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Making front seats more comfortable?

What's up guys, this might be a weird question but I'm trying to make the front seats in my Honda Prelude more comfortable.

I take trips down to Virginia to see my girlfriend and it's a 350+ mile drive.

Any ideas?
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:29 PM
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Re: Making front seats more comfortable?

Is your side bolster broken on the drivers seat as they all tend to do?


Besides new aftermarket seats - you don't have any options other than stock, or fix it if broken.
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I think my seats are comfortable. Make sure to adjust the back rest/support thing so it is firm, and sit up straight.
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Re: Making front seats more comfortable?

Still laughin my @$s off at that sig... now I hear a german gal quoting it lol.

I have never ridden in a vehicle that the seat wasn't a drag after 75 miles.... much less 350. So I get out every hour or so.

But I believe the 3g seat could make it to 100
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Re: Making front seats more comfortable?

What's uncomfortable about them -- hard to suggest anything without knowing what gives up first. 4th gen seats are very comfortable -- I used to do 500-800 mile trips in them, with a short break every 150-200 miles. (I'll bet I could bet that in my son's A4 -- those seats are even better, as they should be for a German cruiser!)
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Still laughin my @$s off at that sig... now I hear a german gal quoting it lol.

I have never ridden in a vehicle that the seat wasn't a drag after 75 miles.... much less 350. So I get out every hour or so.

But I believe the 3g seat could make it to 100

3g seats are much more comfortable than 5g seats

I've done 400 or so miles straight with no stops in my car... worst thing ever with a broken side bolster. Since fixing it - world of difference but still could be better lol

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What's uncomfortable about them -- hard to suggest anything without knowing what gives up first. 4th gen seats are very comfortable -- I used to do 500-800 mile trips in them, with a short break every 150-200 miles. (I'll bet I could bet that in my son's A4 -- those seats are even better, as they should be for a German cruiser!)
A4's are great for trips up to 2 hours, after that the lack of bottom adjustment starts to bother me. I actually sold mine for that reason alone. (back support was perfect though)
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Re: Making front seats more comfortable?

get rid of your girlfriend and save some gas
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Re: Making front seats more comfortable?

3rd gen seats are pretty good, but 4th gen seats are a step up and I would say they're incredible...I'd love to see them in a 5th gen. They make for great budget OEM style buckets for sure, hell they're designed by Recaro for use specifically with the 4G Lude. I could sit in them all day. Moreover, they're pretty light and compact looking little units.

Now S2000 seats...those are a step up from any Prelude seat. Not sure about NSX seats. RSX seats I hear are great too.

But purchasing/swapping these seats in require some custom work as well $$$. Maybe just get a pillow or something to make it feel like the couches they used to put in old GM boats since you're looking for comfort.
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Re: Making front seats more comfortable?

Sorry I probably should have specified the dilemma regarding comfort, primarily it is cramping in the lower back (I'm 6 foot 3 inches).

I tried lowering the bottom portions of the seat as much as possible but to no avail.

I'll look into the S2000 and RSX seats, thanks for the tip.
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Re: Making front seats more comfortable?

Get a Forever Comfy! There's a truck driver in the infomercial that says, "my back feels good and my bottom feels good".
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There's that piece on the right side that adjusts the firmness of the lower back area
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Re: Making front seats more comfortable?

I'm 5'10 and found the 5th lacked headroom...
Yep. Don't know how but the 5th just felt cramped. I can't imagine being 6'3" and trying to drive 350 miles in that car...
Now the 3rd seems bigger...
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Don't see how your comment is relevant to his question.

I think our seats aren't the best because their so small. Comparing them to my Dads infinti seats or my sisters Civic seats mines are much smaller. I usaully just repostion my self every once and a while when driving.
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3rd gen seats are pretty good, but 4th gen seats are a step up and I would say they're incredible...I'd love to see them in a 5th gen. They make for great budget OEM style buckets for sure, hell they're designed by Recaro for use specifically with the 4G Lude. I could sit in them all day. Moreover, they're pretty light and compact looking little units.
5th gen seats are Recaro too, i believe. Seatbelts are Takata and something else is made from a high end well known manufacture but I cannot recall off the top of my head...


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There's that piece on the right side that adjusts the firmness of the lower back area

5th gen section.

We don't have that on our seats.


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I'm 5'10 and found the 5th lacked headroom...
Yep. Don't know how but the 5th just felt cramped. I can't imagine being 6'3" and trying to drive 350 miles in that car...
Now the 3rd seems bigger...
Most taller people opt for the 5th gen since its one of the few hondas they can fit in...

But I agree, i'm only 5'9 and the head room is lacking with how I position my seat. I was actually within an inch from the headliner with the A4's installed
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someone's getting lucky lmao have fun
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Re: Making front seats more comfortable?

The seats in my 5G are perfectly comfortable for me, and I'm a bigger guy (6'1" 290 lbs). I drove it from Dayton, OH to Orlando FL and back straight through both ways without any issues. Then I drove it from Dayton again to Pensacola FL, to St. Louis MO then back to Dayton, again without issue. I think they're perfectly comfy.
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@wings:
The position I preferred the seat in was my issue too. Due to the sunvisor barely touching my head all the time unless in recliner mode.

I suppose if I used it as a commuter it would not have been an issue as the seat would likely be in a cruise position. But I kept it in a race car position where my arms and legs were ready for constant actions of shifting and steering, steering and shifting.
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Re: Making front seats more comfortable?

Haha, thanks for all the crafty suggestions guys. I'll see if I can grab some sort of compound to help with the comfort.

Freedom seat, here I come LOL.
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