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Old 29 Feb 2004, 08:51 pm
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Default Question for tall Civic owners

Hi

I am 6'8" tall and I drive a 95 Civic coupe (and a 2003 Civic Coupe) --
mainly because the interior is "open" and has decent leg-room.

I wouldn't mind a little more leg room however... so I would like to know
what other tall Civic drivers have done with theirs to maximize driver
comfort... customization?


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Old 29 Feb 2004, 10:26 pm
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Default Re: Question for tall Civic owners



MP wrote:

> Hi
>
> I am 6'8" tall and I drive a 95 Civic coupe (and a 2003 Civic Coupe) --
> mainly because the interior is "open" and has decent leg-room.
>
> I wouldn't mind a little more leg room however... so I would like to know
> what other tall Civic drivers have done with theirs to maximize driver
> comfort... customization?


Perhaps off topic, but I remember hearing about the customized Jeep
Cherokee of former (7'7") NBA center Manute Bol. He had the driver's
seat moved all the way to where the back seat was. Once he had some
sort of moving violation with his friend Spud Webb (then the shortest
player in the NBA) in the front seat. The cop gave the ticket to Webb,
saying that he couldn't give it to someone in the back seat.

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Old 01 Mar 2004, 08:42 am
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Default Re: Question for tall Civic owners

im 6'4 and drive a 1999 civic 5 door vtec. Leg room is fine. but i have
raised the steering wheel a high as it would go and put the seat right
back - apart from that, there not much else you can do is there? except sit
upright nd striaght i spose...


"MP" <abc@123.com> wrote in message
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> Hi
>
> I am 6'8" tall and I drive a 95 Civic coupe (and a 2003 Civic Coupe) --
> mainly because the interior is "open" and has decent leg-room.
>
> I wouldn't mind a little more leg room however... so I would like to know
> what other tall Civic drivers have done with theirs to maximize driver
> comfort... customization?
>
>



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Old 01 Mar 2004, 02:23 pm
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Default rip front seat out sit on back seat like bubba smith on police academy, jk. nm


"MP" <abc@123.com> wrote in message
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> Hi
>
> I am 6'8" tall and I drive a 95 Civic coupe (and a 2003 Civic Coupe) --
> mainly because the interior is "open" and has decent leg-room.
>
> I wouldn't mind a little more leg room however... so I would like to know
> what other tall Civic drivers have done with theirs to maximize driver
> comfort... customization?
>
>



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Old 02 Mar 2004, 10:18 am
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Default Re: Question for tall Civic owners

|I am 6'8" tall and I drive a 95 Civic coupe (and a 2003 Civic Coupe) --
|mainly because the interior is "open" and has decent leg-room.
|
|I wouldn't mind a little more leg room however... so I would like to know
|what other tall Civic drivers have done with theirs to maximize driver
|comfort... customization?

On other cars I have removed the drivers seat and remounted it on the tracks a
bit further back. 2 inches makes a big difference. Often you can just drill
new holes and reattach, others require minor welding. Take it to a trim shop if
you don't feel like tackling this.
Another good possibility is aftermarket seats. The rice rocket phenomena has
brought a lot of aftermarket seats. You order the adjustable bases for your
application. These almost always have much more latitude (longitude?) in
mounting. You can get some classy seats with matching upholstery for reasonable
money if you do so me shopping.
Be sure you can still reach the steering wheel. Sometimes you get the seat
all the way back so you can stretch your legs, but you have to sit more upfright
to reach the wheel, then your head is on the headliner
Rex in Fort Worth
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Old 02 Mar 2004, 10:45 pm
MP
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Default Re: Question for tall Civic owners

Thaks for the tip Rex.

As far as removing the seat track and remounting it/drilling holes -- that's
behind my abilities -- but what type of biz would provide such a service? I
would pay for it if I could find someone. Whenever I've raised this issue in
the past -- Ive been told that voids the warranty and that they would make
themselves liable, etc.

Also- any suggestions where I can find the after-market seats you desrcribe?

Thanks.

"Rex B" <NOSPAMrex@REMOVEtxol.net> wrote in message
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> |I am 6'8" tall and I drive a 95 Civic coupe (and a 2003 Civic Coupe) --
> |mainly because the interior is "open" and has decent leg-room.
> |
> |I wouldn't mind a little more leg room however... so I would like to know
> |what other tall Civic drivers have done with theirs to maximize driver
> |comfort... customization?
>
> On other cars I have removed the drivers seat and remounted it on the

tracks a
> bit further back. 2 inches makes a big difference. Often you can just

drill
> new holes and reattach, others require minor welding. Take it to a trim

shop if
> you don't feel like tackling this.
> Another good possibility is aftermarket seats. The rice rocket

phenomena has
> brought a lot of aftermarket seats. You order the adjustable bases for

your
> application. These almost always have much more latitude (longitude?) in
> mounting. You can get some classy seats with matching upholstery for

reasonable
> money if you do so me shopping.
> Be sure you can still reach the steering wheel. Sometimes you get the

seat
> all the way back so you can stretch your legs, but you have to sit more

upfright
> to reach the wheel, then your head is on the headliner
> Rex in Fort Worth



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Old 03 Mar 2004, 03:04 pm
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On Wed, 03 Mar 2004 04:45:57 GMT, "MP" <pokjob@yahoo.com> wrote:

|Thaks for the tip Rex.
|
|As far as removing the seat track and remounting it/drilling holes -- that's
|behind my abilities --

It's actually quite simple in most cases. You are only doing one seat.
Bolted to the floor (4 bolts) is the seat mount or base (sometimes called the
pedestal). The seat itself bolts to the top of the mount. The top and bottom of
the mount slide with respect to each other, for the adjustability.

