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Old 03-17-2019, 11:15 PM
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Hi folks, apologies if this has been addressed elsewhere, but I couldn't find anything. I'm 6'2" and my head almost grazes the roof in my new 04 CGT, and 90% of the gauges are blocked by the top of the steering wheel due to my line of sight. What solutions are there to address this, I can't be the only person over 6 foot driving one. Taking the top off isn't sufficient
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:21 PM
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iirc there was a seat lowering option when new
also you can buy extra cushions, then have upholstery shop reduce the amount of bushings in it. you can gain 1" or so just from that. and if you order another set of Sidebrackets on the seats, a fab shop will be able to cut that set and lower your seat another .5-.75"

https://www.suncoastparts.com/product/SKU980SHK.html
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by jcoltrane View Post
Hi folks, apologies if this has been addressed elsewhere, but I couldn't find anything. I'm 6'2" and my head almost grazes the roof in my new 04 CGT, and 90% of the gauges are blocked by the top of the steering wheel due to my line of sight. What solutions are there to address this, I can't be the only person over 6 foot driving one. Taking the top off isn't sufficient
I'm 6 2 no problems - padding being removed is a good start.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:19 PM
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Wink spacer

I have so e extra cm in the positionier of the steering wheel

http://www.girol.it/en/porsche/

Just like this, very good for me
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Old 03-20-2019, 12:54 PM
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The 2005 USA order guide shows an option for raising the seat, but not for lowering. So, perhaps check to see if your car has the raised seat option. It doesn't indicate how this is done, but based on other accounts it's via thinner or thicker seat padding.

382 GT Driver Seat 10mm Higher
383 GT Passenger Seat 10mm Higher

386 Bucket Seat XT Driver Side - Offers Approximately 2.4cm Additional Width Over Standard Bucket Seat
387 Bucket Seat XT Passenger Side - Offers Approximately 2.4cm Additional Width Over Standard Bucket Seat
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I'm 6'1" and have always sat on a huge butt and never had an issue. How tall is your hair?
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:25 PM
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^ LMAO
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Old 03-24-2019, 12:02 AM
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I'm 6' 3 1/2" but long legged. Tons of headroom including when wearing a helmet. Plus I shave my head, no big hair
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Old 03-24-2019, 11:46 AM
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I never really gave it much thought, but this thread has made me realize my height is in my torso. That explains a handful of cars that my taller buddies said fit them fine (R8 comes to mind), that are problems for me.

Iím still driving the CGT any chance I can get, but Iíll have to try one of these solutions. Ideally, thatíll drop it enough to strap a helmet on. Family genetics has taken care of any potential hair height issues.

Thanks all for the help and the humor
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Old 03-26-2019, 05:14 AM
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Have you checked if your car is fitted, or not, with the 10mm higher driver seat (equipment code M382)?

Another solution would be to recline more the seat, using adapters.
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:18 PM
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Maybe not applicable but the Gen 1 NSX has an aftermarket lower seat pad with about 1/2" less cushion in it.
I'm 6'1" and that mod transformed the car for me from cramped to fits like a glove.
If there is no such pad for the CGT and the lower seat cushion is removable (from pictures it looks like it is) take it out and install a scuba divers black neoprene wet suit material pad cut to the shape of the shell.
I've done that in race cars and it works well.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:18 AM
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You have a link for the neoprene material you cut for the seat?
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