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Old 09-18-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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who else does this?

remove the back head rests so you see alot better in the rear view mirror. I got the 2 door and i removed them the second I received the car. I've mentioned this to other wrangler owners and if they do it. They looked at me like i have male gentiles growing from my forehead.

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While it might increase visibility it sure won't help to avoid whiplash in the event of an accident. In some states it could be against the law, although I'm not 100% certain on that.

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The headrests are there to prevent whiplash in the event of a rear end collision. I would never remove mine.

Are you talking about the ones on the rear seat? I took that out and stored it in my basement within a few days of driving it home from the dealer.
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I removed the whole back seat.
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I did it too. In permanent storage along with my Freedom Panel Storage bag.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:50 AM   #6
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No real need to take the front restraints off.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:50 AM   #7
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im talking about rear seat head sets.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:02 PM   #8
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If/when the people in your backseat get whip lash, you better hope they are related.

Elsewise the first word you will be hearing is ............ lawsuit.
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I took mine off the rear seats as well. My spare sits up pretty high, and I can not use the rear view when they are on.

If you have a problem with whiplash, you should have called shotgun! (Just kidding of course. My dog is the only one who sits in back.)
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:32 PM   #10
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Jew or Gentile, I'd like to see that growing out of someone's head.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:11 PM   #12
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I removed the ones on my back seat in the first week I had the vehicle.

I will eventually remove the back seat, but need to make some room in the garage first.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:24 PM   #14
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I removed mine and just kept them in the rear seat. If you're back there and feel the need to put them in... Be my guest.
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I took ours out too. I don't expect anybody to be riding back there anytime soon as there is just two of us. It has an added bonus of being easier to fold up the back seat if you need to haul some cargo. I found the back seat headrests would hit the back of the front seats when folding the seat up unless you had the front seat backs straight up and down which isn't too comfortable. I would pull the back seat right out but I thought I would leave it in just in case I need it.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:38 PM   #16
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I took mine out, when I first got my Jeep. I just kept them in the back. If someone rode back there I would put it back for them. Then after a couple of months, I just removed the whole seat, and it hasn't been back in since. That way 9 months ago.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:44 PM   #17
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Removed my rear seat headrests and turned the rear view mirror upside down, before I drove off the dealer's lot.
I had a 2011 JK, so I knew these better visibility tricks, already.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:43 PM   #19
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That was one of the first "mods" I did. 99.9% of the time it's jut me and my wife in the Jeep. In the last ten years I think I've had rear seat passengers fewer than that many times. The visibility is drastically improved!
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:58 PM   #20
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I just use a bungee strap to keep them folded down when he seat is up and no one is riding in the back. Hook the bungee to the frame at bottom back of rear seat, wrap up the back, around the head restraint poles, and back down to the bottom to hook to the other end of bungee to the frame. This keeps them held down, but easily popped back up when needed. Also gives me a great place to store a windbreaker for cool nights with the top down (tuck a folded jacket under the bungees). Works great.
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I just use a bungee strap to keep them folded down when he seat is up and no one is riding in the back. Hook the bungee to the frame at bottom back of rear seat, wrap up the back, around the head restraint poles, and back down to the bottom to hook to the other end of bungee to the frame. This keeps them held down, but easily popped back up when needed. Also gives me a great place to store a windbreaker for cool nights with the top down (tuck a folded jacket under the bungees). Works great.
Of course, JK 2 door headrests don't fold down.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:28 PM   #22
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My are removed and in the closet.
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My are removed and in the closet.
Me too. Rarely have anybody back there. I also flipped the mirror upside down.
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Mine and my wife's backseats have been removed since week 1. Oh the joys of not having kids.
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The first three things that I did when I got mine home from the Dealer was, off with the rear tire cover, next removed the License plate cover and finally the rear head rests, which are now in my closet. Them headrests block your vision and are a safety hazard. If you ever have any riders in the rear seat, well they are easy to re-install temporary.
Remove them headrests and increase your rear vision, WAKE UP HELLO..........
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:54 PM   #27
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remove the back head rests so you see alot better in the rear view mirror. I got the 2 door and i removed them the second I received the car. I've mentioned this to other wrangler owners and if they do it. They looked at me like i have male gentiles growing from my forehead.
See there, most of us support your decision...........
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I removed mine as well but i make all passengers wear a helmet and HANS device so they dont get whiplash!!
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:31 AM   #29
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Took mine out too. It's a Jeep, not a taxi cab.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:32 AM   #30
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there is a tension spring in there, un-clip it, and they will fold back when you lower the seat, and not come back up automaticly. If you get a rider, lift the headrest all the way up and "click", it locks back in place. There's a write up in here somewhere.

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