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My first Mod...seat adjustment

I've got a bad back and prefer a seating position provided by tilting the horizontal portion of the seat up at the front edge and down at the back and having the vertical seat-back more upright. Kindof cradles my butt in a bucket and makes long drives a lot more palatable.

My wifes Accord does it to an extreme and the Honda Ridgeline I traded in did it a lot better than the Tundra. Oddly, the Tundra provides an extreme range of motion in the opposite direction...the front edge goes way down but only adjusts back to approximately level.

I was happy to see the simple attachment of the drivers seat...I took out the front and loosened the back bolts then added a spacer to the fronts. I was able to put a 3/8" spacer in there using the OEM bolts. I could go further if I had longer bolts. Made the seat a lot better....I'll drive it a few days to see if I need to go further.

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How's the KTM on the back?
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I've got a bad back and prefer a seating position provided by tilting the horizontal portion of the seat up at the front edge and down at the back and having the vertical seat-back more upright. Kindof cradles my butt in a bucket and makes long drives a lot more palatable.

My wifes Accord does it to an extreme and the Honda Ridgeline I traded in did it a lot better than the Tundra. Oddly, the Tundra provides an extreme range of motion in the opposite direction...the front edge goes way down but only adjusts back to approximately level.

I was happy to see the simple attachment of the drivers seat...I took out the front and loosened the back bolts then added a spacer to the fronts. I was able to put a 3/8" spacer in there using the OEM bolts. I could go further if I had longer bolts. Made the seat a lot better....I'll drive it a few days to see if I need to go further.
Yes I agree, the Tundra should have much better power seat controls.

The lack of back edge tilt is just dumb.

The top two models should be full blown 12 way power "both sides" and at least an option on the Limited.

They can do this in Avalon at $32,000 why not Tundra at $48,000?


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Yes I agree, the Tundra should have much better power seat controls.

The lack of back edge tilt is just dumb.

The top two models should be full blown 12 way power "both sides" and at least an option on the Limited.

They can do this in Avalon at $32,000 why not Tundra at $48,000?
Good with the bad. My wife's 13 Avalon is nice... I just like driving my Tundra. And there is something to be appreciated out of creating solutions for life's problems, even if there shouldn't be a problem like that in a $40,000 truck.

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Not so bad :)

My back problems are positional...I can ride all day w/no back issues. Of course, I'll pay for it the next day


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My back problems are positional...I can ride all day w/no back issues. Of course, I'll pay for it the next day


....and thats a 2-stoke 250
My back is okay, rest of me hurts after riding...and I gave up the 2 stroke and went to the softer 2013 exc 350 f this year.

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great idea, this is my #1 complaint so far on this truck (that said i'm only 20 minutes in) but it feels like i'm falling forward. I've got a bad back as well, and anticipate this killing me on long 4+ hour drives.


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This thread came to mind today as I was driving.
I was thinking if you end up leveling your truck it will give you a bit more butt back in your seat as well.


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I actually raised mine up 3" yesterday (just the front). While it helped, this afternoon I'm going to throw a few washers on. I'm coming from a 7 series BMW to this. Think that seat had like 100 different ways you could position it, so part of this is my own fault. My daily lately has been my 911 and I crank the front of the seat up high. Just blows my mind you can't make these seats lift the front up higher.
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My back problems are positional...I can ride all day w/no back issues. Of course, I'll pay for it the next day


....and thats a 2-stoke 250
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My back is okay, rest of me hurts after riding...and I gave up the 2 stroke and went to the softer 2013 exc 350 f this year.

Happy driving and riding!

( my tunny should be home by Friday! )
Same here, I can hit the trails and track hard all day but can barely get out of the truck sometimes after only a seven mile commute to work. Oh and that's riding a Banshee. I'd never trade in either of my 2strokes.


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I've got a neighbor like that. Guy can barely walk, but can get on a bicycle for 20+ mile rides.


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