|07-02-2013 10:32 PM|
|HK_Runner||Nice find! I'll send mine to him soon.|
|07-02-2013 10:26 PM|
I was on a forum the other day and they had this guy up in the Smoky Mountains that would fix your headrest for you. You will need to ship him your headrest but he will do a proper job for you if you are not inclined to taking a wrench to your headrest yourself. Pretty reasonable too. It looks like he would charge you about $82.00 for four headrest, shipping and all.
I am thinking about calling him and setting up an appointment in October as I am going up near that area for vacation.
Found his interweb info:
Smokymountainheadrest | Bryson City, NC 28713
|07-02-2013 03:56 PM|
|Up Hill Bill||
Again, from experience, and lots of past threads about this, "nvkid's method" is the easiest.
You get tremendous mechanical advantage, much better than a cheater bar/pipe. Look where the effective fulcrum is in this photo (credit: nvkid)...
Holding down the headrest is the hardest part of this, and every method. Use some ingenuity....
|07-02-2013 03:08 PM|
|Reece||A length of pipe is best. Wrap the headrest in a towel. Place it front side up on the floor. Lay a board over the soft part. Slip the pipe over one rod. Place one foot on the board and one on the pipe and jump. Repeat on the other rod until they are the same. Inspect and replace to check the angle. Pull it out and have another go until you are comfortable. I'm 185 and it took me a good 45 min. of hard jumping work to get them right. You're not going to break them. You'll play hell even bending them. It was way harder than I thought it would be but it had to be done. Once I got over worrying about hurting them and got good and mad at them, it went fairly well. If you can bend these boogers by hand, I take my hat off to you.|
|07-02-2013 02:21 PM|
|HK_Runner||I will get a breaker bar and try to bend them just a bit. Some extra padding and a slightly less steep angle would have done the trick. My Suabru and 4Runner headrests were very supportive for the neck but did not angle the neck/spine as much if you pushed back against it fully. No other vehicle I have been in, has it this aggressively positioned. Then again, it is Chrysler we are talking about. Details are not their strength.|
|07-02-2013 01:28 PM|
|Potts||The headrest angle is horrible. Makes me feel like I am sitting with horrible posture. I tried flipping them backwards which I agree, looks weird and then would provide zero whiplash protection. I want to be safe, just slightly more comfortable. I tried bending them with a wrench but backed off for fear of breaking them. I was afraid I was going to pull the rod right out of the headrest itself...I'll have to try again cause I can't live with it.|
|07-01-2013 06:06 PM|
|DIXIEDOG||Bending works well....I haven't done it to my Wrangler but have done it for my mother's Ford Focus that had them tilted way forward and a coworker's F150...took about 10 minutes on a hydraulic press to bend them. I wrapped them up in foam/shrink wrap and then set the headrest portion on a board....the support rods on a board and then pressed down on the headrest on the high spot....bent them all about 1.5" and they were all great. Adjustable angle would be the best way for all manufacturer's to go but as stated if you want to score high on the crash test you need those forward angle headrests. If I drive in a car too long with them I get a sore neck and back.....screw that I'll take my chances in a crash before I'm sore everytime I go on a road trip.|
|07-01-2013 05:11 PM|
|TeraFlex||Unfortunately all new cars are coming equipped with some method of cutting down on whiplash. Jeep choose this route. My brothers 350z not only had the head rests angled forward but the headrest rods actually poked you in the back. The more you pushed against the rods the more they pushed the rest into your head. Let me tell you those were some uncomfortable seats.|
|07-01-2013 02:22 PM|
|07-01-2013 01:54 PM|
|Scott in Houston||Greatness!! I could see putting these in just for road trips and removing other times. Thanks!!|
|07-01-2013 07:58 AM|
|derfC||Amazon. They're not the highest quality, but they look good and work fine. My 9-year-old daughter even likes the games the came with 'em|
|07-01-2013 07:55 AM|
|07-01-2013 07:17 AM|
My solution was 2-fold: physically more comfortable for me and the wife:
...and MUCH more peaceful on long road trips
|07-01-2013 12:03 AM|
|it_felt_so_good||It's like the designers of the head rest just said f@!? this let's just worry about the suspension & engine.|
|06-30-2013 10:14 PM|
|Reece||Bent my headrest rods with a 1 ft. length of pipe. Much more comfortable now and still functional. It takes some force though. I had to stand on mine to bend them.|
|06-30-2013 09:28 PM|
|Up Hill Bill||
I still recommend bending the support rods to change the angle so they are both comfortable and still functional as a safety device....
Ever been read-ended hard? I have (in my 2-month old Jeep in 1991 ). I want a functional headrest for safety!
|06-30-2013 09:22 PM|
|Scott in Houston||
Flipping them around backwards is a great idea.
Thanks everyone (except big slacker)
|06-30-2013 09:14 PM|
|Scott in Houston||
What are you doing here? Buy a Jeep?
|06-30-2013 08:16 PM|
|06-30-2013 06:35 PM|
|luke7575||looks good im definetly gonna try that out, also those red special edition seats are bad ass,|
|06-30-2013 09:06 AM|
I purchased on of those neck cradle thingies you'd find at an airport or Bed-Bath-Beyond.
Must work due to the snoring to my right every day. $10. for an hour of peace and quiet...
|06-30-2013 08:41 AM|
|06-30-2013 08:29 AM|
|06-30-2013 08:17 AM|
I guess they should be called head restraints because there's nothing restful about them. The real reason they are that high and at that angle is for crash test ratings. Comfort be damned.
When turned around, it looks like the seat is leaned way back. But it's more comfortable. I prefer the look of the seats with no headrests at all.
I took the rear seat headrests off the day I bought it. Then the whole seat out a little later.
|06-30-2013 08:05 AM|
|PecosRiver||I don't have a picture of it and if it was still turned around I would go out and take one. I turn the passenger headrest around for my wife on road trips and bring it back to normal when we are home. As to date, we haven't taken a road trip in my '13, so I'm not sure if the process is the same.|
|06-30-2013 07:56 AM|
|FranksJK||scott your not the scott in Houston from the jason ellis show?|
|06-30-2013 07:55 AM|
I'm waiting to order a granite crystal 2014 JKU. I never realized there was an issue with the headrests not being adjustable and uncomfortable until I read this thread. I was just curious if it looked silly with the headrests backwards. I have owned a couple CJ's and a YJ - Never had the option of a headrest in a Jeep before
|06-30-2013 07:42 AM|
|06-30-2013 07:39 AM|
|dav5942||My DW also no like! Pics of results, please.|
|06-30-2013 07:32 AM|
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