In fact, some tall drivers might even wish for their seat to be even lower than allowed by the built in adjustments. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. There is a modification I've seen that lowers the pedal area floor pan a few inches which cuts you some slack, and you could probably modify the seat to gain another inch. I'd like to hear from other tall folks and their experiences with recent car models. I usually solve problems like this with a trip to Lowes and spend $20 bucks on some aluminum or steel stock or angle iron along with some nuts and bolts. However, there is lots of safety margin built into these bags (ie: they need to be able to safely stop a tall 150 lb person with the seat back, or a short 270 lb person with the seat forward). I'm still driving a 1983 Caprice wagon which is approaching 200,000 miles and will have to be replaced soon. Classic cars, Harleys, camping. Suggested By: macg467 Headroom: 35" Legroom: 45" Combined: 6' 8" Why it fits: The world was not designed with the very tall in mind, and the same goes for sports cars. Ideally, a tall driver could raise their car seat to make space for their longer legs. Hope this insight helps, Good Luck. https://www.cjponyparts.com/seat-track-extender-kit-mustang-2005-2014/p/STE2/, https://www.amazon.com/Ford-AR3Z-6361710-A-TRACK-ASY-SEAT/dp/B0031BF77G, https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbil...hannel-Bar-with-1-8-in-Thick-801217/204225748, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. Comfortable and spacious, the highly popular car also awes with huge cargo capacity – one of the highest in its category. Next... Make tube extensions for both support tubes. they are like brand new and they are a lower profile seat. ZOOTENVAL, So tall in fact, my hair is touching the soft top, and my winshield sun visors are directly in … If your knees sit too high, with little support under the length of your legs above the knees then that could be a problem.   You cannot paste images directly. Hi there, I know this topic has been discussed previously on some of the various forums but I haven't quite been able to find the exact information I need. We’ve heard of a few drivers 6’3” or taller removing the seat padding and replacing it with super thin 1” thick padding. I read the title and I was like "You'd have to be 7 feet tall for this to be an issue!" By Full Forum Listing. Breakout 107 and Breakout 114 are long, lean and perfect for the taller rider. But with a new attitude towards fitness I no longer experience back pain while driving. Risers are 2 kinds. Just the rear mounts would get you the headroom. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Altering the Seats for Tall People. Reply. The driver seat height in my jlus drove me crazy to the point where I took it to 2 machine shops who do auto seat work. Initially the seat track looks complex, but what I was thinking is the bottom half that the track slides in. A solution for the not-so-novice is to cut a chunk out of the inner rear fender to allow the seats to move further back and possibly recline. She is about 5' tall. Corbau does have comfort seats but they don’t have any tall seats for tall people. You can post now and register later. My favorite is Ultimate seats and they have a king rider but it takes away 1.5 inches from passenger. I'm 6'4' and scheduled my car for the CJ Pony Seat Track Extender Kit for next week. Because you're that tall and probably carrying the extra weight to go with it I'm guessing you will put some extra stress on the front seat track mounting bolts because you're moving your body mass farther back and possibly behind or right on top of the rear seat track mounting bolts. I just want to be able to drive on track without my helmet stuck to the roof liner.   Your previous content has been restored. We had to remove the extra padding added by him.   Your link has been automatically embedded. The airbag sensors are in the seat, so cut and welding two rails together shouldn’t change anything other than extending the harness, and then weld two new studs in the rear to bolt it to, and grind the others off. Breakout. Then I opened the thread. An unladen seat height of 28.5 inches doesn’t sound that high, but the forward foot controls give you plenty of room to stretch out. Adjustable and non adjustable like I have. I love taking something old and making it spot on. Just ensure you clearly explain what you want. have anything approaching a back seat when the drivers seat is positioned. I have a question regarding the modifications available for short drivers. In fact, the back seat in my 1993 Bronco is removable in about two