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Just took my first short trip in my new Odyssey, and the driver's seat is unacceptable! No lateral support at all. And it needs lumbar too. But I have to get a seat with lateral support. This seat is FLAT and I cannot get it adjusted to feel right.
When I take a curve, I feel like I am going to fall off the seat. Anybody else have a problem with the seat?????
 

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Howdy stranger, you must be new around these here parts? So you don't like your seat much, well maybe we can help you out. Take a look at the "Honda and Aftermarket Accessories" area and look at the Pneumatic Lumbar Support. If you're serious about fixing it, you'll find everything you need to know.
 

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Hi Electrostatic. What part of TX are you from?

My daily driver is an SE-R which has some of the best OE seats ever offered in a production car (per Car and Driver). I really don't have a problem with the Ody seats. I don't plan on taking it to the skid pad.


You could always do what this guy did.





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Hello!! I live and work in Irving. Office is next door to Texas Stadium. Home is in Valley Ranch ( GO STARS!! ) My everyday vehicle is an Integra. Could be that I am trying to corner the Odyssey like I do my Teg. But, I think I will get the Recaro or something with more support, cause I am on "the list" for the new RS-X and my driving habits will probably only be enhanced more with the new RS-X. Thanks for the photo!

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jim F:
Hi Electrostatic. What part of TX are you from?

My daily driver is an SE-R which has some of the best OE seats ever offered in a production car (per Car and Driver). I really don't have a problem with the Ody seats. I don't plan on taking it to the skid pad.


You could always do what this guy did.





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Yes, I am new - just found this web page so I could "vent" about the seat. I did see the aftermarket story on the lumbar support, but that is too big a job for me to tackle. Although I am a female, I am mechanically inclined, but would rather pay someone for a job like that one. I did get in contact with a company here in Dallas that makes the metal frames for seats, and they directed me to the company that does the rest ( the foam, shape, material upholstery, etc.) They can probably "rework" my OEM seat. Will let you know.
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Howdy stranger, you must be new around these here parts? So you don't like your seat much, well maybe we can help you out. Take a look at the "Honda and Aftermarket Accessories" area and look at the Pneumatic Lumbar Support. If you're serious about fixing it, you'll find everything you need to know. </font>
 

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You might want to take the controlled method approach, by that I mean do the least expensive modification first and see how that works before moving on. While its true the lumbar support does not help in terms of lateral support, they do make a significant difference in comfort (IMHO). As Jim mentioned, these vans handle well but rarely is there a need for Recaro sport seats (at least for most of us). I'm sure you could find someone willing to help do the install on the pneumatic lumbar supports for far less money than redesigning your seats? Good luck whichever way you go.

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Thanks! I will try the lumbar "fix" first. I will have to save my "cornering" fun for my TEG and new Acura RS-X coming in July. I am not a "mom driving the kids" person, but like the van for my long trips to enjoy the wilderness.
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by hip:
You might want to take the controlled method approach, by that I mean do the least expensive modification first and see how that works before moving on. While its true the lumbar support does not help in terms of lateral support, they do make a significant difference in comfort (IMHO). As Jim mentioned, these vans handle well but rarely is there a need for Recaro sport seats (at least for most of us). I'm sure you could find someone willing to help do the install on the pneumatic lumbar supports for far less money than redesigning your seats? Good luck whichever way you go.

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Some form of dead pedal really helps. You can push yourself into the back of the seat and probably improve the situation by about 50%.

BTW, HY, now that you've had your dead pedal installed for a while how do you like it? I was thinking that it'd feel like it was taking up a little bit of the available leg room. Have you found that to be the case? I'm still trying to come up with a way to do it that looks good but doesn't stand off the floor more than 1/2" or so. Does anyone have any new ideas?

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BTW, HY, now that you've had your dead pedal installed for a while how do you like it? I was thinking that it'd feel like it was taking up a little bit of the available leg room. Have you found that to be the case?

Unless you are that tall that you're pushing the seat all the way back right now, I can understand your reluctance. But I'm 5'8" and never have the seat anywhere near its end of travel even with the dead pedal. As for how I like it, all I can say it has been one of the mods I have done


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