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Old 05-22-2013, 03:21 AM   #11
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I'm with you there! It seems this doesn't fit us shorter types as well as earlier models did. With my seat up where I can reach the pedals, the armrest is useless, plus the seatbelts don't adjust, so I have a silly belt pad after getting a bruise on my neck in 4 days of driving.... I'm 5'1" if I'm lucky.

Thinking about making a longer armrest... Would love to see how it works out with the seats, they do feel tilted back some at times...
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:05 AM   #12
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yeah and the only thing that stupid little doodad thing does on the side is raise the seat not rake.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:50 AM   #13
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this might sound dumb, but i just want to make sure you tried the height adjustment lever first. on the front left corner of the seat. i will raise or lower the back of the seat bottom.
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it still has the rake, I know what your talking about.
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ok. just wanted to make sure.
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I can't imagine that angling the seat with washers will retain the rigidity needed for the seat to remain attached during an accident.

If you're in an accident and you are hurt due to a failed seat mount, you won't receive any insurance coverage when they discover that you have modified the factory seat mounts.

In short,(hahaha) you shouldn't modify your seats that way.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:48 PM   #17
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good point....:) even with grade 8 bolts? I mean god knows the forces at work in a car accident I know what you mean by the rear of the seat breaking free from the floor and the whole track twisting.....
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this might sound dumb, but i just want to make sure you tried the height adjustment lever first. on the front left corner of the seat. i will raise or lower the back of the seat bottom.
^haha... Not the first car that doesn't go high enough :) least I can see over the dash. It's wierd, driving the 06 again for a few days while I had some stuff apart in the 09- the 06 just FEELS more compact and short friendly, but I can't see out the rear hardly at all. The 09 feels large and stretched out with less blind spots, by comparison, but also sportier and more robust. Neither car accommodates our 7' tall friend comfortably in the front passenger seat, though. I've been sitting on a pillow for longer drives in the 09 just feel silly with my pillow and my seatbelt pad- would be neat to see if badazz2010focus accomplishes a safe seat modification.

Pete's jeep when he had it, had modified seat sliders so it would slide back further so his knees didn't hit the dash.
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my right leg starts to ache due to the angle of the seat :(
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:48 PM   #20
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My only issue with the seats is the angle of the headrest being tilted forward, and the fact that there's no lumbar support lol. Maybe some aftermarket seats will do the trick?
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