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Lumbar Support? Ay Or Nay?

J4MMYz Aug 18, 2014

  1. J4MMYz

    J4MMYz Active Member Team Glacier Audi A3

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    Is the 'Electric Lumbar Support' worth the money? I might be missing the fact that you get the lumbar support either way, and this only upgrades it to electric - but my understanding is it's electric lumbar or no lumbar at all.

    Is this worth it? :think:
     
  2. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

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  3. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member

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    I can't really comment as I've never really tried a car without it for a long journey, but I like that I have it. Probably one of the things that you'd really miss if you didn't have it - I like to adjust it sometimes on a long journey if things are getting a bit uncomfortable.
     
  4. A3_Rider

    A3_Rider Well-Known Member

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    Currently have lumbar support, never really use it. Causes me more pain than relief!
     
  5. JohnM100

    JohnM100 #teamSepang VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    I got it and it makes a huge difference for me. It's not a huge cost and there is no lumber support (manual or otherwise) without this option.

    John.
     
  6. arad85

    arad85 Active Member Team V6 Black Edition Audi S5

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    Yes, worth it IMHO
     
  7. glospete

    glospete Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team Glacier Audi A3 Audi TT

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    Agree - worth it for the times when you need to adjust things a bit. And no there's no lumbar adjustment unless you option this.
     
  8. steverobertsbbc

    steverobertsbbc Active Member

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    Yes. Used to have to stuff a rolled up hoodie between my back and seat on long motorway journeys in my old Civic Type-R. Lumbar support was the first thing I specified on the A3! It's not expensive and it's there if you need it. Plus it's both front seats.
     
  9. Soulboy

    Soulboy Well-Known Member

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    Not got it......wish I had.
     
  10. Redgrouse

    Redgrouse Member

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    Likewise. The one thing I wish I'd specced.
     
  11. Addict

    Addict Member

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    I've has it in several previous cars, as well as current and will be on the S3 when it arrives. Personally I wouldnt do without it!
     
  12. leosayer1

    leosayer1 Active Member

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    Had on my 2002 A6
    I replaced that car with an X5 which didn't have it and I really missed it, although the seats were very good in every other way.
    It was a no-brainer to add it to the spec of the A3 and I'm very glad I did.
     
  13. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    if you don't have it why not just retrofit it to your cars? i did exactly that and added A5 seats into my A3... super comfy!
     
  14. Chimp

    Chimp Active Member

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    Get the SS seats comes with it ;-)
     
  15. PembsA3

    PembsA3 Active Member

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    Definitely recommend it. Not much money and I do use it more than I thought I would - not the 'adjust once and forget' feature you might think. AND you get it on the passenger seat which I didn't realise!
     
  16. steeve

    steeve Well-Known Member TeamMisano Team Ibis Audi S3

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    Lumbars good but not necessary for me to have electric. Once set it's set.
     
  17. dts439

    dts439 Active Member Team Daytona Audi A4 Audi A1

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    I have spec'd it on our new car given you get nothing without it and and all our recent cars have had it in either manual or electric form. Was worried it could be just be the wrong shape without it.

    All cars we've had with lumbar support I've set and not changed once I've worked out where its needed (which I've not found straightforward).
     

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