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Old 11-13-2015, 11:34 AM   #1
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I have to do something. My former vehicle had lumbar support in the driver seat. My Impreza doesn't and my lower back is screaming. Without buying some goofy foam cushion, are there any seat mods (or swaps) that can be done?

Heated seat Impreza sport premium.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:39 AM   #2
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:45 AM   #3
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I opened up the back of the seat and added some additional memory foam to the lumbar area and the side bolsters. It def helped during long trips.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:50 AM   #4
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How do you open the back of the seat?
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:20 PM   #5
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there are two zippers running along the back side of the seat. the zipper is tucked in at the very bottom. Just feel for it and pull it out. the center bottom flap has a plastic tube that is tucked into a channel at the bottom of seat. Just push it forward and down. Unzip and pull the flap out of the way.

Careful when putting your hands anywhere near the frame of seats. It has a lot of unfinished rough edges that will tear your hands apart.
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:47 PM   #6
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I opened up the back of the seat and added some additional memory foam to the lumbar area and the side bolsters. It def helped during long trips.
Did you chop up a memory foam pillow? Just curious what might work safely with the heating element.

Thanks for the seat opening info. I've got to check that out. Difficulty level of the process??
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:51 PM   #7
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actually had one of those crappy lumbar support pillows. I didnt like the way it looked strapped onto the seat so I took it apart and shoved it inside the seat. For the side bolsters I just went to a crafts store and bought some foam that I cut into shape.
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:57 PM   #8
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actually had one of those crappy lumbar support pillows. I didnt like the way it looked strapped onto the seat so I took it apart and shoved it inside the seat. For the side bolsters I just went to a crafts store and bought some foam that I cut into shape.
Exactly. I don't want one of those strapped to my seat.

Sounds like what I'm going to do this weekend. Thanks again!
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Old 11-13-2015, 01:07 PM   #9
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Oh I should also mention that I unhooked the top part of the support springs. It let me sit further back into the seat, but still supported at the bottom. I guess just experiment with what works for you before you zip the seat back up.
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Old 11-13-2015, 02:26 PM   #10
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My seat still squeaks pretty bad (different issue). At some point, I need to open it up and try to silence it. Subaru performed the TSB but it only lasted for a couple of months
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Old 11-13-2015, 02:31 PM   #11
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Careful when putting your hands anywhere near the frame of seats. It has a lot of unfinished rough edges that will tear your hands apart.
Double this! Holy crap is it dangerous for hands in there.
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Old 11-13-2015, 03:31 PM   #12
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In my 2013 WRX (common on other models as well...) I heard a pop and though my seat was sitting to one side...

Well turns out the left 'J' clip at the bottom had snapped and one of the horizontal bars was broken as well.

This is pretty common from my understanding.

I just removed the other bottom 'J' clip and the broken horizontal bar. Then used a number of small bungee cords to replace the 'J' clips and the broken horizontal bar.
The bungee cords cost a few bucks...

Much, Much better!!

Dealer can fix as well - for older cars w/o warranty the clips can be bought for a few bucks. Though I didn't bother given my mods and I didn't think that the clip would last that long.

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gr-inter...-needs-16.html

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea....html?t=177986
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