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Old 02-29-2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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Keeping the rear seats from flopping when folded up

When I take a tight corner or acelerate or decelerate too quickly, in my JK, the rear seat flops around like crazy. Anyone figure out a decent way to tie it down?

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Old 02-29-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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I used a bunjee cord in my TJ, haven't had that issue in the JK, would think it would work just the same.

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Old 02-29-2012, 01:58 PM   #3
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I use a 12" bungee and hook to the post on the passenger headrest. Or just shove the groceries all the way against the folded seat. Lol
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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I use a 12" bungee and hook to the post on the passenger headrest. Or just shove the groceries all the way against the folded seat. Lol
Ditto here on the 12" bungee from the passenger headrest to the seat bottom mounting loop.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:49 PM   #5
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Ever just take the back seat out?

I used to bungee it up but after taking it out I enjoy not having it.
The massive space in back has really grown on me.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:52 PM   #6
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Used a bungee around the cup holder in the back...until I started driving it full time (bought the better half a new 4 door) and took the back seat out completely.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:11 PM   #7
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I can never understand why people just fold them down. Fold them down and then flip it up. Doubles your storage space and stays put. If you're under thirty and ride with your seat laying all the way back then you'll have to let it up to clear the back seat.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:34 PM   #8
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i can never understand why people just fold them down. Fold them down and then flip it up. Doubles your storage space and stays put. If you're under thirty and ride with your seat laying all the way back Then you'll have to let it up to clear the back seat.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:53 PM   #9
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I can never understand why people just fold them down. Fold them down and then flip it up. Doubles your storage space and stays put. If you're under thirty and ride with your seat laying all the way back then you'll have to let it up to clear the back seat.
I'm pretty sure OP was talking about the seat banging around when folded forward. At least that's what I was referring to when tying the seat to the headrest. Why ya gotta be so cynical Daggo?
And mine doesn't stay put. Must be the massive minivan power.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:03 PM   #10
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Mine stays put. You'd be surprised how many people don't realize that it flips up. I was helping a guy with a 2012 put something in the rear of his 2 door and asked him why didn't he flip the seat up and give himself more room. He had no idea and was amazzed when I showed him.
Of course he did have to move the back of the driver seat up.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:19 PM   #11
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Heres how I bungee the rear seat for my 2 dr...keeps the headrest down and leaves room right behind the front seats too.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:56 PM   #12
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Mine didn't stay toward when folded up...got tired of fighting with it so I just took the damn thing out. Never more than two of us in it at a time. And I love the way it looks with it out.
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I can never understand why people just fold them down. Fold them down and then flip it up. Doubles your storage space and stays put. If you're under thirty and ride with your seat laying all the way back then you'll have to let it up to clear the back seat.
I tried this in TJ and when i hit the gas off a stop light it drops back again.
guess i'll try the bungee cord thing
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:45 PM   #14
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Cool

Jeep intended that rear seat flopping as a mechanical accelerometer....the more often it flops around like that, is to remind you the greater fuel you burn in more aggressive acceleration mode.

As a conservative driver, mine almost never flops around....

....especially since I mounted a full-length gear box behind it for my various traveling trinkets....
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:48 PM   #15
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I tried this in TJ and when i hit the gas off a stop light it drops back again.
guess i'll try the bungee cord thing
That doesn't happen in my JK.
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what rear seat,,, the one in my shed.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:40 PM   #17
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Yep. Did the bungee thing myself. As far as leaving it in the shed, my huskie thought the seat from my 85 CJ was REAL CHEWY. hated that but loved the pup. Oh well ... Kids. What ya gonna do.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:09 PM   #18
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Mine flopped too. Dietech Offroad makes a seat retainer that keeps the fold and tumble seat upright and eliminates bouncing- and it fit the 2011 JK with no problem (although they bored out the opening a little larger for me because of comments from a previous customer - it wasn't necessary, it would have fit as manufactured).
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Yes I know I can just take the seat out or put it in the seating position but I prefer to keep it in and folded leaving the back wide open for "stuff" LOL
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I'm pretty sure OP was talking about the seat banging around when folded forward. At least that's what I was referring to when tying the seat to the headrest. Why ya gotta be so cynical Daggo?
And mine doesn't stay put. Must be the massive minivan power.
Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. When it's flipped all the way forward it flaps around while driving. I'll have to give the bungee a try.

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