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      04-24-2013, 07:26 AM   #45
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My drivers side seat is deffinately lower than Ian's at the lowest setting.
Had both cars alongside each other. Sat in one car, then the other. No rocket science in determining that there was a difference in height.
You're right Joe. Ian is definitely taller than you
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      04-24-2013, 08:02 AM   #46
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Does it help one drive faster? :
May be, may be not. After a while, I forgotten that my head is resting on the door frame whenever I turn. Until I remembered that it might do my neck any good if there's a rollover.
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      04-24-2013, 05:58 PM   #47
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Maybe you guys should give the performance seats a go? I know there is a lower mounting setting for them... Electric seats are great but I don't think I've adjusted my seats more than 2 or 3 times.
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I had a good look today and play with the settings, and it really doesn't look like the seat can physically go any lower. I remembered my 318i used to be able to set a lot lower. Yes, the magical one fist length and I can only do that with the lowest setting now. I used to need to lift the seat quite high to get that position on the 318i.

Now, with a helmet on, looks like I will have a couple of inches clearance the most. May be I do need to look into a new seat - or learn to seat less upright.

Thanks everyone for their help.
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I had a good look today and play with the settings, and it really doesn't look like the seat can physically go any lower. I remembered my 318i used to be able to set a lot lower. Yes, the magical one fist length and I can only do that with the lowest setting now. I used to need to lift the seat quite high to get that position on the 318i.

Now, with a helmet on, looks like I will have a couple of inches clearance the most. May be I do need to look into a new seat - or learn to seat less upright.

Thanks everyone for their help.
When is the GB for the seats happening
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I don't think the seats can be adjusted. To get lower, adjust the front to tip down/forward, then lower the seat.
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I don't think the seats can be adjusted. To get lower, adjust the front to tip down/forward, then lower the seat.
Tried that, no difference.
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Thanks alik01 for sending through the seat pics - so definitely very similar in height. So, I will just put it down to my seating angle.

May be a new seat and roll cage is in order...
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Thanks alik01 for sending through the seat pics - so definitely very similar in height. So, I will just put it down to my seating angle.

May be a new seat and roll cage is in order...

Just buy that bloody GT3 will ya!
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Just buy that bloody GT3 will ya!
Ha ha, it is getting close in $. Now, I wonder if I can install the airjacks from the cup car.
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Ha ha, it is getting close in $. Now, I wonder if I can install the airjacks from the cup car.
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