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Old 06-05-2011, 02:56 AM   #1
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Rear seat relocate

I have an 04 TJ is there any reason one could not move the rear seat back to give a little more leg room in the back seat would really like some input on this opinions , facts , I'm sure I can't be the first one to want to do this

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Old 06-05-2011, 03:08 AM   #2
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I'd also like to have some infos on this, i have a 00 TJ! Could be a good weekend mod!

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Old 06-05-2011, 04:59 AM   #3
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you could remove it...that'll free up lots of room!!!

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Old 06-05-2011, 10:50 AM   #4
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You would have to move seat belt brackets in the rear also... Fold and tumble seat could be a real pain to relocate brackets correctly & you lose the ability to use the "insta-trunk" or similar options if you scoot the seat backward...
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:06 AM   #5
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What is a Rear Seat?
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I broke the T-50 before I could get the brackets out. My original goal was to remove the seat belts, which I accomplished.
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One of those things sets over the rear axel most people throw away ( but my kid or my wife wouldn't be able to go with me )
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IM sure it could be done, but you would lose cargo space and it might be more trouble than its worth. And like wheel2work said, you might have trouble with your rear seatbelts. I got rampage split and fold seats that did not use the stock brackets. I was able to gain maybe a few inches for leg room, but still wanted enough space for my tools and camping/wheeling equipment in the event that I had passengers while wheeling. . 90 percent of the time I have them out and run my bestop trunk and a rack I built.

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One of those things sets over the rear axel most people throw away ( but my kid or my wife wouldn't be able to go with me )

Oh that thing that takes up space in my hall way, I remember now.
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IM sure it could be done, but you would lose cargo space and it might be more trouble than its worth. And like wheel2work said, you might have trouble with your rear seatbelts. I got rampage split and fold seats that did not use the stock brackets. I was able to gain maybe a few inches for leg room, but still wanted enough space for my tools and camping/wheeling equipment in the event that I had passengers while wheeling. . 90 percent of the time I have them out and run my bestop trunk and a rack I built.
Nice Rack! Very sharp looking. Is that natural, or did you have a rack job done?
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Oh that thing that takes up space in my hall way, I remember now.
Wife or the seat ???
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:12 PM   #12
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Cargo space isn't much a concern for me I may see if I can fab something up to move the seat back most of my gear gets hauled on the carry all or tied to the roll bar
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Wife or the seat ???
Haha I would never treat my wife that way. I would park her outside and bring my Wranglenater to bed. It would be a lot quieter at night.
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Cargo space isn't much a concern for me I may see if I can fab something up to move the seat back most of my gear gets hauled on the carry all or tied to the roll bar
In That case I'd say go for it. Hopefully you can find a way to secure it as good or better than the stock location.

Keep us updated when you do it, I'm sure this questions has been asked plenty of times and would be helpful to others.

Good luck,

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Old 06-05-2011, 01:25 PM   #15
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I'll do some measurements and figuring see what I can come up with
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Nice Rack! Very sharp looking. Is that natural, or did you have a rack job done?
Thanks Austen,
Yea the jeep was born without one. so I decided to "enhance" .I did the cosmetic surgery myself . Now people won't stop staring.
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:54 PM   #17
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Hi Guys...

This can indeed be done...my brothers TJ has it done, the previous owner did it. It seems that he has made relocation plates which move the seat mounts further backward.

I'll try to get him to send me some pics of it...

It does provide more leg room but at the expense of luggage space behind the rear seat.
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Check this thread Just another trunk idea look at post #26 for someone who moved the seat back like you are wanting to do.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:37 AM   #19
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Well I finally got my rear seat moved it was a lot simpler than I thought it was going to be the only pia was deciding how to move the seat belt back but it's done and pretty awesome I can actually get 4 Adults in it and none of us were less than 6 feet tall comfortably

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