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Old 26-11-2012, 17:34   #1 (permalink)
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Seat position. Analysis & solution

Evening all!

The seats in my zed are lovely ! What's lacking slightly though is the seats position.

Driving: For me, the wheel feels like its off to the left ever so slightly,
placed at too shorter distance and low down. I'd prefer if the pivot for adjustment was higher, thus creating a more level wheel.
the clutch has a long throw but this can be utilized
When using heel-toe my knee touches the bottom of the wheel.

Long and short of it the driving position can be improved. Short of spending a few bob on Steering column bosses and modifying the rack, buying new seats and runners...I've found a very easy Cheap quick fix to a niggling problem

Solution: Take the foam seat insert from the seat cover, Try to peel away thee Velcro rather than let it rip from the foam. Get a bread knife.
Once you have the foam insert you can see and feel how it can be modified to adjust seat position. There's a good 1-2.5" of material to play with.

What I did was completely remove the rear 1/3rd of the seat (Not the walls that stop your ass from shifting about)
And on the 2nd 1/3rd I gradually shaped it for my legs with a thin V shape running up the middle to aid in leg support. And tapered from the start of the 2nd 1/3rd all the way to what is the ridge dividing the 2nd 1/3rd from the 3rd 1/3rd

My arse is tucked right in the seat, I've used a little non slip mat for the rear 1/3rd as its effectively just the seat wires your sitting on. And ever so slightly favoured the left hand side whilst cutting. Bringing me ever so slightly in-line with the wheel and pedal assembly

No cost, Greatly improved position and Better drive ability
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:34   #2 (permalink)
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I doubt it will last though. The foam also aids in prolonging the life of the seat material.
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I used to hit my knees on the bottom of the steering wheel, then I changed it to a tf wheel which is slightly smaller (and nicer looking), and problem solved.
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You guys are too tall.
Never had any problems! Saying that, I'm only 5'6
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Funnily enough, I've removed even more seat material. and its holding up brilliantly ! the next step is a new steering wheel and boss kit.
What are the legality's of this ?
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Never had drama's with seating position. Newer MG 6's are rumoured to be off centre but not seen problems with ZRs
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