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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    you guys are all suckers for having kids.
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    Faaaaa. Happened to me just as I was turning him around, got my arm, floor and couch. Burned the couch, sold the house.
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    But you kept the wife?
    If she was there, she wouldn't be now. She's lucky.

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    Diono makes the front passenger seat only suitable for 5'1" wife in an X3 (that's already using the angle adjuster). Not sure how it'll fare in an X5.
    So I spent some time trying seats yesterday.

    Diono rear facing meant front seat all the way forward and seat back straight up in the X5, no bueno. Car seat sales chick was hilariously unhelpful, pretty sure they get kick backs to sell britax seats because that was the only thing she wanted to talk about. Completely glossed over availability of the angle adjuster so I never got to try the diono with it.

    I think the Diono is what I want but I also donít want to own a seat that will make road trips unpalatable.

    I did end up picking up a britax boulevard for the NX just because it was clear that the Diono was never going to be an option in that car.

    My kid is only 18lb so we have a long road until forward facing is even an option let alone recommended.

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    Pretty significantly delta plus more more upright than the infant bucket we are currently using.
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    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    So I spent some time trying seats yesterday.

    Diono rear facing meant front seat all the way forward and seat back straight up in the X5, no bueno. Car seat sales chick was hilariously unhelpful, pretty sure they get kick backs to sell britax seats because that was the only thing she wanted to talk about. Completely glossed over availability of the angle adjuster so I never got to try the diono with it.

    I think the Diono is what I want but I also don’t want to own a seat that will make road trips unpalatable.

    I did end up picking up a britax boulevard for the NX just because it was clear that the Diono was never going to be an option in that car.

    My kid is only 18lb so we have a long road until forward facing is even an option let alone recommended.

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    Pretty significantly delta plus more more upright than the infant bucket we are currently using.
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    The angle adjuster makes a big difference with that car seat. We have same one. (Dino)

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    I'm pretty sure the angle adjuster (just a 1.5" thick foam square) gives you an extra ~4" of room; it's a tangible difference. If it matters, I'm happy to go outside and actually measure it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    I'm pretty sure the angle adjuster (just a 1.5" thick foam square) gives you an extra ~4" of room; it's a tangible difference. If it matters, I'm happy to go outside and actually measure it for you.
    Does it just prop up the front of the chair to make it more upright?

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    One of the things I found confusing about the Diono is with the rear facing wedge there are these little feet (poking against the isofix point in the image), that I assume are designed to just wedge themselves into the seat? But they don’t really insert into my seats so the car sets doesn’t really rest against the seat back but rather on these weird little pegs that are sticking out ( that I would be very tempted to “remove”).

    I tried to talk these things through with the car seat expert at WCK and they just kept trying to upsell the britax seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Does it just prop up the front of the chair to make it more upright?

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    One of the things I found confusing about the Diono is with the rear facing wedge there are these little feet (poking against the isofix point in the image), that I assume are designed to just wedge themselves into the seat? But they don’t really insert into my seats so the car sets doesn’t really rest against the seat back but rather on these weird little pegs that are sticking out ( that I would be very tempted to “remove”).

    I tried to talk these things through with the car seat expert at WCK and they just kept trying to upsell the britax seat.
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    Does it just prop up the front of the chair to make it more upright?

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    One of the things I found confusing about the Diono is with the rear facing wedge there are these little feet (poking against the isofix point in the image), that I assume are designed to just wedge themselves into the seat? But they don’t really insert into my seats so the car sets doesn’t really rest against the seat back but rather on these weird little pegs that are sticking out ( that I would be very tempted to “remove”).

    I tried to talk these things through with the car seat expert at WCK and they just kept trying to upsell the britax seat.
    Thats because that seat is likely incompatible with your vehicle dude. Sry to say.

    I was a certified car seat tech for years when I was in the industry. I installed hundreds of Dionos. You are quite right, those 'feet' on the rear facing wedge MUST go into your upholstery's gap. In a head on collision, they assist in preventing the seat from slamming forward. Many luxury vehicles suffer from this problem and are not compatible with the Diono.

    Normally the gap that those feet nest into is on the same plane as the bottom cushion. You can see in your vehicle, the gap is actually 1-2" above the bottom cushion. This throws the default angle of the car seat off. You *might be able to correct this using the angle adjuster foam block will correct the plane of your bottom cushion, thus allowing those feet to go into your vehicle's upholstery gap.

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    Well fuck me then.

    I’m very disappointed your store isn’t still around, it’s nice to have the option to go talk to someone who actually seems to know something about the products they sell.

    I’m tempted to just use the infant bucket for another 4 months until my kid works her way up the weight curve and then just go forward facing.
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Well fuck me then.

    I’m very disappointed your store isn’t still around, it’s nice to have the option to go talk to someone who actually seems to know something about the products they sell.

    I’m tempted to just use the infant bucket for another 4 months until my kid works her way up the weight curve and then just go forward facing.
    Strongly recommend keeping your kiddo rear facing until at least 2!!!! They just dont have the neck development. The diono is a great seat! Dont get me wrong. You just may need to finesse the install a bit further as what I saw in those pictures are not good enough. Those weight/height ratings for switching to the next stage are the minimums! Your kiddo is always safer rear facing vs forward facing. Just as they are safer in a 5 point harness forward facing vs booster seat.
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    Feed your kid some pizza and burgers and get them front facing.

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    I donít miss dealing with rear facing, we always had a full size truck or navigator while rear facing. Maybe a minivan could handle a rear facing decently, just got to go return the x5 and get a sienna.

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    Can I just return the kid?
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    Could just move the front passenger seat all the way forward and sit in the back until the pizza/burger diet kicks in.

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    Can I just return the kid?
    You could go grab some smokes.

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    for rear facing in my double cab truck I found the graco 4ever fit the best. front facing it's a bit bigger than the diono, but they fit way easier then anyways.

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    You could go grab some smokes.
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    You could go grab some smokes.
    When my wife has to run out and my toddler asks where mom went I say she went to get smokes. Its been pretty funny when he tells someone "my mom just ran out to get smokes yesterday".
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    Can someone just tell me what rear facing kid seat to get? Dealing with West Cost is the worst or is there somewhere better to go? Shes in a infant seat right now but need to upgrade in the coming months here.

    What is the smallest rear facing seat.... any chance of one fitting in a savage AF Fit?

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    What is the smallest rear facing seat.... any chance of one fitting in a savage AF Fit?

    Not happening. I just gave up and took separate cars if my wife wanted to use the Fit and take the kid. Currently using an rear facing infant seat (Nuna Pipa) + a forward facing Britax (Clicktight Marathon) in the Wagon with no issues for the two kids. Theres enough room to go rear facing with the Nuna or the Britax without moving the front seat all the way to the front.
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