Last post on Mar 06, 2008 at 9:25 AM
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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Outback, Subaru, Sedan, Wagon
#34 of 37 Re: OBS vs. Impreza Premium [javert_123]
Mar 05, 2008 (2:09 pm)
It would probably not be too complicated or expensive to fabricate some spacers to raise the static height of the seat. You could either locate the spacers between the floor and adjustment rail or between the seat and adjustment rail.
Aside from that, I always felt the passenger seat height in the Outback felt low as well. I prefer to keep the height adjustment on the driver side all the way up, which only exacerbates the low feeling when sitting on the passenger side.
#35 of 37 Re: OBS vs. Impreza Premium [xwesx]
Mar 05, 2008 (2:43 pm)
Check the tracks, because if they're flat that is easy, but if they're angled it's a lot tougher.
The track on my Forester was angled at the front. So if you put spacers and raised the back, the bolt would not find the stock hole for it.
My Forester's seat track was shaped like this, front to back:
With the front bolt on the "/" part.
#36 of 37 Re: OBS vs. Impreza Premium [ateixeira]
Mar 05, 2008 (2:47 pm)
True, and good point, juice! One would end up having to put a bracket like this on it to keep the front-to-rear alignment constant:
Seems like a lot of work for gaining a couple inches!
#37 of 37 Re: OBS vs. Impreza Premium [xwesx]
Mar 06, 2008 (9:25 am)
I didn't mess with my Forester's seats, but on my Miata I did lift it up a bit to give me some thigh support. I used a few metal washers as spacers. Very simple, really. The track is flat so it was easy.