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POLL: Access Cab - remove or keep in the rear jump seats?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by freeskier989, Jun 2, 2012.

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Access Cab: Remove or Keep Rear Seats?

Poll closed Jul 2, 2012.
  1. Yes, I have removed my back seats and love the space!

    13 vote(s)
    18.1%
  2. No, I have not removed my seats and need them for passengers.

    59 vote(s)
    81.9%
  1. Jun 2, 2012 at 10:12 PM
    #1
    freeskier989

    freeskier989 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So wondering if the Access Cab owners have preferred to modify the back and remove the rear jump seats, or do most people keep them in? Seems like you cant use them for much transportation, as they can be uncomfortable. But also seems that if you remove them it would give you more room to store things, add room for your dog, etc.

    I have them in my 2012 but really thinking about removing them...if its not that hard. Think the extra space would be nice.
     
  2. Jun 2, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    The seats in the back were no good for me, chucked them.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2012 at 10:18 PM
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    freeskier989

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    How hard are they to remove? Guess i might have to try that search function....! :)
     
  4. Jun 2, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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  5. Jun 3, 2012 at 4:43 AM
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    adrstout

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    I use the rear seats mostly as support for the dog hammock in the back. I've only ever had someone ride back there twice-I would never do it for any trip over half and hour.

    Like I said, I rarely use them, but they are nice to have if you do need them.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:50 AM
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    maineah

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    Remove the center box and put a platform over then. If some one needs to ride put the platform in the back works for me.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    azreb

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    Took mine out and made a 3-piece platform. The outside pieces are hinged to allow access to the jack, etc. The dog approved of the mod. :)
     
  8. Jun 3, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    I don't see removing them to add more USEABLE space .
     
  9. Jun 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    I rarely carry people back there, but I keep them there if I need to, once they fold up they leave plenty of space. If not, I have an entire 6ft bed to put stuff. I did however remove those pesky headrests, my view out the back window is so much better now, not to mention it looks a lot cleaner than it did.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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    FLAJIM

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    PLUS ONE.....
     
  11. Jun 3, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    The back seats are stupid but never know when your gunna carry people
     
  12. Jun 3, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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    aficianado

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    i kept mine. folding the seats down provides enough space for me and my hunting gear. and dog.
     
  13. Jun 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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    Saskquatch11

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    I left mine in, removed the headrests and centre console.
     
  14. Jun 3, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    Country101

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    I just keep mine folded down all the time. I have a chain and some straps under them that I can grab even if there is stuff on top.
     
  15. Jun 3, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    Leggo

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    I yanked the head rest's, but left the seats in.
     
  16. Jun 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    Eman5pt0

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    i think in the 3 years i had my truck someones rode in the back maybe 3 times.
     
  17. Jun 3, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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    Leggo

    Leggo slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

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    I bought the ACCESS CAB so I would not have to ferry people around in my truck. I own an Acura for that.
     
  18. Jun 3, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    freeskier989

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    Agree, i don't think i will carry that many in the lifetime of my ownership of the truck. Think i will construct one of the makeshift benches for the rear as an earlier post alluded to.
     
  19. Jun 3, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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    Bennett707

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    zip ties and scotch tape (duct tape is too expensive)
    would remove them but I don't know what I would do to the empty space.
    pics of your mods without them?
    sub'd for some good ideas
     
  20. Jun 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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    XXXX

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    I have an 08' so no goofy jump seats like you guys have but I removed them all the same.
     
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