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Old 12-03-2010, 04:31 AM   #1
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Raising Passenger Seat

I am trying to mount an amp underneath the passenger seat in my '01S. In order to retain full fore/aft range, I need to raise the seat by 1/2"-3/4".

Any problems with placing spacers underneath the mounting rails?

Alternatively, as it is I lose about 6" of aft travel. I can live with that, but is there any kind of adjustable stop on the electric seat control? If I can limit the travel and avoid damaging seat/amp, I'm OK with that, too.

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:38 AM   #2
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just make sure the longer bolts are of the same hardness
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:40 AM   #3
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Good point, hadn't thought of that.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:49 AM   #4
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in an accident weaker bolts could make it into a james bond ejection seat
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:56 AM   #5
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This might be an obvious question but did you try raising the seat using the height adjustment? Or was that not enough to clear?
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:57 AM   #6
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Have you driven the car with the seat raised. I am only 5' 6" and I can't stand to have the seat anywhere but the lowest position. Any higher and it feels like I am sitting on the car instead of in it.
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:29 PM   #7
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I wouldn't raise the driver's seat. This is under the passenger seat. Until I can get some longer, hardened bolts, I will have to make sure my passengers just don't mess with the seat adjustment
BTW, the German version of Pep Boys doesn't sell hardware
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:07 AM   #8
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take an old bolt and go to your dealer and ask for 4 bolts like this but 1/2 inch longer,they might give ya them for free
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:42 AM   #9
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Thanks. Ill try that. I raised the seat by 3/8" just with some washers. I know it may affect the safety, but it is temporary and I don't have passengers very often.

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