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Old 15th May 2009, 10:54   #1
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As the summer is on peak many of us may be felling this.

You drive the car without A/C for say 30 - 40 mins continuously with windows close and blower on. Then at then end of journey you will have sweating only your back but rest of it will be ok.

Basically there is no circulation of air between your back and car seat so the sweating is only for the back .

My question is how to solve this without turning on the AC?

Is there any car accessory/ solution? Some people say that adding additional seat cover having air pockets ( Don't know the exact word for it) , but is there any other solution?
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AFAIK only the M800 and Omni are the available white boards which have (in variants) no AC.

Is this question only for those cars.

Since the milage drop for using an AC is hardly anything nowadays.
Esp if you drive in fast lanes with smooth traffic.
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I think those beads might help---they ensure that there is a gap between the seatback and the driver's back. Not sure though.
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^ his question is not on the AC availability in the car.
Even with the AC on, we get sweat in the back as there will not be any air flow between ur back and seat (when u completely lean on the seat).
I think that having good material seat covers can reduce little bit...but, not sure about any accessory or an option to provide the ventilation.
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I think there are two possibilities here.

Beads definitely should help.
Fabric upholstery (not mere seat covers!) should help
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I think there are two possibilities here.

Beads definitely should help.
Fabric upholstery (not mere seat covers!) should help
I agree the wooden beads really help. They are comfortable too, but can be slightly slippery under high performance application. We had some on an older Alfa and went sliding about during intense cornering. They are really nice though, and they add a nice layer of air between your back and the seat.
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Cars like the S-class have fans in the seat to keep your behind nice and cool

...speaking of which, i do remember a similar thread in the last month or two.

EDIT: Here it is - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...at-covers.html (Heating & Cooling Car Seat Covers)

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^^^The wooden beads definitely help a lot! But make sure you buy only wooden beads. Also they should be big enough. The smaller ones are less effective.
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...speaking of which, i do remember a similar thread in the last month or two.
Looked like a solution had been found but there have been no updates from the thread starter for a month now.
I think the only solution is a good cotton upholstery. Beads are a bit slippery.
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AFAIK only the M800 and Omni are the available white boards which have (in variants) no AC.

Is this question only for those cars.

Since the milage drop for using an AC is hardly anything nowadays.
Esp if you drive in fast lanes with smooth traffic.
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Looked like a solution had been found but there have been no updates from the thread starter for a month now.
I think the only solution is a good cotton upholstery. Beads are a bit slippery.
I guess that explains why I did not understand the issue.
My car has cotton upholstery and I never get this problem.
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Learn from the guys who are on the drivers seat for long hours - the truckers.

Make a wire (plastic wire) "small seat" and put in on top of the driver's seat. ;-)
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My car has cotton upholstery and I never get this problem.
Do you mean the stock upholstery on the WagonR? I have a miserable time on my Swift seats. Perhaps Maruti has changed the stock seat fabric. If its a seat cover, where did you buy it from?
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Do you mean the stock upholstery on the WagonR? I have a miserable time on my Swift seats. Perhaps Maruti has changed the stock seat fabric. If its a seat cover, where did you buy it from?
Its MGA, because its got Maruti written on it.
My car was bought second hand. These were already present in it.
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Its MGA, because its got Maruti written on it.
My car was bought second hand. These were already present in it.
I had a couple of Seat Cushions with built in fans to keep your back cool longtime back. They used to plug into the cigrette lighter socket. Threw them away when I bought my Maruthi Deluxe car.
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Its MGA, because its got Maruti written on it.
My car was bought second hand. These were already present in it.


correction: its got Suzuki with the S Logo printed on it and not Maruti.
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