 2020 at 2:28 PM
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    travpayne

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    So I’m looking to raise my rear seats (or possibly just one) about 1-2” with spacers and longer seat bolts so I can fit a legit safe underneath.
    *im aware of ESP, but don’t trust their locking mechanism with my very expensive camera gear and these crafty thief’s here in the Bay Area.
    I plan on removing the insulation/foam as well, but I’m still not sure how much total depth I could use and still be able to fold the seat down.
    Does anyone know the distance from the floorboard to seat? Looks like possibly 6-7” max?
    And does anyone know if the floorboard is flat? It almost looks like the floorboard slopes up right around the rear seat bolt after watching a few of the ESP install videos. Hard to measure the depth without making a cut.
    Thanks I’m advance!
     
  2. Jan 12, 2020 at 2:54 PM
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    E41DD179-C277-4FC5-B5CE-492234598139.jpg Kind of a confusing post. But this should help.
    Even knowing the dims of that steel seat mounting post would be very helpful.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2020 at 2:57 PM
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    teedubbya

    teedubbya I like fat booty

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    Have you looked at installing something in the bed? I’d imagine you can rig something up just as secure with less work
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2020 at 3:04 PM
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    It would be easy to install something in the bed. But I also like the out of sight theory.
    I don’t have a shell on my truck or I would consider it. I plan on using it mostly to store my camera and lenses, so not sure how much I want to depend on the weather sealing of a safe, or if they even make an affordable outdoor safe?
    I also live on the coast, salty air over time wouldn’t be good.

    I’m planning on running a small cable from the rear seat to a mount or even the front seat post to lock the rear seat in the down position.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2020 at 3:12 PM
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    teedubbya I like fat booty

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    Gotcha. A hard cover is a pretty good deterrent and pretty secure but your cab safe would be way cheaper
     
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    Shit. Lol. I always thought those would be a bit harder to get into...
    thank you for the videos and info!
     
  9. Jan 13, 2020 at 11:26 AM
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  10. Jan 13, 2020 at 6:56 PM
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    Yep. The rule is if it is expensive it should never be left in a vehicle.
     
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    It's no safe, but applies to the "out of sight, out of mind" theory. I did this in my '17 DC, but I have the built in storage underneath the seat. The largest lens is a 100-400 v.II and it fits without the lid touching. I utilized old foam inserts from previous camera bags for padding where I could and stapled the rubbery drawer/cabinet lining material to the bottom. It's worked out ok so far. My biggest complaint is having to take off/put on lenses whenever needed.

     
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