FINOCJ previously posted:
"Seat material is really personal preference...I don't like neoprene as its worse than vinyl for sweatiness IMO. Fold and tumble seat is a good way to go if you know you want a rear seat quite often. But, do you really need one? With an old small cj5, I found removing the rear seat permanently worked for me....I never have rear seat passengers and the cargo space is invaluable. I did this in both my previous cj7 and also YJ wrangler, although the f&t rear seat in the YJ worked pretty well. I don't even have a backseat sitting around now, but for the previous jeeps, I kept the rear seat in the basement, and in the rare case I needed it, it was only 4 bolts to install. If you know you need the backseat (kids e.g.) then an f&t is pretty good way to go, but if not, you might try running without it for a while and see if you really need it."
Good advice, thanks for the insight. I'll drive it a while and see if the extra expense is really worth it.