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    Do you want to keep the chair together, or take...

    Do you want to keep the chair together, or take it apart? If you can add a platform on the back, you could do something similar for pulling the chair up like I did here: ...
  2. X3 on bringing to a hardware store and matching...

    X3 on bringing to a hardware store and matching thread size and pitch
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    Try putting this in a Google search: ...

    Try putting this in a Google search: site:sci.rutgers.edu/forum quad cath

    Replace quad cath with whatever you want to search. Works on any forum
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    I've tried the extension thing before but always...

    I've tried the extension thing before but always felt the extra handling was introducing too much risk for contamination, and the wrapper extension trick looks to require too much dexterity for a C6...
  5. There are lots of hinge kits available to do...

    There are lots of hinge kits available to do this. Unfortunately, most mod shops won't do it. I called all around Minnesota when I was considering doing this to a Ford Flex. In the meantime we bought...
  6. I agree and probably wouldn't have got them if I...

    I agree and probably wouldn't have got them if I had to pay for them myself. Got my doc to write the letter and my private insurance through my employer paid for them, no questions asked.
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    How are you with transfers, and with taking the...

    How are you with transfers, and with taking the chair apart yourself? That will determine a lot about what will be the best setup for you.

    And I know it's tough, but the more you can rid yourself...
  8. X2 for ADI disc brakes. They're the only ones you...

    X2 for ADI disc brakes. They're the only ones you can actually use reliably as "brakes" to descend hills with. All others are just "locks" for once you're already stationary.
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    Another C6 using MPD right angle here. No reduced...

    Another C6 using MPD right angle here. No reduced effort steering, just a tri-pin in one vehicle and a v-grip in another. But I've been able to phase those out most of the time too by using Hatch...
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    That's similar to the Sure-Grip v-grip I use now....

    That's similar to the Sure-Grip v-grip I use now. But no way I'd be able to use it if I didn't have wrist flexion.

    fuentejps, what's your wrist strength like? Do you have extension and flexion?
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    I agree, to be completely conclusive, one would...

    I agree, to be completely conclusive, one would have to do an exact comparison with and without the frog shields. I didn't do that which is why I used "IMO" and "little to zero" in my language. I...
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    I used an MPD from 2003 until recently without...

    I used an MPD from 2003 until recently without any issues. I would replace the foam when it started to wear out, and always drove with gloves on. Also always kept it adjusted so it was snug, yet...
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    reporting back

    Here is how much hair built up after about 3 months of use. IMO the frog shields have zero to little effect on how much hair gets wrapped up in the casters and bearings. But they make the assembly so...
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    I would just go to your local Walmart, Target, or...

    I would just go to your local Walmart, Target, or big box store and get an auto interior LED that plugs into a cigarette lighter. There are all sorts of strips and other light styles available. Can...
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    Good info about the site. I'll check it out. ...

    Good info about the site. I'll check it out.



    No concers about that for me. Chair is from 2002 and no longer being covered or serviced by anyone but yours truly, all on my own dime. ...
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    Thanks again for the info. I did search for high...

    Thanks again for the info. I did search for high traction, deep lug, winter tire, etc. for mobility scooters. Came up with some results, but none for an 8 inch rim.
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    Thanks for the info. I did some searching and...

    Thanks for the info. I did some searching and couldn't find anything. Took a risk and ordered these: https://simpletire.com/deestone-4.008-ds5212-tires I know I'll be pushing it for clearance, and...
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    Tires with more traction for power chair

    I have a Quickie S-646 that I only use for doing things around my yard, summer mostly, but some winter use. It's due for new tires, current size is the 8" rim, tires are 3-4" wide and 13" overall...
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    For these types of things I've gone to my local...

    For these types of things I've gone to my local big box store or even Walmart and just get one of those pads people use for kneeling on while gardening.
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    Because a mazda5 is a "microvan" with sliding...

    Because a mazda5 is a "microvan" with sliding doors. Similar to the 3 in some features and drivetrain, but van vs sedan we're dealing with here.

    This is how I transfer. I've changed a few things...
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    Mazda5 for easy transfer height, and no need to...

    Mazda5 for easy transfer height, and no need to take chair apart, and no need for a slow lift either, and still driving from standard seat.
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    Another possible resource: ...

    Another possible resource: http://www.warnerlinear.com/Products/linear-actuators/rugged-duty-actuators/b-track-k2xac-linear-actuator
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    It's possible but I wouldn't count on it. If you...

    It's possible but I wouldn't count on it. If you can get someone to crawl under they might be able to see a label or model number of the old actuator.
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    Can just look up the dimensions and specs for...

    Can just look up the dimensions and specs for actuators needed? Then you should be able to get one from one of the many actuator manufacturers out there.
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    I find the roho is not supportive enough if I...

    I find the roho is not supportive enough if I have a sling bottom, but great if I have a rigid bottom. And with the supracore stimulite I find it is too uncomfortable if I have a rigid bottom, but...
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