minutes with no tools, which turns it from a five-passenger SUV to a two-seat pickup truck. My new seats sit a good inch maybe a little more lower. ). The passenger seat folds forward by folding the backrest down, which is connected by a cable to the release. I have considered driver’s seat comfort only fair for extended highway driving. Thanks in advance... i went to pik n pull here in Sparks, NV and found seats out of a early 90 Toyota Celica. Description. I put solid bar inside mine for strength. × The reason they raise the seat 19mm [3/4"] is because the front 90deg bracket on the existing seat runners bolts on top of the adaptor/extenders. Same for Recaro. Remove the small back cushion from the seat. Their model is the Vario XXL. Because the seat gets lower as you go further back, and you want to preserve some resale value I would not recommend the cut and weld method. Most aftermarket seats will sit an inch or so higher than stock, due to the mounting bracket adapters. You might even bend your modified tracks over time. The Best New Vehicles for NBA All-Stars, Supermodels, and Maybe Even You. The seats were reupholstered by the previous owner in this case. Step four: the upper half. Or, take the seat out of the truck and to a metal/welding shop, they should be able to fabricate mounting relocation brackets that move the seat back a few inches. Power 8-way driver’s seat Premium fog lamps: Toyota Sienna: $58,495: Rear-entry and side-entry options Power 8-way driver’s seat Blind spot … August 9 in General Discussion. Legs for days? This tool represents a slumped posture of an average male with legs of a tall … Here is the floor pan mod on a Midget (about half way down the page) also what a lot of people don't know is seats from pik n pull are cheap, anything with foam is cheap because if they don't sell it they have to pay big bucks to recycle it. You ARE 7 feet tall!!! Cut out lower cross tube to make room for seat moving back. Aside from having the seat lifted / raised you might be at an impasse. ... modifications, upgrades, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! It would be nice to have a little extra leg room but my upholstery shop says they can try to refabricate the rails to avoid the 3/4 inch height increase. I thought I would share my experience for any of you who might be considering such a radical move. I took it to a auto upholstery shop and had them cut out 1.5" of foam in seat cushion and replace with lower profile foam. Otherwise you'll probably fit. Im currently a member of RZR forums,atvconnection and on arcticchat forums. The release for the driver seat is a lever that you must push down and is on the far side of the slider adjustment bar. Yeah I figured the airbag sensor story was BS. Well, the subcompact Fit offers an impressive 41.4 inches of legroom for the driver and front-seat passenger. I am 6’4”, an owner of a 2005 Prius for 3½ years. Made in the USA in a durable black powder coat finish, Misch 4x4 Big Boy brackets require no modifications or drilling for an easy installation giving long-legged drivers 5" of … By ZOOTENVAL, August 9 in General Discussion. For those taller Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT drivers confined by factory seat positions, Misch 4x4 products has an ingenious solution with Big Boy Seat Brackets offered for both Driver and Passenger seat positions. Next... Cut & fit a short piece of angle iron and weld to back side of upright tube. Too many times a short or tall person will sit, once and with no effort and declare the car is too big or small. × Our King is 19 inches wide for the rider and stock height, 14 … She is still learning how to drive and complains that she cannot depress the clutch pedal fully. Added benefit to the mod is the raising of the seat. Clear editor. Aftermarket seat adapter brackets PLUS these Big Boy brackets mean your seat is quite a bit taller stock. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. There may also be room to cut down and reweld the mounts, but could get complicated depending. After tackling the lower one, working on the upper half will be a breeze. We looked at a 1984 4 speed yesterday...ready to make an offer until I sat in the driver's seat...I'm 6'4", and I honestly could not see myself trying to drive a 4 speed for 30 minutes much less a full day...just too cramped...anyone out there with height issues sucessfully modify the drivers seat for any more room? Total: 167 (members: 18, guests: 86, robots: 63). move the tracks back a few inches? Support Us - Become A Supporting Member Today! and they are more supportive. Submitted by Bob Stretch ('94 M "Mrs. Peel) Tall Guy Blues Vanquished - Making more head room in a Miata. It would seem the simplest way is to have the seat base cover removed, cut down the foam, and reassemble. Alot of the real tall riders use Mick-o-pegs but if u use mini ergo arms and switchblade kuryakyn Hwy pegs you can adjust to suit you. However, the limited vertical space within a car means that a tall driver needs to lower their seat. An upholstery shop should be able to do it. Before i get to the point i wanna say Hello boys and girls. tall and or over 260 lbs and or riders with long legs, more than 33 inch inseam. and with a little muscle they fit in without modifications.   