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Old 02-22-2014, 03:06 PM   #1
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13 ST lowered seat bracket?

Anyone know if someone out there offers or can make a bracket (or a way) to lower the recaro driver seat? I'm fairly comfortable now, but would like a bit more head room. I'm 6"2', so I come a tad close to the roof(I can't drive 'leaned back' very uncomfortable. ) lower the better. All help appreciated.


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Old 02-22-2014, 08:02 PM   #2
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Anyone know if someone out there offers or can make a bracket (or a way) to lower the recaro driver seat? I'm fairly comfortable now, but would like a bit more head room. I'm 6"2', so I come a tad close to the roof(I can't drive 'leaned back' very uncomfortable. ) lower the better. All help appreciated.
Im also 6'2", so i understand the height deal. I presume that you lowered the seat with the handle on the side of the seat.
With that said, I have in the past, lowered seats in previous cars. The way I did it was by removing the factory brackets.

I measured the factory brackets and figured out how much lower I needed.
I went to home depot and picked up a square boxed steel tube. Cut them about 2" long and drilled the appropriate diameter hole in them. I also picked some longer bolts for the brackets. ( also, flat washers can be used in the place of the box tubes and plastic shims)

MOST IMPORTANT, please remember to use lock washers or castle nuts on the brackets so the don't move!
Now, remember , the seat has forward and backward bracket under the seat with springs and cables.

Remember to allow room for them to operate, and you may need to shim the front to get the correct seat angle you need for comfort. I would use thin plastic putty or bon-do spreaders for this.

Hope this helps. I haven't looked at my seats, so I'm not sure this will work on the focus or not. But this is what I've done in the past.

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