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Old 07-22-2011, 07:33 PM
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I agree 100% with riggz.
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My Gen 3 RAM came witha bunch of washers that raised the rear seat, to clear a sub, I think. I never had a sub but I liked having extrat room to store stuff under the rear seat. I might replicate this setup on my 2011....No one complained about the lack of hear room on my 2005 QC, we'll see what will happen with the 2011 QC.
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Does anybody know the dimension of washers or bolts that hold the seats down? I'd like to do this with nylon spacers and have them made but need to know what to get.
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I did this mod on a 2010 tundra I owned I too was concerned about seat flying forward in a crash but if you actually take the seat out and look at how it is set up you will see there is still alot of meat left on the clip that atcually holds the seat to the rear wall of the truck (if that makes sence )
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Cutting the latch down is more likely safer than raising the seat.

If I fully understand what is happening here (I haven't taken my truck apart) there is a finger on the back of the seat about 2" long that hooks over a rod on the back wall of the truck. When you lift up the seat bottom the back also lifts about 1", normally you are moving to the middle of the 2" long bracket. Now when space the seat up an inch, then you lift the seat bottom, which raises the back, you now can just clear the finger.
The weakness comes from adding an inch of leverage on the finger, which normally is going to have no leverage. So you would be running a greater risk of straightening out or breaking the back that in the OEM configuration. Where is stock position, but cut down the leverage would not change.
The reality is, if the passengers are wearing their seat belts, they are attach the cab, not the seat. So a properly restrained occupant is at no greater risk than originally.
Moose hit the nail on the head. The seat mounting has nothing to do with the the seatbelt mounting which is what will be holding any passengers or baby seats in the vehicle. The belts mount to the body not the seats. One look at the whole configuration will explain everything.
I did this mod a year ago and couldn't be happier with the result, access and increased storage that Dodge could and should have given us for free. Way to go Dodge.

And for what it's worth Blackpearldodge, if your daughter is buckled in where on Earth is she going to go? The seatbelt will hold both her and the seat back firmly in place. It's simple common sense. The seat belt doesn't care if the 5-10 lb seat back is even slightly connected to the cab of the truck because the seatbelt IS. Look at the design.
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With this mod, when you raise the bottom half of the seat up does it still stay in place? If you have to lift the lower half to disengage the hook holding the upper half, I could see a problem where the seat would not stay in the folded up position.
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if the rear sear passengers are wearing a seat belt, this should prevent them and the seat back from folding forward in a moderate accident
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Hate the people that can not just read a post and appreciate it, always have to put your 2cents in. Thanks for info about seats!
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With this mod, when you raise the bottom half of the seat up does it still stay in place? If you have to lift the lower half to disengage the hook holding the upper half, I could see a problem where the seat would not stay in the folded up position.
I have the same question. Does anyone know? If your riding around with the seat in the up position and you hit the brakes will the seat fly forward since there is nothing holding it up anymore?
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