|04-07-2011 11:53 PM|
|04-07-2011 07:20 PM|
|Texas TC||Wow! I have had both a 2007 and now a 2011 JK and have never ever had a problem with either rear seat. The only thing I do different is I remove the headrests when I buy a Jeep and replace them when I sell it. I have no use for those things. It sure makes it easier to fold and tumble the rear seat without the headrests installed.|
|04-07-2011 05:51 PM|
|FGWCanada||Attention all 2 door Wrangler owners with the NON FOLDING passenger front seat: Jeep has rectified this stupidity with the 2011 Wrangler 2 door. If we all scream enough at the customer service (?) reps, maybe Jeep will give us a retrofit slider/mechanism that will us to access the rear seat. The 2011 part from Chrysler is OVER $800.00!|
|02-12-2011 01:12 AM|
|kansasboy91||What about a tie down strap like the ones used in a pick up? just put it around the roll cage and it would be quick and easy.|
|02-12-2011 12:05 AM|
|02-11-2011 09:01 PM|
Awesome thread! So, after reading all the posts it seems the seat comes in and out relatively easy, the seat will not lock in any position except the passenger seating position. Correct so far? Scout Sniper's shower bar looks like the most practical way to secure the seat for me.
The access to the rear seat stinks! I was looking at '00 and '01 Wranglers and the front passenger seat folded up to provide much easier access to the rear seat.
This is all very helpful for me thanks! I did not get a manual with the Jeep, but have a new manual coming so I am learning everything here and on the fly. Now on to the stereo/radio unit, I'll start looking at other threads. Thanks everyone..Dale
|02-11-2011 09:00 PM|
|Dogzilla||What's that latch thingy on the back edge of the bottom cushion?|
|02-11-2011 06:14 PM|
Here's a photo of the concept I was attempting to describe earlier...
Something else cool: the bar simply stores beneath the seat when you lower the seat and latch it to the bed. This beats any rigged straps or bungies that you may have to deal with.
|02-11-2011 02:34 PM|
geez......reading this is confusing.....I ran around with mine in both positions for a month with no flopping around....feeling like I missed out on the excitement all that time.
My 08 had some kind of latch that kept any tumbling from happening....before I took it out and put it in storage outside the Jeep.
|02-11-2011 02:09 PM|
|RB-10rubicon||When i tumble the seat foward i take the black loop and put it in the center glove box and close lid it kinda pinches loop and doesnt move unless you pull hard enough ..thinking about mabey velcro on loop or mabey a snap on the back of glove box to hold ...any thoughts|
|02-11-2011 01:10 PM|
|02-11-2011 12:40 PM|
one of my very few issues with my jeep are the seats. i find the fronts firm, yet relatively comfortable. my issue is with the lack of a quick fold feature on the driver's seat, so rear seat passengers have to enter from the passenger side and slide over, and the quick fold lever on the passenger seat returns the seat to the ridiculous angle it does and not to where you had it.
then there's the issue of not being able to secure the rear seat when it's folded down or tumbled forward, not without buying something.
not really big issues on a vehicle designed with utility in mind, they just seem like really thoughtless omissions.
|02-11-2011 12:23 PM|
I think i fixed it!!!
I used a telescoping heavy duty curtain bar that can be bought in any department store. Just measure from wall to wall or wheel well to wheel well, purchase a bar of the respective length, flip up the seat, position the bar, rotate the telescoping end until secure, and enjoy your cargo space! If you buy the correct size bar, slapping it in there only take about ten seconds. Most of these bars come with heavy duty rubber ends that are designed for traction when mounting a curtain between walls, so your seat will stay up-right and tucked out of the way even when off-road. I find this to be much more convenient than rigging straps through the cab of the jeep. Hope this helps!
