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2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10: Seat Pros and Cons

September 01, 2010

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Let me be clear -- I'm not one of those "lumbar guys" who complains that every seat in the butt-sitting world "needs more lumbar." It's generally a non-issue for me. However, this squooshy pad really worked for me in our longterm 2009 Dodge Viper during my long roadtrip a couple months ago.

During that trip, I learned that the Viper's seats have some great aspects and some areas that don't suit long distance travel. The long thigh cushion and lateral support get high marks. The big holein lieu of alumbar support, not so much.

The biggest surprise was that the seat's shoulder wings really bugged me after several hours in the saddle -- they force my shoulders to rotate forward, which gave me all kinds of trouble in my left shoulder for days afterward. It's something I never even noticed during my prior short trips in the Viper.

Also, see thosepseudo-suede insertsat the butt and lower back?Theydo more than feel nice to the touch; they're functional -- the fabric acts like velcro when placed in shear so you stay in place during hard cornering.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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