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Anyone else driving with backseats down and hatch shelf out?

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Interior Discussion' started by jrhodes87, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. jrhodes87

    jrhodes87 United States Active Member

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    First thing I did when I got home was stuff the hatch shelf under my bed haha.

    I literally have no need for the back seats so I have them folded down. I'm basically driving a coupe with an extended trunk now, but I love it! The road noise is decent, I don't notice it much.

    Now in sport mode the engine noise is blaring from the rear speakers it makes it sound like the engine is in the rear of the car! I may make my custom mode all sport and then turn the engine noise more silent.
     
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  2. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 1000 Posts Club!

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    Not me. I don't think my wife and three sons would enjoy rolling around in the trunk.

    I used to do the same thing in my Camaros back in the early 2000s though.
     
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  3. davebo

    davebo United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    I'll only fold the seats down for work or sporting gear, but yeah I ditched the shelf right away.

    Edit: oh, worth mentioning that people have had problems with the seatbelts leaving marks on the leather when the rear seats are folded down, so you may want to put a hand towel or something over them if you're leaving them down a lot.
     
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  4. Thirteen

    Thirteen United States Member

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  5. SEA Stinger

    SEA Stinger United States Active Member Sustaining Member

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    @Thirteen, very good on ya for having your dog tethered in a harness back there while you're driving!
     
  6. Thirteen

    Thirteen United States Member

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    Safety first!
     
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  7. Etggolf

    Etggolf United States New Member

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    Only when my golf clubs or bike is back there otherwise up.. Im a grandpa of four. :)
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  8. KikoTheAkita

    KikoTheAkita United States Member

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    Being able to get my bike in the back was a big selling point for me, even if I need to remove the front wheel. I traded in my 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe because, even with both wheels removed and the rear seat folded flat, I couldn't load the bike inside.
     
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  9. Mach_Tuck

    Mach_Tuck United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    I was able to stuff all the receivers down into the seats...may not need the towel then
     
  10. SoCal.Stinger

    SoCal.Stinger United States Member

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    Any one have any suggestions on how to get rid of the said "dents" in the leather that are the result of folding the seats down? I was transporting my 50lb+ Borla exhaust box in the the seat for day before installing and now there's a 1 and half inch indentation due to the seatbelt... kinda takes away from the premium feel.
     
  11. davebo

    davebo United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    I just leave a hand towel in the back seat and fold it a couple times and place it over the seat belts when I fold the seats down. It doesn't totally eliminate the indentation but it helps a lot.
     
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  12. moinmoin

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    I have a black IKEA fleece blanket folded in several layers across the back seats are down. Seems to work.
     
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  13. Bobr

    Bobr Unspecified Country - Europe Active Member

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    Are those dents from metal part of the seat belt metal latch plate? Why not fasten them prior folding then? Maybe that will help
     
  14. CDv6

    CDv6 United States Active Member

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    The clip receivers can be manually tilted down, which reduces the indentations.
     
  15. SoCal.Stinger

    SoCal.Stinger United States Member

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    I did that... along with tuck the middle ones into the "hidden" slot..... drivers side rear belt is the only one that dented in.
     
  16. Thirteen

    Thirteen United States Member

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    I keep a towel in the car and put that between the belt receivers and leather.
     
  17. Kosh

    Kosh United States Member

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    How do you remove the indentations after you have them ... moved a 100+ lb SVS sub even tho I tucked them I have indentations
     
  18. F4D3D

    F4D3D United States New Member

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    Would like to know as well! Have dented seats
     
  19. bumble bee

    bumble bee United States 1000 Posts Club! Sustaining Member

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    Yes, if i put the seats down i think it would be very uncomfortable. 6'6" tall.
     
  20. StingEm

    StingEm United States Active Member

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    Should be okay if you remove the headrests first?
     
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