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Old 07-12-2014, 10:20 PM
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How do you get out of your EX?

I know it sounds like a dumb question but, I wonder if there is a better way than "falling" out. Im 6'3" and can extend my left leg almost to the ground, then slide out. Stock 2wd btw. It just feels normal. I have noticed that the stitching is getting loose on the seat bottom and I think my exit procedure is the cause.

I have tried to put my left leg on the running board, stand and then swing my right leg around behind me to step down. Kind of the opposite of getting in. It doesn't feel normal and I still have to slide my rear off the seat to get my weight over my left leg to stand without hitting my head.

So how do you get out of your Ex?
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:56 PM
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Same issue here. Exactly. I'm wondering about standing up on my left leg and swinging my right out to the ground. Exact opposite of getting in.

This sounds like a really odd conversation.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:45 PM
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This sounds like a really odd conversation.
Ya think so?
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It's odd all right

I have a unique way; I spin to the left and slide out hitting both feet on the ground a the same time.............easier on the feet at 70 and 225 pounds. 6'1".
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I have a unique way; I spin to the left and slide out hitting both feet on the ground a the same time.............easier on the feet at 70 and 225 pounds. 6'1".
I would suggest stopping first, that is easier on the whole body
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:55 AM
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I would suggest stopping first, that is easier on the whole body
Well, I am at the gym 5 days a week but I have nerve damage on the bottom of my feet that makes them sensitive........not from diabetes
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I turn and hop out of mine 90% of the time. I'm 5'10" and 150lb and my drivers seat has some cracking that started before i bought it, has not got any worse in the last 4 years. I do plan on replacing the covers here soon though and that may change how i get out at that point.
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I do a backflip out of mine and shut the door mid flip. I usually get a few ladies numbers during and after the flip as well. Since pics or it didn't happen I have also been known to use my left foot on the door sill, come over it with the right placing the right on the running board, and then stepping out of my truck backwards. I do this for 2 reasons. First I always ALWAYS carry a large Nalgene waterbottle with me, and 2 I keep my cell phone in the center console. Once out of the truck but facing the interior as I would when getting in I step back on the running board so I can reach in and grab my bottle from the passenger seat and cell phone then step back out and then I'm done. I know this sounds odd, but I'll post a video later on today
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You could try the window as an escape route. Maybe switch it up and use the passenger door once in a while to balance wear. Occasionally I've entered the can through my rear slider (ony truck) to mix things up... Also because my keys were on the console.

When I do exit through the drivers door, I tend to slide off. I'm 5'9" and my truck is lifted with no steps. It's not a big drop but I can't just step out. When I get in I do a weird move that I probably won't be able to do in 40 years. I grab the steering wheel, throw my right leg up by the pedals, pull on the wheel and use my leg as a lever and heave myself up. Its actually a lot easier than it sounds and quite quick. Easier than climbing into to seat awkwardly. I kinda just land on the seat. Maybe someone can hang a trapeze above the seat.
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Be careful pulling on the wheel, the steering column can come loose over time
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I totally bypass the running board and land on 2 feet.
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Carefully. Kids jump out like little paratroopers. My Mother has to use a milk crate to step up to the X.
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Carefully. Kids jump out like little paratroopers. My Mother has to use a milk crate to step up to the X.
Funny, I was just going to say that I spin to the left and jump out like a paratrooper, landing on both feet, while overshooting the running board.
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I like the video Apocalypse. I have tried nearly the same way but landing on the ground with my right foot. I just feels a little awkward. I have also tried rotating on the seat, placing my left foot on the board with my heal towards the rocker panel and stepping off. I guess Ill just keep it simple and natural, and recover the seat when I wear it out.
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