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Old 02-01-2013, 01:59 PM   #31
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What a great mod! Exactly what I needed. My 2011 JKU Rubi had 2 springs on each headrest and I had to disconnect them all to get the headrest to lay back flat.

To make it reversible, I just attached a zip tie around the hook on each spring after pulling the spring back a tad. Then you can use the zip tie to disconnect it or reconnect if desired. Tucking the zip tie down into the seat makes it all invisible but easily grabbed with needle nose pliers should the need arise.

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Old 02-01-2013, 10:17 PM   #32
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those of you who have done this, when you drive around and the headrests are down, do they bounce around when hitting speed bumps/pot holes?

I want to do this but really dont want to have the headrests bouncing around on a rough road or offroad.
No bouncing; headrests never move.

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:46 PM   #33
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Nice free mod. I know what I'm doing tomorrow morning. Thanks!
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:51 AM   #34
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I can't get those springs to move at all WTF! 2013 JKUR. I must be modly retarded.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:20 AM   #35
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I can't get those springs to move at all WTF! 2013 JKUR. I must be modly retarded.
No you just need retard strength when the spring is new. Kidding no offense to anyone! Anyways just pull straight back & over. I used a cotter key puller & that made it easier. Don't baby it you won't hurt anything... Well maybe your pride if you can't remove it.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:58 AM   #36
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I imagine it would be very hard to redo. You would nead to take the sear covers off and then put them back on. Major PITA. Not sure why you would need to redo them though.
I attached a fish wire to the spring prior to taking it off. Now I can reverse the procedure easy when the time comes to trade in (for the redesigned jk of course)
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:13 PM   #37
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Ok, some persistence (and not wanting to be the wimp of the group), paid off. Grab the darn things and make them go where you want them to. Mod finished. Now it must be time for a beer.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:13 PM   #38
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This just made the weekend to do list.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #39
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Just curious, as our JKU hasn't arrived yet, but why don't you just drive with the rear seats folded down?
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Just curious, as our JKU hasn't arrived yet, but why don't you just drive with the rear seats folded down?
Because doing that would eliminate the need for a mod. You'll understand once you get your new Jeep
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:14 PM   #41
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Just curious, as our JKU hasn't arrived yet, but why don't you just drive with the rear seats folded down?
Well, I have car seats in the back all the time. Even though the children are not always there. The headrests actually interfere with some car seats. So even without the visibility issue, it is a helpful mod for me.
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Well, I have car seats in the back all the time. Even though the children are not always there. The headrests actually interfere with some car seats. So even without the visibility issue, it is a helpful mod for me.
This is why I did the mod, because of the car seat situation.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:32 PM   #43
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So it sounds like there's no reason not to drive with the seats folded down, right?
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:34 PM   #44
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So it sounds like there's no reason not to drive with the seats folded down, right?
It's less comfortable for the rear seat passengers with the rear seat folded down.

I just replied so I can subscribe and find this thread later.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:24 AM   #45
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same here with 2 car seats. will do it today. Thanks for the info. peace
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:08 AM   #46
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Good stuff!
I went with a pair of bungees to hold mine back which has worked out very well.
I'll have to look into doing this mod though.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:19 AM   #47
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They dont bounce at all. Not even on the trail. And yes flipping the mirror helps but the Wrangler has a worse rear view than a truck with a camper shell on it. So many things in the way of such a small view. I flipped my mirror over in the parking lot before my first drive
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:20 PM   #48
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I did this mod yesterday and i did hit a few bumps and both headrests popped back up. Do I need to remove both springs on each headrest? They do stay down but they pop up very easily.

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I did this mod yesterday and i did hit a few bumps and both headrests popped back up. Do I need to remove both springs on each headrest? They do stay down but they pop up very easily.

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I'm going to guess you need to pull both springs. I pulled both on mine and they haven't popped up at all.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:20 PM   #50
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So it sounds like there's no reason not to drive with the seats folded down, right?
That's correct my friend. Nothing wrong with driving with the seats folded down. That's what I do and it also prevents my back mats from flying out when I'm doorless. Seats come back up if I have back seat passengers or transporting my dog.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:00 AM   #51
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I'm going to guess you need to pull both springs. I pulled both on mine and they haven't popped up at all.
Okay. I'll try that. Thanks!
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:57 AM   #52
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Removed both springs and get no bounce at all.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #53
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i recommend this mod. i thought it was gonna be harder than it was thats why i waited so long. i tried to tie them in the back position but it only makes it harder to get stuff in the trunk from the back seat
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:31 PM   #54
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Removed both springs and get no bounce at all.
Works great now!!!!

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Old 03-30-2013, 06:32 PM   #55
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Best mod yet!!!! Wow, what a view!
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:00 PM   #56
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I just did the rear view mirror flip and I can see perfectly out the back of my jeep
^^what he said. Took all of two seconds.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:05 PM   #57
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Does the spring stay in place with just the 'arm' of it repositioned per your instructions? Or when you move the spring arm, does the spring fall away and you remove it?
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:07 PM   #58
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the spring still stays in place, it is just the arm or keeper that is moved out of the way.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:08 PM   #59
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^^what he said. Took all of two seconds.
y'know, I tried this too, but I couldn't really tell a big difference...
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:11 PM   #60
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I'm tall and my head almost touches the ceiling. Maybe that's why it worked? 😃

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