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Keep it 17 16.83%
Remove it 64 63.37%
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:54 AM   #31
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Hmm?

I kind of knew the seat would fold forward, but hadn't ever done it yet! Do have passengers once in a blue moon, but even at that, it's usually just either the wife or the kid, hardly ever both at same time.

Personally,
I think it would look goofy without in there at all.

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Old 10-11-2010, 10:03 AM   #32
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I've had the seat out of my jeep since the day I bought it, that said I don't have kids and I use the space for guns and carcasses and sometimes groceries.

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Old 10-11-2010, 10:12 AM   #33
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Yall know that rear seats bring good money dontcha?
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Hmm?

Personally,
I think it would look goofy without in there at all.
It doesnt look weird at all...i was thinkin the same thing before i took mine out. I'll snag a few pics of it to show you soon, gonna eat first haha

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Yall know that rear seats bring good money dontcha?
Such as how??? (unless you're being facetious of course)
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Oh hell no, cheapest I have sold one out of a YJ for is 100 bucks....look on ebay
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Oh hell no, cheapest I have sold one out of a YJ for is 100 bucks....look on ebay
Nice!!!

tires, here i come! (slowly but surely)
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Hmm?
I think it would look goofy without in there at all.

Here are the pics I promised! I havent gotten the seatbelts out of there yet but thats only cause i cant find my torx bit set...

also, side note...painted the exhaust yesterday as well so opinions welcome there! I like it, blends nice!









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Old 10-11-2010, 08:20 PM   #38
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Took mine out right after i bought it and wont be putting it back. As far as letting people ride in the back I would advise not to. To make a long story very short budy got a major consusion, broken arm, and rolled his ankle. As much as I wanted to laugh at him for standing up in the back screaming he is king of the world the end result wasn't pretty. If riding in a jeep moving you need to be straped in.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:51 PM   #39
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My golf clubs love the room!!!
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:28 PM   #40
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Here's my personal opinion of your exhaust paint job....do you like it? if yes that's all that matters

Does look good though.
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:59 PM   #41
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I thought it would have looked lame without seats, only because I never thought I'd like it. But, the pictures make it actually look super cool. I really like the finished product. Nice!
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:01 PM   #42
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i just pull the seat out when i take my dog out, takes about ten seconds to put it in or take it out after you get used to it.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:17 PM   #43
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I kept mine out until I had kids. I like it better without it back there.
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:12 AM   #44
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Unused rear seets.

I took the rear seats out on the first day I drove home with my new jeep in 2006. It is still in storage tucked inside a large burlap bag. The jeep cargo floor is covered with pieces of wood boards to protect the seat belts and the carpet from job containers that slid around in the cargo area. I worked in the oil field for years and now semi retired. Also, I used roughly 55 inches long Douglas Fir boards (2 of 2" by 4"s and a 2" by 12") placed between the roll cage bars and wheel wells to block forward slamming of containers from hitting me from behind while driving on rig roads. There are four tool boxes of stuff I keep for road trips that have lower height than the wheel wells. Soon, I will get 2 boards in 2" by 12" by 55.5" to sit on top of wheel wells for easier hauling of stuff and be able to have access to the tool boxes under the boards. That is how I use the cargo area. It is possible I can nap on the boards in the cargo area if tired from driving. Will see.
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I took the rear seats out on the first day I drove home with my new jeep in 2006. It is still in storage tucked inside a large burlap bag. The jeep cargo floor is covered with pieces of wood boards to protect the seat belts and the carpet from job containers that slid around in the cargo area. I worked in the oil field for years and now semi retired. Also, I used roughly 55 inches long Douglas Fir boards (2 of 2" by 4"s and a 2" by 12") placed between the roll cage bars and wheel wells to block forward slamming of containers from hitting me from behind while driving on rig roads. There are four tool boxes of stuff I keep for road trips that have lower height than the wheel wells. Soon, I will get 2 boards in 2" by 12" by 55.5" to sit on top of wheel wells for easier hauling of stuff and be able to have access to the tool boxes under the boards. That is how I use the cargo area. It is possible I can nap on the boards in the cargo area if tired from driving. Will see.
FWIW, this thread is 7 years old.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:08 AM   #46
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Nope...been out all day and have liked it so pretty sure i'll be posting it for sale on CL tomorrow

Dont see myself needing it!

