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      04-13-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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Advice about seating position!!!

Hey guys, I was wondering what is the proper way of sitting while driving. I was told by my friends that you should sit in a kind of "lie down" position, but I get too comfortable I kinda get sleepy while driving sometimes.
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      04-13-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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1. You want the ratio of your legs at 77 degrees ideally and the steering wheel no more than 1.5 times the depth of your chest away from you.
2. Your back to thigh angle should be precisely 105 degrees.
3. Keep your chin down a bit as much as possible.
4. While it is somewhat difficult try to keep your rectal tone just tight enough to hold an imaginary egg without breaking it but also not loose enough to let it move around.

On a side note do not use an actual egg. I'll never make that mistake again. Well...not a third time.
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      04-13-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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laying down is definitely the proper way to sit. Can't imagine driving in any other position. In fact, you should "lie down" just enough to see out of the side windows. This will lower the center of gravity and make your car feel more sporty.
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      04-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #4
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I'm not a driving instructor but I believe that sleeping isn't the recommended level of consciousness for driving.

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      04-13-2012, 08:01 PM   #5
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I'm not a driving instructor but I believe that sleeping isn't the recommended level of consciousness for driving.

I'm not taking advice from the guy with a "2" on his car. Where is the guy who is number ONE? I want his advice.
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      04-13-2012, 08:03 PM   #7
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Hey guys, I was wondering what is the proper way of sitting while driving. I was told by my friends that you should sit in a kind of "lie down" position, but I get too comfortable I kinda get sleepy while driving sometimes.
Honesty, just one letter "H" in that word above and this thread could really be funny.
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      04-13-2012, 08:04 PM   #8
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This thread...

What a beauty...

Hey OP did you have a nice nap?
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      04-13-2012, 08:07 PM   #9
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You should be a lot of upright than you'd think. Instructors said to be able to hang your hand down on the wheel, so your wrists are on the top of the wheel, while your shoulders are against the seat back.

The other thing people have wrong are the mirrors. Most people have them so you see the side of the car. You should have them so you have to move you head side to side a fee inches to see the side of the car. This will cover your blond spots while easily seeing behind you, but that's what the interior mirror is for. Try it for a week and see which way you like better.

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Just saw the vid. What he said.
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LOL lots of trolls in this thread but thank you for the video, it was very informative!
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      04-13-2012, 08:52 PM   #11
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This thread should have been started in the Track Discussion section.

I try not to drive with an eye shade on because it kind of makes me sleepy while driving sometimes.
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      04-13-2012, 09:26 PM   #12
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He would have got flamed worst in the track section..especially if he said he likes to lay down in the seat and gets sleepy..
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      04-13-2012, 09:40 PM   #13
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I'm not taking advice from the guy with a "2" on his car. Where is the guy who is number ONE? I want his advice.
LOL.....
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LOL lots of trolls in this thread but thank you for the video, it was very informative!
I'm sorry, but if you're going to ask an asinine question like this, you'd better be prepared for responses of a similar nature.
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      04-13-2012, 10:01 PM   #15
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Hey guys, I was wondering what is the proper way of sitting while driving. I was told by my friends that you should sit in a kind of "lie down" position, but I get too comfortable I kinda get sleepy while driving sometimes.
only if you are rolling thru compton on crenshaw saturday night.
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      04-13-2012, 10:36 PM   #16
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only if you are rolling thru compton on crenshaw saturday night.
You think these guys are down?

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      04-13-2012, 10:47 PM   #17
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The "lie down" seating position is only for those who have this crap on their car and currently smoking their new prescription...

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      04-13-2012, 10:48 PM   #18
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Really?....fee inches....blond spot. You can't make this up! OP you're an dweeb.
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Someone sell this man some Recaro SPGs or Pole Positions. He won't have a choice afterwards
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LOL lots of trolls in this thread but thank you for the video, it was very informative!
Your friends are just trolling you. You come off as a troll, you're gonna get troll responses.
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Don't like the hand over hand steering Technique (as shown in the video). You lose the sense of when the wheel is back in the straight ahead position. If you think that keeping your hands on the quarter to three position is not going to give enough turning then you move (for a sharp left turn) your right hand to the six thirty position on the wheel and keep it there and move your left hand as necessary to give leverage on the wheel to make the turn. Then when you bring your right hand back to the 630 position the wheel is back pointing straight ahead.
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