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I don't know a lot about boosters, as we're not there yet. But I keep seeing this mentioned and curiosity has the best of me. Why do they not come screwed in already and why must they be screwed in?
 

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I have no idea why they don't come already screwed in.<br><br>
The armrests are what hold the lap belt low across the hips and thighs. If they fly off in a crash, as they might do if they are not screwed in, the lap belt will ride up on the belly and crash forces will be directed into soft tissue and internal organs, instead of the large bones in the hips and thighs that can "take it" with less damage.
 

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I think they are not alreday screwed in because there are 2 arm rest height adjusters "notches" and once you chose you then place the screws to secure the "height" of the arm rest you chose.
 

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Yeah - and those two settings on the armrests are convenient, too. Of course, each time I've bought a turbobooster I've had to bug dh to find me a screwdriver, but it's really not so hard to do (even I can assemble it myself!)
 

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I personally believe it's part of an overall plot to sabotage the mental health of CPSTs world wide and thus take down Modern Civilization from within, probably hatched by nefarious aliens from Jupiter.
 

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Yup. Because they could screw them in, and they could be unscrewed and adjusted if needed. I always bring screws to checks, because I'll always see a screwless Turbo.
 

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Hee hee! Yes, I can see that it's actually a conspiracy against car-seat techs, not an evil plot to get me to nag my dh and make him feel bad about not finding his tools!
 

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I'm thinking they could just make the adjuster tabs out of metal instead of plastic, so that they could withstand crash forces without the need for screws. That would make the most sense, from both an ease-of-use standpoint and a safety standpoint. Of course this change would probably add another 20 cents onto the cost of the TB, so they'll never do it.
 
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