I haven't in my current TJ because the front seats don't fold anyway. It's very nice just having a big open space back there. I'm my previous one I kept the back seat flipped up unless it was actively in use.do most of you not run back seats? and if so why i feel like it’s an essential but i could be wrong but more trunk space would be nice.
I hardly ever put my back seat in. I rarely carry passengers, much less more than 1. I'm actually in the middle of transitioning into a full rear seat delete and I'll be putting a storage drawer back there and possibly the spare tire. The main advantages of not having the back seat are cargo space and weight reduction. However, the back seat is essential for some people. If I used it often, I would keep it in, but I simply don't.do most of you not run back seats? and if so why i feel like it’s an essential but i could be wrong but more trunk space would be nice.
I was looking into the drawer at first and then I decided to go the shelf route. I just thought the shelf would be more useful day to day.
I’m unsure what rack your referring to so I’ll address everything haha.I don't run a back seat even with the extra length of the unlimited. I think I could fit my tools and recovery gear in a TJ with four people in it but there would be zero room for cold drinks unless somebody had it on their lap.
@Tycarver how does the rack mount? Looks like it might come with brackets but I couldn't find any good pictures. I think bestop and maybe others make a plastic or FRP rack but I don't think they have mounts
I have the drawer under my back seat. Not sure what brand it is as the PO installed it. It also had the shelf that goes behind the rear seat but I pulled that out. I'll try to take a couple pics later. It does raise the rear seat quite a bit.If it's anything like Tuffy's similar product, it raises the seat a good bit. In Tuffy's case, 5".
Who is running this, and how do you like it? I'm looking for good flat storage for tools while keeping the rear seat, and I'm pretty set on this drawer. I just have a few specific questions for those of you who have one: How much higher does the seat sit with the drawer installed? Does the...wranglertjforum.com
I don't run a back seat even with the extra length of the unlimited. I think I could fit my tools and recovery gear in a TJ with four people in it but there would be zero room for cold drinks unless somebody had it on their lap.
@Tycarver how does the rack mount? Looks like it might come with brackets but I couldn't find any good pictures. I think bestop and maybe others make a plastic or FRP rack but I don't think they have mounts.
Here's a solution to your pump space problemI use the Tuffy Box that is fully enclosed and locks into the tailgate so no need for another key. At any given time I have my biking/hiking/climbing gear with me so spending $500 for security was a no brainer for me. I could've built something a lot cheaper but it wouldn't have been near the quality & I value my time a lot more than saving a couple hundred bucks.
Some of the best money I have spent on the TJ
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@GoldenEagleAnyone seen any solutions for racks that clamp to the rollbar? Aside from the egregiously priced bestop solution. I too run the tuffy console, but I also have a tonneau over that that makes the Kilby and genright solutions unworkable even if I ditch the tuffy box. Might try to diy something to hold windows and a small cooler for a drive to Phoenix and Vegas (read as "to a couple levels of hell") next month.
I somehow missed that. Awesome work. I found something similar on another forum, but they bolted it through their hardtop/body. So thank you! Might just have to give that a whirl.@GoldenEagle
Did you see this that I posted earlier in this thread
This picture shows the first version of a cargo basket I made for my LJ. The basket is a Harbor Freight trailer hitch cargo carrier with the center section removed. Version one worked great until I scored a “new to me” fridge. Then I needed to redo the brackets that mounted the basket to...wranglertjforum.com
My last version clamps to the sport bars
How hard is it to mount the rear cargo rack? Did you have to do any type of drilling?u-Box Interior Cargo Rack Management Storage Basket Security Cargo Carrier for Jeep Wrangler TJ 1997-2006 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081Q4FM23/?tag=wranglerorg-20
Rear Overhead MOLLE Panel. Fits 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Hardtop Models. Black powder coat finish. Our warehouses are in CA/NJ, US.www.ebay.com
Here is the links for both the shelves I used.