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schwumpster 06-23-2013 06:44 PM

Back seats
 
Got a 2013 4D JK. Is there any ways to adjust back seat so it don't sit straight up? Can you put bucket seats in the back? (Do the bolt holes match up)

Remmy18 06-23-2013 07:27 PM

I saw a thread a while back where a guy unbolted the rear seat in a JKU and put a few washers below the front mounts and bolted it back down. Supposedly, it angled the rear seat back and made it a lot more comfy. I didn't bother with mine as I don't ever sit in the back :)

schwumpster 06-23-2013 08:17 PM

I saw that. My daughter rides in the back so I was wondering for her. Didnt know if anyone has ever put a bicket seat back there. Thanks

WannaV8JK 06-24-2013 07:10 AM

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This is the results from what I did and it improved the comfort level greatly.
See the difference? Just put zink coated hardware in for spacers.

WannaV8JK 06-24-2013 07:12 AM

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Some more images to show.

WannaV8JK 06-24-2013 07:15 AM

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Only letting me post one pix at a time.

ssgjason 06-24-2013 07:28 AM

Would stainless be ok? Or did you go with grade 8?

WannaV8JK 06-25-2013 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by ssgjason (Post 3893467)
Would stainless be ok? Or did you go with grade 8?

Stainless would be great but I went with zink coated. A little cheaper and size availability.

skokie 06-25-2013 07:25 AM

Do you think safety is compromised at all by adding those?

WannaV8JK 06-25-2013 08:00 AM

Not really. Seat belts were not changed (same mount points with same hardware). Actually the seats at the recline position is a little safer for frontal impact IMO.

ilikeguns 06-25-2013 08:14 AM

that does seem like it's extra strain on the bolt in case of an impact, but im not sure of how the safety would be compromised in case of an accident

MotorCityJK 06-25-2013 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by skokie (Post 3897078)
Do you think safety is compromised at all by adding those?

IMO it is. There's an increased risk of shearing that bolt in an impact with it raised up like that just w/ nuts. A spacer block under that mount pad would be a much better idea.

skokie 06-25-2013 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by MotorCityJK (Post 3897214)
IMO it is. There's an increased risk of shearing that bolt in an impact with it raised up like that just w/ nuts. A spacer block under that mount pad would be a much better idea.


That was my exact fear.


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