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Old 07-31-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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JK rear seat "2 door"

Is it just me, or should Jeep have made the rear seat reversible.No adult is going to climb in the back, are they? If you could turn it to face the rear, it might be semi useful. You would lose the fold up feature, but get a seat you might use. I figure they're smart enough to make the Jeep, they should be able to do this with working seat belts. Just a thought.

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and where would there feet go? straight out. the backseat isnt that bad. and if some one complains about it. drive your own rig.

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Old 07-31-2012, 11:23 AM   #3
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Leg room

It would be like sitting in a 60's to 70's station wagon rear facing seat. Not ideal, but easier to get in and out of.
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Why wouldn't an adult sit in the back? While riding around last weekend in my parent's 99 TJ, my mom and wife sat in the back while my dad and I rode in the front. We're short people, but I think there is ample room and climbing in isn't a big feat if you're all but completely crippled IMO.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:42 AM   #5
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It would be like sitting in a 60's to 70's station wagon rear facing seat. Not ideal, but easier to get in and out of.
They had a well that the seat folded into, when the seat was up, the legs and feet could use the well space. Otherwise as lee indy pointed out, there's no place for your feet except straight out. Uncomfortable and what limited cargo space there was is now occupied by legs and feet..
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:41 PM   #6
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I tried sitting in the back and felt like my knees were in my chest... but it was fine for my sister in law who is barely over 5'

I on the other hand am 6'3"
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:03 PM   #7
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I say just ditch the rear seat all-together and bungee your passengers across the top of roll bars and be done with it (feet toward the front of course). My dog is left with plenty of room in the cargo area that way.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:10 PM   #8
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I had 4 guys (myself included) who are all between 5'11 and 6'2. We were all very comfortable. Of course I was driving. But they did not have any complaints.
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Just curious, has anyone relocated their passenger side seatbelt bolt from being attached to the seat and moving it to the frame, like on the driver side? I cannot figure out the benefit of the OE setup like that. Trips my passengers up
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Just curious, has anyone relocated their passenger side seatbelt bolt from being attached to the seat and moving it to the frame, like on the driver side? I cannot figure out the benefit of the OE setup like that. Trips my passengers up
Not sure what happend to yours, but the very 1st mod I did for free was get rid of that back seat and there were no belts attached to it on either side?

Sort of strange how your likes and dislikes get after 26 years. When I got my CJ-7 at the age of 24 I could not wait to get a back seat. However with young ones it's a must. Went to a junk yard and got one for $95.00. The old water proof seats when you did'nt have to get aftermarket covers.

Enough about that, but at the age of 50 who needs a back seat. I need the space for much better things...

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IMHO, the back seat is OK for going a few miles to the ice cream shop but in reality Jeeps with 2 doors are 2 seat vehicles. Same principle applies to the Porsche 911.
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In response to the OP, I'm not convinced crawling in under the back window would be an improvement to climbing in through the door.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:37 PM   #13
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There's a lot more room in the back seat of the JK than there was in the CJ. I've hauled adults 6'1" and taller in both.
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Is it just me, or should Jeep have made the rear seat reversible.No adult is going to climb in the back, are they? If you could turn it to face the rear, it might be semi useful. You would lose the fold up feature, but get a seat you might use. I figure they're smart enough to make the Jeep, they should be able to do this with working seat belts. Just a thought.
I think you pretty much just described why Jeep designed a 4-door model Wrangler.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:34 AM   #15
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IMHO, the back seat is OK for going a few miles to the ice cream shop but in reality Jeeps with 2 doors are 2 seat vehicles. Same principle applies to the Porsche 911.
Exactly. My rear seat is in the garage. If you want to carry passengers comfortably, get the 4 door Jeep.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:33 AM   #16
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4 door Jeep? Whats next, a mini van?
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:41 AM   #17
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I agree with 50 Something, first thing I did when I got my 07 was to remove the back seat. No my 90 pound Lab (hiking partner) has his own space and can stay out of mine. I do put it back in when the kids want to ride. But for trips and large groups it is the 2010 Burb.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:55 AM   #18
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4 door Jeep? Whats next, a mini van?
Move the rear seat to a trailer, or mount it on the
front hitch and tell 'em to duck down so you can see...

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