If someone needs a ride, they can sit back there no problem! Theres no rear seatbelt law here. I sat in there earlier today and its not uncomfortable at all!
Went on a trip and ended up having to bring back my buddy and his gf. Tossed 2 beanbags back there and let the girls take the front. Little cooler of refreshments and the feet hanging out the back was probably not the smartest but made for a great 3 hour ride home with a bunch of pee stops
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:38 PM   #47
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Easy enough to remove and put back as others have said. Mine is out unless I have extra passengers. I like it out when I have the dog otherwise she sits up high enough to be tempted to jump otherwise she curls up on a blanket.

Seat belt buckles are PITA as far as the belts them selves, I have a few velcro ties that fasten them tight to the sport bars. No flapping.
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:03 PM   #48
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Yess. Removing rear seat can be an excellent choice.

Except when carrying more passengers than copilot (but its actually even better, throwing at the back some cushions), many advantages come in.

I can carry my dogs anywhere easily and they seem to love the space. They jump in immediately. Plus my drum kit, also get able to be carried.

Also, I keep the rear seat in my room. Suits perfectly and can be used as (a poor) sofa.
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Again, This thread is 7 years old...

There needs to be a warning when people go to reply to a thread that has been dead for X months/years that says: This thread has been dormant for X [amount of time] are you sure you want to reply?

Maybe then people would only resurrect threads they actually have a reason to. Probably not, if they even read it...

That and someones 1st post maybe shouldn't be allowed as a reply to such a thread.

IDK, just cantankerous today and a random thread resurrection seems to happen a few times a week for no reason. Then others start posting.

I spent a few minutes reading the first few posts in this thread when I saw it had a new post. I started thinking, how does a guy with over 4,800 posts not know his rear seat can fold and tumble, or how to take it in and out. When I noticed that was because of the 7 years that had past since he asked the question.

We have thread hijack awards, do we have a thread resurrection award?
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:32 PM   #50
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Won't pulling the rear seat out give me 5 more mpg and about 50hp.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:07 PM   #51
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Sure, call it a resurrection surprise. I am sure many jeepers have dreamed of doing something about the back seat area and saw potentials. That is the beauty of jeeps. I just started as a newbie to this website and saw my opportunity to state what I have done to my jeep. My contribution is not time sensitive. Just some ideas to contribute as to what can be done with a jeep for anyone interested.
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:32 PM   #52
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Took my seat out and zip-tied the seat belts so they don't flap. If I need to put it back in for company, I just cut the zip-ties and now I am legal.
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:54 PM   #53
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OK, stupid question. I took mine out the day after I bought my Jeep. I folded and tumbled it, but wanted more room, so I took it out, including the mounting brackets. I didn't pay attention, but can it be removed without taking a bracket off?
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but can it be removed without taking a bracket off?
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OK, what's da secret handshake to get it out, without pulling the brackets? ?
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Heres a video on how to remove it. There is an infamous clip to pull off as I see in the comments. I never had it in my TJ though. I just pull the seat to one side and it disengages

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pq6O24Dcth4
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Thanks!! Bookmarked the video. I'm a thousand miles from home, but I'll check out the clip when I get home.
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rear seat in a 2 door jeep is the most worthless 75 lbs of ballast in a jeep. nobody wants to ride back there. do everyone a favor and throw that thing away.
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rear seat in a 2 door jeep is the most worthless 75 lbs of ballast in a jeep. nobody wants to ride back there. do everyone a favor and throw that thing away.
Agree to disagree I use that thing all the time in the winter. Me the girlfriend and her 2 roommates in the back take the 3 hour ride to mountains almost every weekend. Two full grown men in the back would be a different story.
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Take it out but keep it! Mine is under my basement stairs - do not toss it, it will be hard to sell without it.

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