best seat without top tether


New member
I need to know which seat performs better when install FF without a top tether. My choices are CA65 or a Graco Nautilus. Between those 2 whigh one perform better?


Admin - CPS Technician
The Nautilus gets excellent head excursion numbers without the tether. I'm not sure how the Complete Air does, or if it's even been tested.

Of course, those numbers might change depending on the contours of your car, the size of your child, and the type of crash you're in. It also assumes that low head excursion numbers are a good thing and not a trade-off for something else.

So we can't say definitively which is better.

I'd go with the Nautilus myself, but that's just a preference.


Ambassador - CPS Technician
I would look for the seat that has the higher/more serpentine belt path. IIRC, out of those two, it's the Nautilus... But I'm honestly not sure if I've ever done a FFing install with the CA.


New member
Ok I will go to the car seat check in a few hours and I will like more opinions. Nautilus or CA65 for a installation without top tether and possible outboard?

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