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post #31 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 10:30 AM
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I don't think I "bashed" your supporting vendor on this one. Just gave my opinion on what I thought they looked like and a couple of other people apparently agree. $40 for a couple of uncoated bent stainless steel rods seems a little steep to me. I understand that you wish to protect your revenue stream, but when vendors put out new products, consumers ought to be able to voice an opinion. In the end, we all get better products and better value.
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I have a question regarding the seat belt extenders. If you are driving without a passenger, does the passenger seat belt clip rattle against the extender and make noise?

When I am driving without a passenger, I find that the passenger side seat belt clip moving around between the seat and the wall will make a rattling noise when I go over rough surfaces. I've taken to driving with the passenger side seat belt fastened just to get rid of the noise.

I'm wondering if the seat belt extender would help, make it worse, or just make no difference at all.
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We noticed the same thing to. Unless the passanger seat is all the way back it always fall behind the seat and rattles. But with the belt-X-tender it isn't the case because the passanger belt clip stays on the front of the seat.

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Just got my belt-X-tender set. After some time against my polishing wheel, the stainless takes a pretty shine, and they look great against my steel-sand seats. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like careful bending (per the instructions) just might address the belts sliding on the seat damage issue.
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... After some time against my polishing wheel, the stainless takes a pretty shine, and they look great against my steel-sand seats. ....
Pls post some pix. Sounds super!
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A couple of questions.

#1. I see that the end that does not hold the seat belt just ends straight. It isn't bent back/curved towards itself. So, any danger of this end pushing through the leather? I'm tentative before I hear much more on that one.

#2. Are they fitting fairly snuggly in the back pocket? For instance, do they move around after every few times of pulling on your seatbelt (making you have to put them back in place) or do they stay put?

#3. If your tall and your seat is already all the way back, does the seatbelt x-tender rattle against the back of the car?

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A couple of questions.

#1. I see that the end that does not hold the seat belt just ends straight. It isn't bent back/curved towards itself. So, any danger of this end pushing through the leather? I'm tentative before I hear much more on that one.

#2. Are they fitting fairly snuggly in the back pocket? For instance, do they move around after every few times of pulling on your seatbelt (making you have to put them back in place) or do they stay put?

#3. If your tall and your seat is already all the way back, does the seatbelt x-tender rattle against the back of the car?
Not sure what you want to answer question #1, but yes, they fit rather snugly in the pocket, and, since being in the pocket makes them the rear-most part of the seat, they will contact the back of the car. I haven't driven with them in yet (snowing), so I can't say if they rattle.
Here are some links to pics; #1 and and #2 were shot with available light, and #3 with on-camera flash, which accounts for the color shift.
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Not sure what you want to answer question #1, but yes, they fit rather snugly in the pocket, and, since being in the pocket makes them the rear-most part of the seat, they will contact the back of the car. I haven't driven with them in yet (snowing), so I can't say if they rattle.
Here are some links to pics; #1 and and #2 were shot with available light, and #3 with on-camera flash, which accounts for the color shift.
http://us.f13.yahoofs.com/bc/43e3a06...Gg97DBgKMO9M5C
http://us.f13.yahoofs.com/bc/43e3a06...Gg97DB48sHT9.8
http://us.f13.yahoofs.com/bc/43e3a06...Gg97DBCqVluIm_
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A couple of questions.

#1. I see that the end that does not hold the seat belt just ends straight. It isn't bent back/curved towards itself. So, any danger of this end pushing through the leather? I'm tentative before I hear much more on that one.

#2. Are they fitting fairly snuggly in the back pocket? For instance, do they move around after every few times of pulling on your seatbelt (making you have to put them back in place) or do they stay put?

#3. If your tall and your seat is already all the way back, does the seatbelt x-tender rattle against the back of the car?
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#1: No the tip will not rub against the leather.
#2: They are fairly snug, they stay put.
#3: The metal from the belt-X-tender does not touch the area behind the seat, so it will not rattle.

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Your PICS Link isn't working... ??
Odd - worked when I tested it, but doesn't now.

To see the pics, try going to http://briefcase.yahoo.com/[email protected], click My Documents folder, then Solstice folder.

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It would definitely be nice to see if you guys could perhaps black powder coat these for the ebony cloth and leather interiors to make them sort of blend in.
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Great mod .... just looks a little "raw" MHO
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Kappasphere Belt-X-Tender

I am looking to buy a set of these. Also would be interested in the driver's side only.

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I am looking to buy a set of these. Also would be interested in the driver's. Side only.
Ummm... Are you aware that this is a 12-year-old thread?

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I am not sure why that is important.

Afterall, my car is 11 years old :-) and this thread has all information and photos of the product I am looking for.
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I am not sure why that is important.

Afterall, my car is 11 years old :-) and this thread has all information and photos of the product I am looking for.
True, but the organization that made and sold the product no longer exists. On the other hand it did get you information about a similar product, so ...

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