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Old 16th February 2013, 15:48   #16
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I got a complete seat job done for my Dads 2006 DLG Turbo Indica. The under thigh support was never good in that car and nor was the lumbar support.

We had a lot of foam structure added to the sear back form, to create first class lumbar support for the front seats and increased the seat squab area by a couple of inches so that under thigh support became far better. We also raised the seat height by around an inch by using foam, so that my parents get a slightly higher seating position.

They had to undo the seat and add an extra metal element to it by welding an additional support rod to accommodate and support the extra foam added on to the seat squab for the under thigh support.

I got this done through Sprocket in Koramangala. Sadly they have shut shop now. However, the actual guys who did the work are the Ovion chaps.

That Indica is extremely comfortable indeed.

All this was done in 2010 sometime along with a mid life spruce up job with fat tyres and new alloys etc.
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Old 24th February 2013, 10:58   #17
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Meanwhile I will try adding foam as patiencewins and dirty dan mentioned.
That is the best mod I have done to the car. I had a major issue in driving the car for long as I am 6'2" tall and there was no under thigh support in Getz. I was tensed while getting the mod done in a small shop in J.C road, but happy with the end result. The driver seat looks slightly different in shape compared to front passenger seat, but I do not care as comfort is most important for me to enjoy the drive. It costed around Rs.500 at that time and it is the best mod I have done to the car as I did not enjoy the drive without having a comfortable seat.

What was done in the mod: Removed seat cover which came with the car. Added foam of around one inch height to the under thigh area and foam of around half inch to the butt area. The seat cover was fitted back and the fit was a little tight. The guy had used ordinary foam and it has got slight wrinkles after usage of 5 years. I would recommend to use sofa seat foam which is slightly thicker than ordinary foam.
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Old 14th April 2016, 13:45   #18
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I am 6"2. In the past 1 year of owning storme it clocked 25K so far. I am facing a strange problem with the driver seat. There is no enough thigh support. Recently I started to push the seat to its max reach and drive. Then I realized that I need to change the seat to get proper thigh & hip support.

Earlier, I had kept the Driver seat slightly ahead from its current max limit, but then I feel my left leg was strained.

Please suggest me where do I start.
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How about adding custom padding to the existing seat according to your requirements? You need to look for a competent upholstery guy who can understand your needs and then modify the seat.
Secondly, you can look at installing the seats from the old Safari Dicor. Those were the one of the best in business. You can get those from some scrapped car. But before doing so, please do sit in a Dicor driver seat and see if it meets your requirements.
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I'm 6"2 too, and all I use is a cushion. It really helps with the under thigh support. Try getting a nice cushion about 2 inches thick and try sitting on it. This is probably the cheapest and easiest solution. If this does not suit you then go ahead for a seat replacement as you planned.
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How about adding custom padding to the existing seat according to your requirements? You need to look for a competent upholstery guy who can understand your needs and then modify the seat.
Secondly, you can look at installing the seats from the old Safari Dicor. Those were the one of the best in business. You can get those from some scrapped car. But before doing so, please do sit in a Dicor driver seat and see if it meets your requirements.
Finding upholstery person in Hyderabad for cars is a nightmare. Any after market places are always ready to suck us in for just money. Only a few could be exception to this.

Dicor seats is what came to my mind first. I will check with my contacts in local dealer and see what can be done on this.

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I'm 6"2 too, and all I use is a cushion. It really helps with the under thigh support. Try getting a nice cushion about 2 inches thick and try sitting on it. This is probably the cheapest and easiest solution. If this does not suit you then go ahead for a seat replacement as you planned.
@just_in,

can cushion still be stiff when we use it daily purposes. I mean especially at under thigh.

Could please share some pics what type of cushion is it. Thanks.
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@just_in,

can cushion still be stiff when we use it daily purposes. I mean especially at under thigh.

Could please share some pics what type of cushion is it. Thanks.
Yes it offers great under thigh support. It increases comfort levels greatly. Try getting a normal cushion like this one. I got this from Sundari Silks, T.Nagar. Do try it and post your results.
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Yes it offers great under thigh support. It increases comfort levels greatly. Try getting a normal cushion like this one. I got this from Sundari Silks, T.Nagar. Do try it and post your results.
Now am clear on which cushion it is. BTW from the pics you shared, I can see the cushion is not fully covering the sides and the front. Doesn't it give new problems ? Please advise.
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Now am clear on which cushion it is. BTW from the pics you shared, I can see the cushion is not fully covering the sides and the front. Doesn't it give new problems ? Please advise.
No it does not. The thing is once your seated higher the under thigh support is automatically taken care off. But I must add that if you are on the fatter side then its more advisable to get broader cushions that cover the entire seat base. I have a very lean and athletic body and hence this cushion suits me.
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Check out the Ovion guys near Richmond Road/ Mission Road area in Bangalore
I got this done for my Dad's Indica a while back - maybe a year ago.
They actually extended the seat frame (lower portion where one sits), loaded it with a nice roll of Foam and then had a set of nice seat covers stitched as per the new size specs. We discarded the old seat covers and other paraphernalia.
This was a specialized job and did cost about 15 grand or so at the time. Execution quality was tops!
Now the front seats of the Indica are really comfy for a tall person to sit in and drive because the under thigh support is so good that it is really relaxing when one drives long distance or even short distance. My Dad is pleased with the result and thats great as far as I am concerned.
Hi,

Did they extend the seat frame by welding additional metal frame onto the existing one? Could you please elaborate if possible how this extension was done. I am having great difficulties in driving my santro in those small seats with hardly no thigh support for my 5'10 frame. I am in Cochin and would like to suggest this mod for improving thigh support to a good upholstery shop as there is possibility of them saying it is impossible.

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One of the vehicle that I Encountered with a worst under thigh support is the Bolero. You are left dangling in mid air.
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Even nissan sunny's back seat has poor under thigh support, despite the more than abundant leg room. The problem is the short length of the seat base. Trying to find if someone can do a decent job of mending this in Delhi.
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