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Old 05-06-2018, 09:10 PM
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Anyone ever put a rear facing cars seat in a 1995 jeep wrangler? I'm having trouble finding one that will fit at all even with the seat all the way forward.

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Your post got me thinking about collision dynamics.

My granddaughter is having a baby, so you can probably guess that it's been a long time since I've thought about child seats. Is the child restrained in any way in a rear facing car seat?
If you get hit hard from behind and the child isn't securely restrained, little Johnny or little Mary is going to bust out your back window and become a hood ornament on the offending vehicle.

If the child is securely restrained and you're satisfied he/she's safe, you might rig up a center seat belt and put the car seat in the middle so that neither front seat is impacted.

I'm assuming that you mean to mount the car seat on the rear seat. I also assume you want to carry a front seat passenger.

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We purchased this inexpensive rear-facing car seat from Walmart to take traveling internationally. Turns out it fits the rear seat of my 93 perfectly. I cross-cross the seatbelts and it moves less than the one in our nicer car does.

Might have a pic somewhere.

Cosco Scenera NEXT Convertible Car Seat with Cup Holder Moon Mist Grey https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y8HVQ9A..._G597AbEXQR4TZ


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Thanks for the info and the pic!! I will have to look into that one. The other problems is I have aftermarket front seats and I think they are a little bigger than stock.
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I just bought my '95 YJ yesterday and today I loaded up my 2 year old in his front facing chair and my 3 month old in his rear facing carrier that locks into a belted down base. Both driver and passenger seats had to be moved up which is a little uncomfortable, but made it work.
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I think the problem is I have aftermarket market racing seats and they are a little bigger. I will just have to wait til he is in a front facing, I guess it's the car or truck k for him til thend.
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Another option, he could sit in the front passenger seat. There are no airbags, so its legal (at least in my state) and should only be less safe in a direct passenger side collision.


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When I was a kid, we rode our bicycles without a helmet, there were no seatbelts (let alone airbags), we played outside until after dark and walked to school.
You could buy a handgun through the mail and we began each school day with the Lords Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

No doubt, airbags and seatbelts save lives. The question I have is how far do you want to go to protect your kids from whatever peril that may exist, balanced with how much freedom do you want to allow for your child?

When my kids were growing up, I had age appropriate conversations with them and gave them plenty of freedom to experiment (under my watchful eye).
If I were to take my newborn great-grandson in my Jeep, I'd have him in the best and safest car seat that I could buy. He'd probably be safer at home where his grandparents (my daughter & son in law) and parents could keep an eye on him.How safe can you keep each child. If he was at home and the gas heater exploded would he be better off there than riding in my jeep?
You can't protect from every imaginable event, so I suggest to use logic, reason and GOOD SENSE and allow little Johnnie or little Mary to grow with enough freedom so that once they become adults, they can have a successful and productive life.

Good Luck, L.M.
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