After driving for a while in my teg (usually 30 mins +) i tend to suffer from a very sore back. I've been a sufferer of lower back problems in the past so this is most likely why. I was just wondering if there is anything i can do in the way of seating to at least somewhat relieve this? I currently only have stock dc2 seats and am curious about racing seats and the level of comfort they provide.
Would anyone (perhaps someone who has experienced both driving in stock seats and racing seats) be able to shed some light on this? Also, if they do make a large difference to comfort, would anyone be able to suggest some potential candidates?
bead things? =/ hmm.. looks like I'll be hard pressed to find the recaro sr3's around Adelaide. I went to Woodville auto wreckers once with a mate and we saw a few type r wrecks there so i could give them a ring i suppose. Was also having a look at "Saas" brand seats. They seem affordable and look comfy enough. They're around 250-300 and you can get the mounting bracket for it to suit a teg. Anyone had a bad experience with Saas? If not i might drop by auto barn and give them a "Saas" :P
Cheap seats will mostly be uncomfortable and/or will degrade in quality very quickly e.g a friend bought some drift brand seats and within 2 months the padding went to shit and felt like you were sitting on a steel park bench.
If you need it for just holding you in around corners then as long as it's a bucket it will do the job. You want comfort and something that will hold you tight then be prepared to pay.
Had a look into Saas seats, they don't look too bad and although they are ADR approved, I am not sure if the brackets that you can buy from them are.. I had a look in autobarn but they don't sell the brackets and referred me to some place which would be able to fit the seats for me. $350 per seat just to fit them plus $300 at least for the seat itself? They can shove it up their bum!
I decided to opt for a lumbar support cushion/device that a few of you suggested and have so far had great success with it! Only bought it today and it did set me back $80 which is alright, but still not as much compared to new seats. They said that if it doesn't work out for me I can just return it for a refund or exchange within a week so for the time being i'm just trialling it.
For those of you who experience back problems whilst driving, from my experience so far with little to no back pain (as opposed to a lot of back pain) I would recommend this (or a similar) contraption. It looks a bit daggy.. but they sell a black coloured wool elastic cover for it which matches my stock vti-r seat perfectly to offset that. I didn't get the cover yet, as the mesh would have better breathability what with the warmer weather (very slowly) approaching here in Adelaide.
-Had back pain whilst driving my vtir
-New seats too pricey
-Bought back support instead
-Cheaper and works well