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Old March 28th, 2014, 09:03 AM   #1
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Does anyone make a spacer for the steering wheel?


I don't currently own a S197, but I am concerned about them not having a telescoping steering wheel. I have the wheel all the way out in my current car, and I still feel like it could use to be out a little further. Does anyone make a spacer to bring the wheel a little closer to you without having to scoot the seat up?
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Not without effecting the crash rating and the airbag's ability to do its job. Take it from me and my personal experience- don't mess with that.


That was a dead hit to the side of an explorer at 60. I basically walked away.
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Not without effecting the crash rating and the airbag's ability to do its job. Take it from me and my personal experience- don't mess with that.


That was a dead hit to the side of an explorer at 60. I basically walked away.
Damn... poor car but glad you were ok. Obviously it is hard to say and easier to just go sit in one (but then you have to go to the dealer and play all their games), but do you find you have a harder time reaching the pedals or the wheel? I don't want a gangsta lean, and I probably tend to like my wheel a little closer than most, but I have short arms and legs for a guy who is 5'10".
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Not without effecting the crash rating and the airbag's ability to do its job. Take it from me and my personal experience- don't mess with that.


That was a dead hit to the side of an explorer at 60. I basically walked away.
That shit'll buff out
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That shit'll buff out
Looks like he'll have to replace the gas door though; crying shame.
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Man I am 5'10" too and my seat is the farthest position back. I have no trouble reaching the wheel still or operating the pedals safely and easily. I will move the seat forward if I know I am gonna do some fun driving but normally it is in comfort mode.
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I don't currently own a S197, but I am concerned about them not having a telescoping steering wheel. I have the wheel all the way out in my current car, and I still feel like it could use to be out a little further. Does anyone make a spacer to bring the wheel a little closer to you without having to scoot the seat up?
Ha, i wish too! Im tired of pushing my seat up like a midget. The infiniti i was looking at, at the same time i was looking at my car, the entire gauge cluster/wheel move up down and out all together! Jelly.....
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If anything this car was built for taller people. I stand 5'6" and got a clutch pedal extension just to be able to push the clutch in and sit further from the wheel. I have zero idea how some of these girls I've seen at 5'2" drive manuals versions of these cars. Must have their boobs pressed tight into the steering wheel.

I had to basically sit on top of the steering wheel to push the clutch in all the way.

Felt the same way with my uncles 04 350Z, the 2011 370Z I test drove in 2011, etc.



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Originally Posted by hayden55 View Post
Ha, i wish too! Im tired of pushing my seat up like a midget. The infiniti i was looking at, at the same time i was looking at my car, the entire gauge cluster/wheel move up down and out all together! Jelly.....
I bet that Infiniti couldn't muster a 0-60 in under 5 seconds though...
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if im 5'7 driving the damn GT with recaro you can live with it lol, someone out there always has it worse than you, its a big drag and every review(er) made it widely known before you bought the car.
-- its brutally obvious as well even just as you get in to drive the car for first time, sadly Ford snoozed..

every car has SOMETHING unfavorable that cant be realistically messed with too much or changed. cant be too pickey here can we?
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Originally Posted by nosympathy View Post
If anything this car was built for taller people. I stand 5'6" and got a clutch pedal extension just to be able to push the clutch in and sit further from the wheel. I have zero idea how some of these girls I've seen at 5'2" drive manuals versions of these cars. Must have their boobs pressed tight into the steering wheel.

I had to basically sit on top of the steering wheel to push the clutch in all the way.

Felt the same way with my uncles 04 350Z, the 2011 370Z I test drove in 2011, etc.



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I'm short and no problems the reaching clutch or steering wheel.
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5'10 here and no issues.

Wife is 5'4 and she doesn't have any issues either.
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Where did you get an extension from?

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I'm short and no problems the reaching clutch or steering wheel.
Its not that I can't reach it, but now I can sit very far back from the wheel. Before I had to pull the seat close to the steering wheel.

I sit as far back as guys who are 6 foot do now while I am 5'6".

Makes getting into and out of the car easier.

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Originally Posted by nosympathy View Post
If anything this car was built for taller people. I stand 5'6" and got a clutch pedal extension just to be able to push the clutch in and sit further from the wheel. I have zero idea how some of these girls I've seen at 5'2" drive manuals versions of these cars. Must have their boobs pressed tight into the steering wheel.

I had to basically sit on top of the steering wheel to push the clutch in all the way.

Felt the same way with my uncles 04 350Z, the 2011 370Z I test drove in 2011, etc.



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I know what you mean, back when i was in middle school i was like 5'2ish when my dad got his 08gt, and the hood was so tall it was hard to see over, i had to push the seat all the way up. Now that im 6'4 though its a different story...
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