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Gladiator

neilconnolly79

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Mankato
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I think they look good with a "normal" cap. Took these on Desert Island last week on vacation. Look good with a boat on the cap also.
They don't look bad with the toppers, I just can't get on board due to the extra work to go topless, but thats cause mi e comes on and off a lot.
 

FLCJ8

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Palm Bay
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FL
Looking at the seat mount, I don’t think there’s much lowering you can do due to how the floor is near the trans tunnel. Would have to be mostly the seat itself.
I agree with designerrob and BobWalton. I will try it but I am almost 6'6" and I would have been a potential buyer. Bummer. ☹️
Bringing this back up as someone listed this option for taller drivers.

 

bigwalton

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Dexter
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MI
Bringing this back up as someone listed this option for taller drivers.

Interesting but you can see what I was saying. These only drop the back of the seat, there’s no way to drop the front (and to get the full drop they offer you actually have to lift the front of the seat to clear.)

I’d be hard pressed to try these without sitting in one, dropping the rear only seems like you could end up with a really weird hip/back position and I know my wife would hate it, being a foot shorter and already jacking the JKU seat as high as it will go :shrug:
 

Chamba

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Vero Beach
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FL
I'm 6'6" and I couldn't fit in the Glad. I was disappointed for sure but I'm not sure I'd be willing to start modifying things in a brand new $60,000 rig just to fit in it. My Silverado is very comfortable and I didn't have to change a thing.
 

neilconnolly79

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Mankato
State
MN
Interesting but you can see what I was saying. These only drop the back of the seat, there’s no way to drop the front (and to get the full drop they offer you have to lift the front of the seat to clear.)

I’d be hard pressed to try these without sitting in one, dropping the rear only seems like you could end up with a really weird hip/back position and I know my wife would hate it, being a foot shorter and already jacking the JKU seat as high as it will go :shrug:
I'm 6'3" and just did the seat jackers. The factory position was just to flat. Raised the front enough to be comfortable and an extra half inch or so clearance on the sound bar.
 

Chamba

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Vero Beach
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FL
This is an EPIC $$$$-up by Jeep.
I agree. I actually went to the dealer when they got one with my son to order one. I had the order sheet ready: manual transmission, green, rubicon. I was ready. My plan was to order it that day. When my head smacked the roll bar I tried everything to fit but no joy.

The salesman came out to us and said "when i saw how tall you were and you got into the gladiator i knew you'd be disappointed."

I had to modify my 8 to fit in it, but I'm OK with that: I'm not modifying a brand new truck just to be able to drive it home.
 
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