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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:34 am    Post subject: Back pains - comfort seats 991.2 [Resolved, Solution inside] Reply with quote

I have a 991.2 Turbo with standard electronically adjustable seats.

After about 40 mins to an hour of driving I start getting lower back pain. This is very consistent. No adjustment seems to help including lumbar support.

I have had a number of cars and currently also own a an AMG merc and don't tend to get any issues in that.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Seriously wanting to do a road trip in the P, but don't know if my back can take it.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the club. Even my Caterham seats are more comfortable than 991.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at this article:

I too suffer from lower back issues, have had a few epidurals and numerous hours of physio treatments to appease the chronic pains. I find a proper seat adjustment and sitting in the "right" position does help, especially for longer drives. My sciatic nerve always needs careful monitoring and I often stretch it out: it is tolerable though for 911 ownership - just.

Re:Seats, every 911 I've owned has had Sports Seats with the Hard Backs. I prefer these compared to the standards, they are definitely more comfortable for me.
991.1 C2S. 2012. Basalt Black. PDK.
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997.1 C2S. 2006. Basalt Black. Manual. SOLD.

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was messing around with the settings and have FINALLY found a position which is comfortable. The offending feature is the lumbar support which is far too aggressive on the seats. Even at around 30% percent the lumbar support starts to hurt lower back after about 30 mins.

The solution is to completely deflate the lumbar support allowing the lower back to relax without having a gestapo style interrogation device shoved into your lower back.

I can finally take longer journeys and enjoy the experience, rather than feeling sorry for myself.
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