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    Longer seat rails?

    Do there exist longer seat rails for the WRX to help better accomodate tall drivers?

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    you can mod your current ones and weld the connection points further up on the seat, but it's a safety hazard in case of an accident. I'd suggest you call sparco, or any other seat and rail manufacturer and see if they can make, or have, one that will work for you.
    Those fools, EVO vs. STi??? That's like comparing ....wait a minute...there's no comparison. The Suby's still working!!! The evo...well... I hope he got the extended warranty.

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    thanks

    perhaps someone else knows if they exist?

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    bump

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    hump

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    A good welding shop could safely do the above mentioned mod. Probably wouldn't cost you much if you strip off the seat. It would probably be stronger than the factory welds, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlon Elliott
    A good welding shop could safely do the above mentioned mod. Probably wouldn't cost you much if you strip off the seat. It would probably be stronger than the factory welds, too.
    Agreed. The only reason I would advise caution is that it could be a huge liability. I am confident to say that there are shops out there that can weld, and create a rail that by far exceeds OEM standards. I was just pointing out that there are certain legal implications that could potentially bring you into harms way for modifying a OEM safety device. Then again....I've had rails built for my GMC to fit after-market seats myself. Just making you aware, not trying to discourage.
    Those fools, EVO vs. STi??? That's like comparing ....wait a minute...there's no comparison. The Suby's still working!!! The evo...well... I hope he got the extended warranty.

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    serious bump.

    if you end up doing this or find anyone who has, please share the information. i'm 6'6" and the last couple long trips have made me realize how i need to find a solution for a lack of leg room.

    the only problem i see is if you push the seat bottom back to give you more leg room then your arms will be further from the steering wheel. you could solve that by sitting much more upright but then you might run out of headroom.

    guess it all comes down to torso/legs ratio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SugerMan

    guess it all comes down to torso/legs ratio.


    I agree completely. It's on my mind every night I'm out on the town!!
    Those fools, EVO vs. STi??? That's like comparing ....wait a minute...there's no comparison. The Suby's still working!!! The evo...well... I hope he got the extended warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SugerMan
    serious bump.

    if you end up doing this or find anyone who has, please share the information. i'm 6'6" and the last couple long trips have made me realize how i need to find a solution for a lack of leg room.

    the only problem i see is if you push the seat bottom back to give you more leg room then your arms will be further from the steering wheel. you could solve that by sitting much more upright but then you might run out of headroom.

    guess it all comes down to torso/legs ratio.
    Bump here, I'm tall too and could benefit from one of these. I wonder though if it wouldn't just be safer for a whole new one to be fabricated than have metal welded onto the existing one.

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