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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Conundrum #1:Headrests in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by mrl859 The plastic is very thin and is a hollow shell, so that's not going to work. ...
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    Re: Conundrum #1:Headrests

    Quote Originally Posted by mrl859 View Post
    The plastic is very thin and is a hollow shell, so that's not going to work. I'll post photos later. Without the plastic "frame", there are no headrests. That's how the headrests get their shape. I'd rather have no headrest than tubular steel mashing into the back of my head in a rear end collision.
    Right, I'm saying you could cut out the front of the blow molded insert, then make a new foam bun and have it custom wrapped in trim.

    I know a little bit about HR's, and you won't find what you're looking for. the testing procedures make it impossible w/ out an active HR to be comfortable for someone sitting straight up basically. I don't imagine you can custom fit a JCI Ri-act or like active head restraint into your seat.....

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    Re: Conundrum #1:Headrests

    Hi, I've got the same problem, I am 6'2" tall, and the headrest gives me a kink, pain in the neck. I can't raise it high enough. Did anyone ever answer about how to remove them (I've heard that turning them around will solve the forward tilt) to make it comfortable to sit in the car? The manual does say "they are not designed to be removed".

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    Re: Conundrum #1:Headrests

    Guys, reverse the headrests on the Recaros. Recline the seat some, squeeze the base of both headrest posts and remove the headrest to reverse it. Great for helmet clearance and upright driving position. Barely noticeable.

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    Re: Conundrum #1:Headrests

    yes, the recaro headrest can be removed and then put in backwards. very comfortable but very stupid looking. i am so vain that i am (for now) keeping the headrest pushing my head forward rather than keeping the headrest reversed.

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    Re: Conundrum #1:Headrests

    I wonder if there's some older GM+Lear seat that uses the same headrest post size & width.

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    Re: Conundrum #1:Headrests

    Quote Originally Posted by JKG View Post
    yes, the recaro headrest can be removed and then put in backwards. very comfortable but very stupid looking. i am so vain that i am (for now) keeping the headrest pushing my head forward rather than keeping the headrest reversed.
    I understand. But I left mine reversed (after a track day) for almost a month and a half and no one noticed, including me. It's easy to forget and really isnt that noticeable IMO.

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    Re: Conundrum #1:Headrests

    Great idea.

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