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Offline unl1mtd

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JL Headrest
« on: February 13, 2020, 07:22:52 PM »
Renting a JL. How do I make the head rest not suck?  Like tilt it back?
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Offline jwilson2598

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Re: JL Headrest
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 09:09:14 PM »
The drivers one? The one on my Gladiator doesn’t hit my head, and it’s the same seat. I don’t think they have adjustment.
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Re: JL Headrest
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 09:19:16 PM »
The drivers one? The one on my Gladiator doesn’t hit my head, and it’s the same seat. I don’t think they have adjustment.

Yea apparently not. I like a fairly upright seat, so it jabs your head. I ended up raising the head rest and reclining more than usual in order to make that comfortable. But thought there had to be a way to tilt it.
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Re: JL Headrest
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 10:45:12 AM »
Wait, you can't comfortably rest your head on your headrests?!?  Welcome to my world!  :rotf
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Offline RattleTrap55

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Re: JL Headrest
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 08:51:07 AM »
Welcome to my world - I had the same problem with the JK head rests. They were too for forward for me. I felt like I was looking at my feet when driving. I removed them, built a simple jig to hold & protect the head rest portion, using a jack I bent the arms (adjusted the angle) until they are comfortable then reinstalled.

This may sound a little too radical for many but I simply could not stand the angle and hated driving the JK for more than 15 or 20 minutes at a time. Looking at them no one but my "jack" (and you now) will know they have been modified.

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