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Old 05-14-2018, 11:33 AM
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Just an FYI for you guys. I didn't like the high head restraints in the back of my S5 Cabriolet. I took them out but found it look unfinished with the four holes showing. The european version has a low profile that raises up when you need it and stays low when you don't. Through this forum I found www.europrice.us and bought the european head restraints. It looks SO much better. I don't use my backseat so there's no inconvenience to anyone having to raise the head restraint when sitting back there (regularly). They are pricey but after spending nearly 70 grand on a car, I can go a bit more and make it how I like it.

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Originally Posted by JGA5Cab View Post
Just an FYI for you guys. I didn't like the high head restraints in the back of my S5 Cabriolet. I took them out but found it look unfinished with the four holes showing. The european version has a low profile version that raises up when you need it and stays low when you don't. Through this forum I found www.europrice.us and bought the european head restraints. It looks SO much better. I don't use my backseat so there's no inconvenience to anyone having to raise the head restraint when sitting back there (regularly). They are pricey but after spending nearly 70 grand on a car, I can go a bit more and make it how I like it.
Any pics before/after the install?
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Just so you are aware, the headrests in the rear are larger in the US for our crash regulations. So if you put in the euro headrests, you will have a different level of protection that is not in line with the US requirements.
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I had my last car for 3.5 years and had a rear passenger once. The car after that was 10 months and I had a person in the back once for 3 miles. It's meant to prevent whiplash and does nothing structurally. Visibility makes me safer.
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@JGA5Cab — That’s a tremendous improvement over stock! Outstanding!
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Thanks! I thought so too! The Cabriolet rear window is small and I see so much better now.
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@JGA5Cab — That’s a tremendous improvement over stock! Outstanding!
Just note that is 'stock' in the rest of world.

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Just note that is 'stock' in the rest of world.

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Wind diffuser also sits better. Looks nice.
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