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Old 02-04-2014, 01:45 AM   #1
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Third Row seat for Unlimited

Hi all,
I am in SoCal and am interested in becoming a new owner of a Jeep Unlimited. Does anyone here have one of the aftermarket third row seats? I have 4 kids and would need more seating than standard. Is there anyone in SoCal that has a third row (forward facing) installed in an unlimited that would let me take a look? I'll supply the case of beer (if your of age), you supply the vehicle. I would just like to see if my kids would fit comfortably before I go spending 15-20K on a Jeep. Please PM me if you are able to show it to me. Thanks

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Old 02-04-2014, 06:44 AM   #2
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Try to focus on the procedures and the words....



Doesn't look like much room or any adjustability but it does go in there.

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Old 02-04-2014, 08:41 AM   #3
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With the third row you lose almost all your trunk space. You could always get a hitch or roof rack for much more space tho. I'd do this mod if I had an unlimited a 7passenger jeep is the coolest minivan ever made. If the wrangler doesn't work out, check out the jeep commander. You could get a used one with low miles still. My father had one a few years ago and it was awesome. It fit 7, had a cool stadium seating in it and it actually did trails fairly well for what it was. With a lift, better tires, and some armor it'd be even better. Obviously not a wrangler but still capable
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. The video you posted was the one that I saw on youtube that made me interested in 3rd row. I think this would be a cool way to go, but want to make sure that the kids wont outgrow it in 2 years.

We went off roading (inadvertently) in our Excursion and the kids loved it (not so much the wife). So if I can get a daily driver that can go wheeling (and be towed) I'm in the money.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:25 AM   #5
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You are in the place for it that is for sure whether you are in SD or CL. Both places serve as a great place to launch from for either day or weekend trips. As for the wife, once you get the hang of being off road, airing down, how to approach obstacles and such, the ride becomes smoother or more challenging depending on your flavor. Either way much of SOCAL's history lies off the paved path and most is worth seeing.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:38 PM   #6
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I wheeled with someone that had a third row seat. He's not on this forum, but he's on jk-forum.com. His username is SaFFFari

Just be advised that the legality of adding a third row seat is more of a gray area, pretty sure it's not legal. The roll cage doesn't support the storage, so not safe. (put the neighbor's kids back there, not your own...)
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Here I am :-) lol. Yes I have the teraflex bracket and two door rear seat. As stated above... u lose almost all your room and that's why I added a roof rack. I used it mostly on street and yes if I used it off road, my passengers usually get out when I try anything sketchy (even the middle middle and front passengers. Grey areas for safety and legality .. sure like everything else we do to our rigs. I won't get into all that rather address what you asked in your first post... I will be at TDS on March 1st if you care to see how it looks in person.
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Thanks for the replies. Remember Im a noob at this what is TDS?
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Private messaged you. Where exactly are u located? I'm in Riverside
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Here I am :-) lol. Yes I have the teraflex bracket and two door rear seat. As stated above... u lose almost all your room and that's why I added a roof rack. I used it mostly on street and yes if I used it off road, my passengers usually get out when I try anything sketchy (even the middle middle and front passengers. Grey areas for safety and legality .. sure like everything else we do to our rigs. I won't get into all that rather address what you asked in your first post... I will be at TDS on March 1st if you care to see how it looks in person.
Ha ha. Figured you might be on here.

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Thanks for the replies. Remember Im a noob at this what is TDS?
TDS = Tierra del sol (offroad event at Truckhaven)
Tierra del Sol 44th Annual Desert Safari - 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:25 PM   #11
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I'm considering a third row as well. With the little ones, I'm a tad nervous about forward facing considering the roll cage wouldn't protect in the event of a rollover, although we know that would never happen! Either way, any thoughts on this? Forward vs. reverse? I only occasionally would have all of the little ones with me, I would like to have the option and right now, we're forced to leave the 2 year old at home by herself and that's not good.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:43 PM   #12
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seat reversed fits a bit strange.. headrest are up against each other and foot room is drastically limited that way cause now u have the wasted space between the bottom of the middle row and third row. We had this configuration once when we went to the movie drive-in. The kids wanted to open the tailgate when we got there and watch from the seat. They however didn't like having to climb in from the tailgate end and didn't like having no room to wiggle their feet. As far as roll bar protection... well I wouldn't do any extreme wheeling with anyone back there. Or.. u can add more rollbar/cage protection.
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Try to focus on the procedures and the words....
There were procedures? ...and words?
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:01 AM   #14
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Rock hard just came out with a bolt on cage mod for this specifically.

http://www.rebeloffroad.com/product-p/rh-1032.htm
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I have a reverse facing seat and the kids LOVE it. All the way up to the 12 YO. The headrests to hit each other, but that gives me an area to set the sub, tool pouch, jumper cables etc. I think the MFG was 'Little Seat', but memory sucks now-a-days.

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