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Simple installation for anyone.
- How to Install Rear Seat Recline Kit on your Wrangler
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I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Rear Seat Recline kit, fitting all 2007 and up 4-door JKs. This is a product specifically designed for the JK Unlimited, those of you with the four-door JK, not for those of you with the two-door. Today we're gonna walk you through the installation of this kit, which is a very simple one out of three wrenches. These will pop right in place without the need to drill or cut anything at all. We're also gonna talk you through the construction and a few of the other features of this reclining kit. If you've ridden in the backseat of a four-door JK for any period of time, but especially for a long time, you might find that the straight up and down seating position is a little bit uncomfortable. So this recline kit is designed to give a little bit of pitch to not only the seat back, but the part that you sit on as well. You'll get about two and a half inches of lean out of this kit. Now, no, these spacers are not two and a half inches tall, but when you measure up at the headrest, you do get about two and a half inches of tilt from this kit. It is very easy to install, and it'll certainly be something that your backseat passengers will appreciate. These spacers are made of a material called Delrin. Delrin is a very lightweight and very strong plastic material. These are not metal. They're not aluminum or steel. These are actually a plastic material, but it is very, very strong. I would not worry about the strength of these at all. For the spaces that you put the four larger spacers, you do have four factory-style bolts that are a little bit longer that are gonna go in place of your factory bolts. Where you're only putting the smaller spacers here, you are gonna be able to get away with factory bolts, so you don't need additional bolts for that. The installation process, as I said, is pretty easy, because as you can see everything is going to bolt right in place, no major modifications necessary. And as I said before, it is a very simple one out of three wrench installation, although it may take you a little bit over an hour to get it done.The first step is to start at the rear of your seats, and you're going to loosen the bolts that are holding the seats in from the back. Do not remove those bolts, just loosen them so you have a little bit of play. Then you'll move around to the front of the Jeep, removing all four of the bolts that are holding the seat fronts in place. Then you'll flip the seats up out of the way, and the instructions recommend that you actually use the seatbelts to hold the seat bottoms up out of your way, which is a really good idea. From there, there are three additional bolts that you'll need to completely remove to get these three spacers in place. Now, those bolts are going to be very, very tight. An impact wrench will certainly make this a lot easier, whether it be pneumatic or electric, or you'll just have to have a large breaker bar and use a little bit of muscle. Once you get these three spacers placed underneath of the brackets between the floor and the seat bracket, you'll re-install your factory bolts. Make sure you get those torqued down nice and tight, and then move onto those four bolts that you completely removed from the front of the seats. Flip the seat bottoms back down with the brackets underneath of them, and install your new bolts. Now, you are gonna have to get these very tight. You're actually going to be compressing the washer a little bit, so again, an impact will definitely make this easier, but a large breaker bar and some muscle will work as well. As far as specialty tools, if you have access to that impact, make sure you have it on hand. If not, a large breaker bar. Other than that, you won't need anything special, just a little bit of time.This kit I think is appropriately priced. I think that the fact that they used Delrin instead of aluminum or steel helps to keep the cost down a little bit. You're still getting some very high-quality, very high-strength OE-style bolts that replace the shorter factory ones. It's a complete kit, it does the job, and it does it for around 60 bucks, which I don't think is a bad deal. So, if you wanna make those long rides a little bit more comfortable for those rear seat passengers in your Unlimited JK, this rear seat incline kit is a really nice addition. So, that's my review of the Rear Seat Recline kit fitting all 2007 and up JK Unlimiteds, that you find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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May 17, 2020
A must have!
I have 2 teenage sons over 6ft they used to complain when they rode in the back. Since I installed this piece of kit they don’t complain (as much).Helpful (0)
May 12, 2020
Great Modification for your passengers
This modification was super easy with the right tools. a breaker bar is necessary and it definitely speeds things up if you have an impact wrench. Well worth it!Helpful (0)
May 05, 2020
Sit back and relax
I have two kids 5,7 who sit in kid seats but stock seat angle if the fell asleep they wake with a head jolt because the sat so straight up, with rear seat recline kit it puts the angle just enough back to make it way more comfy.Helpful (0)
April 30, 2020
It has made a distinct difference in the comfort of the rear seat in my Wrangler JK. Installation was challenging, but only due to the level of effort required to break the existing bolts loose. Tried by hand with breaker bar and ended up calling a friend with an impact wrench.Helpful (0)
April 04, 2020
Incline Kit for Rear Seat
Easy install, once I got the impact tool everyone said you would need! It does make the rear seat passengers more comfortable.Helpful (0)
April 01, 2020
Tiny but mighty!
Makes a huge difference for something so small! Worth the money!Helpful (0)
March 30, 2020
The recline kit is a great idea and its a simple upgrade to add a little bit of comfort for your passengers. Taking out factory bolts was pretty hard, we ended up using a breaker bar that was a little over 2 feet long before we got them loose. After that everything is a breeze! I've even gotten compliments from passengers saying there was more room in the back seat than they'd expect for a Wrangler!Helpful (0)
March 30, 2020
Easy install and gives more legroom in the backseat.Helpful (0)
March 12, 2020
Rear Seat Recline
Simple, yet makes a huge difference in the ride!! The Jeep bolts were difficult to loosen, but installation was easy. A definite must buy!!Helpful (0)
March 06, 2020
rear seat recline
my daughter is 9 and tall and she is happy in the back of our jeep with these rear seat recline!!Helpful (0)
Can the seat recline kit be used in a 2015 JKU that has a Tuffy Security Deck Enclosure installed in the cargo compartment? The deck leaves an inch or two clearance behind the upper seat back but I can't tell if it's sufficient.
The Innovative JK Products Rear Seat Recline Kit is not compatible with the Tuffy Security Deck Enclosure or other security enclosures due to the amount that the seat back moves with this kit.
How does the seat fit if you have to lay them down for more cargo space?
Hello, The back of the seat would fold down, just at a slightly higher angle.
Do this make it easier to install rear facing children's/infant carseats in the back seat?
The Alterum Rear Seat Recline Kit does increase clearance between the front and rear seats; and will help with the install of rear facing car seats, depending on their size.
Can you confirm these work on a 2017 JKU?
Hello, yes, this will fit on a 2017 JKU.
Is this compatible with the new JL Unlimited?
The Innovative JK Products Rear Seat Recline Kit would not work with the new JL models no.
These are not tested with child seats.
There is a minimal amount of space lost after installation of this item. If you were able to close the door with more than an inch or two of clearance before installation, you should still be able to put the dog box in the rear of the Jeep with no issues after the recline kit is installed
The Rear Seat Recline Kit should still allow clearance for the JL Stealthbox.
This will not provide more recline if you do not install the back spacers. We do not recommend an installation such as this.
The front bolts should be torqued to 45 ft lbs.
These will also slightly raise the rear seat, which may be needed for clearance under the seat.
Whether the front mounting hardware is nuts or bolts, these spacers will go between the floor and seat bracket.
This kit is designed to allow for a little more leg angle for backseat passengers and will not affect the child seat operation or how it gets installed or overhang.
At this time the rear seat recline kit would only be offered in one size.
At this time we do not offer another kit besides the Innovative JK Products Rear Seat Recline Kit.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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