I am the one year owner of a '00 Wrangler Sport and a newbie to this forum.
The Wrangler has been such a fun vehicle for our family - the kids named it "Lucky" because they feel we are lucky to have it!
I'm starting to get a little pressure from the wife about the safety of our Wrangler - particularly for our two young children (7 & 10 yrs). In an effort to improve the safety, and hopefully the length of my ownership, I have started investigating a way to put buckets seats in the back of my Wrangler to help protect during a rear end collision. I have tried searching the threads here (as well as the internet in general) and haven't come up with anything.
Can anyone comment on their experience, or what they've seen, to do this? Is it an extensive custom job, or is it a matter of having a bracket fabricated? Is there a company that markets anything equivalent? I have tried Quadratec, but no luck there.
Hello Lucky00, welcome to the forum! I'm sort of a newbie, myself...
OK, I'm just throwing this out there...Remember the two bucket seats in the back of the old Subaru BRAT pickup? I'm not sure how wide that pair of seats would be and I can't seem to locate a pic right now. Maybe someone will post a pic and you can check them out.
I remember those as being safe enough to ride in the back of a pickup, but there may be better options for inside a Jeep.
'97 moss pearl green TJ, 4.0, 5-speed, 3" Teraflex coils +1.5" spacers, Super35 w/ Superior 30 spline shafts, ARB and ZJ disc brakes, Dana30 w/ ARB, 4:10s, AA SYE w/Teraflex shaft, BDS upper/lower control arms, Rusty's HD tie-rod, JKS quicker disco's, Poison Spyder steering box skid, Riddler diff covers, 35x12.50 MTZs on Eagle alloys, Warn M8000 winch, NoLimits4X4 stinger/rad hoop, SRC rockers, Bestop tire carrier, Raingler nets, yada yada...
It's a good life. My wife doesn't look under my Jeep and I don't count her shoe boxes...
dogman - I'm not familiar with the rear bench with headrests (not familiar with PRP or IIRC either). Can you give me more info?
PRP, Mastercraft and Beard all make rear benches with headrest. They look like the Rubicon front seats.
I am talking with Sean to make a seat for the rear (he has 3 kids and build a bracket to fit 3 small seats in the back). http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...&highlight=prp
I have a 5 year old and I do not like the lack of support/headrest from the rear bench. I will be putting a single seat with harness behind the passenger seat and leave the space behind the driver seat for a storage box.
I'd love to see a link to the PRP bench that fits the jeep with three kids. If it is safe, effective, etc., I'll pay the bucks for that.
My Jeep was a toy for the entire family, but an unplanned (but very welcome) 3rd child threw a wrench into that. Now we take turns.
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33x1250x15 BFG MT on A/R Teflon Chamber (3.75" BS)
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Jeeperman bumpers and rockers, IPF 968, Cobra 75WX CB, sPod switches, Cheerios under the rear seat, Skid Row engine and steering box, MORE steering
shaft lift, crayon marks on the sport bar, Napa SC2928 steering stabilzer, Warn xd9000i winch, something that smells bad on the passenger side rear
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