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Removed rear head rests.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by J-Bird, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Jan 21, 2011 at 9:44 AM
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    J-Bird

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    So I was in a minor fender bender a while back, hit someone in my blind spot. Anyways I came to the following conclusions A) Im a dumbass and need to pay more attention. And B) 2nd gen tacos have really small rear windows with rather large head rests blocking them.

    After my incident I removed the head rests to see if it would make a difference and it sure did. I like being able to see whats behind me, and now I can...while looking over my shoulder a bit longer:eek:.

    Just curious if anyone else has done this too. Free and effective mod if I do say so myself. LOL.
     
  2. Jan 21, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    Are you talking AC or DC? If it's AC, please share how you removed them as I want to do the same.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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  4. Jan 21, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    Yup DC.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    I removed them both (AC) and bought the Multivex mirrors. I can see everything. :D
     
  6. Jan 21, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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  7. Jan 21, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    Good for vision but bad for backseat passengers in the event of badness.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    AeroCooper

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    I just fold mine down, unless someone is sitting back there. Seems extreme to remove them. :notsure:
     
  9. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    Very true T@co Pr3runn3r. Luckly I rarely have passengers, but when I do I whip em out.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    Any helpful hints on how to do this? I really want to remove the drivers side one.

    I have them folded down as well, but I've already taken out the seat on the drivers side, so no point in having the head rest. I keep emergency gear there and when there are 3 of us heading up skiing I'd like the extra space below the window for ski boots, and other misc gear. It's just taking up space right now. It also looks like shit IMHO.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    aerocooper, the DC's dont fold down.

    I agree ryanjboutin looks much cleaner.
     
  12. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    i would only be concerned if i had rear passengers, just like others are saying. if i dont, then take em out or fold em down
     
  13. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    The passengers or the headrests?:confused:...............(not really a question, lol):D
     
  14. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    I removed mine from my DC and I keep two of them under the seat in case I need them. The middle one is in my garage somewhere. They do block a lot of the view out the back window.
     
  15. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    LOL:D
     
  16. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    I took mine out also because I'm constantly folding my seats down for the dog. I rarely have people in the backseats so the headrests stay in the garage
     
  17. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    I did this too in my DC & keep headrests in the truck if need be.
    Much easier to see out the back except when snow piles up on tonneau by the cab.
     
  18. Jan 21, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    The dogs don't care and they're the only ones that ride back there.
     
  19. Jan 21, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    Same here. One of the first things I noticed when I test drove my truck was the dangerous lack of rear view.
     
  20. Jan 21, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    It's been a while so I don't remember the particulars. I popped any access tabs and unscrewed all the bolts holding the "seat back" down. I remember I had to pry a bit to get a socket in far enough to remove the bolts for the head rest frame. Luckily I didn't drop any of them (bolts). This is on a 2009 AC.
     
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