Fiesta ST ergonomics

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by wash, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. wash

    wash Active Member

    One of the first things I did to my car was tilt the driver's seat forward a notch, the more upright position just felt more right.

    I feel like lowering the seat in the car might improve my driving position even more. I'll probably see if I can find a way to do that.

    We've all read about the center arm rest...

    I've heard complaints about the Recaro headrest with a helmet, I'm going to try that soon.

    Any way, if you've found something that makes your car feel better let us know. If you have a complaint share that too, maybe someone knows a solution.
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  3. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    lol, I usually do the exact opposite. Tilt my seat back, and raise it. (Don't have my ST yet, but I find this is what I do in most vehicles I drive).
  4. Soundman22

    Soundman22 New Member

    When on the track with the ST, I had to put the seat back a little because with my helmet on I was looking to far down. I have heard that you can take the headrest out for track use, but I don't know if this is true or how to do it.
  5. Stevelach

    Stevelach Active Member

    Keep the volume low! This is the first car I have ever owned that makes me want to keep the stereo volume down low so I can hear that beautiful engine sound!
  6. wash

    wash Active Member

    I haven't even read the manual yet but I hope I can find speed/rpm sensitive volume because I find myself adjusting the volume often and I would set it to turn down the volume when the rpm is enough to let the symposer speak.

    Actually adding a derivative function to watch engine speed rate of change would be the way to do it, so you would have a speed curve to counter wind and road noise, an rpm function to counter/enhance engine noise and then dv/dt to let it speak as soon as you start accelerating.

    I still have to check out helmet clearance and the head rest.

    My first autocross is coming up soon so I want to have that figured out.
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  7. WmJay

    WmJay Member

    If I remember correctly the speed controlled volume for the stereo is contained in the somewhere in the menu when you press the "sound" button on the dash. There are something like 8 different levels of adjustment for it. Nothing as fancy as you had mentioned, but it does help block out some road noise when traveling at high speeds.

    Very much agreed on loving the sound of the symposer doing its thing. My girlfriend considers it an early warning system and grabs a hold of something accordingly.
  8. wash

    wash Active Member

    I just saw the speed sensitive volume setting today, I will have to try it.

    I tried the helmet today, it felt fine to me with the headrest in place, I also had plenty of vertical clearance despite my long for height torso (it comes with short legs).

    When opening the door I find myself wishing for a pocket in the front door arm rest so I have something to grab more rearward than the handle.

    Any way, I'm having much more good experience than problems (nothing is perfect, not even the FiST).

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