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Old 08-30-2010, 08:34 AM   #1
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Locking/Strapping Rear Bench Seat

I'm struggling to believe that there is no way the 2010 2-door has a way to hold the bench in place when you simply fold it up for cargo space. Does anyone have an answer on this. I can't believe I haven't located it in the manuals.

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Old 08-30-2010, 10:09 AM   #2
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the spring on my seat holds it firmly against the front seats. I cant imagine what kind of force it would take to get it to flop around. maybe one side of your seat has the spring tensioner off?

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Old 08-30-2010, 10:42 AM   #3
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Are you referring to a spring that's part of the bench seat or the front seat? I'm not sure what spring you mean
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:24 PM   #4
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You are correct. If you have your front seats far enough back, the rear seat can clobber them as it swings forward due to sudden braking or bumping along rough roads.

I've attached a strap to the rear roll bar with a clip at the end. The clip attaches to one of the two latches that end up at the top of the seat when it is folded. The strap is one of those detachable nylon straps that are commonly found on soft briefcases.

That approach takes care of the seat rotating forward.

As for the seat rotating rearward, I generally don't drive with the seat folded and the cargo space unloaded. I just make sure that the load will brace the seat in its folded position and I'm good to go.

Hope this helps.
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Anyone try a bungee cord?? Maby to the roll bar, or even one of the brackets to the font seat..?
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the spring on my seat holds it firmly against the front seats. I cant imagine what kind of force it would take to get it to flop around. maybe one side of your seat has the spring tensioner off?
Mine is the same way. No flopping issue.
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:48 PM   #7
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there is definately some differences in the spring tension. mine will knock you out of the front seat if you fold it up and let it slam into the seat back. Still sounds like only one side has the spring clocked correctly. If you look at the hinge where the seat attaches to the floor in the front, compare both sides to see if there is any difference between the sides. maybe just slippes off the pivot or something.....
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You are correct. If you have your front seats far enough back, the rear seat can clobber them as it swings forward due to sudden braking or bumping along rough roads.

I've attached a strap to the rear roll bar with a clip at the end. The clip attaches to one of the two latches that end up at the top of the seat when it is folded. The strap is one of those detachable nylon straps that are commonly found on soft briefcases.

That approach takes care of the seat rotating forward.

As for the seat rotating rearward, I generally don't drive with the seat folded and the cargo space unloaded. I just make sure that the load will brace the seat in its folded position and I'm good to go.

Hope this helps.
The only way I can have my back seat folded up is if it's tied to the rollbar becauae I need the seat allthe way back so my legs hsve barely enough room.
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The only way I can have my back seat folded up is if it's tied to the rollbar becauae I need the seat allthe way back so my legs hsve barely enough room.
Yeah, my strap is set so the seat is pulled back away from the front seats for the same reason.
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Yeah. When I forgot To strap it, the seat kept banging into my seat. Then it folded back and spooked my dog who was in the front passenger seat
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