Pasted as rich text. So im not totally new to the forums,just this one. The King seat is designed for riders over 6 ft 2 in. The only company who seems to offer an aftermarket seat for tall people is Greiner. Home > Miata Tech > First Generation (NA) Tech > Altering NA Seats for Tall People. I'd have to see if I can pick up another set of rails somehow, I guess it only comes with the full seat track assembly. Discussion in '2005+ Mustang GT 4.6L Tech' started by Stangabe, Oct 2, 2020. Replacement seat? It's typical for any shop to high ball a quote for any type of fabrication. Modification version 2 As Eck said many seat options. Because you're that tall and probably carrying the extra weight to go with it I'm guessing you will put some extra stress on the front seat track mounting bolts because you're moving your body mass farther back and possibly behind or right on top of the rear seat track mounting bolts. Explore Our Forums. The best and worst cars for tall and short drivers based on Consumer Reports evaluation of seat comfort, driving position, access, and the view out. Driver seat modification for tall people Driver seat modification for tall people. Modification version 1 adds extra leg room by way of adding metal extensions to the seat rails. The seat gives ample space for shifting back, and the high seat supports your lower back. Welding two rails together sounds doable. The driver seat will lift and fold forward just as does the passenger seat, but you must manually hit the lever. I purchased an Alto K10 recently, and it was primarily for my wife to drive to office and back. Seats designs are built initially for the H-point machine, not the crash test dummy you show. While we’ve heard of taller drivers piloting the car, it is difficult to get in a comfortable driving position. The H-point machine was developed in the late 1950s, adopted by SAE in the 1960s and included as a standard in NHTSA Regulations in 1967-8. Every custom motorcycle seat that Hartco builds is built to height, weight and inseam for both driver and passenger. Thanks a lot for the feedback! The modification can be accomplished by one of the two ways outlined below. It is also one of the best used cars for tall drivers because it’s an urban roadster with a high resale value. Paste as plain text instead, × Holy shit! If you buy your clothes in the “big and tall” section, you’re probably used to the average car or SUV feeling like you’re stuck in the back of the economy section of a 747, and the person in front of you just reclined. ... the bottom line is if u can drive and be comfortable...now, get into the driver's seat! One of the few common complaints among owners of the Toyota Prius model NHW20 (2004-2009 model years) has been an ergonomic one: inadequate legroom and thigh support for tall drivers. But that's about it. What a shame! Long torso? This type of modification was first suggested and performed by numerous Santa Fe Forum members. You have to remove the hog rings again, remember your goggles! Sparco focuses on racing seats and does not really have a product line around comfort seats for tall people. They said the seat was a poor design for tall people and couldnt go any lower and couldnt make a bracket. I love them. You quickly start to run out of space to adjust the seat. Display as a link instead, × Save Share. I fitted a piece of flat bar to put in place of it. You might even bend your modified tracks over time. The issue will be the seatbelt harness position as you’ll be further back from the window depending on how much leg room you want to gain. Anyhoo I am wondering if you are too tall / long for the seat. Custom Goldwing seats can be ordered with or without the removable and fully adjustable drivers backrest, as well as a custom passenger pad on the trunk. Often only simple non-reclining seats fit and even then if you are taller than 6′ you will have to squeeze yourself in. Therefore, it doesn't seem this modification would affect airbag safety. 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