|03-05-2010 03:48 PM|
|vze2372e||wait bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Ive been readgn this all wrong ... DUH|
|03-05-2010 03:19 PM|
|vze2372e||do it once and you'll think "OH!" its hard to explain, easy to do. The seat doesn't flop around by design like that, it has to mount securely for passengers. Granted, its a little convoluted|
|03-05-2010 01:56 PM|
|NeitherFanboy||Gonna have to read all these "insert tab A into slot B making sure ring C is aligned with hood D" -type instructions when I am actually IN the Jeep, cuz I am not getting em. All I know is I have the same problem in my 99. Folded the rear set up at the grocery store and loaded up the back -- seat did not seem to lock in place. Took off, rear seat flew back and smashed my groceries, then bounced up and hit me in the back! Gotta be a better way!|
|03-05-2010 11:54 AM|
|vze2372e||there is no need for a strap - I take mine in and out all the time. On the floor, the front brackets have two rings, the rear has one. Put the front hook on the seat under the front loop on the bracket for both sides with the seat folded. lower the seat down and the second hook on the front bracket (seat) will engage the second ring on the floor. Push the rear of the seat down over the rear rings, lift the seatback to a full upright position and VIOLA, no flopping - mine used too until I realized the rear hook on the front seat bracket was over the front loop, causing the seat to be too far forward and not allowing the seat mechanism to grab the rear seat rings.|
|03-04-2010 05:13 PM|
|01-31-2010 03:48 PM|
Ding Ding Ding...We Have a Winner!
Off to the dealership...they sold it to me like this, if they bend the seat frame unjamming it from its incorrect position, they can buy me a new seat.
Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. It's good to be back in the Jeep fold!
|01-31-2010 12:10 AM|
I just pulled mine out today, so I could have more cargo space. It's now standing in the corner of my garage.
I've never had any problems flipping my rear seat. I just release the center latch in the back-middle of the rear seat, and push it forward. It tumbles right where it should. Now, what it's "SUPPOSED" to do, as the back part of the seat lays forward, is it releases the Rear Floor Seat Latches from the Rear Floor Rings, allowing the back bottom cushion of the seat to flip foward, with the forward part of the Floor Seat Latches still hooked to the Front Floor Rings, acting as a pivot point. To remove the seat entirely (like I did today...), you just press down on the small cross bar Forward Seat Latch Release, and it unhooks the Front Floor Seat Latches from the Front Floor Rings.
I'm wondering if your 4 Floor Latches are hooked incorrectly to the 4 Floor Rings.
Please let us know what you find out, when you get it working again.
Best of Luck!
|01-30-2010 11:20 PM|
|Badfish||^ yea there is only the one latch at the top of the backrest. of your back seat doesnt "tumble" forward after you have folded down the backrest then there is something wrong with the rear seat. you are right that there is no room to see under the seat so thats why if i where you i would take it in to the dealership and see if they can figure it out. good luck|
|01-30-2010 03:15 PM|
I fact I pull the rear seat to it's final position from the driver's side after moving my driver's seat ahead (there's a grab loop)
|01-30-2010 12:33 PM|
Maybe all you folks that can fold your rear seat forward can help out this noob who is being outsmarted by an '08 JK-X 2-door.
I can fold the backrest part of the rear seat down without any difficulty, but when it gets to the "tumble" part, the base of the seat absolutely refuses to move. I'm 6'1" and go around 240, so I can give it a nudge, but I have yet to succeed. Is there another latch to release? Do I have to continue holding the "fold" latch release open while "tumbling?" The base of the seat is so close to the floor that I can't get a good look underneath to see what's hanging it up.
All bright ideas gratefully accepted,
|01-25-2010 02:18 PM|
|01-25-2010 10:21 AM|
|01-25-2010 10:19 AM|
|crash2000||guys i just read my manual, and it says the tumble seats "lock"into place, maybe your not flipping them forward enough to "lock"them...|
|01-24-2010 01:11 PM|
Haha...I went and checked mine today...yup...just flops around back there. I will be taking the seat out soon (when i find a spot to store it out of harm's way)
I have to keep my driver's seat back so far that it hits the dang rear seat in it's folded up position. Kinda makes it even more susceptible to pushing it down and having it slam back up... Brilliant engineering eh?
|01-24-2010 12:25 PM|
|WranglerX2009||Thanks folks. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something before I decided to use a created solution. I'd hate to have bungee's on it, only for someone to point at a dohickey and tell me that would lock it in place.......|
|01-24-2010 11:15 AM|
|messianic||that back seat can be frightening! like blackbeard up there posted, bungee works fine for me, looks sorta silly but at least you aren't getting pounded around out of nowhere.|
|01-24-2010 10:17 AM|
|RubiJK12||I made a little prop with a small round rod (3/8 aluminum ?) that fits between the latch on the bottom of the seat when folded up and slides in the plate in the floor. I think it is about 14" long. Had to work with it several times for the right length but seems to do the trick. When the seat is down, just stick the prop in the jack storage area. How do you keep paint on aluminum?|
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