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View Poll Results: Single rearward facing racing seat in D90
Looks cool, only missing is a 1919 or MaDeuce .50 BMG 1 9.09%
Looks alright, I would of faced it forward. 0 0%
Not my cup of tea, would of stayed with factory bench or jump seats 7 63.64%
Oh thats ghetto 3 27.27%
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 05:47 PM
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Rearward facing racing seat. Yea or Nay?

Just to get an idea of what everyone thinks of mounting just one seat in the back of a D90. Pros would be more space for that lucky passenger, someone to look for cops while speeding, only having to give one extra person a ride. Cons: top of chair blocks rear view mirror view, having to drill permanent holes through your bed floor.....

What do you guys think?
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 06:00 PM
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How about maybe mounting the factory bench seat backward as an idea? When folder up, it might be almost all the way at the rear door so you wouldn't loose the original space.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 06:06 PM
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How about maybe mounting the factory bench seat backward as an idea? When folder up, it might be almost all the way at the rear door so you wouldn't loose the original space.
Hmm, I dunno about that, plus I never had a rearward facing bench on my 94 as it came with pretty much the rubber mat. I do on my 97 but I don't want to move them over because I need them on the 97 for when I pick up my sister's kid. But I could now safely and legally put a baby chair on that racing seat. And the factory bench seats used are really expensive as well. I bought the chair for $100 on CL with seatbelts! I already drilled the holes now but I figured I could just put rubber bungs through the holes if I ever change my mind. I was just curious to see if anyone would ever do the same. Thanks for the input Chris.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 06:20 PM
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Dude.. all this time and I have to ask.. whats the story with your avatar? Whats going on there.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 07:01 PM
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I need to know this as well.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 07:25 PM
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I didnt see your pics at first, but this shows a stock seat facing forward. My opinon is "no" -- it looks goofy in the back.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 07:27 PM
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 07:30 PM
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No, he has it facing backwards and mounted pretty close to the center console. Neil, you need some pictures from a little further away to get the true effect I think.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 07:35 PM
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Dude.. all this time and I have to ask.. whats the story with your avatar? Whats going on there.
oh haha, thats just me messing around years ago with tactical body armor, an HK-91 and Jacques Plant hockey mask. Sorry if anyone is offended by guns.

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No, he has it facing backwards and mounted pretty close to the center console. Neil, you need some pictures from a little further away to get the true effect I think.
Yeah I had to resize to upload and it screwed up the picture. I'm going to try again. Ok I fixed them, hope these better pictures help. Cheers!
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Nah its cool.. I was just wondering what was going on there.

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Old June 23rd, 2008, 08:24 PM
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Nah its cool.. I was just wondering what was going on there.

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Hey I do look just like that, except in public I wear a backwards thong.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 08:37 PM
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Hey I do look just like that, except in public I wear a backwards thong.
Whoa. Your a big dude! No wonder you were worried about the steering wheel being to close to you. Everything end up okay on that?
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 09:11 PM
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Whoa. Your a big dude! No wonder you were worried about the steering wheel being to close to you. Everything end up okay on that?
Oh I haven't installed it yet, might do it this Saturday. I don't have an indoor garage and in this heat I'll be sweating the dingleberries off my butt hairs. I do have a question though, whats that metal part sticking out of the hub? Is that to reset the steering indicater lights? I think that mechanism is biult in already, if it is, do I just grind it off?

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Old June 23rd, 2008, 10:42 PM
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Oh I haven't installed it yet, might do it this Saturday. I don't have an indoor garage and in this heat I'll be sweating the dingleberries off my butt hairs. I do have a question though, whats that metal part sticking out of the hub? Is that to reset the steering indicater lights? I think that mechanism is biult in already, if it is, do I just grind it off?

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Got it today. Thanks. That metal piece slides inside a plastic ring on the steering column to un-click your turn signals. You should need it, I assume.
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