Seat options for tall people?

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Seat options for tall people?

Postby HJ2 » Thu 15.04.2021, 13:46

Hello all!

I have a potential buyer for the steel blue M100.
He is rather a tall bloke (1.96m).

I can lower the seats for him by removing the spacers obviously, but are there any other options for gaining space for the legs in particular?
For instance, can the steering wheel be raised a little, or can I customise any other parts so the seat goes back a tad more... things like that!

I would also be interested in possible gains by swapping sets for Mazda RX8, Mercedes SLK etc, or even bucket racing seats directly bolted to the frame.

All info welcome, as always! 8)
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Re: Seat options for tall people?

Postby nicowalker1 » Thu 15.04.2021, 14:22

I’m happy to be corrected but all the after market ones I’ve seen seem even higher.
I’m looking at refurbishing mine next year, I’m hoping theres a way to drop the height a little.
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Re: Seat options for tall people?

Postby HJ2 » Thu 15.04.2021, 14:31

There is, by ditching the spacers but fill the corner where the longest spacer uses to be.
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Re: Seat options for tall people?

Postby MPx » Thu 15.04.2021, 14:57

I don't know all of the details (eg mounting), but while Ian May had his S2 he had SWLC put in some Evora seats for him. He's also 196cm and it worked for him.

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Re: Seat options for tall people?

Postby Simon_P » Thu 15.04.2021, 14:58

The steering column has some adjusment, make sure it is up. You could fit a smaller wheel.
Having the seat slightly more upright may allow it to go further back. SE seats sag when the diaphragm is broken... Longer clips to create the same effect?
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Re: Seat options for tall people?

Postby Rambo » Thu 15.04.2021, 15:25

I agree with the above. Worth trying the simple, cost effective things first HJ rather than the more costly things.
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Re: Seat options for tall people?

Postby HJ2 » Thu 15.04.2021, 16:29

Steering wheel fully up... duh! :lol:
But perhaps I can adjust a bracket so i ‘ll have more room to play with, or make
Larger holes in a bracket... something like that!
I will look into it when my Astra Zenica is in and I have no complaints, haha

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Re: Seat options for tall people?

Postby Rambo » Thu 15.04.2021, 17:44

I am getting some Evora seats on Sat. :wink:
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Re: Seat options for tall people?

Postby HJ2 » Thu 15.04.2021, 18:14

How much is this going to cost you?
(PM is fine) :wink:
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Re: Seat options for tall people?

Postby nicowalker1 » Thu 15.04.2021, 21:28

HJ2 wrote:There is, by ditching the spacers but fill the corner where the longest spacer uses to be.


Yup I did that ten years ago, still not enough to get the top of my head out of the wind. :lol:
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Re: Seat options for tall people?

Postby Rambo » Thu 15.04.2021, 21:57

HJ2 wrote:How much is this going to cost you?
(PM is fine) :wink:


Lots. But I will probably keep them in the Evora :wink:
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Re: Seat options for tall people?

Postby HJ2 » Thu 15.04.2021, 22:34

:banghead: :clap: :bowdown:
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Re: Seat options for tall people?

Postby Fredjohn » Fri 16.04.2021, 06:25

Rambo wrote:
HJ2 wrote:How much is this going to cost you?
(PM is fine) :wink:


Lots. But I will probably keep them in the Evora :wink:


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Re: Seat options for tall people?

Postby Rambo » Fri 16.04.2021, 09:37

M100 Evora club. I like it :smt023
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Re: Seat options for tall people?

Postby dapinky » Fri 16.04.2021, 10:24

Rambo wrote:Lots. But I will probably keep them in the Evora :wink:


If the seats are that comfortable, you could always leave the drivers one in the Evora, and put the passenger one in the M100 drivers space.......
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