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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-13-2009, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Breaking In a Mustang Seat

How long does it take to break in a Mustang seat?
The one I've purchased seems a bit hard and, quite honestly, uncomfortable.

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Regular seats don't take as long to break in. But, the mustang seat you may need to call in the "seat whisperer". lol

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How long does it take to break in a Mustang seat?
The one I've purchased seems a bit hard and, quite honestly, uncomfortable.
I will buy it from you and will ship my stock seat for free LOL

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I appreciate the humor, but I could use some advice.

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Well there are 2 things that could need "breaking in", correct? The leather (or pleather, don't know what the covering is made of) and the foam underneath, right?

I don't know if there are any foam conditioners out there... is that a thing they make? If so I bet you'd have to take off the covering to get to the foam... probably not something you want to do with your nice, pricey seat.

Regarding the cover if it's leather there are leather conditioners you could try to soften it up. Don't know what your options are if the cover is synthetic.

Barring direct chemical treatments the next thing would be to employ mechanical means- try to accelerate the process of compressing and releasing the seat over and over as though it were being sat on a bunch of times.

Maybe you could rig something that would lay weight on and off it it repeatedly? Gosh, I don't know what, but I don't know what else to suggest to "work" the foam and try to get it into "used" condition.

Because that's basically what you want. You want it to feel like it's going to feel a year from now- broken in.
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Mustang seats are very firm.Thats where there comfort zone is.Have you gone on a longer ride sense you have had it? like over a 100 miles at a time?In short 20-40 mile ride you may not feel the comfort you expect. I bet your butt wont be numb on a longer ride.

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I did actually run a 125 mile round trip from Monroe, NC, through Rockingham, NC, Cheraw, NC, Pageland, NC and back. This was intended to be a non stop test of my newly acquired Mustang and I had expected to be riding on a cloud. What a dope.

My ass was uncomfortable about 50 miles in and downright pull-over-and-stop unhappy at 70. I pulled over for 10 minutes under a tree in a shopping center parking lot, drank a bottle of water, felt like a circus act as everyone drove by me staring, and got back on to go home. I made it another 25 miles, had to stop to stand up and rub my backside, and then made it home. I was still feeling the ride an hour later. And I wasn't thrilled with the portion of the passenger seat pushing into my spine at L4-5.

Needless to say I'm pretty disappointed. All that hype... all the promises.... bah.
It's not over yet. I plan to give this seat more than another chance. After all it's the famous holy-effing-grail Mustang seat. But it better play nicer with my ass or else it's gone.

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Wow.Hmm maybe i wont bother looking for one.I'm waiting to see how the corbin and saddlemen seats report from some of our members that have had them for a short time. Is there any hope for our sore numb butts? I would like to be able to make a 300 mile trip without having to stop 10 times to let my butt rest,and take 9 or 10 hours to get there.

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Maybe you expected too much. It is also possible the seat just does not fit you well. To be honest my Mustang is no pillow either but I find it an improvement and am glad I bought it.

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Did you order the matching Mustang butt?

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