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M. Yusuf Mohamed

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Does anyone use a firm back support to move the driver up the steering wheel/pedals without having to change the seat brackets?

Might be the kind of thing you use in an enduro race, but not the two part foam kind.

I'm looking for a cheap sollution. The sparco inserts are great, but they are expensive for what I need.

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You can get the blue "back saver" pads from Pegasus. They are not cheap but they are very effective

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I use one of those throw away airline pillows just to support my lower back. I have a "racing" version but the airline pillow works better.

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Office chair lumbar support? I bought one for short money at Office Depot, gutted it and used several pieces of that foam (different kinds) for lower back support. I tried the 2-part foam route too but it makes a mess and didn't work out so great. It took a few days to get it out of my hair too. Now I know how women feel when we miss...

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Hard foam interlocking mat from Costco. A big pack costs $20. Cut to fit. Makes back pads, bottom pads or side pads. I also use a dense memory foam pad underneath the bottom cushion.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cmpages/conForFoan.php

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wow, I never knew where to find that dense foam. That's awesome.

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quote:
Originally posted by CP:
Office chair lumbar support? I bought one for short money at Office Depot, gutted it and used several pieces of that foam (different kinds) for lower back support. I tried the 2-part foam route too but it makes a mess and didn't work out so great. It took a few days to get it out of my hair too. Now I know how women feel when we miss...

Geeze Cy WAAAAY too much information!!!!!

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Why not the 2 part foam???

I recently used 2 part foam to make a seat insert for my daughter so we can share my car without moving the seat (she's 5'6" and I'm 6'2"). When all said and done the insert was about 5" thick and it provided support from the seat bottom to the top of the back of the seat. Cut holes for the belts and she has a custom seat.

To get it right there is a lot of trimming/shaping/taping after the foam has hardened. It is a lot of work but the results are great.

Custom seat and only cost about $50 for 1/2 gallon of 2 part foam and one very big heavy duty garbage bag and a roll of duct tape.

Tom

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Small commercial for the backsavers pad or this stuff, if you're trying to bolster a seat and not sit directly on it:

http://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productselection.asp?Product=2396

I've had the misfortune to crash test my seat and it's clear to me that the foam padding that comes in them has almost no impact absorbing quality. So I won't put anything into that seat that isn't designed to absorb impact in a crash as well as make it more comfortable. No more towels or pillows for me. [nope]

Looking at the 2 part foam, it also seems to have some impact absorbing quality.

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This is the best I've found so far ...

CLICK HERE: Organic, non-toxic, renewable lumbar support!

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quote:
Originally posted by Tom's Double O:
Why not the 2 part foam???


2 reasons:

1 - I'm lazy.

2 - need it as a temporary fix till I put in a new seat which I hope will be closer to the pedals (moving brackets,etc.)

You guys got me thinking and I tried a pair of those stadium cushions. Worked perfectly.

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