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Old 11-23-2011, 12:28 AM
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Question Literally Too Tall to fit??

So everyone at work and all my friends call me too tall and I plan on getting an S in a few months. I'm 6'5", do you think I could fit with the top up? I've sat in one with the top down and have fit, my knees were close, but I don't mind, it's a sacrifice for a car I love. One of the first modifications I was thinking about was suspension and wheels, but if I'm literally too tall to fit, should I go with a new seat set-up? I know with new rails a new seat can be lowered a few inches. I'm in the process of doing a bunch of research on these amazing cars, so thanks in advance for the help!

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Old 11-23-2011, 01:09 AM
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If you have long legs, you may have an average torso. Only one way to find out. Try it!

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if I'm literally too tall to fit, should I go with a new seat set-up? I know with new rails a new seat can be lowered a few inches.
Go for the seat rails first. That will get you the extra knee room you need (and, as a bonus, headroom as well). Welcome.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:51 AM
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6.4 and I fit fine even under the roll bars is case.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:25 AM
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One thing I can say the S2000 has way more headroom than a Miata. I'm 6'0" and my hair touched the inside to of a Miata.

In the S2000 I run the seat one notch up from fully back, very upright seating position, and can just fit with a helmet on.
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:03 AM
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I have mine all the way back. super L upright is the best for the back. If I pulled it one notch forward I would be driving with my knees haha
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:15 AM
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Try it out! I fit perfectly in the S however I'm only 5'5.....
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:10 AM
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Don't think you will have a problem, I'm 6'2" and don't come close to the top with it up.

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Old 11-23-2011, 09:23 AM
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Thanks! I def want to get a roll cage in the future so thanks crossracing
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:33 AM
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you don't really need one the car stock has roll bars built in. plus the windshield frame supports it. if i am not mistaken. in any case you should fit no problem. there was a guy not to long ago that was close to 6'8 and he fit hardly but he did.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:38 AM
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One thing I can say the S2000 has way more headroom than a Miata. I'm 6'0" and my hair touched the inside to of a Miata.
Same here, I sat in the retractable hardtop miata at the car show and my head was touching... Not cool. I am only 6 foot but I am of the long torso short leg variety, sadly I find a lot of cars that I dont fit in... Even American cars.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:09 PM
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im tall n thin 5'10 150lbs never had an issue my pops at 6'3 250lbs wasnt an issue either all that being said thin as I am its a tight fit width wise for example if I where to need to tighten my belt[pants] id probly have to stick my lh elbow out the window.
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Originally Posted by crossracing70 View Post
you don't really need one the car stock has roll bars built in. plus the windshield frame supports it. if i am not mistaken. in any case you should fit no problem. there was a guy not to long ago that was close to 6'8 and he fit hardly but he did.
Please do not mistake the roll-hoops for a roll bar. It's not. The roll hoops mount to the rear bulkhead with 4 10mm screws. While it offers some protection, it is not a recognized roll bar as far as SCCA or NASA is concerned and to rely on that if you are going to do any type of serious racing will get you laughed out of the tech inspection.
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that is why i put i could be mistaken. its just every time i see one flipped over its on the roll "hoops" which has a bar under the cover hense roll bar. sorry for the confusion. you would know best.
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by crossracing70 View Post
you would know best.
Not always, but this time for sure . I've helped replace a couple sets of roll hoops so I've seen what they're made of and how they're made. Not much there there.
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:14 AM
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ren,

I am 6'3" with fairly long legs. I am also now around 220. When I purchased my S, I was around 300 and the first time I sat in an S was day it rolled off of the truck from NYCity, (no return! )

I also was wearing a pair of Sketchers shoes that make my legs about 2" longer and the fit was very uncomfortable. I had to take my shoes off in order to get my knees under the steering wheel. It also became a rallying point for my weight loss!

80 lbs later, my behind doesn't fit so snugly in the seats and on longer drives can be a bit uncomfortable on my hips when cornering as it did the first day. But no complaint here!
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Where can you get a new seat and lower seat rails?

Originally Posted by kgf3076 View Post
Go for the seat rails first. That will get you the extra knee room you need (and, as a bonus, headroom as well). Welcome.
Would you mind putting a link to where you found lowered seat rails specifically for the s2000? I am 6'4 and would like to fit in an s2000 comfortably.

Thanks!

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Old 01-27-2015, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by nlevinso View Post
Would you mind putting a link to where you found lowered seat rails specifically for the s2000? I am 6'4 and would like to fit in an s2000 comfortably.

Thanks!
You can start at Evasive Motorsports or go
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I'm 3 foot 1 and can't reach the pedals...
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:27 PM
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There are a number of locations including ebay for low seat rails. Make sure that you match the mounting design of the seat and the seat rail. Winding up with bottom mount seat rails and side mount seats will not work.

Here's a Google on low rails

https://www.google.com/#q=s2000+low+seat+rails
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I'm 3 foot 1 and can't reach the pedals...
http://www.pedalextenders.com/



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