Originally Posted by blackpearldodge
That's very useful information, and the ability to fold the seat is great!
I question whether it's legal though. Does anybody know if it would be illegal to do this modification?
I'd hate to see the seat be able to flip forward in a crash, especially when there is a passenger sitting in the seat! Insurance companies would have a hay-day with this one.
I'd like to do the mod...if it's safe and legal to do so.
Answers to "Safe and/or Legal?"
Safe? Yes. You're not changing the anchor points on the seatbelts. Regardless of the seat's movement behind you during a crash, as long as the seatbelt is in front of you and is still anchored to the chassis, you're good to go (or not to go in the case of a crash).
Legal? I don't see why not. I'm a Police Officer and a bit of an inspection regulation guru. I'm also certified in child seat installation, so seatbelts are a bit of a specialty to me. Again, as far as inspection regulations go (at least in PA), seatbelts that are securely anchored to the chassis (or other engineered strong point) are fine. I see no problem with this mod (not to mention its pretty damn cool, and I'll be doing it as well!).