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Kids in 355s

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Robertb, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

    Nov 19, 2003
    1,330
    South Oxfordshire, U
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    Robert
    Hello there folks,

    I would like to take my baby daughter out in the 355 as I did in the 328. Top plan because I got kudos points from the missus, and I got to spend quality time with my daughter in the Ferrari!

    Problem is, the 355 has airbags.

    Anyone know if it is safe to install a forward facing child-seat in a seat with an air bag? (warning picture on car shows rear facing seat as a no-no.)

    Alternatively, anyone know the implications/costs of having the passenger airbag uninstalled/deactiveated?

    Cheers,

    Robert.
     
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  3. CraigW

    CraigW Formula Junior

    Apr 11, 2002
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    Craig Williams
    not safe whether front or rear facing I was told. Are you sure there's not a deactivation button/lock. I have one in my Maserati.
     
  4. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Dec 23, 2002
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    Could be wrong, but i think Verdi has designed a baby seat to fit between 355 seats. You'll have to check with him.
    T
     
  5. CraigW

    CraigW Formula Junior

    Apr 11, 2002
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    Craig Williams
    I've heard of this before, not sure how safe though & I'm sure you'd have serious insurance implications.
     
  6. mal

    mal Formula Junior

    Jan 12, 2004
    615
    Kent
    I had the switch in my Maserati, which I thought was a brilliant idea, but its the only car I have seen it in, I cant understand why more cars dont have it, especially two seaters.
     
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  8. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

    Nov 19, 2003
    1,330
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    Robert
    Cheers-

    There is no switch sadly. As you say, this would be a good idea. Porsche have one available (Ferrari please note) for the Carrera, as has a friend's £10k new Citroen.

    I will make enquiries of Verdi's re his child seat, which sounds like a fine plan. And my insurance co re possible implications...

    I'll let you know of progress.

    Robert.
     
  9. kenyon

    kenyon F1 Rookie

    Oct 7, 2002
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    At present Verdi is making a baby seat for my 348 spyder. I have no air bags...
     
  10. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

    Mar 21, 2003
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    s there a air bag fuse that can be taken out?
     

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