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Old 20th June 2005, 10:20   #1
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Does anyone have any idea about - what should be the seat distance to a person's height. It is left to user's preference, but now I've got wrist pain.
[Not sure how. But one of the chances could be due to shifting gear liver from a wrong position.]

Is there a chart for each car. Is there a formula or tested method. [Mine is Santro].

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Old 21st June 2005, 10:39   #2
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Does anyone have any idea about - what should be the seat distance to a person's height.

Thanks.
I was told that correct seating postion is to adjust the seat to a position where you can place your toe to the brake/clutch and acceleration (thereby placing your foot on the floor and not hanging)

Iam not sure whether it answers your question. I am learner of four wheeler and was told by the educator
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what i do is make sure that my wrists cross the top of the steering wheel with my back touching the seats... see if this helps..
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No, there is no formula. Each person would have to find their own comfortable position. I am not a tall person at 5'8", but I keep the seat pushed back. Even people taller than me find my seat settings too far.

Look at the various settings you seat has, once I had a car seat which had 8 way settings including lambar support control. In my baleno I can move the seat forward and backward and also change the back rest angle, that's it. Just fiddle around with whatever seat control you have until you find the right combination, and remember it. When somebody else drives it, they are bound to screw up your settings.
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the seat should be such that the back of the knee does not touch the seat.
if you stretch out too far,then there is difficulty in reaching the 1st,3rd and 5th gears,as you will have to bend forward.
i have seen that if the heel remains in contact with the floor ,you can easily operate the pedals.


also the steering should be held at 10 past 10 position,but i always have one hand on the steering and the other on my missile launcher--my gear stick.
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There are dangers is you sit too close or too far from the wheel. Too close and you are at greater risk in an accident, especially if your car has airbags.

Sit too far and you may not be able to reach the pedals properly.

Arms: As Sanket mentioned, ideally your wrist should rest on the top of the wheel when you are seated comfortably in your seat. Your shoulders should be relaxed and not stretched out. You should have a slight bend in at your elbow when in this position.

Feet: You should be able to depress the cluth and brake completely without stretching your leg to the maximum.

use this as a sort of "base setting" and fine tune to your preferences.
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Bro it doesnt matter y ur wrist is panin
but i have 1 suggetion
Sit wit 1 hand on ur wheel & 1 on ur gear
Try b4 driving as weel as u r driving ur machine
it might giv an idea as u sit wit both hands occupied
u can manage ur seat acc. 2 ur hight
if u r 6'1" .. then ur seat will b back
u can also chkur seat if u can c ur car bonet
which will help durin traffic squash .. easy out !
& also visit a doc. if its panin a lot

And i thought SMS lingo was forbidden on tbhp.


Coming to the question at hand. Like people have said, there is no universal formula. And i think the wrist pain could be down to the position of the gear stick in the Santro. IMO, 2nd and 4th positions on the gear stick are a bit awkward to get out of. But do some fine tuning with your seating and see if it helps.

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Looks like someone might just get banned...
Mods, where are u guys!!??
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There are dangers is you sit too close or too far from the wheel. Too close and you are at greater risk in an accident, especially if your car has airbags.

Sit too far and you may not be able to reach the pedals properly.
What is the minimum distance one should keep himself and the steering wheel? Does it change if the car has airbag?

PS: Sorry to revive an old thread, but after searching I thought this is better to continue in an existing thread.
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