Jump to content

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse

- - - - -

Can the driver seat be moved? wrx sti...

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 dighost


    New User

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • midwest

Posted 20 March 2005 - 05:16 PM

I am 6' 4" tall and find that the legroom in the wrx sti is just a little tight. Does anyone know if it is possible to move the seat back, like maybe by 3 inches or so?

If not, are there any aftermarket seats that would be not as "thick" as the factory seat-- thus giving a bit more space?


#2 gbhrps


    20 Year Subie Fan

  • Members
  • 1,108 posts
  • Canada

Posted 20 March 2005 - 08:16 PM


Yikes! Three inches is quite a lot, but it might be able to be done, using your original seats and seat rails. Check the shape of the floor underneath the car and underneath the carpet to be sure. Your rails may need modifying, at the front, particularly where they bolt to the floor. My main concern would be the distance your seat belt anchor points would be from your shoulder and waist. There may be too much slack afterwards in the system to be safe, particularly in a car with the potential for getting into trouble like the STI. You might consider just trying for an inch and a half, just to be on the safe side.

#3 Greg


    New User

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 24 posts
  • San Diego

Posted 20 March 2005 - 08:35 PM

If you move the seat rails that far back be sure to get a racing seat and a 5 point harness to eliminate the seat belt problem and stay safe. Greg...

#4 dighost


    New User

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • midwest

Posted 22 March 2005 - 08:02 AM

Thanks for the great ideas and tips... I will definately consider how I go about it for safety sake.

#5 Texas S

Texas S

    New User

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 29 posts
  • Austin

Posted 22 March 2005 - 09:41 AM

Do the STi's have side airbags in the seats? If they do you may have to either disconnect them or extend the wiring? Good luck with it, you must have long legs as I'm 6'4" and have more than enough leg room in the WRX's.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users