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View Poll Results: Do you run a back seat all the time, none of the time or go back and forth?
I never or almost never run with a back seat 93 51.96%
I always or almost always run with a back seat 51 28.49%
I go back and forth, sometimes with and sometimes without a back seat 35 19.55%
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:10 PM   #31
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No back seats, that was my first mod done the next day of owning my TJ lol

Sitting in the garage, thinking about selling it also.

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Old 06-25-2013, 02:42 PM   #32
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No back seats, that was my first mod done the next day of owning my TJ lol

Sitting in the garage, thinking about selling it also.
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It's a daily driver 4cyl so getting rid of any extra weight helps.

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Old 06-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #33
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We have six children and sometimes I haul two in the back and one in the front. We use the Expedition when we go somewhere as a family but I would love to get rid of it so I could have the room to pack all my camping gear. I guess I'm gonna have to wait till the kids get bigger to sell it.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:44 PM   #34
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TJ's have back seats?
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:14 PM   #35
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My grandkids like going for jeep rides.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:42 PM   #36
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I have the back seat but rarely need it, but when i do I put it in most of the time it's out. saves weight, I get about 1 mpg better without it.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:13 PM   #37
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My backseat has been in my basement since I bought the jeep 5 years ago. I have a newborn now so I'll eventually set it up with a nice seat for her back there so she can come 4 wheeling in a couple years.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:46 PM   #38
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This poll has been interesting.. over half the folks never run with a backseat and almost 75% either dont run with a backseat or at least dont run with one part of the time..
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:05 AM   #39
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In 2.5 years i have had 4 passengers in the rear. It stays stored in the basement.
My dogs like it better w/o
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:19 AM   #40
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I'd love to ditch the back seat but that eliminates the prospects of double dates while wheelin...
In all seriousness, I can usually cram anything I need to carry, including tools and spares for wheeling, into the "trunk" but if I'm going out for some serious wheeling and I know it's just gonna be me and one passenger I'll take the seat out to make room for more supplies or tools. For the purpose of this thread, the seat spends more time in than out but I would prefer the opposite.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:57 AM   #41
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Spare parts & tools are more useful on the trail & they weigh less than back seat passengers. So the back seat was ditched in favor of this permanently mounted alumium locking storage box picked up from Harbor Freight Tools a couple years ago. Darned handy.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:35 PM   #42
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Jerry, I like that box and especially so since its aluminum.. if you dont mind saying, how much didya have to pay for it?
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Jerry, I like that box and especially so since its aluminum.. if you dont mind saying, how much didya have to pay for it?
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Something like $120 on sale but unfortunately, my local store stopped carrying them right after I bought mine. I just checked their website & didn't see them there either.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:26 PM   #44
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IIRC, I pulled my rear seat within the first week of ownership. The carpet and drain plugs went, after the first club ride. I wish that I had held out for a LJ Rubicon but, hindsight is always 20/20.

BTW, nice find on that tool box, Jerry!
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:29 PM   #45
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I keep it in, but it is rare that I have more than 1 passenger in the Jeep even with two kids.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:31 PM   #46
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I have no backseat, no seat mounts, no rear bar padding and no rear seat belts. My dog likes it better that way.
No padding for your dog at least?

Me? No Back seat. Cleaned, wrapped in plastic and put in garage attic. Left the shoulder belts in.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:08 PM   #47
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:49 PM   #48
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I keep the back seat in for a couple of reasons; 1) I have a little girl that will occassionally ride with us, and 2) I have the sub, an amp, and tools in the back with a cover over it so if I took out the seat, there would be no protection at all for those components.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:36 PM   #50
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I generally leave the back seat in the Jeep but folded up for extra storage. I need additional passenger space infrequently, but just often enough to make it a PITA to have to lug it out of the garage & back into the Jeep

Edit- ttt means "to the top" (of the message board).
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:37 PM   #51
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Back seat is out and seatbelts are out, the other hardware I put back in just in case but lets face it, there just isn't enough room to have the seat in and carry everything you should have. Right now my 33 fills the space, due to lack of tire carrier.
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Back seat is out and seatbelts are out, the other hardware I put back in just in case but lets face it, there just isn't enough room to have the seat in and carry everything you should have. Right now my 33 fills the space, due to lack of tire carrier.
I have one for the tailgate, it held me 33 until I got a free tire carrier..
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In 2.5 years i have had 4 passengers in the rear. It stays stored in the basement.
My dogs like it better w/o
^ I've got a lazy Bassett hound mix who likes it better with the seat in. He's figures out how to prop his feet just right on the wheel wells so he doesn't slide. I feel like Cletus in Smokey & The Bandit.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:59 PM   #54
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The first mod I did was to remove my back seat, brackets and seat belts. It's just the two of us so its not needed. It's actually laying in the garage waiting for someone who wants to buy it.
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No back seat, mounts or seat belts. Still looking for the perfect size truck box to mount in the back.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:40 PM   #56
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I put my back seat in the jeep last week for the first time in years, gonna start taking my son out on the trails.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:32 PM   #57
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Mine came out the day after purchase. I took up the seat belts and carpet and added a heavy duty bed mat. Wife bought a small tool box for the back that holds a very good sleeping bag as well as a tool kit I made up , a duffle bag with portable DVD player and lots of assorted movies , Our camping lantern with spare propane bottles. The Rott likes it better too.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:00 PM   #60
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Mine came out the day I got my LJ home. My daughter is 23 so she can buy her own jeep LOL. I mountain bike a lot so I like that I can keep my bike locked in my jeep all the time.

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