Originally Posted by Zoli007
I have heard several times to not put in fixed back seats in a car which does not have a roll bar.
In the unlikely event you roll over and the roof caves, your spine is the one absorbing the hit. On seats that have a recliner, the recline mechanism can give way and not allow you to become moosh.
I don't believe that. Not an expert but if the roof caves in that much then I have other things to worry about. Plus, you submarine in the seat a little bit too I think. I wouldn't really count on a seat collapsing to save my skull from getting crushed.
I've also heard the top of the seat shouldn't be higher than your head. I think Porsche may put fixed backs in their 911 as an option but I'm not sure. Other exotics to do it, don't they also need to meet US safety standards?