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GD
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2008 Porsche 997 Targa

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ordered the one from Kiddicare, but good to see there's plenty of options, so thanks everyone for replying.

Just to close this thread off, I've had a look at the Porsche Prince connector for the air bag disable connector and it's definitely not the same as an ordinary seat belt connector.

It's more of a U shape, where as the seat belt is shaped like a box, ie. [].

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's is my Kidicare booster seat in the back of 996...thanks for your help.

Fits really, really well. The seat belt fits under the U (rear of the seat, left hand side) and doesn't require any additional clips.

The chest strap is fine, as long as you put the seat belt down the side of the seat (ie. to the left of the button to drop the rear seats down)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the Prince Porsche seat in the back of a 996 (note that this is a Targa and the roof is back...normally there's quite a bit more headroom).
 



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and here's the Porsche Prince connector (to disable the air bag if used in the front of the car). Note that it is completely different from the normal seat belt connector.
 



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too had the same doubt as like you.But all of your posting helps me a lot to take right decision.....
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the model of the Kiddicare booster pictured as it looks different to the one at the link?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

After reading the posts on here, I bought two Graco Hilife booster seats from Halfords for my 996 last week and they fit perfectly (£12.99)! As for the belt, run it through the gap between the seat and the wheelarch!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a porsche airbag deactivation bar and want to use a non porsche seat
you can get an deactivation insert/ buckle thingy from porscheshop for about £13
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ggrantw wrote:
Hi,

After reading the posts on here, I bought two Graco Hilife booster seats from Halfords for my 996 last week and they fit perfectly (£12.99)! As for the belt, run it through the gap between the seat and the wheelarch!

Safe driving!


ditto - perfect fit, could have been made for the 996, I first bought another model from Halfords that looked a better fit to me, but the shape of the booster seat wouldn't allow access to the belt buckle slot. This one is just perfectly shaped for the belt to pass thru thumbsup .

The other thing I got, for extra safety, was a device that attaches to the seat back via a strap and aligns the seat belt to the right height above a childs shoulder.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found boosters fit better, and slip less, if you remove the leather seat base - they pull off as they are only fixed with velcro. Means you can store them in the garage until kids are old enough not to spill stuff on them!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ggrantw wrote:
Hi,

After reading the posts on here, I bought two Graco Hilife booster seats from Halfords for my 996 last week and they fit perfectly (£12.99)! As for the belt, run it through the gap between the seat and the wheelarch!

Safe driving!


Hi, Do you mind me asking what age/size your children are? My son is now too big for his Pro-tec, at over 18kg and 4yrs, so I was planning to try one of these too.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:18 pm    Post subject: Graco Hilife Reply with quote

I have now gone for the Graco Hilife from Halfords - tried the better looking Britax Horizon but it did not fit. Only issue for me is blue colour - probably perfect for metropole but my leather is black so I am going to appease my OCD by spraying the base black and getting a new cushion made up to match the leather. This booster is the perfect height for my 5 year old with room to grow.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone. New 996 C4S cab owner here and I've a good solution for booster seats. We've got a pair of Trunki Boostapak seats in the back of the car, they're a backpack\booster seat combo thing designed for those who need to take a seat on holiday or maybe have the kids carry their seat to school for different carer pickups ... anyway I've put a pair in the back for our two kids (3 and 5) and they fit a treat with ample room for the seatbelt to be fitted. No need for any belt height adjustment or control, the booster is quite high and our two line up with the seatbelt outlet just fine. I've left the seat backs and bases in because the boosapaks fit better that way and I've wrapped the seat bases in microfibre cloths to make sure nothing gets marked.

The seats can (right now) be had for £30 delivered from Amazon although I picked up two for £33 each from Halfords because I wanted them quickly. Not a cheap booster seat but given how well they fit plus the fact that we'll use them for holiday hire car travel too we were happy to stump up.

Hope that's of use to someone else.

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