i have owned 4 jeeps 2 tjs'and 2xjs' currently 04 tj, just drove07 2door jk. i was really impressed with ride and the way it handled, but how do yu get in the back seat? i would love to have one but is there an easy way to get in backseat. need a conversion for tj slide and tip.
Originally Posted by nsrstevens80
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Silver Metallic finish with black dual tops - Dana 44 Rear
2.25" Suspension Lift with Old Man Emu Shocks
Performance Accessories 1" Body Lift
Daystar 1" Motor Mount Lift
Spidertrax 1.25" Wheel Spacers - 32"x11.5" MT/R Tires
there was just a thread about the lack of access....
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Originally Posted by nsrstevens80
I was trying to understand how to do this safely on a Rubicon or JK without the sidesteps.
After trying and thinking about HOW to do this with the seats as they are this is what I have figured out and tried -- mind you this isn't easy either:
1. Slide front passenger seat forward and tilt it forward.
2. Use your right hand to grip the dash mounted grab bar firmly.
3. Place your left hand, wrist, and forearm firmly around the left rear "shoulder"
of the passenger seat.
4. Lift your left foot up, over the seat belt (press it down to get some slack with
your hands so your feet don't get caught by it). Place left foot in rear footwell.
5. Now HUG the rear of the front passenger seat with your chest gripping firmly
with your hands as described above. You will have to tilt forward as you do
this. Your face may need to be facing to the left and hugging tightly. Think
friendly, peaceful thoughts.
Your weight should transfer to your raised left foot in the vehicle AND to the
rear of the front seat. The key here is to use your upper body and the
"hugging" position to pull yourself up into the vehicle until enough of your
body is inside to then transfer your weight on your left foot.
Once your torso and hips are inside behind the front seat and you are in the
rear seating area, pivot, relax and sit down. You can feel a sense of security,
saftey and accomplishment. Congratulations!
Eventually you will want to get out of the vehicle safely.
1. To exit reverse these steps. The most important thing to remember here
that is different is your are "REVERSING YOUR BODY" out to exit. This means
your right leg will be exiting backwards -- heal away from the vehicle, toes
facing the vehicle. It is safest to go butt out first. Secure your foot on the
ground. The terrain makes a big difference here so get a good grip.
2. Use your upper body to keep you stable, and balanced, hugging the rear of
the front passenger seat. Slowly inch your body backwards. Once your hips
are out and you can shift your weight to them from your upper body and left
foot to your right foot, do so as safely as possible. Reminder butt out first.
If you have sidesteps, using your upper body will still be helpful and reversing out may be also. You have to be careful either way with the seat belt.
I have of average height and slightly lighter in weight. This is what has worked for me and hopefully will help other people. Use at your own risk. I will not be liable for any injuries, pain, suffering or death caused by anyone trying to do this.
There is not much room and it may not change because of the sensors under the front seat for the OCS air bag deployment.
Anyway good luck.
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