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#1 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 09:13 PM
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Back seat out and folded down?

If I take the back seat out, and fold down the seatback, I gather it will lay flat.

Does doing this hurt the seatback any? Can I do a road trip with the seat this way and not end up with indentations or cuts in the leather? If you don't take the seat out, then the backs don't lay flat, which makes the space less useful.

Has anyone done this?

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Has anyone done this?
I'm 6' and my driver's seat is set way back and when I lower the rear seat it hits the back of the driver's seat. I would have to move the seat forward or tilt the back up some to lay it flat in my car which would make for an uncomfortable ride especially over a long distance.

Also, I have driven with both rear seat dropped down and the car is noticeably louder. Again, not something I would want to do on a long trip.

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Louder? I didn't think of that, but it makes sense. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Louder? I didn't think of that, but it makes sense. Thanks for pointing that out.
More road noise and stuff.
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this probably the best reason to have the stock trunk lid liner in-place for pesky road noise.

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I had a child seat in the back all summer. As you may know, child seats bust be fastened really tight against the seat and seat rest. I put one of those seat protector devices (kind of like a 1/2" hard foam) to spread the weight, but the leather was under stress anyway.

When I took the car seat out before the winter, there were impressions in the leather, but they went away within a few days out in the sun.
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this probably the best reason to have the stock trunk lid liner in-place for pesky road noise.
Interesting,
I also have installed the stock trunk lid liner, but my ride is put away until Spring gets here.
Have you noticed a change in road noise transfer since installing the lid liner?
If so, this would be a nice "extra"

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There doesn't seem to be much, if any sound deadening material on the rear fender wells. Has anyone looked? It might be worth doing if it can be made to work.

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As others have said, I notice you have to have the front seats pushed up a bit to get it down all the way. Even then it doesn't really lay flat.

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Interesting,
I also have installed the stock trunk lid liner, but my ride is put away until Spring gets here.
Have you noticed a change in road noise transfer since installing the lid liner?
If so, this would be a nice "extra"
Hey Rick - our car seems to ride very quite with the rear seats down. I would put money down the lid liner absorbs some rear road noise back there - smooth bare metal tends to reflect things a bit. I really wanted the lid liner for when staging some serious bass back there to keep things from flexing too much.
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