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PostSubject: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Thu 24 Dec 2009, 6:22 pm

Got this idea from another site but it works well. I simply made spacers (7 total) from 1" X 1/4" bar stock 3' long ($8.00) from Lowes. You install the spacers under the seat brackets so the bottoms lift up in the front and the backs tilt back just a little. It really doesn't look like much, but the difference is very noticeable. If you have spent any time in the back you would know the seats sit too straight up to be comfortable on longer trips. I was asked if you could just put washers under the plates. Yes of course, but I like the concept of putting something under the plate with more surface area. I don't like the idea of bolting the seats down on top of multiple washers stacked. You can decide what works for your home-brew engineering


18mm socket and breaker bar
These suckers are in there tight. Did I say : These bolts are in there tight. You will need a breaker bar and some serious muscle to get these out.
Unbolt the 4 feet and move the bottoms up with bungee cords to keep them out of the way. I took my rear doors off to get in and out better also.
The next part was hard to understand without looking at the seats and the brackets underneath. You need to take out the 3 bolts on the bottom section of the L brackets that hold the upright portion of the seat. The bottoms of the L brackets will move the seats back just a little but it really makes a difference. I loosened the 3 bolts on the top of the L bracket to make sliding the stock under them easier. Cut the stock 2 1/2" long, drilled holes for the bolts, painted them, and installed them. The bolts are more than long enough to do this without worry but if your concerned don't do it.

Next cut 4 pieces 2 1/2" long, drilled holes for the bolts, painted them to prevent rust, and installed them under the four feet in the front. (Pictured)This lifts the bottoms so they support your legs better. You don't have to do this part but it does help and you have to take out the bolts to get to the bolts for the back anyway. I left this one a little long so you could see it under the foot. -Maybe is was just longer than the rest - you decide.


All done and it does feel better for the rear passengers. Of course this doesn't do me any good. Was this worth all the work? ....

Yes, if you ask someone that sits in the back most of the time!
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PostSubject: Re: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Thu 24 Dec 2009, 9:58 pm

Why not just stack some washers under there..... (I couldn't resist.... )
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PostSubject: Re: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Thu 24 Dec 2009, 11:03 pm

Good idea and nice write up
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PostSubject: Re: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Fri 25 Dec 2009, 12:32 am

Mr.RonGilbert wrote:
Why not just stack some washers under there..... (I couldn't resist.... )

Merry Christmas!
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PostSubject: Re: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Fri 25 Dec 2009, 1:26 am

haahaaa... I saw the guy do that on JKO and thought.. "what a shit" but couldn't resist when given the chance!

I didn't realize that they were so straight up and down until you brought it to my attention... that is an easy fix.
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PostSubject: Re: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Fri 25 Dec 2009, 12:22 pm

Cool, wish I had a 4 dr. to try it out.
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PostSubject: Re: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Fri 25 Dec 2009, 9:18 pm

JK_JOE wrote:
Cool, wish I had a 4 dr. to try it out.

I think you just volunteered yourself to a new project. hack
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PostSubject: Re: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Sat 26 Dec 2009, 1:53 am

JK_Joe your more then welcome to put them on my jeep.
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PostSubject: Re: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Sat 26 Dec 2009, 11:35 am

I never noticed how much lean or lack of is in the back seat. Your after shot looks like more than a 1/4" lean so it had to have something there originally. Does this bracket have any impact on laying the seats down flat?
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PostSubject: Re: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Sat 26 Dec 2009, 12:07 pm

Thanks a lot Dutch & Dern.

Of all the damn wishes I made for Christmas, this is the one I get, twice!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Mon 28 Dec 2009, 4:31 pm

Bizarro wrote:
I never noticed how much lean or lack of is in the back seat. Your after shot looks like more than a 1/4" lean so it had to have something there originally. Does this bracket have any impact on laying the seats down flat?

The addition of the 1/4" spacer has no effect on laying the seats down flat.
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PostSubject: Re: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Mon 28 Dec 2009, 11:57 pm

me too? Smile
JK_JOE wrote:
Thanks a lot Dutch & Dern.

Of all the damn wishes I made for Christmas, this is the one I get, twice!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Tue 29 Nov 2011, 10:58 pm

I see this project in my future. Good stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Wed 30 Nov 2011, 7:46 pm

Looks like I have some work to do Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Wed 30 Nov 2011, 10:59 pm

Washers work well!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Better Angle Rear Seat Unlimited JK   Sun 04 Dec 2011, 12:53 pm

Great write up! rock
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