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    Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    I've been searching for 3 hours and can't find any. It's rather frustrating really.
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    What do you want to know? The FR85 adds like 1.5 inches of torso growth over the GN.
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    Not installed, but I posted some when we got our FR85. I'm late for getting the kids up, but maybe you can search through my posts and see if you can find them.
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    If I'm late for work, I'm blaming you! ROFL

    http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=121074
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    Lol! Thanks. I know the harness is higher. I'm concerned with over all with, and a lap belt only install. Not sure what I think the pics are gonna do for me, just wanna see em.
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    Thanks so much. I knew I'd seen it, but couldn't find it for the life of me.
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    Quote Originally Posted by KaysKidz View Post
    If I'm late for work, I'm blaming you! ROFL

    http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=121074
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    Quote Originally Posted by xxluckychicxx View Post
    Aww look at my sweet, bald boy
    And what a cute bald boy he is.
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    Well I can tell you that I can NOT get an acceptable lap only belt install in my 2000 Sub. Having said that though, I also thought I couldn't get it it in my 3rd row period and did finally get it outboard. I didn't spent AS much time in the center position, but I'm fairly confident it would be a no-go, as the only reason I can get in my burb period is the LBP. The ONLY seating position that works SBP is the flip seat because the buckle stalk is fixed and much lower.
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    Quote Originally Posted by xxluckychicxx View Post
    Aww look at my sweet, bald boy
    I know....he's so precious! I don't care how much of a PITA he can be. I love that boy!! And on a side note, I think we will be able to make his party...everybody is HEALTHY! WOOT!
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    Quote Originally Posted by KaysKidz View Post
    Well I can tell you that I can NOT get an acceptable lap only belt install in my 2000 Sub. Having said that though, I also thought I couldn't get it it in my 3rd row period and did finally get it outboard. I didn't spent AS much time in the center position, but I'm fairly confident it would be a no-go, as the only reason I can get in my burb period is the LBP. The ONLY seating position that works SBP is the flip seat because the buckle stalk is fixed and much lower.
    Seriously? Awww man!

    Are the 2000's the same as the '99s? This is my baby.


    Then I guess that solves that question. At least one would have to go in a center seat.

    I suppose they'll use the GN for now and I'll have to hope something comes out that will fit by the time they outgrow them. And that I can fix the head slump.

    Does the back of the butt part of the seat have to be flush with the vehicle seat? I think I can get it a tad more reclined by pulling that away from the bight. Maybe. lol
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    Pretty sure the seats changed from 99 to 2000 models.
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    Quote Originally Posted by KaysKidz View Post
    Well I can tell you that I can NOT get an acceptable lap only belt install in my 2000 Sub. Having said that though, I also thought I couldn't get it it in my 3rd row period and did finally get it outboard. I didn't spent AS much time in the center position, but I'm fairly confident it would be a no-go, as the only reason I can get in my burb period is the LBP. The ONLY seating position that works SBP is the flip seat because the buckle stalk is fixed and much lower.
    Does your seat look like this or are the 2000's different?

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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    I can't view the pics at work (I'm sneaking on!). So I'll have to look when I get home, or you can email them to me. PM me if you want my email addie. LOL
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    I'd have to see the seat belt stalks. That is the issue. The seat IS different though. My shoulder belt comes from the seat itself. I also have fabric instead of leather. I had a '97 Sub before this w/leather. My 2000 is wider then my '97 was IIRC. I don't recall how the seat belt stalks are though.
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    I'll try to take some later. I wish the seat was wider. It's a real pita getting kids back there without griping next to car seats.

    I went ahead and ordered a couple after sitting the girls in the GNs again today. It just seems to push their heads so far forward. If they don't work, I'll return them. Thank goodness for free return shipping.
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    LOL, it's not that much wider (maybe it's narrower? Heck, I don't remember, I just know it's different!!!) I think they redesigned the wheel wells. With 2 Frontiers in the back row, the middle spot is useless. I can do a FR85 outboard, KF30 center and I can squeeze in next to it. I wouldn't want to do it for a long trip, but it works in a pinch!

    I can do 3 across with the right seats, but it's a royal PITA!!
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    I need to fit one in the center with a 12 year old on one side and an 11 year old on the other.
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    Your seat belt stalks will be key. In my 3rd row, they are quite a bit forward of the bight. So I can't get a tight install to save my life. The fact that you got a Nauti there is a pretty good sign that you might get a Frontier in there. Let's hope so!
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    Re: Anyone have comparison pics of the FR85 and GN side by side?

    They're not forward of the bight at all, just an odd length. We'll see. *fingers crossed*
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