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So we bought the XT around May 2009, shortly after receiving it they upgraded the latch to the Super Latch and now it can RF to 45lbs. DS is 35lbs and we would love to continue to RF him but I can not afford to purchase a new seat at this time. Can I buy the Super Latch Strap? I am almost positive that it is the exact same seat as what I have now.
 

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When I was looking at them a couple months ago, the consensus from the carseat safety forums and Sunshine Kids is that no, they couldn't be upgraded like that and that sunshine kids would NOT make a conversion kit.<br><br>
Sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I would have loved to have the upgraded ones for the two radians 80's we had, and the third one we just bought was the new xtsl.
 

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No, they can't be upgraded -- and it's not the SuperLatch strap that increases the RFing capacity, since the seat has the same RFing capacity with LATCH and belts.
 

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I believe that you can continue to rear-face him in the XT you currently have until 40 pounds. Sunshine Kids retroactively upped the rear-facing limit on seats made after 9/08 (which includes all of the XT seats, if I'm not mistaken) to 40 pounds. So, you should have 5 more pounds of rear-facing time to go in the seat that you have, which for a 3 year old could get you very close to 4 years old. I know it's not the same as the 45 pound limit on the XTSL, but it's still extra time!<br><br>
You can read about the retroactive change here or I'm sure one of the techs who post here can answer any questions you have about it: <a href="http://www.skjp.com/news_detail.php?cat=press&cid=1665" target="_blank">http://www.skjp.com/news_detail.php?cat=press&cid=1665</a>
 

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Cool, well I can at least make that change <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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