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Old 08-15-2009, 05:30 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Stopped at CVS today and looked for one, they didn't have any
I went to the Walgreens today and they still have plenty :



If they weren't so bulky, I'd offer to mail one to you. I think it would be at least $6 + 9.25% tax + $5 to $15 for shipping.

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Old 08-22-2009, 01:26 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Got one today at Walgreens, but I'm not feelin' it. Do I need to turn it around or something?
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Got one today at Walgreens, but I'm not feelin' it. Do I need to turn it around or something?
Get a rectangular gel-pack like the one I have, put it in a sock, and place it like mine. Don't smack into the seat when you sit down because I'm sure you can burst it (so far so good the past month).

Even if you don't use the gel-pack for driving, it's still good to have one around for bumps and bruises (aka I'm not wasting too much of your money because it's a 2-for-1). You can also make Gel-packs from a mixture of rubbing alcohol and water :

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Measure 2 parts water and 1 part rubbing alcohol. For example: if you use 2 cups of water, you need 1 cup rubbing alcohol. For larger gel packs (such as gallon size), mix 4 cups water to 2 cups rubbing alcohol. For smaller packs (such as sandwich or snack size bags) you should mix 1 cup water to 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol.
I would use a hot water bottle for this (or maybe not, the plug might hurt my back). Ha ha, would that count as an open container?!?!?!?

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Gotcha. I use those gel packs in my lunch bag, so I'll try one out. At any rate, this does give me some lumbar support where the Clunker's seat is a little lacking, so it was worth the money anyway.
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Gotcha. I use those gel packs in my lunch bag, so I'll try one out. At any rate, this does give me some lumbar support where the Clunker's seat is a little lacking, so it was worth the money anyway.
Yes it does help me a lot with support, if your on a really long trip, to me it seems like it started to hurt a little but that is just your back getting used to it, that feeling went away later....

ALSO.... About not feeling, you have to make sure that it is not sunk into the seat to much, the further you pull it upwars (only by like a inch or 2) the more air that flows into it (from my experience with mine) But im guessing it will have to do with how high your window is, I know the Fieros was really high up compared to the neons....
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Like if you look at the first picture I ever put on this post you see that it is resting on the seat, now if you look at cfg83 pic where he is showing off his awesome ice pack, you will see his is jammed into the crack of the seat.... I like to pull mine up about an inch

BTW: cfg83... You know the strap that goes horizontal on the back of those things are suppose to go around the seat so you don't have to jam it in the crack right?
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We just purchased a pair of these and drove from Goshen, IN. to Atlanta, GA.(750 miles).
They have save our backs and provided us with dry shirt and blouse.
I totally recommend them.
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Like if you look at the first picture I ever put on this post you see that it is resting on the seat, now if you look at cfg83 pic where he is showing off his awesome ice pack, you will see his is jammed into the crack of the seat.... I like to pull mine up about an inch

BTW: cfg83... You know the strap that goes horizontal on the back of those things are suppose to go around the seat so you don't have to jam it in the crack right?
Maybe I'll strap it in and see if is stays as I want it. I chose not to use the strap because I wanted to be able to easily slip the icepack in. I also adjust it in a specific way when I sit down. I found that for my car, the curve of the metal edge is such that I whack my funny bone when I shift. I make that curve "flush" to the side of the seat when I sit down. In the original post, you can see that it has a "padded" edge in the picture. I am happy with my cheapy knock-off, so I can live with this.

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We just purchased a pair of these and drove from Goshen, IN. to Atlanta, GA.(750 miles).
They have save our backs and provided us with dry shirt and blouse.
I totally recommend them.
Welcome to EM! And Woo-Hoo on the successful trip. They help my wife's back too.

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Yeah I think something like these made into like a seat for your car would be a great idea and would pretty much make it WAY less of a hassle to not have a/c... I know the biggest issues with these seats are safety during a crash.
I'm current sitting in a Herman Miller Aeron chair, had it since 2003, comes with a 12 year on site warranty. The only thing that has broken on it was a bolt that holds the adjustable arm rest, herman miller sent someone out the next day to fix it
They aren't cheap, but you get what you pay for, excellent build quality and good service.

Anyway, unless it's really hot anyway, you hardly get sweaty in the chair, it's also supremely comfortable, no numb arse cheeks, normal foam chairs seem old fashioned after having this chair.

Also what is the name of the back support in the OP, wanted to see if they sell it over here in the UK.

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