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Old 05-11-2015, 05:17 PM
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JKU rear seat recline kit

hi guys, just looking for feedback on the comparison of the recline kits for the jku. it appears there are a few different guys out there selling their kits on ebay. i know one of them is a sponsoring vendor here but curious if one is better than the other since both about same price. I dont know if you can list manufacturers in question but if asked, then i will state them. One of them comes in black while the other is aluminum.

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wouldnt 5-6 washers do the same thing? just curious. are they strong enough?
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I've been eyeing them too. I haven't decided which one to get yet.
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I went with one off Ebay. It made a big difference for the riders in the back. I had found the link in another thread.
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I went with one off Ebay. It made a big difference for the riders in the back. I had found the link in another thread.
Did you go with the black polymer ones or the aluminum? I have seen both on there.
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Warpig and be done with it. It fits, it works, and you won't worry about breakage. Biggest thing is the longer bolts it comes with which engages the bolt threads more then your stock bolts.
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I'm leaning towards the black ones but was looking for feedback on both. The aluminum ones come with longer bolts .
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Mine were black polymer.
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One of the guys here on the forum used black electrical tape to cover his spacers:

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f37/jee...l#post18681881

Another went the bedliner route:

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f314/rt...l#post18194329

We weren't sure if people would prefer to have them black or paint them to match their interior, so we left them plain. If you have the MOPAR slush mats, you really don't see them anyway.
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I recently installed the WarPig version and my back seat passengers are very happy. The kit was great and I liked getting the new longer bolts that don't seem to come in other kits. The instructions were also well done and easy to follow.
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Well, based on the reviews and feedback it looks like ill go with War pig. Hope the install goes easy!!
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Does the reclining kit allow the seats to lay just as flat as stock when cargo room is required?
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This is on my short list of next mods, along with their booty board. My son (in 1st grade) is as tall as many 4th graders and the rear seat is a little too upright for him. His buddy is always in the back middle seat so the booty board should help bolster him a bit.
Bonus I put seat covers on so I already "broke" the stock bolts and should be fairly straight forward.


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hey guys, just to follow up. i ordered the kit from war pig and just got the parts today. very fast shipping!! the install was easier than i thought. you definitely need either a torque wrench, breaker bar or impact drill. the rear brace bolts are the biggest pain because of the angle they are in but other than that, it took just over a hour start to finish. instructions were great. there is a big difference in the lean angle but i am still waiting for feedback from the kids to see if they notice a difference. Personally, well worth the investment.
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Does the reclining kit allow the seats to lay just as flat as stock when cargo room is required?
I would like to know this as well.
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I'll check when I go back out to the jeep and report back
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I just ordered mine too!! Ha!
Hopefully it works with this, I think it should. Will report back on this too.




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hey guys, just to follow up. i ordered the kit from war pig and just got the parts today. very fast shipping!! the install was easier than i thought. you definitely need either a torque wrench, breaker bar or impact drill. the rear brace bolts are the biggest pain because of the angle they are in but other than that, it took just over a hour start to finish. instructions were great. there is a big difference in the lean angle but i am still waiting for feedback from the kids to see if they notice a difference. Personally, well worth the investment.
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What do we have here?



The Booty Board comes primed but I hit it with a black paint.



Beautiful spacers! I hit them with a black paint too, I honestly had more time in paint drying and having to get a longer extension to "break" one bolt. I had to hit one bolt with PB Blaster and really get the impact on it.



Old ones in the floor removed and it is a great time to vacuum!



I slathered the bolts with anti-seize, my only "issue" was a stubborn bolt that was on the passenger side where you install the small square spacer.



His first reaction was, "Whoa so much more comfortable now!!" And it works with the ARB drawer system too!

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What do we have here?



The Booty Board comes primed but I hit it with a black paint.



Beautiful spacers! I hit them with a black paint too, I honestly had more time in paint drying and having to get a longer extension to "break" one bolt. I had to hit one bolt with PB Blaster and really get the impact on it.



Old ones in the floor removed and it is a great time to vacuum!



I slathered the bolts with anti-seize, my only "issue" was a stubborn bolt that was on the passenger side where you install the small square spacer.



His first reaction was, "Whoa so much more comfortable now!!" And it works with the ARB drawer system too!

Good to hear your kids like it, but the million dollar question is, do the seats still fold flat for storage space? Thank you for posting pics.
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The seats still fold relatively flat and I have no problem storing on them. Hey Rancho, where'd you get the booty board?
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One of the guys here on the forum used black electrical tape to cover his spacers: https://www.wranglerforum.com/f37/jee...l#post18681881 Another went the bedliner route: https://www.wranglerforum.com/f314/rt...l#post18194329 We weren't sure if people would prefer to have them black or paint them to match their interior, so we left them plain. If you have the MOPAR slush mats, you really don't see them anyway.
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The seats still fold relatively flat and I have no problem storing on them. Hey Rancho, where'd you get the booty board?
Thank you for that.
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So the instructions say it will move up a bit.
Here are some pics, personally I will never run them down, with the rear storage and being 6'6" tall, I would be smooshed up front.

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From War Pig too, I got the spacers and the booty board as a package.
Makes sense, since you have to access the underneath of the seat when installing the spacers.

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So the instructions say it will move up a bit.
Here are some pics, personally I will never run them down, with the rear storage and being 6'6" tall, I would be smooshed up front.

HTH!



Thank you! I'll buy them for my Jeep if I can ever get a dealer to order me one.
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About to pull the trigger on this order, any discounts for forum members??
Never mind, got it figured out. "Wranglerforums"
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From War Pig too, I got the spacers and the booty board as a package.
Makes sense, since you have to access the underneath of the seat when installing the spacers.
Looks good

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