Rear Seat Recline Options.

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I finally got to a local dealership to climb around inside a new JLU and noticed that the rear seats look to be similar enough to the JKU's that the recline kit ($50 or so on Amazon) would work.

Has anyone tried this or any other option to get a bit more recline in those rear seats?

We've got some summer trips planned and would like minimum complaints from the kids in back! :)

Thanks!

Jeff
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Can't you guys solve this problem by only driving uphill?! ;)
 

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The JL' s seats are already declined about the same as the JK with the kit...
 

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I just got back from the dealer and had the same complaint. Did not see any method of adjusting provided within the car but will have to recline it back with a kit. Does anyone know of the Tuffy Security Enclosure worked on the JK with rear seat kit installed. Hoping when Tuffy comes out with a JL version...it will work with the rear seat kit.
 

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I have always installed the seat back recline kit to the rear seats 4 door (Block kit or stacked washers) and was excited to see that Jeep has reclined the rear on the JLU.
Went to local dealer, sat in the rear of a JLU sport and Rubicon JLU and the rear seats is no difference in recline, maybe 1in difference.
I will be installing the seat recline kit as soon as my JLUR arrives.

To bad Jeep did not include a lever to recline and we have to use the recline kit. Why cause the seats won't fold flat?

Still the best mod for the rear to recline though.
 

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The bolts for the seats are very long and you have to use a breaker bar to remove them. One the recline kit is installed the bolts take a lot of turns to get very tight so I guess in a collision I doubt they would break as the frame for the seats are not very thick metal and probably would bend the seat frame before it snapped the thick bolts.
 
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