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Good morning,
I would like gain a few degrees on my seat base for a more comfortable driving position and wanted to know if anyone has ever added a small wooden wedge under their seat rales.

Thank you for continuing to teach a newbee.

Gene
 

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I have seen many Spider owners add a stack of wide "body washers" under the L&R front rail attachment points to raise the front of the seat bottom. Depending on how many washers you choose to use, you may need longer bolts.
 

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S4 seat tracks usually have thickish hard plastic washers (2 per seat) installed and a metal plate (the metal plate is not even in the S4 parts book, but they all have them!)
this is a photo from a recent thread.
s4 seat spacers.jpg

once you remove the seat you will be able to tell what yours has (or doesn't).....those seats are a pain to get out, and more so to get back in...nothing seems to align properly ...oh well;)

I found some new ones in an italian shop, as some of mine were split.
spacers.jpg
 

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As a former seat engineer who has seen the forces exerted on a seat during a crash I would use steel if possible. A couple washers, or a small steel plate with a hole drilled in it.

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For safety is important to use the correct length after increasing height with washers. A bit of a hasslemto get them in though. And in general steel tends to rip when overtensioned, therefore I use just the standard and more fexible bolts. I dont think the material of the washers is important. According to Alfa, plastic will do...

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If you replace the hex bolts, please replace them with Allen bolts and anti seize
Allen bolts are much easier to install and replace in the seat tracts
 

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Thank you all for the responses, I know what this weekend’s project is.
 
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