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Old July 8th, 2015, 02:26 PM
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90 Rear Seat(s) - Whats More Fuctionable?

Looking to get feedback on rear forward facing seat options for an ROW 90. Currently have two side benches but I find their functionally to be useless - I'm not interested in modifying the wheel wells.

Rear Forward Bench?
Rear Forward Fold Up?

Thanks in advance for your feedback/suggestions!!!!
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Old July 8th, 2015, 02:41 PM
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Rear forward bench is easily removable. That would convince me right there. I had to move garages a few weeks ago and if I hadn't been able to remove the rear bench in two easy steps, I wouldn't have been able to fit everything I needed to.
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Old July 8th, 2015, 03:05 PM
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I'm not interested in modifying the wheel wells.
Factory LR rear flip and folds require modifying the wheel wells.

The old exmoors still involve mods, though not as extensive as the Factory LR seats.
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Old July 8th, 2015, 03:48 PM
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I guess the question is what defines 'Functionable' for you?

Personally I don't find the wheel well 'jump' seats useful, as they are just plain dangerous. If you are carting a group around the farm at low speed, that's one thing, but out on the road where speeds are higher, and accident possibilities increase greatly, I wouldn't want anyone I cared about in them...

In a lot of ways, the same goes for the stock rear bench, since it has no headrests to protect even a child sized passenger in the event you are rear-ended. A high-back booster with integrated head support resolves this for the little ones, but not young adults or adults. As mentioned above though, it is the most easily removed, and there is a lot to be said for that..

The flip and fold rear seats seem like the best answer for occupant comfort and safety, but they are large, take up a lot of space, require modifications to install, and are not that easily or readily removable (and are pretty expensive imho)..

Not sure if that helps any, but my two cents, for what it is worth (probably even less than 2 cents, right?)
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Old July 8th, 2015, 03:51 PM
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The old exmoors still involve mods, though not as extensive as the Factory LR seats.
x2 - Exmoors weren't that bad to install, but they're a huge pain to flip up and having two next to each other leaves no room to easily get around (i.e. my kids have to climb on the wheel whells to get around).

That said I'm pretty happy with them, seem sturdy enough.
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Here is a folding best top trail max 2. it normally goes in a Jeep
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Old July 8th, 2015, 04:35 PM
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I have Factory LR rear flip and folds in mondus cloth and half leather set with seat brackets. The kit that I'm selling doesn't need to cut the tub. Those who are interested pm me.

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Here is a folding best top trail max 2. it normally goes in a Jeep
x2 on the Bestop seat. I got this one for $221 as an Amazon Warehouse deal. It's nice and the colors match the NAS denim seats pretty well.
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Appreciate the comments - I like the Bestop Foldup and will look around when ready. Adam, nice work in short amount of time!!!
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x2 on the Bestop seat. I got this one for $221 as an Amazon Warehouse deal. It's nice and the colors match the NAS denim seats pretty well.
Wow that actually doesn't look too bad. Any chance you were able to reuse/keep the NAS brackets?
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Old July 10th, 2015, 12:50 PM
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Wow that actually doesn't look too bad. Any chance you were able to reuse/keep the NAS brackets?
My truck never had a back seat installed so sadly I don't have any of the seat or seat belt brackets. The Bestop seat comes with brackets though.
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x2 on the Bestop seat. I got this one for $221 as an Amazon Warehouse deal. It's nice and the colors match the NAS denim seats pretty well.
x17 on the Bestop. I installed one in my 110. Works great and matches well. I have the khaki one. Matches my canvas seatcovers.
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Seatbelt sworn. Will fit in the front NAS holes if you flip the brackets backwards.
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