Ford Interceptor SUV Seat Position

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  1. IrishSheepdog54

    IrishSheepdog54

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    Anyone else have a problem with back pain in the Ford SUV? Any advice on how to position the seat better to relieve lower back pain? Seems like sitting in the truck for a couple hours, I get out and my legs and back are wrecked.
     
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    That's probably a lot of your problem. I get out every hour, walk around stretch. The sitting kills me too. Getting more movement in helps a lot.
     

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    I try to sit as upright and straight as I can comfortably. It may or may not help, but maybe give it a shot?
     
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    Don't know your body dimensions but I'll tell you mine..... 5'11" and 170 unequipped. I drop the seat all the way down then raise the front about an inch. Take all the lumbar support out because I wear two sets of cuffs across the back, one at 5 and one at 7. I then have the upright set leaning towards the rear maybe 10 degree angle ? (just a guesstimate) Then pull the telescopic wheel all the way out. I find this to be the most comfortable.

    I get into the SUV after so many people who complain of back and shoulder pain where the seat is jacked up and leaning forward and I'm like **** no wonder why you're in pain.
     
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    I have to disagree with the above post. While I'm NOT saying it doesn't work for him, generally my experience is exactly the opposite. The higher you can get the seat, the less weight there is on your back, which is why I can go 6 hours without stopping in my F250, but only about 2 in my Fusion. This is just MY personal experience.
    Besides that, regardless of comfort, the more upright you run your seatback, the more protection your seatbelt gives you in a crash.
     
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    I'm 6'2", and I drop the seat all the way. But, I have the back sitting forward enough that the headrest is almost touching my head all the time. My biggest complaint is that Ford couldn't figure out how to recess the dead pedal area a little more so your left leg isn't sitting at a funny angle.
     
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    I sat off center in the seat for some reason. I had to consciously think about getting my hips even in the seat or it would tighten me up on one side and cause back issues.
     
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  8. IrishSheepdog54

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    Yeah the dead pedal might as well be in the engine compartment.
     
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    It is obvious whoever designed the seats never tried sitting in them wearing a gunbelt. Hard to find a location on the belt for a portable radio. Too far forward hits the door handle. Too far back hits the wrap around part of the seat. I don't even try to wear my radio anymore.
     
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    No offense taken at all Otto. This is what I found that works well for me while sitting in these seats and wearing my duty belt. Every "body" is going to be different.

    It took me a lot of trial and error to find what works for me.