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Old 01-30-2012, 06:08 PM
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Mein Auto: 2011 E92 335i MT
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Originally Posted by Stealth.Pilot View Post
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.
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:

- 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.
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