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post #1 of 6 Old 04-25-2018, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Driver Seat front base Riser Hardware

This is my only pet peave with my 2018 compass. The base angle of the seat is way too flat, meaning, I'd preffer the seat cushion to lean back more, in a little bit more of a position like a sport seat. The heigh adjustment only makes it lean more forward / gets worse.
Angle back on the base is important to have as an adjustment. This takes tons of weight off the bum and spreads it much more evenly across the back.

I just want to know if there's a solution for my Jeep Compass. Something like just a basic riser that displaces the front two bolts, thus leaning the seat back a little. See diagram to illlustrate what I'm trying to accomplish. It is attached.
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-25-2018, 09:53 PM
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Which seat do you have? The driver's seat in our limited is 972-way adjust, by which I mean there is practically too much possible adjustment to the point where you are always second guessing if you have every setting right and adjusting one seems to throw off all the other adjustments you have made. It definitely allows the back of the seat to drop as low as I could possibly ever want it to go, and can crank the front end up when you run out of travel at the back. My main gripe is when the other half drives it then it may take me days before I get the seat back to where I feel like it is perfect...

Anyways, to your actual question. I can't imagine anyone has wasted the time to make an exact fit commercial product. I could search for you but I'm guessing your google fingers aren't broke, and I don't think there is anything to find anyways because f&%$ing with the seat mounts is probably a big time no-no from a commercial product liability standpoint. Someone could easily produce it, but the liability of someone getting ejected from their vehicle because they didn't install it properly or injured and having it pinned on the seat being in an improper relation to the airbags would probably prevent anyone from even trying. But like I said, you can search.

You could also buy some metal and a handful of bolts, get out a drill, hacksaw, and welder, and fabricate something. Hit it with some black spray paint and bolt it in and see how you do. Depending on the mounts you would probably need to adjust both the front and the back to keep from bending something in the seat rack and screwing up the sliders...


Realistically I wouldn't recommend messing with the seat mounts in any way. You may hate me for this, but the absolutely best way to go is to test drive the vehicle before you buy it and prior to the test drive try adjusting the seat and make sure you can find a comfortable position. This is sort of imperative because, well, you will be spending a lot of time in that seat
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-25-2018, 10:36 PM
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This may seem like an overly simple solution, but, what about a seat cushion?
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This may seem like an overly simple solution, but, what about a seat cushion?
No one desires to have a seat cushion in their jeep... unless it is a JK.
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The seats are just held in with 4 bolts (T-25 I think). The rails, posts, and seat are all one unit. Not sure how much of a rake you could achieve, but you might be able to get a few washers under the front seat bolts? Might need longer bolts to compensate.
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Mr. Sparkuru is right regarding bolts / washers. I was thinking the same. I'm sure there's something you could install under it besides just washers, like a plate with a few holes that has a few added adjustment points, like some kind of angle plate. but the ones I see online are for aftermarket seats. I'll take a closer look this weekend and see if I can come up with some sort of solution. Maybe it'll help alot of other non-limited model compass owners get the seat in a position they enjoy more.

* I've sat in a limited before. The seats have a much wider field of adjustment and the base seems much more leaned back and soft. I loved the seating in the limited. But first thing I noticed on the Lat was the seats felt harder, and they were less reclined at the base, even at lowest height settings. The riser adjustments just lean it more and more forward as you pump the lever. It's such a terrible design, and I'd presume the bracket assembly is shared on many other models to keep cost down. My renegade has the same adjustment assembly, and so did my VW Jetta before that. ( I shoulda just tried to find one with power seating)
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