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zippinbye 02-13-2013 03:13 PM

1st Year For Folding Rear Seat
Just wondering when the fold-forward rear seat became available in the TJ? I haven't found mention of it anywhere, and I forgot to note the years of rigs that I saw it in. Definitely by 2006, but I assume probably earlier. Also, for total removal, is the folding seat any more or less difficult than the hard bolt-in seat?

Big Sarge 02-13-2013 03:15 PM

MY 98 has it

Neil F. 02-13-2013 03:17 PM

All 97-06 TJs have folding rear seats and are removable

Quad411 02-13-2013 03:19 PM

My 97 has it, I dont know any that arent able to fold or take out of a TJ.

Atthehop 02-13-2013 03:20 PM

My YJ had one also.

Jaxon1023 02-13-2013 03:45 PM

Both my YJ and TJ have them

Jacqui 02-13-2013 06:48 PM

From my understanding, the rear seat is removable in all TJ's... Are you referring to the fold and tumble seat where all you need to do is squeeze a bar and it pops right out? Here's a thread discussing rear seat removal in a TJ, with both versions (one with pins, one with the squeeze bar).

zippinbye 02-14-2013 11:43 PM

Thanks guys - guess I was under the wrong impression. I thought my buddies early TJ (98?) had a fixed frame that simply bolted to the floor with no folding feature.

Jacqui 02-16-2013 04:21 AM

There are aftermarket seats (front and rear) that are fixed (non-folding). Perhaps your friend had one installed in their TJ.

jp2611 02-16-2013 05:11 AM

My '94 YJ had a fold tumble rear set and it came out in less than a minute same as the the JK yeah it is "easier" but heavier....or maybe I am just that much older??

Ebxgsxr 02-16-2013 06:06 AM

the seat style changed in 03 (i believe), but fold & tumble rear seats started with YJ's (not sure of the specific year.)

lindel 02-16-2013 08:58 AM

Early TJ rear seats don't lock in place, you have to strap them up (unless you like mashed groceries).

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