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Unread 04-07-2008, 02:14 PM   #1
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Anyone ever put a 3rd row seat in the WJ

There is a company called littleseats.com that sells them. Its mainly for kids, which I need it for. Just wondering if anyone has done this or seen it before in the Cherokee.

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Unread 04-07-2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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if its bolted in and has seatbelts then i dont see why not. i would make sure that it has a stout mounting system though. i cant imagine it would be comfortable for anyone but little kids.
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Unread 04-07-2008, 02:46 PM   #3
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As good an idea it is, unless the WJ's cargo area was designed specifically for passenger occupancy, I might not recommend a 3rd row. You need to consider how the cargo area "crumples" in a rear-ender.
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Unread 04-07-2008, 06:29 PM   #4
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As good an idea it is, unless the WJ's cargo area was designed specifically for passenger occupancy, I might not recommend a 3rd row. You need to consider how the cargo area "crumples" in a rear-ender.
...I agree
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Unread 04-07-2008, 06:30 PM   #5
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x3.

The cargo area is designed as a crumple zone.

thats NOT where i'd want kids sitting.
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Unread 04-07-2008, 06:33 PM   #6
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As good an idea it is, unless the WJ's cargo area was designed specifically for passenger occupancy, I might not recommend a 3rd row. You need to consider how the cargo area "crumples" in a rear-ender.
If you look on their website, you will see numerous testimonials from people who were involved in accidents and suffered minimal injuries.

My parents had one of these installed in an XJ a few years back. It worked out good.
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Unread 04-07-2008, 06:33 PM   #7
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They'd also be up much higher. Not the best place in a roll over. Not to mention it would completely block out the back window.
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Unread 04-07-2008, 06:35 PM   #8
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If you look on their website, you will see numerous testimonials from people who were involved in accidents and suffered minimal injuries.

My parents had one of these installed in an XJ a few years back. It worked out good.

I could ****ing care less about testimonials used to sell their products.

Installing seats in the cargo areas of vehicles specifically designed to crumple is a bad idea.
The WJ is one of those vehicles.

The XJ, on the other hand, doesnt have a rear crumple zone, and the entire body is pretty stout, so that would work.
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Unread 04-07-2008, 06:52 PM   #9
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Not a very good idea like everyone else said and for their reasons.
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Unread 04-08-2008, 11:56 AM   #10
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yeah bad location for people... unless you dont care about them, then you might as well bolt on some D rings and use a ratchet strap as a seat belt
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Unread 04-08-2008, 02:03 PM   #11
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Its not the safest place, but its not the worst place. Look at smashed/rear-ended WJ's it doesn't crumple in that much in the cargo area.

I wouldn't recommend it, but I'm not highly against it either for around town trips.
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Unread 04-08-2008, 02:09 PM   #12
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Actually, ironic you mentioned that. On the way home from jack in the crack, I stopped on a MVA.

f-550 dump truck vs 2004 WJ, brakes locked up at about 45mph

Wish i had a camera on me, but i had left my Wing at home charging.

The dump truck hit the WJ square on, the WJ was stopped at a light, the dump truck skidded into it.

Very minimal crumple on the WJ after all. Granted, if there was a rear seat with kids in it, they would have been badly injured, so I still wouldnt do it, but the WJ stood up to it pretty well.

And it was a brown color i've never seen on a jeep. It was an export WJ though
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Unread 04-08-2008, 03:22 PM   #13
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As unsafe as it may be, I'd like to think that this guy's not going to go out and roll the jeep or get rear ended lol. That is by all means worst case scenario events
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Unread 04-08-2008, 03:40 PM   #14
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sell WJ and get XK - the only jeep designed with 3rd row
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sell WJ and get XK - the only jeep designed with 3rd row
or keep the WJ and geet the XK as a DD and turn the WJ into a trail rig.
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