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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 19th April 2019, 19:26 Thread Starter
 
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10G Seating position

Does anyone else have a problem with the seating position in the 10G?
I've had a diesel SR for 33000 miles now and for the life of me, can't get a decent, comfortable driving position. I never had a problem with my 9G over 3 years, but now no matter what I do to the height adjuster or reach/rake of the steering wheel, I just can't find a comfortable position.
I drive 35-40,000 mile a year and for the first time in all my driving career, I suffer neck ache after about an hour of driving.
The squab adjuster is a joke and doesn't allow the backrest to sit at an angle that isn't reclined like I'm in some sort of racing car.
Anyone else having problems or am I doing something wrong?
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For me it's more comfortable than the 9G we have. I'm not small/short either. In the 9G my knees are always bent, this is the first civic where I can almost have my knees straight, if it weren't for the foot rest.

It is a very different driving position compared to the 9G. In the 9G you're sitting on the car it feels, where here you're sitting low down in the car. I'm all the way down and all the way back, backrest at a slight recline, but mostly upright, and steering wheel at full extension and also bottomed out.

You have to forget your 9G seating position and start from scratch. Of course height/weight taken into account.
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I'm also comfortable in the 10G seats. Only thing I'm missing is a bit more side support so that I stay more put when I'm taking a fast corner.
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Iggypoo, I don't know if you are tall or small. I'm tall (191cm), and found problems finding support for my legs. I added some spacers like 10-12mm between the front of the seat and the floor, making the seat to tilt a little bit more. In order to do this, I had to make the fastening holes in the seat frame slightly oval. I bought new longer bolts and put bigger nuts on those, functioning as a spacer. The bolts have a 8mm fine tread, not common, but Japanese motorbike repair shops do have such bolts.
For me, as a tall person, those few mm made a huge difference. No problem any longer for my back.
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My partner has an 8G and I think the seats in it are better than 10G. They are very bucket type and hold you very well into the seat on corners especially. They a tad firmer than the 10G also, not as squidgy.
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I find the 10g seats comfier than my old 9g seats, however, I do agree it's hard to get them into a comfortable position.

With my seat set in a comfortable reach to my gear stick and steering wheel, and the height set right, my left knee contacts the trim around the steering wheel, so when I change gear or I'm on the clutch, I have to push my left knee more towards the centre console, otherwise I get a sore knee.
Never had this issue in the 9g, and I'm not exactly tall, standing at about 5'8".
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I'm also comfortable in the 10G seats. Only thing I'm missing is a bit more side support so that I stay more put when I'm taking a fast corner.

I second this too! the seats are comfy enough but the sides support are shocking round tight bends. I might look into some subtle style bucket seats in the future to see if that helps. the type r seats are very snug so something like that would be great. just not in a bright red!
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I've also been looking for other seats but the price is a bit too high for the ones I want

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oooo me like! very subtle and looks pretty OEM looking which I like, how much? do you have the link?
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It's the Recaro Sportster CS. 1900Ä/piece if you choose leather, side airbags are optional but the leather ones get also heating.
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I'm unable to get the angle right on the back of the seat, it's so random. Prefer a wheel for adjustment rather than a handle...
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I always seem to find myself sitting slightly offset to the left (RHD) and i find the side support too wide. (Apparently for the American market).
Prefer the 8G seating, still perfect after 11 years and 127K.
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The stepped recline adjuster is a real problem in getting a comfortable driving position. Japanese OEMs tend to fit these because the Japanese market prefers them. Apparently, many Japanese people sleep in their cars during lunch breaks and want something that is quick.
My process; firstly, adjust the seat fully rearward, then use the height adjuster to move the seat as high as possible, ideally with around a fists distance between your head and the headlining. Then adjust the seat back angle to something around 25 degrees. Next move the seat forward until you can press the pedals without having to push your leg into the seat cushion. Then adjust the steering wheel reach so that your elbows are at about 110 degrees, if it will go that far. Height of the steering wheel should allow easy ingress / egress and a good view of the instruments.
Fine tuning of the seat angle can be done by small movements of the height adjuster.
If the seat back is too far rearward or reclined too far, you can feel your shoulders pull away from the seat back when you put your hands on the steering wheel.
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