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Old 04-17-2005, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so what driving seat position do you drive in?

i like to beable to sit uprite where i could see every thing. almost like a bucket seat with a slight incline. also where i could compleatly press all peddels fast. so more like a real racers position.

i dont like to be like thoes wannabe racers in there civics where they are almost lying down and all you can see of them is there forheads . its funny to see them try to chase you on a crowed freeway.
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Seat rolled far back, with it angled at like 50 to 60 degrees so that your legs are almost striaght pushing on the pedals and your arms are almost fully extended but not, your arms must be able to be relaxed while you are still able to control the car
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Old 04-21-2005, 02:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm 6'5", so my seat is pretty far back. When I reach my arm out, my wrist is even with the top of the steering wheel. I sit fairly upright to get a better view, and it is also better for my back.
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Seat quite far back, back of seat probably about 45 degrees back, as low down as it'll go and fully pivioted back. You can see my head rest half way between the rear window and I cant see anything over the wipers.

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Old 04-23-2005, 06:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm 6'5", so my seat is pretty far back. When I reach my arm out, my wrist is even with the top of the steering wheel. I sit fairly upright to get a better view, and it is also better for my back.
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same here, a proper driving position is when, you extend your arm straight out and your wrist should be even with the top of the steering wheel, and then your legs should be slightly bent even if you have the pedals pushed in all the way, they should still be slightly bent, then you can exert the most force on the pedals, and have your arm at perfect driving position to steer and shift
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same here, a proper driving position is when, you extend your arm straight out and your wrist should be even with the top of the steering wheel, and then your legs should be slightly bent even if you have the pedals pushed in all the way, they should still be slightly bent, then you can exert the most force on the pedals, and have your arm at perfect driving position to steer and shift
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this is how i position my seat. if its moved even an inch it feels all wierd.
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Old 04-25-2005, 03:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah. whenever I take my car to the carwash, the guys that drive it through change my seat all weird, so I get back in and have to completely re-adjust everything, especially a pain due to my lack of power seats.
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Originally posted by SHAHAB323IS+Apr 23 2005, 04:37 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(SHAHAB323IS @ Apr 23 2005, 04:37 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-LongHairedHippy@Apr 21 2005, 01:53 PM
I'm 6'5", so my seat is pretty far back.* When I reach my arm out, my wrist is even with the top of the steering wheel.* I sit fairly upright to get a better view, and it is also better for my back.
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same here, a proper driving position is when, you extend your arm straight out and your wrist should be even with the top of the steering wheel, and then your legs should be slightly bent even if you have the pedals pushed in all the way, they should still be slightly bent, then you can exert the most force on the pedals, and have your arm at perfect driving position to steer and shift
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I drive in the same position, cant STAND it when my dad moves the seat, thank god for memory seats :P Although I bucket my seat as much as possible also, I move the front as much as it will go up, and the back of the seat as much as it can down
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I guess you are all talking about for street driving...

For SCCA or "Sport Driving"

What I have been told, and if you watch things like WRC, F1 or ride along with SCCA drivers, the ones that go to nationals not the guys that go there to "drive like hell in a parking lot", then you would know to sit close to the steering wheel. You do not want your arm extended fully. You do not have as much strength when you turn the steering wheel that way. Also the further back you sit the longer it takes you to shift gears. You want to sit as close as possible. So that you still have enough room to move your legs freely and not hit your knees on the dash. This will give you maximum steering strength and control, quickest response time on the pedals and less of a reach to the shifter.

And I have tried this and it does work. I'm 6'1 and people can usually get better leg room behinde me than sitting behinde the passenger seat. I only move it up a few notches to achieve the optimum driving position as described above for Track or Auto-x driving. It is a little weird at first because I used to drive with the seat all the way back. But now I can't stand to drive like that. It completely changes to feeling and experiance of driving.
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Do you guys drive with one- or two hands on the wheel? When i'm cruising or slighty speeding i always drive with one hand by the stick(NEVER on it, this will RUIN your gearbox in no time). If I'm driving fast i always have two hands on the wheel in case i need to react.

I hate seeing people speed with only one hand on the wheel, you can't react fast enough, and if your hands are sweating/whatever and slips, your fucked because your other hand is out of the window or something...
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I read this from somewhere:
With your back against the chair and sitting up right extend your arm fully, your wrists should be where the steering wheel is. As for headroom, there should be at least a "fist size" between your head and the roof. I personally think this is very comfortable position as you sit upright and everything seems to be easily reached. I'm 5'9-5'10 by the way.
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Originally posted by SHAHAB323IS+Apr 24 2005, 01:37 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(SHAHAB323IS @ Apr 24 2005, 01:37 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-LongHairedHippy@Apr 21 2005, 01:53 PM
I'm 6'5", so my seat is pretty far back.* When I reach my arm out, my wrist is even with the top of the steering wheel.* I sit fairly upright to get a better view, and it is also better for my back.
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same here, a proper driving position is when, you extend your arm straight out and your wrist should be even with the top of the steering wheel, and then your legs should be slightly bent even if you have the pedals pushed in all the way, they should still be slightly bent, then you can exert the most force on the pedals, and have your arm at perfect driving position to steer and shift
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Me too, all though I have a bit short arms in respect to my legs. So I can't get it as good as I'd like. Need a spacer for the wheel to get to sit perfectly.

Headroom is tight too.
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