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Old 08-09-2011, 12:27 PM
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I know quite a few members have done the mod to the gen 3 rams that allow the back seats to fold forward to allow access to the rear cabin wall.

I think it was as easy as flipping a bracket.

The Gen 4's are different. There is no bracket to flip. There is all kinds of room behind the seat to mount an amp rack, but I need somewhat easy access.

I thought I took pics when I pulled the back seat off (drivers 1/3rd) but I guess I didn't. I'll try to explain:

The cabin wall has a fixed guide welded to the sheet metal. Basically a square shaped "loop" made out of ~1/4" round metal.

The back of the seat has a metal vertical guide wrapped in teflon that allows the seat to slide up and down within the fixed loop.

This guide is about 3" long....if you were to cut the bottom 1" or so it would allow the guide to disengage at the top of it's travel (when the seat is folded up)

I'm just wondering if anybody has tried this before I hack up my own truck.

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There was someone else on here who also put like 1/2" spacers or something under their rear seat (I think for subwoofers or something) and this enabled the rear seat to be in the correct position so that when the bottom is folded down, the back part is secure, but as you lift the bottom up, it unlatches the back...
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http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=87349

Yeah, this guy used the foxbox spacers, they are 5/8". I am guessing if I cut 5/8" or so off the teflon clips in the above picture I should have access.

I'd rather not lift my seat. Biggest reason I didn't go with the foxbox.

For those who did it on the Gen 3's, how much did you gain with the bracket flip? 1/2" or so?
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I don't know what the foxbox is...but anyway I would not want to cut the brackets, no going back....lifting the seat 5/8" you wouldn't even notice, and could always put it back...
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I don't know what the foxbox is...but anyway I would not want to cut the brackets, no going back....lifting the seat 5/8" you wouldn't even notice, and could always put it back...
Its a subwoofer box. And you make a good point about the point of no return, those rear seat brackets are not replaceable.

http://www.foxacoustics.com/searchresults.asp?cat=38

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Ok I see....I would go to lowes and buy some 5/8" nylon spacers and try it out, I doubt you'd even be able to tell a difference. Heck, your pants are about an 1/8" thick...lol If you don't like it put it back to how it was and you're out $10 o well...just my opinion, I plan on trying this some day but have other priorities on the truck and house right now...
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Ok I see....I would go to lowes and buy some 5/8" nylon spacers and try it out, I doubt you'd even be able to tell a difference. Heck, your pants are about an 1/8" thick...lol If you don't like it put it back to how it was and you're out $10 o well...just my opinion, I plan on trying this some day but have other priorities on the truck and house right now...
Yeah if the passengers don't' like the ride height I'll just tell em to take their pants off. Lol.
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haha, that could go either way...

I'd probably think it would be more comfortable (at least for me, I'm 6'4") I can never find a comfortable seat, they are always too low...
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Well I did it tonight. Cut about 5/8" off the guide, and I now have access to behind the back seat. I would recommend this over raising the seat. Very easy mod and when engaged, the guide is about 2.5" into the loop. Absolutely no safety issues.
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