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Old 2nd May 2010, 17:30   #31
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siddharthp: Just put some cushioning for the driver's seat and try !
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Old 6th May 2010, 12:14   #32
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Not able to see a person on the road is a serious issue. What is your height?


OT. but Audi A4/Mec C class to a Ritz is quite a downgrade
Correct..that is downgrade!! but can't help as my budget for city car was only only limited to 5 lacs.

BTW,I still have A4 with me in Germany.(Not driving in India...I can not afford one here atleast!!)
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While doing reversing(back and forth) I was unable to see one old man who was lying on the road was about to roll my car over it.

Can somebody help? or some aftermarket height adjustment is possible?
Well Sir, were u referring to that old man as 'it' ? Hope that was a typo.

The simplest solution is to get a cushion and sit on top of that. It is not worth spending 15 or 20K on a new seat just to get the height corrected. (Just my opinion) Try a cushion first.
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Old 6th May 2010, 15:00   #34
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Unless you want to keep adjusting the height all the time (multiple drivers), you dont really need a height adjustable car seat.

Cant you just add more foam/dunlop/cushion to existing seats itself ?
A visit to one of the shops where they do 'car seats' would help.

If it is just about adding 'height', a 2 inch padding on top of the current seat in the exact shape, and then custom seat covers should work, and also 'look fine'.

I did the same on the santro.
But my problem was to have better 'contoured seats'. Height wasnt a problem.
Santro's seat is too upright and the seats were flat/hard.
It did help to an extent, but honestly I am not entirely happy with the contour bit still, and am looking what else I can do on it.
I liked the shape/angle/contour on the zen quite a bit and was used to it.

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Old 23rd February 2011, 05:27   #35
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Hi all. I have a swift vdi abs and have the same kind of pain in calf muscle right below the knee on right leg.I spoke with ABT Trichy about fitting swift zxi or dzire zxi driver swift in my swift vdi abs. They told that they tried this on another swift vdi and was not able to do it and the seat is still there with they without being sold out to anyone. So I guess the only option is to add something to the existing seat or remove the seat and add additional bolts when fitting the seat back between the seat and the base where the seat is fitted on the floor. I am not sure of the cost of the swift zd
xi or dzire zdi driver seat though. Will post after doing my planned mod on the driver seat and checking out the results of that.
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Old 23rd June 2012, 19:49   #36
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Hi,

I own a Hyundai Accent and wanted to know if it is possible to replace the driver-side seat with a height-adjustable option.

My driver of many years is well below the average Indian height at approximately 5 feet or so. The current seat forces him to stoop forwards to see over the dashboard, while placing a cushion makes effectively reaching the pedals a problem.

The only solution that comes to my mind is a height-adjustable seat or some way to modify the pedals so they can be reached easily in a stock seat raised by means of a cushion.

It would be appreciated if someone could let me know if this were possible and, if yes, where I could get it done in Mumbai with an approximate cost.

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Old Accent variants (GLX & GTX specifically) came with driver's height adjustable seats. I know this for sure because our 2001 Accent GLX had this feature.

http://www.cybersteering.com/cbmain/...accentglx.html

It'd be worthwhile checking with Hyundai A.S.S about it and whether it can be implemented on your Accent. It will also depend on how enthusiastic the Hyundai A.S.S is. For e.g when I enquired from Hyundai workshop about fitment of electrically adjustable mirrors and digital clock in the Hyundai Accent Executive, one Hyundai workshop said it can't be done, whereas the other said both jobs can be easily done but will be a bit costly.

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Old 23rd June 2012, 21:14   #38
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Default Re: Modifying the Hyundai Accent for shorter people (Height adjustable seat?)

I forgot to mention that I asked the Hyundai service centre before posting here, they said they don't provide dual height adjustable drivers seats anymore and would be unable to help me.

An old 2007 post on these forums for a similar query (for a Swift) listed the seat at about Rs.40,000. I was kind of expecting it to be somewhere nearer to 20,000 .

Hopefully there is an after-market solution that fits the bill.
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Default Re: Is it possible to fit seat height adjustment as an accessory/aftermarket?

I know it has been some time since the last post on this thread, but wanted to check if anybody using the old Swift had managed to put in a ZXI seat in a VDI or VXI.

I am keen to know since I am 6 ft 2 in tall and using a VDI since 2008. Now, I keep getting pain in either my left knee or tail of my spine.

Hoping a seat height adjustment will help.

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