Evora 410GT Extended Seat Rails?

Evora 410GT Extended Seat Rails?

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Baldchap

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4,467 posts

59 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Managed to talk the wife into an Evora as a daily. She loves it but being 5' and change the seat to pedal distance is further than she'd like for driving in traffic etc.

Been to dealer today and apparently the seat rails can't go further forward like the forums would suggest.

Anyone know of any extended rails or other solutions that might work?

Thanks.

BertBert

15,192 posts

178 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Haven't got the answer, but I'm 5'8" with short legs (hehehe) and have the driver's seat at its most forrard position in my new to me Sport 410. Am interested in the answer as there is a potential driver with even shorter legs than me.
Bert

DubaiJohn

365 posts

153 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Exactly the Same for me. Her indoors loves driving the Evora but just can’t get close enough for her short legs

Baldchap

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4,467 posts

59 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Pedal extensions are looking like the answer so far...

https://alfredbekker.com/product/pedal-extension/


Hothouse

48 posts

57 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Those pedal extensions look like they are meant to be fitted permanently, not just flipped over for when required. Surely that would be a huge PITA for swapping drivers.

Sounds like there is a significant shortcoming (excuse the pun) in Lotus' human factor /ergonomics design methods !!
I am 5'4", just, and probably starting to shrink a little given my age. Just picked up my new GT410 a couple of weeks ago without any test drive due to restrictions. When I sat in the car the pedals felt just at the very limit of usable. The salesperson suggested that i would be fine "on the move".
It is just ok for me but I find myself closer to the wheel than would normally sit and as a result the wing mirror really blocks the view right at junctions.
Would be nice to find a simple and easy solution as my wife is taller and will use the car.


anonymous-user

21 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Here's the perfect solution for just £22.39 and much simpler than seat rail extensions which would probably risk your OH getting blown to bits by the airbag in an accident,
https://www.wish.com/product/5cdf94cd60efd41520757...

Baldchap

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4,467 posts

59 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Hothouse said:
Those pedal extensions look like they are meant to be fitted permanently, not just flipped over for when required. Surely that would be a huge PITA for swapping drivers.
Well ultimately it's her daily driver, and I am normally in my Dogbus, plus I have the Elise for Lotusey goodness. That said, I'm only 5'9" anyway, so I reckon I could just move the seat back a whisker and get away with it - they're only 90mm (3.5", give or take) and by the look of them there's some adjustability.

Once I've seen one and checked how they attach/operate/prevent failure, I could likely fabricate better ones for our situation myself.

Edited by Baldchap on Wednesday 9th June 10:55

Baldchap

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4,467 posts

59 months

Wednesday 9th June
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rockin said:
Here's the perfect solution for just £22.39 and much simpler than seat rail extensions which would probably risk your OH getting blown to bits by the airbag in an accident,
https://www.wish.com/product/5cdf94cd60efd41520757...
I already have a set of those for weekends. We can't be seen wearing the same shoes! laugh

AlistairF

48 posts

123 months

Monday 21st June
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Hi, I have an Evora S and my wife can't reach the pedals. She is 5' but would like to drive the car.

Last winter considered engineering a new set of ultra low profile and extended seat runners. I haven't looked at the 400 but we reckoned we could lower the S seat by maybe 10 mm and extend several inches. My Dad is a chartered engineer and can do the stress analysis for longer rails using the standard mounts. We hope we can buy standard lower profile rail components and possibly mate with a modified seat subframe. Whilst these are marginal height alterations the extended travel would be welcome for many.

If there is enough interest we good have another look. Let me know,

Alistair

BertBert

15,192 posts

178 months

Monday 21st June
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I don't need lower, but I'd happily have a bit extra forward position of the seat as there are people with shorter legs that me who might drive (Bert daughters 1 and 2).

BertBert

15,192 posts

178 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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On looking last night, it seems that the replacement seat brackets I have for my 410sport move the seat forward by a good 2 or 3 inches as well as canting the seat back. So that will probably sort it out for me.
Bert

auyt

99 posts

136 months

Thursday 24th June
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SSC in Sydney had some 3D printed pedal extensions made for a lady.
I’m 5’7 and have seat all the way forward in my 400 1/2” would help.

Baldchap

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4,467 posts

59 months

Thursday 8th July
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BertBert said:
On looking last night, it seems that the replacement seat brackets I have for my 410sport move the seat forward by a good 2 or 3 inches as well as canting the seat back. So that will probably sort it out for me.
Bert
Where did you get these from?

Got some pedal extensions but would much prefer this.

BertBert

15,192 posts

178 months

Monday 12th July
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Baldchap said:
Where did you get these from?

Got some pedal extensions but would much prefer this.
I got them privately, but they originally came from SSC in Australia.

Baldchap

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4,467 posts

59 months

Yesterday (17:10)
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BertBert said:
Baldchap said:
Where did you get these from?

Got some pedal extensions but would much prefer this.
I got them privately, but they originally came from SSC in Australia.
This is great, thanks. I am in contact with them.