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09-13-2013 09:19 AM
Unlimbited I would gladly trade my DS fold and tumble for a non fold and tumble. More room for a security drawer for my....uh, flashlight. 05 LJ in Ohio
09-13-2013 08:46 AM
epossum I know this is an older thread but I wanted to offer this info:
Ray's Wranglers on eBay has a couple of TJ driver seat bases that fold & tumble. I got one from this place a month or so ago for $50 plus $25 shipping. It was worth the money! I can now actually access the back seat area from the driver's side. Note that the seat base I ordered did not show any release cable and the one I received did NOT have one. No big deal as there is a release lever under the seat as shown in a post above. Once you figure out where to feel around for it isn't too bad to use. I figure you could probably rig up a release cable if you really wanted one, but not sure if it is worth the hassle. Bottom line is I am glad I finally got around to making this upgrade. Haven't tried it yet with the grandkids but it has to be easier than using the passenger side all the time. BTW, installing this is also a great time to clean under the seat and paint or bed line or whatever. Also, you will need a Torx bit for a couple of the seat mounting bolts, so check before starting and make sure you have the right size (I'd post it but I forget what size I found them to be).
03-09-2013 09:47 AM
e777 ok here's an easy one maybe somebody can answer this.......how is the non tumble driver seat supposed to work? on mine the seat back tilts forward only, should it tilt and slide forward? maybe i do have a problem there and it wouldnt be so bad if the back tilted forward and then the whole seat slid ahead all with the same button push......
03-06-2013 10:19 PM
e777 I noticed i had a connector too on my driver side slide only seat, probably for the seat belt reminder light or something, or ejection seat maybe.....

any body made the swap on there jeep to know what fits? both of my 04' seats have the lift botton release on the top outside of seat back......
03-06-2013 05:26 PM
cjmoons Mine doesn't
03-06-2013 05:19 PM
CountryBoyJeep
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Originally Posted by Steelman View Post
Yup! Here's a pic of mine:

Whats that connector under the seat for, I have one but its not hooked up to anything
03-06-2013 11:49 AM
ALjeep 2001 TJ Sport and drivers seat only slides, seat back does not tumble forward and doesn't have pull tab on seat back or under seat, wish it did.
03-06-2013 08:00 AM
BigTwig 06 TJ and both mine flip completely forward. My buddy has an 01 and only the passenger side flips forward.
03-06-2013 07:32 AM
e777 cool thanks, do you know if i can get a 03-06 flip/tumble mechanism and bolt it on? or are modifications to switch from the slide seat to the flip seat track required? primarily concerned with the bolt holes in the floor and bottom of the seat not lining up between the two styles of tracks
03-06-2013 03:58 AM
Neil F. 97-02 seat base which will include the tilt mechanism is not a direct fit onto a 03-06 seat.
03-05-2013 11:27 PM
e777 2004 TJ Rocky Mountain Edition (new to me)

Passenger flip seat only, driver slides ahead.

Anybody know is it just a matter of getting a different seat track and bolting it in? or do you need the seat frame too?

I assume just bolt the flip track on and attach the existing cable for my "slide forward" lever?

I assume sombody knows the answer to this by now

Edit: Any idea which years fit which years? i see some listed on ebay fit 97-02 and some fit 97-04? which is it 02 or 04?
02-22-2008 02:50 PM
UNLIMITLESS She was against the Jeep thing at first but I bought it for less than my insurance company gave me for my Ram so Im without car payments, better milage and I know my kids will love it when the weather get better and the top comes off.
02-21-2008 11:46 PM
Triple88a to lift it Jeeper, to lift it, swap bigger tires on it and all that other stuff and have fun.
02-21-2008 06:42 PM
jeeperx2
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Originally Posted by UNLIMITLESS View Post
Yeah a little lift, bigger tires, and I think Im going to take the side steps off. The wife will be pissed but........thats half the reason I bought it!
To piss off the wife??
02-21-2008 10:09 AM
UNLIMITLESS Yeah a little lift, bigger tires, and I think Im going to take the side steps off. The wife will be pissed but........thats half the reason I bought it!
02-21-2008 10:02 AM
Triple88a so your kids can get in and out of the rig eh? A lift kit will help with that problem.
02-21-2008 09:40 AM
UNLIMITLESS
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
2x, you should take my advice and remove that rear seat. Fixes all the seat folding problems.

Ive got two kids. My daughter is 4 so she can get in and out herself but my son is not quite 2 yet. I have him on the passenger side so I can climb in the lock him in. It would just make life a bit easier.
02-21-2008 05:59 AM
orange05tj
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Originally Posted by distortedtj View Post
it still goes forward pretty much the same distance as the pass. seat.




Mine don't do that.
02-21-2008 12:47 AM
no_limits_jeep 2006 TJ Unlimited and both go forward just like the passanger seat.
02-20-2008 11:59 PM
Triple88a thanks for the pic, mine is the same way.
02-20-2008 10:55 PM
distortedtj it still goes forward pretty much the same distance as the pass. seat.




02-20-2008 10:44 PM
Triple88a 2x, you should take my advice and remove that rear seat. Fixes all the seat folding problems.
02-20-2008 10:17 PM
debruins hows it help anyways? its not like it lets the seat go thorugh the steering wheel!
02-20-2008 08:47 PM
jeeperx2
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Originally Posted by distortedtj View Post
did you look for the lever under your seat?
ya just looked - nothin - must have been something i didnt order?
02-20-2008 06:36 PM
UNLIMITLESS Yeah I looked but I just found this on another site.

1998
Chrylser becomes Daimler/Chrylser

New Exterior Colors:
Chili Pepper Red Pearlcoat
Deep Amethyst Pearlcoat

Smart Key Immobilizer replaces previous Lock/Unlock keyfob system.
Cruise control Available
Ez-Entry Driver's seat now available
Revised torsion bar for improved steering response
Revised steering gear ratio that varies from 15:1 on centre to 13:1 at the extremes of travel for more responsive steering
New steering wheel
Next generation airbags
Revised stereo range
Hood latch changes
3.73 ratio rears and Dana 44 Rear
New engine managment system wiring
Dual Tops Option
Added pads to front bumper -- front license plate moved to the center of the bumper
30" tire package came with the "Gambler" style wheels (15x8).
Late Model:
Defeat switch for passenger-side air bag


Found here:
http://www.geocities.com/jeepboy49028/changes.html
02-20-2008 12:45 PM
distortedtj
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Originally Posted by jeeperx2 View Post
04 X just pass side . driverside just folds
did you look for the lever under your seat?
02-20-2008 12:20 PM
jeeperx2 04 X just pass side . driverside just folds
02-20-2008 10:42 AM
UNLIMITLESS Just looked. Mine NO GOTZ!
02-20-2008 10:38 AM
nicolas-eric 2000 TJ sport & 2006 TJ sahara - both do
02-20-2008 09:40 AM
Steelman
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Originally Posted by distortedtj View Post
look under the drivers seat on the track-slide closest to the center of the tub ...there should be a flat lever mounted to the inside of that track. push down on it. the seat should tumble forward.

not all tj's came with this feature.

Yup! Here's a pic of mine:

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