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Old 10-06-08, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default Are you a picky guy? Hate your seat? FREE fix! (now with pics!)

Ok, if your a small guy like me (5' 6" 143lbs) the stock sti seats are not near as supportive as i would like. I figured out a very simple and FREE way to fix this.

standard issue seat back
step 1: sit in the backseat and slide your hand under the fabric, feel around for a zipper. You will want to pull this out and unzip it (there are 2 do both) then unclip the plastic edging thats on the bottom of the fabric. I just pushed the edging through the hole in the top of the seat to hold it out of my way.


plastic edging

step 2: look inside the seat, you will see some clear plastic covering springs that are pressed against the foam for the seat. You can remove or stretch this plastic out of the way if you choose to it wont hurt the seat any.


step 3. do this one at a time and slowly, make sure to test after each pull and feel the change. you simply reach in and pull on the springs pulling them back towards the backseat. give the bottom one a good pull then sit in your seat and see if you notice a change. continue to adjust accordingly until you get the seat the way you want it. ***NOTE if you do happen to pull one of the springs completely out dont panic! it will just slip back in, notice the small bracket on the side of seat, the spring slips into that***


in the center of the second pic is the small bracket that the spring slips into if it does come out

step 4. after you get the springs where you want them pull the fabric out of the hole in the top of the seat and rezip the zippers, then tuck the edging back in place pushing the tails for the zippers inside the fabric again.


step 5. PROFIT....another note, when i did this on my car and laz's i pulled the springs back as far as i could with the leverage i had available, this creates a nice deep pocket for your back and holds you like your grandma. you will notice you may have to adjust forward/back and up/down after completing this mod, this is normal you didnt break anything!

i will update with more notes as i think of them

here is a pic of the front of the seat after the mod is done....as you can see it looks no different from a stock seat!


yeah i know my car is dirty but you get the point lol

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Old 10-06-08, 09:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: Are you a small guy? Hate your seat?

Oooohhh!!! Sounds like possibly another great free diy mod. I'll have to see pictures of these to get it right...=)))
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Old 10-06-08, 09:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: Are you a small guy? Hate your seat?

This is a great easy, mod!! Chris you need to post picture ASAP. I must add, Im 511 at 190, I would change the title not saying Im big LOL but It work's great for any size person. Holds me in real nice..
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Old 10-06-08, 09:42 PM   #4
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Default Re: Are you a small guy? Hate your seat?

pictures will come tomorrow...and for people that are worried what the seat will look like after the mod....it looks exactly the same as it did before since the foam and fabric are unchanged, when there is no weight on the seat it will come back to the same position as always therefore, no sagging or bubbling fabric!
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Old 10-06-08, 09:47 PM   #5
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Curious for some pics
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Old 10-07-08, 07:37 PM   #6
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added pics to first post
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Old 10-07-08, 10:40 PM   #7
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Default Re: Are you a picky guy? Hate your seat? FREE fix! (now with pics!)

is this different than what you did to your driver seat chris? I want comfy grandma huggins seats!
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Old 10-07-08, 11:08 PM   #8
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Very nice!!! I'm gonna try this as soon as I get some free time this week.
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Old 10-07-08, 11:12 PM   #9
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Genius!

I always felt the back was really flat, I'm doing this tomorrow.
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Old 10-07-08, 11:23 PM   #10
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is this different than what you did to your driver seat chris? I want comfy grandma huggins seats!
nope this is it, the foam thing your thinking of is for a different problem, you will get the huggy huggy by doing this!
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