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    There seems to be a growing number of AF's with a 505 SR and GT variants in the family fleet. The thing that I can't determine is where the difference in driving position height comes from.

    On a visual inspection the seats look to be at the same height (compared up against the centre console) but when seated the height in my SRD is a good 30mm higher than the GTi (measured by the room between the roof and my head). The seat frames seem identical so the difference may be in the foam build of the seats. (Or else the seats have just compreesed more in the GTi over time).

    In the GTi my right ankle seem to fatigue on long drives so I am inclined to raise the seat if there is an acceptable way to do it. 20 or 30mm isn't much on a tape measure but when you come to lift up a frame it is difficult to find something suitable.

    Any thoughts on this proposal?

    Tom

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    I have made the rear only of the seat higher in my SR by. from memory, putting in longer mounting bolts into the floor with suitable spacers (nuts). I didn't like the way the seat base tilted down so much at the back so it is now much flatter to sit on. Might make it a bit flatter still by putting thinner spacers at the fronts too.
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    Thanks Nisspug for your response.

    I am leaning towards two lengths of 35x35 steel tube, needs to be approx 310mm in length and some longer bolts. I'm not keen on the big nuts method although it pobably works fine.

    Tom
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    That's funny, I find the driving position in a 505 like driving a bus, even compared to the 504, which seems to have the seats set lower, which I like. I have 505 STI Exec seats in my 504, and I didn't put the spacers in, rather the rails are sitting on the floor. Much better. I have heard of people removing the spacers from their 505 to lower the seat, too.

    I drove a 505 GTI a few months ago, and it seemed the steering wheel was between my knees.
    John W

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