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I am seeing threads with true fit mentioned on here and anther site.<br><br>
What makes it special? Does it fit easier into a car then some? Easier installation? How important is it to keep a child in a 5 pt harness tell 65 pounds? that just seems like forever.
 

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It's a very nice seat. Some of the advantages are:<br>
*a removeable headrest to make more room for a seat that's reclined to the full 45 degrees for an infant and that you put back on when you make the seat more upright for an older child<br>
* built in lock-offs, nice covers<br>
* you can adjust the harness slots without taking the seat out of the car and without having to rethread anything<br>
* nice high top slots that will allow most kids to make it pretty close to 65lbs in the seat<br>
* infant padding that would allow a very small baby to fit in it<br><br>
There are several more but mostly it's a bit cheaper than the Britax models but very nice and with a lot of their features.<br><br>
It is VERY important to keep a child in a 5-point harness as long as possible for a couple reasons, the pelvic bones meant to bear the impact of a seatbelt in a collision do not solidify until 5 or 6 causing the impact to be taken by the abdomen, frequently causing massive internal trauma and seatbelts are designed to work when you are sitting properly, butt in seat with the belt across your lower lap and hitting the strongest point in your chest, most 5 and 6 year olds aren't old enough to sit still well.<br><br>
There's more but the baby is unhappy.
 

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Most kids won't make it in this seat till 65#, I think most kids make it to 5 or 6 in this seat. We moved AJ into a Nautilus recently, a ffing only seat, so that he could still be harnessed for a while. He should make it to at LEAST 7 in this seat w/ the harness. We're probably going to have to get rid of it though since baby #4 is coming and I think I need my Radian back...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think I read it is 17 inches for the top harness......</div>
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Yep, 17".<br><br>
Like every other seat on the market (except Sk Radian) there are no crash tests available.<br><br>
As far as installation, I have only installed one RF but it was pretty easy. It has built in lockoffs which are nice, and the removable headrest is great for newborns, since you can install it at the 45* angle without taking up loads of front passenger room. It is big, bulky, and (IMHO) ugly <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> but other than that I liked it.
 
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