folla
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Seat Extender Brackets?

Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:14 pm

Since I'm 6'5" the legroom on my Leaf is a little tight - probably not the end of the world given the Leaf's range but if I could get another couple of inches for a reasonable price I'd consider it. I've looked around a bit for a seat bracket extender and found one company that makes something for the Prius, Rav4 and Porsche (www.extendmyseat.com). Nothing for the Leaf yet but it sounds like they might consider it.

Anyone know of any other companies with a similar product?

Thanks.

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Re: Seat Extender Brackets?

Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:24 pm

I too would like this! I'm 6'3". with two kids, affordable, easy to clean seat covers are even higher on the list! This fabric absorbs everything!

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awiegel
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Re: Seat Extender Brackets?

Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:26 pm

folla wrote:Since I'm 6'5" the legroom on my Leaf is a little tight - probably not the end of the world given the Leaf's range but if I could get another couple of inches for a reasonable price I'd consider it. I've looked around a bit for a seat bracket extender and found one company that makes something for the Prius, Rav4 and Porsche (http://www.extendmyseat.com). Nothing for the Leaf yet but it sounds like they might consider it.

Anyone know of any other companies with a similar product?

Thanks.



Pretty easy to make your own. I used a couple of pieces of 3/16 by 3inch wide steel plate about 23 inches long. Round the ends to match the curve of the seat mounts. On the one next to the center console, you may have to trim it to fit the console. Drill four holes in each. Two to line up with the seat holes in the floor and two 1 1/2 inches to the rear of each standard location hole. Then you bolt the plates to the floor with original seat bolts ( a couple washers underneath so you are not relying entirely on comressed carpet) before you bolt them down, put a couple 3/8 bolts sticking up through the other holes (use lock washers unless you can tack weld them) and attach the seat with those, using washers and 3/8 nuts.
(No Warraties here - try my way at your own risk)

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Re: Seat Extender Brackets?

Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:55 pm

Thanks for the info - it inspired me to do a little more web searching. I found another approach for a Honda Pilot involving a couple of short u-channel pieces for the front mounts and spacers/u-channel used for the back mounts. I'll have to take a look at which approach looks best for the Leaf.

awiegel wrote:
folla wrote:Since I'm 6'5" the legroom on my Leaf is a little tight - probably not the end of the world given the Leaf's range but if I could get another couple of inches for a reasonable price I'd consider it. I've looked around a bit for a seat bracket extender and found one company that makes something for the Prius, Rav4 and Porsche (http://www.extendmyseat.com). Nothing for the Leaf yet but it sounds like they might consider it.

Anyone know of any other companies with a similar product?

Thanks.



Pretty easy to make your own. I used a couple of pieces of 3/16 by 3inch wide steel plate about 23 inches long. Round the ends to match the curve of the seat mounts. On the one next to the center console, you may have to trim it to fit the console. Drill four holes in each. Two to line up with the seat holes in the floor and two 1 1/2 inches to the rear of each standard location hole. Then you bolt the plates to the floor with original seat bolts ( a couple washers underneath so you are not relying entirely on comressed carpet) before you bolt them down, put a couple 3/8 bolts sticking up through the other holes (use lock washers unless you can tack weld them) and attach the seat with those, using washers and 3/8 nuts.
(No Warraties here - try my way at your own risk)

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Re: Seat Extender Brackets?

Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:38 pm

Any results?

little1406
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Re: Seat Extender Brackets?

Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:59 am

I guess I'm just too used to cramming my 6' 9" frame into dinky modern cars...! I certainly wouldn't say the Leaf's legroom is wonderful but it is adequate for me. Of course, I have to sit up real straight and not slouch.

A mitigating factor is the fact that our Leaf is officially my wife's car. If I drove it everyday, I'd probably do something like awiegel suggested.

Scott

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Re: Seat Extender Brackets?

Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:45 am

little1406 wrote:I guess I'm just too used to cramming my 6' 9" frame into dinky modern cars...! I certainly wouldn't say the Leaf's legroom is wonderful but it is adequate for me. Of course, I have to sit up real straight and not slouch.
Scott

+1 from a 6' 5"-er. I love the headroom and if the seat went back much more, reaching the steering wheel would not be comfortable.
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Re: Seat Extender Brackets?

Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:06 pm

nogajim wrote:
little1406 wrote:I guess I'm just too used to cramming my 6' 9" frame into dinky modern cars...! I certainly wouldn't say the Leaf's legroom is wonderful but it is adequate for me. Of course, I have to sit up real straight and not slouch.
Scott

+1 from a 6' 5"-er. I love the headroom and if the seat went back much more, reaching the steering wheel would not be comfortable.



I did find that when you move the seat back farther than the stock position, you wind up setting the backrest more vertical. Reminds me of a Fiat Spyder I had once.

I have two sons, 6'5" and 6'7" they like it set back the full inch and half. I'm only 6'2" but I still find it much more comfortable to have the seat slightly further back than stock.

When my wife drives it, she just scoots it forward. There is plenty of travel even when the frame of reference is moved back. I can not imagine anyone needing it as far forward as it goes in stock form.

Andrew

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Re: Seat Extender Brackets?

Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:50 pm

Hi all,
I'm taking my Leaf to Griff @ Extendmyseat.com this Tuesday (Nov 1st). He'll be making a template from my car. So, for all us tall Leaf owners (I'm 6'7"), we should be good to go!


Cheers!
Dave

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dpodoll
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Re: Seat Extender Brackets?

Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:35 pm

DaveKing wrote:Hi all,
I'm taking my Leaf to Griff @ Extendmyseat.com this Tuesday (Nov 1st). He'll be making a template from my car. So, for all us tall Leaf owners (I'm 6'7"), we should be good to go!


Cheers!
Dave



Thanks Dave - they are accepting pre-orders and I made one. Expected release date Nov 29. http://extendmyseat.com/brands/Nissan.html
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