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Anyone else bothered by the headrest tilted too far forward on the Recaro seats? If so, anyone find a fix for this?

Makes it a pain to have the seat up where I want it, but have my head tilted forward by it. Not to mention, if wearing a helmet at an event.

I heard mention somewhere, of trying reversing the headrests, but so far it won't come off, and don't look like it will fit right either.

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I've sort of been thinking, perhaps we could bend the supports a bit? Cannot believe Ford, or Recaro, made them like this.
 

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The Recaros don't have the lumbar adjustment either. You would think, with these seats being a $2000 upgrade, they would not lose functionality over the base seats. :confused:
 

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Anyone else bothered by the headrest tilted too far forward on the Recaro seats? If so, anyone find a fix for this?

Makes it a pain to have the seat up where I want it, but have my head tilted forward by it. Not to mention, if wearing a helmet at an event.

I heard mention somewhere, of trying reversing the headrests, but so far it won't come off, and don't look like it will fit right either.

Thanks!
It is a safety thing. A lot of cars have this now. Some love it some hate it.

For track days you spin the headrest 180 degrees. That way it still supports your helmet but it doesn't push against it.
 

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I actually like the way the sit. I can lay my head back and still comfortably see the road.

Now once I put a helmet on and take the car for a track spin I will probably need to flip them around.
 

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Its there for "whip lash" protection. I'm just going to stick mine down in a peice of thick pipe and pull the bars until it bends off my head. For now, my driver seat has no head rest... My 2013 flex is the same way.
Probably not the smartest move. I suppose fatiguing the metal is better than not having them in the car. But driving without headrests is asking for serious neck injuries in the event of a rear end collision.
 

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If you ever rode with me.... You'd wonder why I have rearveiw mirrors also..
So you basically drive too fast on public roads and think that makes you a bada$$? Good on you.

Driving with no headrest is asking for a neck injury. Enjoy that. Too bad it doesn't cause sterility.
 

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I'd like to reverse my headrests, but I can't remove them from the seat. Anyone know how to do this??
I haven't looked, but there's almost certainly a way to do it. Is there a notch that looks like a small screw driver can fit into? The catch might be a little hidden since they aren't something they want you taking apart, but most certainly there is a way to do it.

There was a guy on here who is a tech for Ford. He might know.
 

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I haven't looked, but there's almost certainly a way to do it. Is there a notch that looks like a small screw driver can fit into? The catch might be a little hidden since they aren't something they want you taking apart, but most certainly there is a way to do it.

There was a guy on here who is a tech for Ford. He might know.
This will work as the plastic lock on the non visible side can be accessed with a screw driver or a hard thin object like a wooden dowel and both releases on both side of the head rest must be pushed at near the same time while lifting up and then make sure the seat is a bit reclined so the head read will clear the ceiling and the seat.. Also the headrest rails may have oil or grease on so be careful the first time you remove them or you will be cleaning the seat like me :)



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I've tried to turn the headrests around, but can't get them out. Has anyone done this? How do you get them out??
 

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Was just wondering if anybody had any update on this? I'm keen to order one of these but am put off by the thought that the headrests might really hack me off over time and it seems a shame to have to bend the supports on a brand new car's headrest to get it to fit comfortably!
 

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I flipped mine at a track event. There is a tab at the base of both rod holes. One of them is easily visible the other is a very hard to see. I very carefully used a pocket knife to push the release. I would recommend a small screwdriver. Flipping worked well for a track event, with a helmet, but I would not ride that way on the street. They really intrude on the back passenger area and look stupid.

I like the way they tilt forward. As said earlier, I can lay my head back and still drive.
 

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I am going to try mine reversed with my helmet on and if they give enough protection that way then it is what I will do for the track. If not I will take the covers off and cut/weld/bend/brace, whatever is needed to make them more comfortable and work for both the best they can.

They would be very hard to just bend them with the covers on, probably damage the covers and possibly weaken them at the same time.

I might consider heating them with a torch and bending them but not sure if they should be quenched or air cooled when done.
 
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