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Unread 07-28-2009, 02:30 PM   #1
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Kid seats in a TJ

I have recently had a 9 yr old added to my life and she is getting tired of not being able to go out with her mom and I on trail rides. I have taken the rear seat out of my Jeep since I had a custom cage built and it is a fast back design and it will now no longer fit due to it hitting new cage. See the pic below of the cage to get a better idea of what I am talking about. And before anyone says anything the rear mounting point on my harness have been raised.




So question is I am trying to find a single seat that I can mount in the back for a 9 yr old. Obviously I will position it so her head is not higher than the cage and far enough back so that she does not smash her knees into the cage either.. So any ideas on where I can find a seat for her?

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Unread 07-30-2009, 03:55 PM   #2
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Well since there has been a huge response (I am joking and not being a dink) what do you guys think about using this type of seat? They are not 5 points but she would not be in the Jeep for major obstacles. Also how bad of an idea is it for her to just have a lap belt?


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Unread 07-30-2009, 04:04 PM   #3
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Low back offers no head and neck support and thats what kids lack
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Unread 07-30-2009, 04:16 PM   #4
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It's hard to tell from the photos but I don't see how you are going to fit a proper seat and a nine year old kid under those bars without her having to chew on her knees. Looks to me like you're going to have to hack on the cage if you are going to do it right.
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Unread 07-30-2009, 08:33 PM   #5
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Low back offers no head and neck support and thats what kids lack
I am not disagreeing with you but dont those give just as much support has the factory rear seat?

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Looks to me like you're going to have to hack on the cage if you are going to do it right.
I have a feeling that is what will happen.
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Unread 07-30-2009, 08:37 PM   #6
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What if you turn the seat sideways not sure if it is legal bur might work
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Unread 07-31-2009, 09:45 AM   #7
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What if you turn the seat sideways not sure if it is legal bur might work
Hmmm, I like that idea. I was thinking about having it face backwards but wasn't sure on legality and also I know she would just end up twisting in her seat all the time.

Also not sure how safe sitting sideways would be either. Roll over probably wouldn't matter but getting rear ended on the street might.
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