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#1 - Not enough head clearance. I'm only 6'2" and I have to NOT sit up straight or my head brushes the roof. At first I thought my seat was raised, but it's as far down as possible. I wish they would have made the seat with the ability to lower further. I do have a moon roof; is there more clearance without one?

#2 - The driver's floor mat latch/holder is in a position where I naturally want to set my left foot. Actually my heel is generally right on it or I have to move my foot around it. I haven't checked how it's connected, but if it's just a plastic notch I may dremel it off. It seems like this could have been placed on the right-rear side as this foot is generally on a pedal.

Does anyone else get annoyed by either issue?
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I do have a moon roof; is there more clearance without one?
Yes, the Moon Roof takes up a Couple more inchs than the Non-Moon roofs Kinda Sux IMHO.....

I Think some of the Reason it's so thick/couple inchs lower ,is not only for the Glass to have a Place to go but also for crash protection....Air Bags,as i'm sure they prolly put some in that area...

Not sure about your Floor mat thingy But sounds like you already have the answer :~) If you can't change it around or remove it,Then Mod it with the Dremel.....If possible.
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Problem is they changed to the F150 style seats without changing to the F150 bases in the floorboard...I too am 6"4" and have complained about the headroom cause it sucks. If you go look at a F150 the further back you move the seat the lower the seat goes...which makes sense. But in our F350's you move level as you move back. I am fearful if I actually hit a bump off road I may injure my neck. My MY2000 F350 allowed me to wear a cowboy hat...in this think I can barely wear a dew rag. Sad design.

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That sucks they did that! Dumb mistake, since PSD owners are not exactly, small


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Problem is they changed to the F150 style seats without changing to the F150 bases in the floorboard...I too am 6"4" and have complained about the headroom cause it sucks. If you go look at a F150 the further back you move the seat the lower the seat goes...which makes sense. But in our F350's you move level as you move back. I am fearful if I actually hit a bump off road I may injure my neck. My MY2000 F350 allowed me to wear a cowboy hat...in this think I can barely wear a dew rag. Sad design.
Thanks for the answer! I figured the moon roof played a part, but thought something else had to have changed. Seriously, if I was much taller, I would make sure I didn't have the moon roof, and then if it was still a problem it could be a deal breaker.

I took care of the carpet catch. It's just clipped on with the opening of the clip toward the front of the truck. Pried a flat head in there and got it off. I didn't realize there is a second one on the right, so it still holds in place.
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I too hate the seat height, even makes it harder to get in and out and see some traffic lights. I have no moon roof.

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you guys should have drank more coffee in your teen years


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Being 6'4", this doesn't make me too happy either. Maybe in 5,6,8 years, they will have this fixed...when I will be ready for a new one. My 6.0 has tons of head room.

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Looking under the seat, it looks like they could just release a redesign on the corner brackets that the seat mounts to. I wouldn't mind having a set of low-profile brackets and changing them out myself. Could this be done after market? My only concern would be to maintain the safety of the overall design with how the seats attach to the floor. There is a good 3" that could be gained.
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