01-30-2012, 05:08 PM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Join Date: Jun 2010
Mein Auto: '17 GTI '16 981 CS
I'm 6'2" - 6'3" on a good day and have lower back pain. My sport seats don't have lumbar adjustment and I found accidentally (during HPDE) that leaving the seat in full driving mode actually helps - I was too lazy to readjust it (even with memory) and left it there for a weekend. Now I drive exclusively in that position. Short description:
Originally Posted by Stealth.Pilot
I raised the back of the seat cushion to make it more level. It is still angled though because if I raise it to the point that the cushion is level, then that doesn't leave me enough leg room for my legs. With the seat all the way up, my legs are too long to be able to sit comfortably even with the seat all the way back.
However I haven't had any back pain so far so it seems your suggestion is working. Didn't drive more than 30 minutes today though.
- seat all the way down (helmet clearance)
- as forward as possible without hitting the dash with the knees (about 30 degrees bend in the knee when depressing clutch)
- steering wheel full back towards the driver, hands with 35-40 degrees flex when on 3-9 position
- back of the seat almost straight up, the wrist of the fully extended hand with my head on headrest is bending over the top of the steering wheel
- seat bottom so slightly tilted towards the back of the car
Hope that might help you as well, no way to say - lower backs are SO personal there's no way to predict anything. Good luck.
2017 Golf GTI |Silver over tartan cloth| MT| Base S, no options. Oh, wait! ... It does
have a spare tire!
2016 981 Cayman S | 6-speed MT| Active suspension | Sport Exhaust System | Torque vectoring (with LSD) | Sport seats + | Sport design steering wheel
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