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Anyone else have an issue when adjusting your seat for auto crossing or any track days? I just can't seem to find the proper position. Even driving on the streets I am constantly adjusting my seat - can't get comfortable


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Seats are mounted about 2" too high
 
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Coming from my previous car, the front edge of the seat is way too short. I like the angle of the back of the seat to the flat bottom to be close to 60 degrees. In order to feel the support under my hamstrings I have to lean the back of the seat soo far back I feel like a degenerate.
 

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If I have the seat where I like the clutch I can barley push the gas. If I have it adjusted where I can push the gas I about push the clutch through the firewall. Though about a pedal spacer.


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I struggled with this for awhile. Pedal spacer certainly helps a lot. I ended up moving the seat back and forth until my legs are okay, and then moving my seat tilt until arms are close enough. Problem is I'm a little far back arm wise to be comfortable, and when I get in a more aggressive sitting position, it feels almost straight up and starts to wear after awhile. So I lean back on the street, sit up for more critical driving.
 

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That's a nice guide.

The ST seats are perfect for me. I'm 5'10 175lbs. I can say that before I started open track driving that I sat a click or two farther back and had the back rest laid back a little more. After doing a lot of track driving the past 10 years I probably sit closer to the wheel and more upright than most of my non track driving friends, but I can drive the s*** out of them.

My "03 Cobra, once I got the seat set for where my arms reached the steering wheel correctly I had to add a pedal cover on the gas pedal and physically move it in towards the brake pedal for everything to be adjusted right. My '95R and '90Gt actually fit quite well. The '90 has a full halo seat and custom seat mount though.
 

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Here is how I have mine:

- Seat is adjusted first so I'm sitting basically straight up. At an event I lean it back just a bit so my helmet is just off the head rest.
- The seat is all the way down, no tilt.
- The seat position is adjusted so that when I have the brake and clutch pressed all the way in, the underside of my leg is just off the seat.
- The steering wheel is adjusted so that when I put my hand on the top of the wheel, the meaty part of my hand between my thumb and wrist rest on the steering wheel. This is also done with setting the height so that it is up just high enough plus a bit more so that I can keep my hands on the wheel for as far around as I can take the wheel without having to take my hands off of it and not have them hit my leg.
- A bit of tweaking is done to ensure the proper "feel" of the seat with being able to actually drive the car.

My girlfriend joked about how my seat is and thought it was awkward, but when I told her that the only difference is when I put my helmet on the seat gets leaned back a bit, and I'm comfortable and explained it to her it made sense. I have a bad back too so this helps out on long trips quite a bit.
 
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