Thank you for your business. I agree, the passenger seat is definitely too low and is something that Kia should've addressed before releasing these vehicles.Just ordered this kit last night. Really looking forward to getting it. The low passenger seat is the only complaint on my baby. While not my first mod will be the most involved.
Got the risers installed this morning. Took about 45 minutes, but mainly due to wanting to be very careful w/my baby . The main tip I have is that the bolt holes are at kind of odd angles in the front & rear so definitely took some fiddling to get them started and on the rear hubby did have to get a little rough with them, but all in all a GREAT mod and the 1.5" is perfect rise. I highly recommend the product and the K5 Optima Store. Thanks!:thumbsup:
Thank you both very much for your order and even more so for coming back and commenting about the installation and leaving feedback on your experience. This kit is a custom kit and does require a little bit of work to get installed. However we have now sold over 50 of these kits and cannot thank all of you enough for the feedback and support on this product.Received the seat riser kit on Thursday. Installed them today. Took about an hour. Not a difficult project, although starting the bolts is a little tricky. I took the front bolts out completely and threaded a new bolt part way in just to see how much of an angle the bolts would need to be at, then continued as per the instructions. Had the wife sit in the back seat and help tilt the front seat. I also turned the rear risers so that the solid side faced the back seat. Worked out nicely. Overall, it was a nice mod with great results. Thanks K5 store for an awesome product.
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Actually there are no torque specs recommended from the seat riser manufacturer. I would imagine that you would just tighten them down as far as they go within reason.What is the torque specs for the 17mm bolts in the seat riser kit? No info when searching or in the PDF. TUVM!
Thank you, David! Just checking to see if I had missed that info. I unortunately could not get the kit for my b'day on your 4th of July sale so I will look forward to a possible Labor Day sale, lol!!Actually there are no torque specs recommended from the seat riser manufacturer. I would imagine that you would just tighten them down as far as they go within reason.
Your info is very much appreciated!The factory torque spec for the seats is 36-47 ft.lbs. An average torque spec for a 1.25 10.9 grade bolt is 45 ft. lbs. Hope this helps
Sweet Matt, glad you got it installed. We wonder the same thing. Should have come this way.Installed the riser the other day and it's the perfect height. My wife said "why wasn't it just built like this?". The install was easy after putting some muscle into it. Two people would make it a piece of cake. Took me 15 min once I got all the tools in place. Awesome product and awesome company!
Several of our customers have. You may also want to check our thread on the turbo sonata forums.Has anyone installed this in their Sonata yet?
No problem. It's slowly getting woken up over there.Thank you. I forgot about that dead forum.
Sounds good. Let us know when you're ready to order. This will definitely help with that issue.This will be my next purchase. I'm short, real short. But I appear taller than every passenger in my car! But when I'm riding passenger I can barely see over the dashboard!! YES YES YES YES!!!
Thank you for your business.Ordered!
I used the shorter bolts on the front bracket (10mm-1.25x60) and ran out of thread before I could get it tightened down completely. I went to NAPA and purchased bolts that were shorter (10mm-1.25x50) and went the complete length of the bolt to correct the issue. It wasn't too terrible but the alignment of those front bolts is indeed trickier than the back. All 4 of my bolts were black with the back bolts being longer (10mm-1.25x75) than the front bolts. Wife is happy now.