Think they are both 35 now --yeah, the Trib was 30 before they other upgrades (Now that Sceneras are only at walmart, aren't they just 35? Or are there any 40's anywhere? Now I'm curious about that!). A couple years ago, the Trib had a horrible front adjuster plate, and fewer harness slot heights, so the gap between the lower and upper slots was like 6 inches or something awful. It was just a really terrible seat before they improved it. Now it's totally my fave (I loathe the RF install on the Scenera, so that helps me love the Trib better, lol).when I bought a scenera over a tribute way back when, it was all about that rearfacing weight limit... now that (I THINK) they are the same on that, I'd choose the tribute because of the eps foam.
Even if the head is allowed to go closer to the top in the Scenera, I really wouldn't want less than an inch there, you really want to keep that head cradled, and when all the belts stretch in a crash and the seat dumps down, there's some seat shell there to protect it if you have an inch or so. Your kiddo is at the legs-growing age, generally their torso really slows down a lot, and their little legs sprout like mad, so you probably have a lot more time RF than it looks like.I thought it would be a nice long lasting seat for my petite toddler but suddenly she is getting tall and I am half way wishing I had the scenera because the shell is a little taller and doesn't it allow the head to be even with the top rather than the 1 inch rule?
What kind of car did you fit three across in with the tribute? Was it three tributes? Were they rf or ff? ThanksI choose the tribute for several reasons. I needed a three across and I tried it before a scenera and it works. It has foam. The kid I need it for is tiny so it should last a long time. I like the red and black cover better than the very pink scenera I found.
Ohhhh thanks I thought you meant three is the same seat hahaI have a 1996 volvo 850 sedan. I had rf tribute behind the driver, ff maestro in the middle, and rf myride behind the passenger. All seatbelt installs. I had to pull the two convertible towards the doors as much as I could. The myride and maestro bumped sides and pressed into each other. I feel like it put a lot of pressure on the side of the maestro. I only needed a 3 across for a few months. I'm not sure I would want to leave the maestro in that position for any longer than that (and I took it out sometimes) because of how much pressure was on its side. It didn't bend or leave stress marks or anything, though. I guessing I could have switched the sides the convertibles were on but I wanted them the first way I tried them and it worked so I didn't change anything.
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