Since I have been spending a lot of time lately under my driver seat
ref. my steering tilt problem

I decided at the same time to check why my driver seat seemingly not goes back as far anymore as it used to (at least that what it seemed like lately) and no I have not been growing.....

So I compared the driver and passenger seat positions and to my surprise the pass. seat goes back about an inch or 2 farther.

IS THIS BY BMW DESIGN???

I took some pics (at http://s207.ph--otobucket.com/albums/bb160/CMyachtie/E39stuff/Seat issue/) of the rails the seat moves on and sure enough there is some piece of steel capping the right rail at the back that IMHO would prevent the seat to move back all the way.

Appreciate confirmation if this is normal or not.

Thanks


Seat pics
Jan/1998 528i, 5 spd manual, black on black non DSP.>300Kkms(180Kmiles) non-Sport, lowered with KONI FSD & Eibach springs in 2008, added "Bad Road package Adapters" to front only Dec 2009.
My previous rides worth mentioning:1970 GTO "The Judge",1985 325e M3lite, Euro BMW +
1998 323Ti, in Munich, Germany on the autobahn for 1 yr
Now back in Halifax, Nova Scotia,via Ottawa Canada.