Rear head rest / More rear window visibility - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Interior Mods & Upgrades

MK3 Interior Mods & Upgrades The place to chat about performance gauges, shifter knobs, custom interior paint, car seats or any interior upgrades for the 2012 Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-30-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Fan#: 117983
Location: DeWitt, IA
What I Drive: 2014 Sterling Gray SE Sedan

Posts: 107
Points 1,666, Level 23
Points: 1,666, Level: 23 Points: 1,666, Level: 23 Points: 1,666, Level: 23
Level Up 66% Completed
Level up: 66% Level up: 66% Level up: 66%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 rjhansen Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Rear head rest / More rear window visibility

OK, this may be a stretch... but my first modification was to remove the rear (left/right) head rests. In doing so, I now can see 99% of my back window through the rear view mirror. (With them installed, perhaps 75-80%)

Given that I rarely have back seat passengers, this is a modification that makes sense and costs nothing.

My only wish was that I could get some type of "cover" for the holes. Inquired to my local dealer about low profile head rests - but they indicated that nothing was available.

Anyone aware of some options?


rjhansen is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-30-2013, 08:32 PM   #2
Focus Fanatic
 
CunFFS13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Fan#: 117411
Location: Cancun, Mexico
What I Drive: 2013 Sterling Gray Ford Focus S MT

Posts: 2,517
Points 2,478, Level 30
Points: 2,478, Level: 30 Points: 2,478, Level: 30 Points: 2,478, Level: 30
Level Up 19% Completed
Level up: 19% Level up: 19% Level up: 19%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 6 CunFFS13 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I think the rear head rest is for safety proposes!
CunFFS13 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-30-2013, 08:48 PM   #3
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Fan#: 117983
Location: DeWitt, IA
What I Drive: 2014 Sterling Gray SE Sedan

Posts: 107
Points 1,666, Level 23
Points: 1,666, Level: 23 Points: 1,666, Level: 23 Points: 1,666, Level: 23
Level Up 66% Completed
Level up: 66% Level up: 66% Level up: 66%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 rjhansen Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CunFFS13 View Post
I think the rear head rest is for safety proposes!
If someone is sitting back there. 99% of my driving time there is no one back there. I can always keep them in the trunk for those times I do. (Head rests, not people :))

The rest of the time, it is MUCH safer to have them removed so
I have complete visibility through the rear window.

Last edited by rjhansen; 09-30-2013 at 10:03 PM.
rjhansen is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-30-2013, 09:11 PM   #4
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Fan#: 117228
Location: Central Coast, CA
What I Drive: 2013 Sterling Grey Focus SE 5 Sp.

Posts: 18
FF Reputation: 1 Focus-bb Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I thought I saw that European versions use a much more compact rear head rest like the Honda Fit uses. That would allow you to keep the headrest on and block probably 80% less view. Anyone know if I am correct?
Focus-bb is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-30-2013, 09:17 PM   #5
Focus Addict
 
Gi_Jo_Nathan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Fan#: 98931
Location: Upstate, SC
What I Drive: 2012 Sonic Blue 5Door MTX

Posts: 565
Points 368, Level 7
Points: 368, Level: 7 Points: 368, Level: 7 Points: 368, Level: 7
Level Up 36% Completed
Level up: 36% Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 3 Gi_Jo_Nathan Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I heard about some with lower profile. Can't remember what model..
__________________
Jonathan
12 SE HB MTX, IE Tuned, Snorkel DLT, Green Filter(Gray), custom 2.5" cat-back w/borla, Steeda RSB & Short Shift Bracket, JBR Solid Shifter Bushing's, MS3 RMM w/Corksport Inserts, Ti Heads, Redline Tuning Hood Struts, De-chromed
Gi_Jo_Nathan is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-30-2013, 09:38 PM   #6
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2010
Fan#: 75386
Location: San Diego, CA
What I Drive: 2005 CD silver ZX3 SES

Posts: 133
Points 149, Level 2
Points: 149, Level: 2 Points: 149, Level: 2 Points: 149, Level: 2
Level Up 98% Completed
Level up: 98% Level up: 98% Level up: 98%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 goingFocus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Anyone aware of some options?[/QUOTE]

As someone above mentioned that European models are shorter. I've heard people sometimes finding them on Ebay.uk. Just my 2
goingFocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-30-2013, 10:04 PM   #7
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Fan#: 117983
Location: DeWitt, IA
What I Drive: 2014 Sterling Gray SE Sedan

Posts: 107
Points 1,666, Level 23
Points: 1,666, Level: 23 Points: 1,666, Level: 23 Points: 1,666, Level: 23
Level Up 66% Completed
Level up: 66% Level up: 66% Level up: 66%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 rjhansen Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I will give eBay a look, thanks for the tips!
rjhansen is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-30-2013, 11:54 PM   #8
Focus Enthusiast
 
yellowcord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Fan#: 113793
Location: Saskatoon, Canada
What I Drive: '13 Sterling Grey Ti. 5 spd

Posts: 108
Points 120, Level 2
Points: 120, Level: 2 Points: 120, Level: 2 Points: 120, Level: 2
Level Up 40% Completed
Level up: 40% Level up: 40% Level up: 40%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 1 yellowcord Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
European Headrests look a lot nicer. Have a look. I really want these as well.

Euro Rear Headrests

Last edited by yellowcord; 10-01-2013 at 05:54 PM.
yellowcord is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2013, 08:10 AM   #9
Focus Fanatic
 
Elizabeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 89280
Location: SouthEast, WI
What I Drive: '14 Tangerine Scream ST3

Posts: 3,457
Points 15,464, Level 80
Points: 15,464, Level: 80 Points: 15,464, Level: 80 Points: 15,464, Level: 80
Level Up 23% Completed
Level up: 23% Level up: 23% Level up: 23%
Forum Activity 9%
Activity: 9% Activity: 9% Activity: 9%
FF Reputation: 17 Elizabeth Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
One of the first things I did was remove all three rear headrests.
I have my Passenger one off also. NO ONE ever sits in my car in the rear.. And the front passenger headrest is in the trunk in case i get an actual passenger in my car. (which also is a rare event.)
If five guys at the dealer take a joyride in my car and crash and have injuries from no headrests.. They can forget suing me. I wonder if someone steals my car and has passengers and crashes... Can they sue me? LOL
The increase in rearward visibility is a real bonus.

With a stick shift having my car stolen is way way less likely.
I remember a local guy was carjacked, forced into the trunk.. The idiots stealing his car had NO IDEA how to drive a manual tranny car, and were stopped because all the noise they were making and failure to get anywhere.. Love it.
Elizabeth is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2013, 12:26 PM   #10
Focus Addict
 
BlueIce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Fan#: 93794
Location: Akron / Cleveland, OH
What I Drive: 2012 Sterling Gray Focus Titanium

Posts: 825
Points 1,855, Level 25
Points: 1,855, Level: 25 Points: 1,855, Level: 25 Points: 1,855, Level: 25
Level Up 55% Completed
Level up: 55% Level up: 55% Level up: 55%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 2 BlueIce Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Focus-bb View Post
I thought I saw that European versions use a much more compact rear head rest like the Honda Fit uses. That would allow you to keep the headrest on and block probably 80% less view. Anyone know if I am correct?
You are correct, but good luck finding one.
__________________
The story behind my avatar:

www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=293992
BlueIce is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:06 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1