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?
02-13-2013 03:15 PM
MY 98 has it
02-13-2013 03:17 PM
All 97-06 TJs have folding rear seats and are removable
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.
02-13-2013 03:20 PM
My YJ had one also.
02-13-2013 03:45 PM
Both my YJ and TJ have them
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).
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.
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.
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 TJ...now the JK yeah it is "easier" but heavier....or maybe I am just that much older??
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.)
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).