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Why are the rear seat headrests so freaking big?

Why are the rear seat headrests in the 2-door so freaking big? They block about half of the rear window when looking in the mirrors. Is it possible to swap them out with ones from another Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge?

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I prefer to just remove the ones in our '07... Don't know if yours come out or not tho'...

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I agree completely. I saw another thread where someone said you could use the headrests out of another fine Jeep product but don't remember which one...

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Waiting for Jeep headrest engineers to post in this thread...

Just take them out and put them on the floor, pop them in when you need them..

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2 door jeeps have a rear seat?

i just took the whole seat out when i got it home from the dealer. took the headrests off before i even left the dealer lot.

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I took mine off. Still carry kids around or the seat would be gone too. It seems that I saw a thread where headrests from a Dodge Dakota were used.
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Becuase it would be too easy to see out the back window.



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took mine out. my back seat is barely ever in anyway.

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Hey rear passengers, can you move your heads? I can't see a fucking thing out the back window. Good thing you don't drive a delivery truck.
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Throw a 37" spare on the back and the size of the headrests wont be an issue anymore

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I'm just using a ratchet strap on each one of them in my unlimited to hold them down.
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I'm just using a ratchet strap on each one of them in my unlimited to hold them down.
About the same on my JKU - found a couple of flat 30" bungee cords, wrapped 'em around the rods and hooked each end to the child restrain loops. Never have to take them off - when you need headrests, just flip them up; when you don't, start to fold the seat forward and push the headrest back then put the seat back in upright position - bungee holds it down out of rear view.
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Thery are removeable, though then you'll just be looking at the spare tire and the motor for the rear wiper (if you have the hardtop). I rarely have anyone on the back so I just took out the entire seat.

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Bungee here too.
Strap a long bungee from right loop to headrests to center loop to headrest to left loop... 10-4.
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taking those things out was my first jeep mod. they were out before i even got home from the dealership. now, anyone that rides in the back has the safari straps for a headrest. i have a picture somewhere of my cousin sleeping in the back seat leaning on the straps like a pillow. couldnt have been to comfortable, but she slept for an hour.

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You don't need rear headrests............when you don't have a rear seat.

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Take them out. That's what I did. Then I took out the rear seat...and rear seat belts...Problem solved.

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Well I was going to tell you to take them out but it looks like you got that message. Lol. I think the reason they are so big is that the moment anyone gets into a JK their head grows a few sizes bigger...

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I think Mine have about 1/2 mile on them. Pulled over and yanked 'em. tried to trade them for a small coffee @ the Dunkin' parking lot I pulled into to remove 'em and it was a no go.

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2 door jeeps have a rear seat?

i just took the whole seat out when i got it home from the dealer. took the headrests off before i even left the dealer lot.
Exactly Great storage room and not that Ive put it back in awhile but its not that hard with two people to throw it back in there if you need to carry around people. Removing the headrests and flipping the rear view makes a world of difference
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for those of you that have removed the rear headrests, I'd be interested in a pair. PM me what you think they are worth.

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I just took them off.


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Probably a DOT requirement.
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Why are the rear seat headrests in the 2-door so freaking big?
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No, No, No, your gonna void your warranty, then when you need something done on warranty like a cracked manifold they won't cover it.
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