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Stiff and too forward Headrest on 2010 TRD Sport. Any ideas on it??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by moulin6801, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. moulin6801

    moulin6801 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I find my driver Headrest too stiff, or almost too forward on my 2010 TRD Sport. I wish I could move it back some, but the only adjustments are up or down.
    Any ideas to move it back some or any thing else that I could do to make it more comfortable??
    Thanks
    David
     
  2. ktmrider

    ktmrider Senior Member

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    try taking it out and turning it backward, I tried it before and it moved it back a little.
     
  3. Larry

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    All the new vehicles now have the "forward leaning" headrests.

    You think the Tacoma is bad...try the Ford and Chevy pickups. OMG. One of the reasons I got rid of my 2010 F-150. It was actually hurting my neck.

    This, we can thank the lawyers and government lobbyists.

    Land of the Free? I'm beginning to wonder. :(
     
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    Not funny :(
     
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    :rimshot: :laughing: :tumbleweed: Tough crowd tonite.

    I rarely use my headrest, but I did notice when I first got my truck that they leaned forward a bit.
     
  7. moulin6801

    moulin6801 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    That's news to me... I had a 2008 Mazda3 and headrest was quite nice...
    Man, selling back a new 2010 F-150 must suck, I am sure you lost a few $$$ in that, plus I am surprised that the F-150 was as bad as Tacoma.
    I am afraid of trying to force it backwards and brake the top part or warp the botton metal rods and no going down all the way...
    I hope someone out there have a fix for this...
    Cheers
    David
     
  8. dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    The new active head restraints usually annoy shorter drivers. My mom had trouble at first with her '09 Subaru. Can you tilt the seatback back a little more and move the seat up? If the seatback is too vertical it places the headrest forward quite a bit.
     
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    Yes I took it in the shins on the 2 month old 2400 mile F-150. But I don't see the point in driving/owing a truck I'm not happy/comfortable in...life is too short. And apparently, so am I. LOL.
     
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    BTW...I'd be hesitant to turn around the headrests...God forbid you get in an accident and hurt your head/neck/back...if the lawyers from Dewey, Cheatum and How find out. It could make a big difference in your medical treatment costs.
     
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    Have someone sit in a seat with their back in a normal upright position. You will see several inches of air between their upper back and the seatback.

    Bad design. Seems to be across all manufacturers (at least all of those I test drove last year).
     
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    Do you drive with the seatback in the upright position? I prefer it reclined by two notches, and the headrest angle is then quite good.
     
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    The only people I can imagine fitting properly into the 2009+ seatbacks are old women with seriously hunched backs.

    If your posture is correct then your neck is relatively straight with your head upright, not tilted forward at a severe angle. Unless you are supposed to be staring at your crotch while you drive--did I miss that day in driver's ed?
     
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    lookylookitzadam Retrofit Club!

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    Cant you just adjust them up so they are above your head at the point that leans forward? Dont remove them tho, thats just asking for whiplash.
     
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    If it bothered me that much, I might look for aftermarket options. Or, being a metal worker, I would try to put slight bend in posts as close to pad as possible then re-install.
     
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    I'm still thinking about this option. I've also wanted to check out 2008 headrests and see if the posts fit. Apparently those headrests were more sanely designed.
     
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    I have an 09 TRD Sport and have not even noticed the head rests. I am 6'0". and have the seat leaned back some.
     
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    Found the same in my base model. I tilted the whole seat back. A couple of washers under the front seat mounts did the trick for me.
     
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    I am sure that one can remove the cover of the headrest and very carefully slice or carve away some of the underlying foam where it meets the head. This would effectively move the headrest back some.
     
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