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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:20 am 
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i just jumped in my car im not really that tall and i have my seat on the second to last notch! i reckon in my eb the seat went back further?? maybe something to look at ??
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Hmm, good idea. Off to the wreckers I think. Thanks for that. :)

D.


lol just double check that it has been a while since being in the eb. my memory could be lying to me :)


No worries...I'll soon find out. :)

D.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:31 am 
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Buy a s**t set of seats from a wreckers, take the rails off them and bolt them to the floor, then weld your rails on top of them mounted a bit further back. That's how you mount generic sports seats and stuff.
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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:50 am 
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Gotta be sittin low behind the B pillar, to get that fully sik look moit.
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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:02 pm 
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this is true, im 6'2 and im never fully comfortable in my car, i think the el's go further back because i find to be comoftoable in els, not my ef or my last eb though...

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:42 pm 
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I'm 6'4 (last time i checked) and I fit in mine pretty comfortably, but i rekon the seats in a mates EA go back futher than my EL's :?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:34 am 
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From what I understand, EL's have a slightly lower seating position, hence the extra room.

For all the people who think I sit like a muzza, it's not quite like that! I sit fairly upright (in terms of the back rest) but I just don't find enough leg room in the EF.

I have owned a variety of cars, and most have had more front leg room than the EF, including my AU which I find perfectly comfortable.
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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:44 pm 
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I rekon series 1 EF's were the only ones with this problem?

When they went to the series 2 EF, they gave them longer runners for the front seats... I think?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:10 pm 
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I think possibly the seats in the high series cars are slightly different, I am 6'2" and I find that the seats in the FBT don't go back far enough to be comforatble on long drives either. Whereas the EB/AU/BA wagons that I have had are much better.
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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:10 pm 
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i could go check, cant really be bothered, but i im 5"10 and i dont rekon i could touch the pedals with my seat right back.


a WRX on the other hand, i can operates all pedals easily with the seat right back, you guys over 6'3 would enjoy that one.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:44 pm 
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You are right I noticed this when i fitted EF XR seats in to my EF GLi. The GLi seats go back further than XR & Fairmont seats and with the higher series seats you sit higher as well.
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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:00 pm 
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Why dont you just unbolt the rails from teh seat and weld them back a inch or two further back?

That would be the easiest way

 

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