seat change more space??

seat change more space??

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peter2704

Original Poster:

186 posts

172 months

Sunday 21st February
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ok so at 5'11" 14.5 stone i fancy an s3 caterham,not into the SV.My questions is if the car is tight I know i can move the pedals forward.if its still tight would changing from S seats to race/grp seats help with space.In know a lowered floor also helps but didnt fancy that mod

CanAm

6,837 posts

236 months

Sunday 21st February
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Your size will not be a problem in an S3.

Murph7355

28,837 posts

220 months

Sunday 21st February
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CanAm said:
Your size will not be a problem in an S3.
I agree.

6ft 4in here. Have been near 19st (currently near 15st) and fit into the S3.

Smitters

3,425 posts

121 months

Monday 22nd February
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Leather seats give more width than Tillet style. I agree though, unless your a triangle shape, you're size won't be an issue.

Edited for speeling.

Edited by Smitters on Monday 22 February 14:29

bcr5784

5,461 posts

109 months

Monday 22nd February
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There's not a lot of space for big feet in the pedalbox on the S3

CanAm

6,837 posts

236 months

Monday 22nd February
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bcr5784 said:
There's not a lot of space for big feet in the pedalbox on the S3
No problem for my size 9s, but you can’t wear great clumping shoes. A friend’s son unfortunately had to drive barefoot as he couldn’t squeeze in his size 15s!

braddo

7,495 posts

152 months

Monday 22nd February
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peter2704 said:
ok so at 5'11" 14.5 stone i fancy an s3 caterham,not into the SV.My questions is if the car is tight I know i can move the pedals forward.if its still tight would changing from S seats to race/grp seats help with space.In know a lowered floor also helps but didnt fancy that mod
If you're long in the torso the lowered floor might feel more natural.

5'11 with standard floor and standard seats:


Boggo

72 posts

18 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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If you're on track you want to have your head much lower than the image shows compared to the roll bar - else the roll bar is basically useless. Lowered floors for track use is a much IMHO unless you're an imp.

peter2704

Original Poster:

186 posts

172 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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cheers guys,just need to find a bloody car now....

braddo

7,495 posts

152 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Boggo said:
If you're on track you want to have your head much lower than the image shows compared to the roll bar - else the roll bar is basically useless. Lowered floors for track use is a much IMHO unless you're an imp.
Agreed. I bought a naked seat base from Oxted trimmers so I'm now sitting on the floor and about an inch lower than in the photo. Lowered floor(s) would be a must-have for me for a future 7.

bcr5784

5,461 posts

109 months

Wednesday 24th February
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braddo said:
Agreed. I bought a naked seat base from Oxted trimmers so I'm now sitting on the floor and about an inch lower than in the photo. Lowered floor(s) would be a must-have for me for a future 7.
The track day roll bar is slightly higher than the standard one, so might lessen the need for lowered floors if you aren't too long in the body. Depending on wheels sizes ground clearance can be a bit marginal with lowered floors.


braddo

7,495 posts

152 months

Wednesday 24th February
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bcr5784 said:
The track day roll bar is slightly higher than the standard one, so might lessen the need for lowered floors if you aren't too long in the body. Depending on wheels sizes ground clearance can be a bit marginal with lowered floors.
The roll bar on my car in the photo is higher than the standard one.

I think there is another roll bar that is higher again though.