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10-12-2010 12:41 PM
camper My '98 TJ sport model only came with the "tumble forward" seat base on the passenger side. The driver side would only allow the seat back to fold forward. I found a driver side seat base that allows it to also tumble by following a link in a EBAY post. That was four years ago, and I don't recall just now what the site was. It was a jeep salvage parts kind of operation. I had to drill down through the site, past bumper milk jugs, seat belt retractors, etc. I paid about $40 for it. I didn't have to specify I had a '98 model. I think the base was from a later TJ.

No one gets in the back of my jeep from the driver side. But it is useful for reaching in, vacuuming, etc. Anyway, well worth the trouble.

It was not Davey's Jeeps...but that would be a good place to look for you folks.

I've read discussions like this one several times over the years. Someone always says "you should have the tumble on yours...your cable is broken". But that's not always the case. There are two different driver side seat bases used. I don't know what the reason for that is.

The driver side "tumble" base is a mirror design to the passenger side. So they are not interchangeable. Pretty easy to remove the seat from the tub, remove the fixed base, bolt on the "tumble" base. If yours has it, you can depress a lever under the seat to release the tumble effect. I never bothered running a cable up the upholstery to a pull tab. It's easy to reach under and press down on the lever.
10-12-2010 12:10 PM
ILVBUMPS I had an 03 x and the passenger tumbled but the drivers doesn't because of the steering wheel...great invention...I just got a 2010 wrangler why it doesn't come with it I dont know. Does anyone know where I can get one....and if its possible
10-09-2010 06:30 PM
Bruck I have an 03 Rubi and my drivers seat doesn't fold and tumble. It's a real pain in the ass. My 99 had it on both sides. Wonder if it was a cost cutting measure.
10-09-2010 06:14 PM
Neil F. There have been may posts on the subject with clear conclusion what years/trim have fold/tumble drivers side. My 03 X drivers seat brack is not a fold/tumble
10-09-2010 05:14 PM
Jon M Yea, the front drivers side bracket is not fold and tumble on mine either. I wonder if it was an option???
10-09-2010 03:49 PM
arcweldr76 I can see the difference in the seat frame when comparing between the driver and passenger side
10-09-2010 02:51 PM
InfernoGirl I'm pretty sure the '04's fold and tumble too... What makes you think yours is different?
10-09-2010 01:54 PM
arcweldr76 Sorry guys, just read my first post and it wasn't too clear. I want it to tumble like the passenger side. I do appreciate the responses though!!
10-09-2010 01:44 PM
robbiecc didn't think my 98 did either. cable broke and do not have a lever in front, but i can reach under the seat and find it. I look at it this way, anyone gettin in the back will have to use the passenger side and my seat stays set for me, although some day I'll probably get it fixed-i'm funny that way. I'll just keep telling ppl that it doesn't work
10-09-2010 01:26 PM
InvertChaos Is the 04 drivers side seat supposed to not only lean forward but lift and slide like the passenger does? My 04 only folds forward.
10-09-2010 01:16 PM
arcweldr76 Thanx Inferno for the link, but the jeep just wasn't equipped with the drivers-side fold-n-tumble. Still hope someone out there can direct me to the right place to look.
10-08-2010 09:48 PM
Originally Posted by Jon M View Post
If you find one let me know. Test drove 04-06 models that had them. When I found my 02 didn't even think about it till I got it home and what do you know, no flip and fold drivers. Would have been a big help with the kid.
Yours should fold and tumble. Likely that the cable has broken. There's a write up on - Jeep TJ Wrangler, JK, CJ and XJ Cherokee Write-Ups I think it is, that tells you exactly how to fix it.
10-08-2010 08:40 PM
Jon M If you find one let me know. Test drove 04-06 models that had them. When I found my 02 didn't even think about it till I got it home and what do you know, no flip and fold drivers. Would have been a big help with the kid.
10-08-2010 06:32 PM
Front Drivers Side Seat

My front drivers side seat doesn't fold forward, any of you guys know where or if I can get the bracket to make it do so? I've looked, searched the forum an even called a few places but had no luck. Any info will be appreciated!!
oh yea, 04 Saraha, I6 auto, 2"skycrap lift, slightly tweeked r.front fender w/o the bushwacker fender flare which cannot be replaced b/c you can only find them sold as a set of four..... STUPID DEER!!!

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