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Old 09-27-2021, 04:53 AM   #1
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Big Guy Wants to Sit In Your Car [Seattle]

Mods, if this is the wrong place for this, please let me know

I'm highly highly considering getting an 86/brz for my next car, but there's one issue: I'm a huge guy at 6'3" and 300+ lbs. I tried checking all dealerships in the area, and they're totally out.

If you're in the Seattle area, I was wondering if we could meet up and I can sit in your car? I'd love to get one, but I'm not even sure if I fit in one.

Of course, I will pay for dinner (or for lunch, if you're in Seattle proper) as thanks.

Thank you!

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Old 09-27-2021, 12:02 PM   #2
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I'm in Tacoma but if you're ever in the area I'd be happy to. I do have forced induction so if you're hoping to go for a ride I'd hate to oversell the power. lol
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Old 09-27-2021, 12:32 PM   #3
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To give you some idea, Matt Farah from smoking tire fits in these cars and he's a big guy. You'd still want to sit in one yourself to see if you can deal with it yourself though.
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Old 09-27-2021, 01:20 PM   #4
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I'm 6' 4" 250lbs and I can fit comfortably, granted with the seat all the way back. 38w x 34l pant size, LT torso. With a helmet for AutoX I have to scrunch down a little but I make it work.

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@Ultramaroon can tell you a bit about things you can change to be more comfortable.
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I'm six-five and absolutely love wearing mine, as @NoHaveMSG says. With folks our size, it comes down to proportions. If you're all torso, you're screwed. I have to slouch a bit when wearing a helmet but otherwise ok. The telescopic steering column is a cruel joke just like reclining seats in coach on a plane. Fortunately, @949 Racing offers an elegant steering column extension. It's the hot ticket.
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Old 09-27-2021, 02:33 PM   #7
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Pretty sure Jeremy Clarkson drove the 86 on a Top Gear episode and he's about six-five? Possibly around 250 ish lbs? He looked pretty comfortable driving it and it put a big smile on his face.
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