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Old 12-13-2020, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default 2020 STI seat height lowering?

Former OG era 03/06/09/11 STi owner. I just got a new 2020 STI and noticed the seats are MUCH higher than my former STi's.

The seat is lowered as far as it can go yet I feel like my head is rubbing on the roof and Im only 5/10.

Does anyone maker a seat lowering bracket for STOCK seats? These are by far the highest at the lowest setting stock seats I have ever had.
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Old 12-14-2020, 04:29 PM   #2
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Well ****. I guess not.
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Old 12-15-2020, 06:57 PM   #3
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I felt exactly the same with my 2018 STI. Its unacceptably high, in my opinion, so I swapped in an aftermarket Recaro seat. Not a cheap fix, but worth considering.
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Old 12-16-2020, 12:51 PM   #4
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I totally agree that is too high in the lowest position.

Try to mount the seat to an aftermarket base?
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Old 01-28-2021, 04:05 AM   #5
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Nice to know Iím not the only normal height guy with this problem. Do you have the standard seats or the Recaro package out of curiosity?
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Old 01-28-2021, 04:25 AM   #6
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i know HKS made a seat lowering bracket for the GD not sure about the new STI tho..
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Old 01-28-2021, 02:30 PM   #7
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i know HKS made a seat lowering bracket for the GD not sure about the new STI tho..
Did they? I feel my GD seat is kinda tall too.... I'll have to search them up!
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Old 01-28-2021, 02:41 PM   #8
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I googled down, looks like they most certainly did, but may need mods to work with USDM seats as per this thread:

https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?t=1598758

Looks like JapanParts still sells them at $200+, and then you gotta add freight from Japan.... all to drop 15mm for the GD... too rich for my blood.

https://www.japanparts.com/parts/detail/7293

Looked like they had them for other generations as well, but didn't bother digging any deeper. Here's my search link anyway:

https://www.japanparts.com/parts/lis...x+seat&x=0&y=0
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Old 01-28-2021, 03:47 PM   #9
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Do you have a sunroof? My son has a 2020 STi base with no sunroof and I've driven it for maybe 100 miles. I actually raise the seat. I'm 5' 9". My son's about 5' 10" and hasn't complained. If you have a sunroof, that takes an inch or even 2 away from your head.
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