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Unread 06-19-2010, 12:00 PM   #1
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Pass seat doesn't tilt?

Purchase a new wrangler and found out I can't tilt my front seat forward,like on my old tj am I doing something wrong? how the hell does someone get in the back,the seat doesn't go forward enough.

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Unread 06-19-2010, 12:28 PM   #2
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You either need to be a small agile person or you have to get a four door. The last model with the fold and tilt seat was TJ, which the last model year of production was 2006. It is well documented on this forum that rear seat access sucks.

Alternatively, take the top off and jump in.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 12:50 PM   #3
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My JK passenger seat slides forward with the small lever to ease rear access.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 03:23 PM   #4
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I think Chrystler made the change to nudge people into the more expensive 4 door models.

Personally, the change doesn't bother me. I don't like to play taxi and no one at work likes crawling into the back now that it's lifted. I'm never on the hook for driving my group to lunch at the office
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Unread 06-19-2010, 03:50 PM   #5
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Thatís been a complaint ever since they came out. Just what the heck were they thinking when they decided to take that feature out? Itís a mystery to me. The previous CJís, YJís and TJís all tilted.
I think Iím going to have to go to the dealer and check it out. I want to see just how bad it really is.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 04:29 PM   #6
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It probably had something to do with new safety standards or some such thing. Either that or it was a cost cutting measure. Given the JK's overall cheapness, it would not surprise me.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 04:31 PM   #7
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Thatís been a complaint ever since they came out. Just what the heck were they thinking when they decided to take that feature out? Itís a mystery to me. The previous CJís, YJís and TJís all tilted.
I think Iím going to have to go to the dealer and check it out. I want to see just how bad it really is.
It's pretty bad. I find it easier to get in the back seat from the driver's side than the passenger's.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 04:41 PM   #8
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It's pretty bad. I find it easier to get in the back seat from the driver's side than the passenger's.
How so? The steering wheel is in the way so that is just that much less that it will move forward. Are you just being vicisous (sp?)....
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Unread 06-19-2010, 05:30 PM   #9
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though I love my 2008 JK, the two worst design flaws in the JK were the passenger seat not tilting and the placement of the evap box, and neither were addressed in later models nad probably never will.....

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I'm lost. You mean to tell me 07s slide forward but in 08 they took the feature out?
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I'm lost. You mean to tell me 07s slide forward but in 08 they took the feature out?
NO.

Older models such as YJ's and TJ's had a passenger seat that would lift and fold forward allowing easy rear seat access. The last model year of the TJ was 2006. JK's do not have this feature, the first model year of which is 2007 (although some were actually built in late 2006).

I haven't tried the two door JK's passenger seat, but I am sure it slides forward some (the normal front to back adjustment) and you can change the angle of the seat back (the normal adjustment), but it does not raise up and tilt like my YJ does. In 2007, rear seat access was actually worse than current model year because of the seat belt placement.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 09:09 PM   #12
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I installed Mopar seat covers all around. When it came time to do the back seat, I slide the passanger seat forward and basically threw myself into the back seat. I'm definitely not a small agile person, but even if I were, it would not be an easy task, especially since Rubis don't have a side step. I think if I do eventually lift and add bigger tires, the back seat will be impossible without the top off and the back seat passanger climbing the tires.
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I haven't tried the two door JK's passenger seat, but I am sure it slides forward some (the normal front to back adjustment) and you can change the angle of the seat back (the normal adjustment), but it does not raise up and tilt like my YJ does. In 2007, rear seat access was actually worse than current model year because of the seat belt placement.
You are correct in that it does not LiFT, but it does slide forward beyond the normal front to back adjustment. It slides further forward when you flip a small lever on the side.

EDIT: Actually, I'll take that back until I test it tomorrow. I know it slides completely forward with that lever (which the rear passenger can activate himself) and the seat slides back to it's original spot, but now I am not sure if the slide action takes the seat further forward than the regular seat adjustment will. It may just be a convenient way to slide the seat completely forward without having to readjust when putting it back.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 09:34 PM   #14
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You are correct in that it does not LiFT, but it does slide forward beyond the normal front to back adjustment. It slides further forward when you flip a small lever on the side.

EDIT: Actually, I'll take that back until I test it tomorrow. I know it slides completely forward with that lever (which the rear passenger can activate himself) and the seat slides back to it's original spot, but now I am not sure if the slide action takes the seat further forward than the regular seat adjustment will. It may just be a convenient way to slide the seat completely forward without having to readjust when putting it back.
It doesn't slide it any more forward than you could with the bar in front of the seat, but it will allow the back of the seat to go forward as well as the seat sliding forward, and it can be done by the rear passanger.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 10:19 PM   #15
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my driver seat is broekn so dotne feel bad.
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