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  • #53273

    howsey
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    UK - Wales

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    I’ve been flat on my back in all day, cursing the day I ordered the bloody things. I’m going to give this a go before I take more drastic measures!! https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N6OE8LP/ref=pe_385721_37986871_TE_item

    #53283

    elliot
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    UK - England

    Posts: 762

    I got the standard recaros after debating the pro’s and con’s.

    A bad motor bike accident at 17 yrs  and back surgery at 33 yrs, now 55 yrs.

    I made the right choice 🙂



    FPM 375 & DS 2+ iMap

    DSC  Controller

    Tractive Suspension

    Mountune V3 Cat Back

    Mishimoto Intercooler

     

    #53284

    TheGardenShed
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    UK - Wales

    Posts: 40

    Stretch your hip flexors and lower back, strengthen glutes and you core. Makes all the difference! I used to have back pain sat in a car or any kind of seat for that matter. It’s not necessarily the seat but more that your posture is being screwed by instability. Trust me, I’m a marine and I work on small boats in high sea states, my back has taken a battering and a half! Wish I knew how to fix myself a few years ago!

    #53288

    howsey
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    UK - Wales

    Posts: 1070

    You really did make the right choice, Elliot! Fair enough, Barney, I’m not going to argue with a marine. I’ve had neck issues for years but lower-back is a new one for me. Being old sucks!!

    #53300

    9designs
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    UK - England

    Posts: 1792

    It might be they just don’t suit you,  being a seating engineer I would agree with above, it’s often down to posture and how you have adjusted it. Many recline a seat to far or slouch and don’t get the right lumbar support.  Personally I find them comfortable, their shape and form feels pretty good to me so I don’t think their is any inherent design issues.  Experiment with back angle, steering wheel adjustment as well, don’t stretch to reach anything etc. Make sure your ass is pushed well back into the back of the squab and cushion bite line.  If all else fails buy a Volvo ..  😀



    Magnetic Grey with all the best bits

    FPM375/COBB/MSD-  Quaife LSD,  DSC+Tractive  Suspension,  HJS200 cell sports cat and MT Cooler. Sync3 upgrade.

    UK seller for DSC & Tractive  Active suspension. 

    DSC Modules – Back order-No ETA !!

    TracTive Suspension kit  – £3350 inc   

    Jacking Blocks – Reserve to buy. £21

    email to:-  9designstechserv@gmail.com 

        

    #53339

    howsey
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    UK - Wales

    Posts: 1070

    @9designs – The main problem is my lack of a sport back to fit my sport seats. I may be old but I’m too young for a bloody Volvo.

    #53504

    TheGardenShed
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    Give these a watch when you have some spare time to kill, really informative and he knows his subject well!

    #53556

    howsey
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    UK - Wales

    Posts: 1070

    Thanks, mate.

    #53609

    howsey
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    UK - Wales

    Posts: 1070

    I’ve got my cushion and its fantastic. If you do get back issues I’d recommend one of these in a heartbeat.

    #53610

    9designs
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    UK - England

    Posts: 1792

    Don’t knock the Volvo…  my V40 D4 R-Designs before the RS was a great car, better than the German options  (and is on the Focus platform)



    Magnetic Grey with all the best bits

    FPM375/COBB/MSD-  Quaife LSD,  DSC+Tractive  Suspension,  HJS200 cell sports cat and MT Cooler. Sync3 upgrade.

    UK seller for DSC & Tractive  Active suspension. 

    DSC Modules – Back order-No ETA !!

    TracTive Suspension kit  – £3350 inc   

    Jacking Blocks – Reserve to buy. £21

    email to:-  9designstechserv@gmail.com 

        

    #53612

    howsey
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    UK - Wales

    Posts: 1070

    I actually like those cars. Maybe I’ll buy a Volvo in ten years time………

    #53613

    9designs
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    UK - England

    Posts: 1792

    Sold it to a chap half my age !!!!   Nothing like breaking a few stereotypes and myths 😉



    Magnetic Grey with all the best bits

    FPM375/COBB/MSD-  Quaife LSD,  DSC+Tractive  Suspension,  HJS200 cell sports cat and MT Cooler. Sync3 upgrade.

    UK seller for DSC & Tractive  Active suspension. 

    DSC Modules – Back order-No ETA !!

    TracTive Suspension kit  – £3350 inc   

    Jacking Blocks – Reserve to buy. £21

    email to:-  9designstechserv@gmail.com 

        

    #53624

    howsey
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    UK - Wales

    Posts: 1070

    I’m saying I’m too young for a Volvo but I need a special lumbar cushion to drive my RS. Maybe it’s time to give in.

    #53679

    bobcat
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    UK - England

    Posts: 10019

    @howsey, one for the future, well maybe

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    #53698

    howsey
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    UK - Wales

    Posts: 1070

    Possibly my next mode of transport. She’s a beauty.

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