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Old 10-11-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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Lowering the drivers Seat

I'm a tall fellow, and I have headroom but I find the steering wheel is a bit to close to me, and frankly I sit higher in the car than is necessary. I understand why the seats in our cars are so high, to provide visibility over the hood and dash, but being 6'7 that isn't a problem.

I've searched every forum I can and checked quite a lot of vendors, i'm not finding anything so far.

I was hoping to find a bracket that will bolt my factory recaro to the floor, lowering the seat.

If there is no product like this out there, I want to see what other people have done to gain headroom/knee room. Even with the decent headroom, with a helmet on i'm touching the headliner (standard roof)
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You should have adjustable seats :/ you should be able to lower it manually or auto with the power adjuster
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You should have adjustable seats :/ you should be able to lower it manually or auto with the power adjuster
Yes... the seat is all the way down and back.

Was hoping to find people who have modified the seat base brackets to accommodate those of us with hulk-like proportions.
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Might consider the Bondra Clutch pedal extender. It will allow you to put the seat further back (if you can figure out a way), which will get the steering wheel out of your chest, & still maintain full pedal stroke. Just a thought.
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Might consider the Bondra Clutch pedal extender. It will allow you to put the seat further back (if you can figure out a way), which will get the steering wheel out of your chest, & still maintain full pedal stroke. Just a thought.
Lol, the guy's 6'7"
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I actually may try the seat rail extenders just to see if it allows me a better upright seating position, and to be honest with how far the throw of this clutch is, even I could see need for a clutch pedal extension if I was seated far enough back.
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Used to see a 67 around town years ago that had the front seats removed . The guy somehow drove it from the back seat. I was a kid so I don't know exactly how he did it.
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Used to see a 67 around town years ago that had the front seats removed . The guy somehow drove it from the back seat. I was a kid so I don't know exactly how he did it.
Whoa that was probably 7'5" Shawn Bradley you saw...
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I have had my seat out and it wouldnt b that big of a job to cut the rear brackets and take maybe like a 1/2 inchout and weld them back, granted you gotto have tools or pay someone, im tall too and I feel like im up high also
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I have had my seat out and it wouldnt b that big of a job to cut the rear brackets and take maybe like a 1/2 inchout and weld them back, granted you gotto have tools or pay someone, im tall too and I feel like im up high also
Thank you, I'm going to pull mine and take a look. Even 1/2 of drop at the back would go a long way.

Thankfully I do have the tools for the job, and a good welder who takes payment in the finest ales.
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It's interesting to think why you'd even buy the car if you can't comfortably sit in it.
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It's interesting to think why you'd even buy the car if you can't comfortably sit in it.
I am comfy as can be, but there is a difference between comfy and feeling like your too high....my comfy was thrown out the window the day I bought my car.....poly bushings everywhere and stiff lowering springs , sway bars, I didnt buy my car for comfort..
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I am comfy as can be, but there is a difference between comfy and feeling like your too high....my comfy was thrown out the window the day I bought my car.....poly bushings everywhere and stiff lowering springs , sway bars, I didnt buy my car for comfort..
So true but my Recaros are comfy
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Yes, as said above I am talking about lowering it for preference and optimal racing seat position, this isn't an 'i don't fit' issue. I fit fine and am very comfortable day to day. In fact it is actually the only car I've owned that I can sit in for 6 hours+ with no back stiffness. That's actually why I'm so interested in lowering the stock seating height instead of just swapping to an aftermarket setup because aftermarket seats are (in my experience) just not this good at being comfortable and supportive.
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