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How Much Space Does The Wheel Well Notch Buy?

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by billm006, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Sep 11, 2019
    billm006

    billm006 New Member

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    Gearing up for the big cut and wondered whether a 3" cut will get me enough space to mess w/ reclining seats. Looking at several Corbeaus and some of those recliners look pretty sweet.
     
  2. Sep 12, 2019
    Norcal69

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    What size are your tires, suspension height, ect...... a 3" notch and stock springs with big tires will create a rub point.
     
  3. Sep 12, 2019
    billm006

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    31's Looks like 1-2" body lift when they put the tub on and stock springs
     
  4. Sep 12, 2019
    billm006

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    Actually wasn't even thinking wheel clearance. Oops
     
  5. Sep 12, 2019
    TIm E

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    Typically speaking, earlies have limited room between seat, pedals and the big steering wheel. Folks that are bigger in either the vertical or horizontal dimension will notch the wheel well to move the seat base back. If this is not the case for you (leaving the seat base where it is, but just wanting some recline), you may be able to notch it at an angle whereby tire clearance will not be affected as much. Just a thought.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    I got about 4" of leg room. Roxor seats with sliders and headrest.

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  7. Sep 12, 2019
    baldjosh

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    I gained about 4" as well...well worth it!
     
  8. Sep 12, 2019
    timgr

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    This is in the Intermediate forum ... you all realize that the driver's seat in these Jeeps is further outboard than in the Earlys? Make sure the notch will work with the roll bar placement, if present.
     
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  9. Sep 12, 2019
    jpflat2a

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    Really shouldn't be needed in an intermediate......
     
  10. Sep 13, 2019
    zila

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    I went around 2". Seems any more and I get tire scrub at full susp compression. You can hear it. I had to redo mine.. I had almost 3. I am runnin 33's X10.5 KM2's
     
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  11. Sep 13, 2019
    Norcal69

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    This :schooled:
     
  12. Sep 15, 2019
    billm006

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    Zila After the redo to 2 "- did you feel like it was worth it?
     
  13. Sep 15, 2019
    zila

    zila I throw poop

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    Yes. I replaced my OEM seats with Corbeau and the Corbeau are higher and longer..Was a necessity in my case
     
  14. Sep 15, 2019
    billm006

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    So 2 " made a difference. Corbeau was my plan. Which seats? Did you need their bracket?
     
  15. Sep 15, 2019
    zila

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    Welding was involved. Wife and I didn't like the seats, used em for 3 or 4 years then sold em and installed something else.. Best top seats. These: Baja JP - Suspension Seats - Corbeau Racing Seats Mine were the reclining model of this.

    After thinking about it , I adapted my OEM seat base to the seat using 1/4" or so strap, and welding to the old seat mount. Then I drilled holes in the correct places. The seat is threaded underneath.



    I didn't buy the seat bases they sell. As I recall there is an adapter piece that comes with them. Been quit a while.. So I am fuzzy on details
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019
  16. Sep 16, 2019
    Andy Salagaj

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    I did the seat notch and installed a smaller steering wheel (with power steering). This works great for me - and my belly.
     

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