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duurtlang

Seating position: steering wheel extension?

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duurtlang

Maybe my body is more ape-like than average. Maybe the seating position in a 205 is odd. Regardless, I am sitting too close to the pedals and too far away from the steering wheel while having the seatback in a rather upright position. This is not comfortable on longer trips. I get neck/shoulder aches I do not get in my 406.

 

As moving the pedals backward is not realistically feasible, I thought of moving the steering wheel towards me. While retaining my original 1987 mk1 steering wheel. I am not looking for a long extension, a few centimeters should be fine.

 

The question is: how can I safely move the steering wheel towards me? Is there a steering hub similar to the aftermarket hubs that simply allows you to extend the column and move the stock wheel a few centimeters towards you? Or some alternative?

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Biggles

Aftermarket boss & aftermarket dished wheel is the only way I can think of. 

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DamirGTI

The splines on the steering column usually allow for some "extension" , therefore you can safely manage few mm's or maybe cm's , relocating the the steering wheel up/higher ... but then the tab at the back of the steering wheel will be too far from the light/indicators stalk thus the indicators canceling while turning the steering wheel will be problematic ie. wont work "automatically" , will need to switch off indicators manually .

 

With regards to shoulder/neck pain , considered different seat as an option ? or at least the headrest ?

 

Without much work , front seats can be fitted from  : Citroen XM (very comfy) , 405 Mi16 (these even have adjustable side/bolsters) , 309 GTi , 306 GTI .. lots of others obviously but with some seat frame work .

 

I have just the headrest from the Citroen XM leather seats , fitted onto a 205 seats , they're better shaped and adjustable can swing them up and down found them much better than 205 item .

 

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