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....for your seat and steering wheel! [:eek:)]

When the missus drives my car car and messes up the seat position

i know how to set it back to my liking.

I have the seat 3 pumps up from the bottom &

2 notches forward from the back.

The steering wheel i have pulled out as far as it goes.

Nice and close for full control[:D]

(makes me laugh when i see boy racers with the arms fully

stretched out on the steering wheel?!)
 

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Mine is really easy!

Seat back as far poss, low as poss, steering wheel in as far and high as poss and the seat back so my arms are slightly bent at the elbow.

Then my 6ft6" frame can just fit in, and i get no back ache and have a good view of everything! [:D]
 

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Mines not a problem, cos Im the only one who drives her [:D]

Seat at its lowest point, wheel pulled out half way & set at the top setting, headrest tilted forward, lumbar fully out. Give me that DTM feeling [:I]
 

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Quote: posted by efrancis on 11/01/2005 13:50:51

Mine is really easy!

Seat back as far poss, low as poss, steering wheel in as far and high as poss and the seat back so my arms are slightly bent at the elbow.

Then my 6ft6" frame can just fit in, and i get no back ache and have a good view of everything! [:D]

Same for me, except I pull the wheel towards me as far as possible. Perhaps I don't have chimp arms like you [;)]
 

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Seat all the way down

Two notches in from the furthest back.

Wheel out a little so i can see the dials correctly and so i'm not stretching for the wheel.

Having owned a Focus i dont like a high ride height and i'm pretty tall anyway so this suits me just fine [:)]
 

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Quote: posted by Milkfloat on 11/01/2005 14:04:55

Quote: posted by efrancis on 11/01/2005 13:50:51

Mine is really easy!

Seat back as far poss, low as poss, steering wheel in as far and high as poss and the seat back so my arms are slightly bent at the elbow.

Then my 6ft6" frame can just fit in, and i get no back ache and have a good view of everything! [:D]

Same for me, except I pull the wheel towards me as far as possible. Perhaps I don't have chimp arms like you [;)]

Ooooga Boooga! [:D]
 

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Seat down as far as it will go - wish it went down a bit further really. Seat back almost upright and wheel quite close to me. Find I get maximum control and good comfort too.
 

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Seat as low as poss, left leg not stretched to press clutch fully to guage distance, wheel as far out and around half way up/down.
 

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Seat on lowest position or a few pumps high and then 3 notches in from the back... as otherwise i cant get anyone in behind me... though i do get a back back and my knees hurt as i drive, so i keep having to readjust! there isnt enough support under the thigh without moving my seat back and then its too much of a stretch for the clutch... think there should be more notches in the fore and aft movement...

I also have the steering full out and high enough that i can still read the temp display and keep the key from hitting my knee.
 

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Glad to see there are no Chav's amongst us so far[;)]

Basically get in stick left foot on the brake with knee bent slightly. Adjust seat fore/aft to suit then move wheel so it's not too high and far enough towards me to have elbows bent when touching the top of the rim.

I'm fairly tall and have long legs 6ft 2" and tend to have the seat almost as low as it goes. Sometimes I move it up on long journeys as its more comfortable and you get better vision[:D]

My 306 rallye has an annoying seat as even on the lowest setting it is too high[:(] The highest setting is ludicrous! Golf has better adjustments on it but I'd say the rallye is more comfortable and doesn't give me back ache as much.
 

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yeah I get back ache as well with standard sports seats. there is not enough support under the thighs unless you put the seat right back, then its too far away.

maybe recaros would sort the problem out with lumbar support ?
 

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Quote: posted by chesney on 11/01/2005 15:46:46

The highest setting is ludicrous! Golf has better adjustments on it but I'd say the rallye is more comfortable and doesn't give me back ache as much.

Getting constant back ache in my 306 was it's death warrant and what made me go and buy the Golf!

I can't remember where my seat is, but I know that I don't fit back in once the wife's been driving! Even if the seats back in the same place, why does it always feel so wrong for the first five minutes after you have adjusted it?

Mark
 

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Quote: posted by spg on 11/01/2005 13:43:10

....for your seat and steering wheel! [:eek:)]

At the front, on the right hand side.... [:D]

Mark
 

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i get aches even with the recaros! and they recline slowly on their own! so every so often i realise i am lying down! lol...

the lumbar support is pretty rubbish, as the seat base needs to be deeper (the further the lumber out the less the support on shoulders and under thigh... having said that, i love how hard the seats are and have spent many long long days in them with no probs at all apart from minor adjustments.
 

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Quote: posted by tdi_man on 11/01/2005 16:10:43

there is not enough support under the thighs unless you put the seat right back, then its too far away.

maybe recaros would sort the problem out with lumbar support ?

Exactly the problem I have on long journeys and think the lower pad should extend out to support the under thigh area. I end up sticking a jumper under that area and it helps.

I had a car with recaro's once and found it to have the best support. And also in a Subaru Legacy I had, that was quite good.

As for the 306 and someone said it was worse I guess it depends how you are built and sit and the manufacturers just compromise to suit everyone so best bet it to make your own seat[:D] The rallye seats are a bit basic though and a good deal softer than the golf's some find this bad on long journeys but I find the opposite.

Suppose as I'm thin I don't have as much fat to protect me from the hard seats as some[:D] Just a joke b4 anyone takes offence as I'm sure some really boney ar*sed people find soft seats uncomfortable so its personal preference really.

Sorry this is a bit off topic now[V]
 

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is it just the GTis that have reach adjustment??

ive got height adjustament on the steering wheel just dunno bout reach..

would be useful..

im not sure exactly how i have it

i just fiddle till it feels good [;)] (awaits the dirty minded mkiv lot to notice the previous comment [:p] )
 

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Well i had no idea i had reach adjustment till i read this thread.Thought it was only height i could adjust.

Aw well you learn something new every day [8D]
 

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Quote: posted by efrancis on 11/01/2005 13:50:51

Mine is really easy!

Seat back as far poss, low as poss, steering wheel in as far and high as poss and the seat back so my arms are slightly bent at the elbow.

Then my 6ft6" frame can just fit in, and i get no back ache and have a good view of everything! [:D]

Snap! Being 6'6'', I was surprised I could fit in the Golf! [:D]
 
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