The seat itself has a steel channel on either side. This channel bolts to the
top of the mount, usually in 4 places.

So you remove the seat assembly - 4 bolts, maybe an electrical plug.
Then unbolt seat from mount. Determine if you can relocate those 4 bolts,
either on the base, or on the seat channels (or both) to get the seat back some.
Measure, drill, re-attach in new position.

| but what type of biz would provide such a service? I

An auto trim shop would be my first stop.
2nd would be a shop that modifies cars for handicapped drivers. Those people are
ingenious on things like this.

|would pay for it if I could find someone. Whenever I've raised this issue in
|the past -- Ive been told that voids the warranty and that they would make
|themselves liable, etc.

No warranty involved. Forget the dealer, they would have liability issues.
Aftermarket only.

|Also- any suggestions where I can find the after-market seats you desrcribe?

Here's a Sparco
http://www.racerwheel.com/spr-00941gr.html
....and the bases
http://www.racerwheel.com/interior-s...ets-honda.html

Recaro would have more streetable seats. they have done special interiors for
VW, Ford, and others over the years.
http://www.recaro-nao.com/index_frames.html

I'd search ebay for "Honda Seats" and see what brands show up.

|Thanks.
|
|"Rex B" <NOSPAMrex@REMOVEtxol.net> wrote in message
|news:4044b2d4.93799445@news.txol.net...
|> |I am 6'8" tall and I drive a 95 Civic coupe (and a 2003 Civic Coupe) --
|> |mainly because the interior is "open" and has decent leg-room.
|> |
|> |I wouldn't mind a little more leg room however... so I would like to know
|> |what other tall Civic drivers have done with theirs to maximize driver
|> |comfort... customization?
|>
|> On other cars I have removed the drivers seat and remounted it on the
|tracks a
|> bit further back. 2 inches makes a big difference. Often you can just
|drill
|> new holes and reattach, others require minor welding. Take it to a trim
|shop if
|> you don't feel like tackling this.
|> Another good possibility is aftermarket seats. The rice rocket
|phenomena has
|> brought a lot of aftermarket seats. You order the adjustable bases for
|your
|> application. These almost always have much more latitude (longitude?) in
|> mounting. You can get some classy seats with matching upholstery for
|reasonable
|> money if you do so me shopping.
|> Be sure you can still reach the steering wheel. Sometimes you get the
|seat
|> all the way back so you can stretch your legs, but you have to sit more
|upfright
|> to reach the wheel, then your head is on the headliner
|> Rex in Fort Worth
|
|

Rex in Fort Worth
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Old 04 Mar 2004, 01:14 am
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Rex B wrote:

> On Wed, 03 Mar 2004 04:45:57 GMT, "MP" <pokjob@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> |Thaks for the tip Rex.
> |
> |As far as removing the seat track and remounting it/drilling holes -- that's
> |behind my abilities --
>
> It's actually quite simple in most cases. You are only doing one seat.
> Bolted to the floor (4 bolts) is the seat mount or base (sometimes called the
> pedestal). The seat itself bolts to the top of the mount. The top and bottom of
> the mount slide with respect to each other, for the adjustability.
>
> The seat itself has a steel channel on either side. This channel bolts to the
> top of the mount, usually in 4 places.
>
> So you remove the seat assembly - 4 bolts, maybe an electrical plug.
> Then unbolt seat from mount. Determine if you can relocate those 4 bolts,
> either on the base, or on the seat channels (or both) to get the seat back some.
> Measure, drill, re-attach in new position.
>
> | but what type of biz would provide such a service? I
>
> An auto trim shop would be my first stop.
> 2nd would be a shop that modifies cars for handicapped drivers. Those people are
> ingenious on things like this.
>
> |would pay for it if I could find someone. Whenever I've raised this issue in
> |the past -- Ive been told that voids the warranty and that they would make
> |themselves liable, etc.
>
> No warranty involved. Forget the dealer, they would have liability issues.
> Aftermarket only.
>
> |Also- any suggestions where I can find the after-market seats you desrcribe?
>
> Here's a Sparco
> http://www.racerwheel.com/spr-00941gr.html
> ...and the bases
> http://www.racerwheel.com/interior-s...ets-honda.html
>
> Recaro would have more streetable seats. they have done special interiors for
> VW, Ford, and others over the years.
> http://www.recaro-nao.com/index_frames.html


Years ago when I was a Porsche enthusiast, Recaro was the source for
sport seats even as an order from the factory.


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