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Old 10-25-2018, 10:55 PM
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Well done bro, in the spirit of a Jeep guy.
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Scott2373 View Post
Because you're supporting a small business that supports this forum. Small businesses that make quality products deserve recognition and need all the help they can get in today's "disposable" economy.
Look, I get it. I have an appreciation for well made things, and I’m all for supporting small businesses assuming it makes financial sense. If it were between a $25 Chinese built component and the $35 builtright release, then it would be a no brainer for me to pick the builtright. For my situation and how infrequently I’ll be dropping my seat, the $1 part is a much smarter use of my money. Either that, or I just reach behind the seat and use my hand.
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Mizzou.Mike View Post
Why not just get one of these? He is also a sponsor of the site. BuiltRight Industries Rear Seat Release for Ford F-150 (2009+), F-250/350 (2017+) - The Original, Made in USA
Probably because the op's idea cost 5 bucks and yours is 35
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Originally Posted by rojizostang View Post
Probably because the op's idea cost 5 bucks and yours is 35
I originally reached out to the vendor about a different color and found it was going to be more. I normally try and buy at least once from a vendor here. I just recently bought 4 rubber bumpers from TASCA that ended up costing me 12 dollars. Way too much but I felt committed to them since they did the leg work to ID the bumpers.

35 bucks a lick is stout, since I wanted 2. So I did nothing for a while when I ran across the knock offs for a 3rd of the cost. Bought one to ensure quality and fitment, then a second. Saved over 35 bucks. Do I feel bad, yes and no.

I will support vendors when I can, but I am not going to seriously overspend to do it. JMO
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Am I the only person here who thinks the OEM release isn't that bad?
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by 52isntbigenough View Post
Am I the only person here who thinks the OEM release isn't that bad?
As I have only had reason to fold the seat down once I can't say for sure myself. I did learn a way to get to it if need be, not the easiest but not terrible either. Would a tether be a better way.....for sure if you go there enough. Am I going to rig something to help?..... You betcha!
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Old 10-26-2018, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by 52isntbigenough View Post
Am I the only person here who thinks the OEM release isn't that bad?
I guess so since there is no release on the driver's side.
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This is my first post here. I hope it is useful.

In my search for a stupid cheap rear seat release option my eyeballometer kept telling me the Eagle Claw #1 barrel swivel (with interlock snap) was a good place to start. So I snagged some from Academy ( or any sporting goods store) for 12 for maybe $3 dollars. I let my seat down and located an area on the release cylinder that didn't interfere with any springs and also would retain the snap. I turned the open end of the snap towards the rear of the cab and wiggled the hooked tip behind, down, and around the cylinder. I then used a pair of needle nose pliers to "snap" the snap securely around the cylinder. It was a perfect fit. I grabbed some old cordage which I looped around a headrest post, knotted through the swivel loop, and trimmed off the excess.


I can pull the cord and release my rear seat. It was cheap and easy and I still have 11 more swivels that I can go catch some fish with.

I will note the snap I used was rounded and not one of the angles snaps. If you would prefer a more "tactical" version there's a black ball bearing swivel snap and you could always use paracord lol.. That's actually what I plan to do later on . They also have a few colors if that's your thing.

thanks for sharing, big fan of these simple affordable enhancements.
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