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Old 05-18-2008, 04:07 PM   #1  
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tricks for tall owners looking for more room...

I'm 6'4" tall and LOVE my 2005 s2000. It's actually pretty comfortable but i figured i'd see if you guys new how to get a few more inches. I've seen seat rails that offer more space. are there some after market seats that give more room and raise the headrest? Also, my fiance drives the car and she's 5'8" tall. So whatever i do has to adjust to her needs when driving.

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All of the solutions I've seen are not adjustable. I've even seen drilling new holes in the seat bucket so they sit lower in the stock rails. Good luck with your search.
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I know a better trick, GET A BIGGER CAR!!! It works everytime!
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Thanks Controller!

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Yeesh, if he wanted a bigger car, he wouldn't be here!

Tight, the only thing I've seen is another thread (and one on s2k.com) all about lowering the seat - quite a project but you can get some height out of it. I'm only 6'2" and happen to fit quite nicely by just clicking the seat one notch forward from the back and then angling it back as far as it'll go.
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Yeesh, if he wanted a bigger car, he wouldn't be here!

Tight, the only thing I've seen is another thread (and one on s2k.com) all about lowering the seat - quite a project but you can get some height out of it. I'm only 6'2" and happen to fit quite nicely by just clicking the seat one notch forward from the back and then angling it back as far as it'll go.

Yeah, I read about pulling the seats out and hammering the mounting lugs on the seat pan. I need to do it to mine, if I want to get helmet clearance for SCCA Time Trials.
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I can see where a little bit of room could be gained by altering the seat rails and seat......(just a little though)

Maybe leaving the stock rails and going to a completly minimalist seat would give you the same gain, and still allow it to be adjustible for the little lady.

It's a tough one Tightfit.

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I'm 6'4" tall and LOVE my 2005 s2000. It's actually pretty comfortable but i figured i'd see if you guys new how to get a few more inches. I've seen seat rails that offer more space. are there some after market seats that give more room and raise the headrest? Also, my fiance drives the car and she's 5'8" tall. So whatever i do has to adjust to her needs when driving.

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Drive with your head out the window like Jim Carey on The Mask.

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You could try having the seats re-upholstered. There is a company called Oregon Aero that specializes in memory foam seats for aircraft. They might take on the challenge. http://www.oregonaero.com/Products.htm
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Thanks for all of the feedback fellas! I'm sure I'll try a few things soon and I'll be sure to let eveyone know how they worked out.
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I think you mean Jim Carrey in Ace ventura. His winshield was broke haha. The car tends to fit me, as Ace Ventura would say, "LIIIIKE A GLOOOOOVE!"
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