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Old 07-08-2013, 01:48 AM
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Hello fellow Porsche-owning parents!

My Son is about go forward facing, which means it may (finally) be time that he can join me in my 911. I have a 2007 Turbo (posting on the general 997 forum hoping for a wider audience).

I am not willing to risk safety in any way, if it is not doable - so be it. That said, has anyone here found success, and if so, could you please provide make/model - and if available, pictures?

Hugely appreciate any help you can lend. Thank you!
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Hi rockcentre

I took my son in the 911 for the first time over the weekend. He was in a front facing child seat installed in the rear seat. It was a Safe n Sound (britax) Maxi rider. The Porsche seat base had to be moved for the installation. It is very secure and was done by a professional installer.
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So no infants in a 911?
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I installed a airbag deactivation kit from suncoast. It came with a bar for the child seat to attach to the seat. My kiddos are not in child seat but wife didnt want an airbag exploding on my 7, 8, or 10yo children. I know there is a weight sensor but did not trust that would prevent airbag during accident.
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My dog sets off that sensor... Any way to trans port a infant in a 997?
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i use a britax roundabout with great results. if you search here and/or 6speed, you should see posts by me about the seat, fitment, rear tether mount location and securing it in a 997. my daughter loves the car - always saying 'daddy, i want to go fast!'. ;-) some seats fit much better than others and the roundabout is one of them. i removed the base of the seat and the car's seat cushions and backrests. you can find all that info on here also. PM if you want more info.
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my daughter in her britax.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:43 AM
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My dog sets off that sensor... Any way to trans port a infant in a 997?
An infant rear facing car seat can be used in the front seat providing you have the airbag deactivation kit and bar installed. It does require coding of the system after installation, at least in 997.2 models.
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It was far too much hassle in my opinion for the younger ages when you have to take a knife and cut through the interior fabric in the car to get to the latches and such. I waited until booster age/weight, and went with the Recaro Vivo that fits very snugly. Also prior to this age it's too easy to have various messes in the car from food to vomit to nasty footprints on the front seat.
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It was far too much hassle in my opinion for the younger ages when you have to take a knife and cut through the interior fabric in the car to get to the latches and such. I waited until booster age/weight, and went with the Recaro Vivo that fits very snugly. Also prior to this age it's too easy to have various messes in the car from food to vomit to nasty footprints on the front seat.
Good point, they are only an infant for a relatively short period. Only issue is if this is second car or primary. I have always had secondary cars (since children at least).
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Originally Posted by yemenmocha View Post
It was far too much hassle in my opinion for the younger ages when you have to take a knife and cut through the interior fabric in the car to get to the latches and such. I waited until booster age/weight, and went with the Recaro Vivo that fits very snugly. Also prior to this age it's too easy to have various messes in the car from food to vomit to nasty footprints on the front seat.
Agreed. I have the Recaro Vivo as well and they are perfect. Any car seat larger is too much hassle IMO.
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Good points, Kiddo in front and mom and eighty pound Bull Terrier in back is a non starter.
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Good points, Kiddo in front and mom and eighty pound Bull Terrier in back is a non starter.
need pics of the bully. one of my favorite breeds!!
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britax roundabout classic- you need the "classic" because it has the older style base, which is smaller. The seatbelt goes through the front "rear facing" holes, behind the crotch strap (for safety). Use it in my 07 997S... fits ROCK solid, car seat not going anywhere. feel free to PM me for more details.

You have have some trouble finding the roundabout classic, i got mine about 8-9 months ago, and supply was dwindling... ended up ordering from target online. Best, Ross
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