Jeep Replacement Riser: Better Than a Stay in the Hospital.



One of the greatest things about using a Jeep Wrangler for off-roading excursions is the ability to remove all the unnecessary stuff that causes blind spots and blocks your vision of the beautiful nature around you. Of course that is the same nature you are about to crush through with your 4×4 and make it a beautifully flattened piece of nature. As well made as Jeep are the more you push them over the edge the more things are going to shake loose or break. One of the things that can break is the risers under the various seats. Lucky for all Jeep owners ExtremeTerrain sells Replacement Seat Riser for Jeeps.


There are a lot of you out there that think it is okay to jerry-rig a broken seat riser and think that it will stay safely in place as you jump through puddles and mush the brush. The fact is you may get luck or maybe you won’t. If you aren’t lucky and your little mismatched rig-up breaks while you are flying through the air and your seats comes loose what do you think happens then? That’s right you either end up under the Jeep or through the windshield. If you survive that little excursion without serious injury you should put in an application to be a crash test dummy, but chances are you won’t survive a situation like this without serious problems.

So, instead of spending thousands of dollars on medical bills you could have just spend about two hundred bucks at Xtremeterrain.com and bought a Driver Side Replacement Seat Riser for Jeep. The funny thing is that making things works the wrong way often takes longer than doing them the right way. The risers that are mentioned above are easy to install, don’t require and drilling and are even set up to move like the originals for easy access to the back seats.

It truly is your choice. Spend months thousands of dollars and months in a hospital bed or spend a couple hundred dollars and thirty minutes in your garage? I think most people when faced with the choice will choose the later.

Written by Andrew

"You're telling me it's got four wheels, two seats and goes faster than the speed limit? Good, I'm driving."

9 comments

  1. I never even thought of checking that! It’s one more thing I will add to the check list. Safety is number 1 in my book. Being prepared and catching small repairs before they turn into major problems and unnecessary accicdents and possible injuries is what I’m all about. I push myself and my Jeep to the extreme so I like to stay on top of it’s condition. Thanks for the info.

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  2. I know all about jerry-rigging a busted seat and I’m going to tell you that not only doesn’t it work, it could be down right dangerous. I used a few bricks and some bungie cords and thought I was Mr. Cool. Well, it didn’t last long and I got a pretty good gash that required stitches. No way was I going to admit what I had tried to the doctor. I’m sure they would have laughed me right out of the ER. Thankfully, no one knows about my stupid idea. I’m using an alias to keep my name clear here too. I may be dumb enough to try it, but I’m not dumb enough to admit it!

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  3. As repairs go, replacing busted seat risers ranks pretty close to the top. If people would only take a hard look at reality they would get it that the riser is part of what keeps you safe in the Jeep. I can’t tell you how many I’ve seen who remove the busted riser and bolt the seat directly to the frame of the car. Hello!! Not only is it unsafe it is darned uncomfortable. You feel every dip and bump that’s hit. After 5 minutes riding with a buddy of mine on a seat with no riser to absorb the impact, I got out and walked back. Get real people, you too Chip!

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  4. Anything is better than a stay in the hospital. The seats are part of the foundation, and as such should be kept in tip top shape. It makes good sense. I had a riser break recently and I just didn’t drive until I got it fixed. Driving with a busted riser is just asking for trouble. I figure trouble finds me often enough as it is without me asking for more. Solid advice!

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  5. When you put it that way… My riser busted during a recent rock climbing outing. I braced it up with one of the rocks that caused the break. I thought it was poetic justice. I see your point about safety and have rethought my jerry rigging. I am going to replace the riser. I hate doctors and hospitals are even worse. Thanks for pointing out the error of my ways.

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  6. I figured I was going to have to replace my busted riser with one from the junk yard. I wasn’t too thrilled since you really can’t be sure of the condition. I’m glad to know that I can get a new riser.

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  7. Well duh! That said, I had a busted riser and made a home repair. I know, I know, not a good idea. It was such an insignificant thing, or so I thought. I see your point and will replace it asap.

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  8. I never paid much attention to the risers until one busted. That got my attention real quick. I will say that I never even considered not replacing it. I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but I’m a safety first type all the way. I don’t like doctors or hospitals so I don’t take many chances. Works for me.

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  9. Since I just got out of the hospital after rolling my Jeep I couldn’t agree with you more. I did a whole lot more than break a riser though. I wish the repair was going to be that cheap and that easy. I haven’t got the word yet, but I suspect I’ll be replacing my Jeep. I’m lucky to be walkin and talkin so I’m not going to complain.

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