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 Post subject: tall guys in falcons.
Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:28 pm 
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To all the tall guys out there driving a standard e series falcon.
How s**t are the seats on your back.
Im 6'9", today dc_todd brought me up a xr6seat for my eb.
Fantastic and you should all get one.
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 Post subject: Re: tall guys in falcons.
Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:47 pm 
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Sorry dude I'm a six one midget! but the Fairlane buckets are quite good too :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: tall guys in falcons.
Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:56 pm 
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Haha. Shortass. Jks. Think yourself lucky your about halfway
Yea its awesome how better the xr seats are then my ebseries 1 seats.
Feel like a better driver by simply being more comfortable.
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 Post subject: Re: tall guys in falcons.
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:03 am 
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Yeh I'm 5'11 too and in the manual my head nearly touched just because it cant go low enough and I cant recline it back without making shifting gears impossible :/

 

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 Post subject: Re: tall guys in falcons.
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:46 am 
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...im a short asian :(
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 Post subject: Re: tall guys in falcons.
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:25 am 
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If EFFalcon can drive one, anyone can!
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 Post subject: Re: tall guys in falcons.
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:55 am 
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I don't have any experience with EB Recaro seats but i do know that EF GLi seats go a lot a further back than EF XR6 seats. If you have EF XR6 seats you sit higher up but closer to the dash.
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 Post subject: Re: tall guys in falcons.
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:32 am 
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Good thing I didn't get the ef xr seat then.

If you guys are only 5'11 and hitting the roof gotdamn.
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 Post subject: Re: tall guys in falcons.
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:51 am 
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I know what you mean I'm 6'3, I owned a 95 ef xr6 but I bought it off a fat guy so the seat was... lets say a little squashed... it didn't sit too high and it went almost far enough back for me to be happy...

however now I have a Ba Xr8... I love it the seats are great but I got into my old mans Bf xr6... I don't really fit... the seats go back but no where near the distance required to be comfy and I felt squashed all day... was really really annoying... don't know what I'll buy next...

 

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 Post subject: Re: tall guys in falcons.
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:54 am 
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i'm 6'5 don't have any issues in any falcons as long as i can adjust the base down.
the only issue is if the car has a sun roof.

 

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 Post subject: Re: tall guys in falcons.
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:36 am 
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i modified the front seats to go back probably an inch further back and they sit reasonably well for leg room but the passengers in back suffer haha =)
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 Post subject: Re: tall guys in falcons.
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:01 pm 
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I am much like EFFalcon. I am 6 foot 5 and I am fine if the seat is wound down although I grew up driving smaller cars eg: Leyland marina and 1978/79 toyota celicas, so falcons have plenty of room.

Oh if you think a falcon can be a bit tight, try drive a 1987 toyotya corrola sedan with 2 baby capsules fitted. I had to notch part of the dash so I could fit in
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 Post subject: Re: tall guys in falcons.
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:07 pm 
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I went from my Futura seats to the EL XR seats and the Futura seats sit lower, I'm 5'11 so im not touching the roof which is good, but yeah i do like the seats to be lower.

 

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 Post subject: Re: tall guys in falcons.
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:39 pm 
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I'm 6'1 and drive a manual ef with gli seats. no issues with roof. only thing is because its a manual i have the seat forward a bit so im not stretching to push the clutch in but not close. getting in isnt so bad, getting out can be a pain. but when i'm in i'm comfortable.

 

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 Post subject: Re: tall guys in falcons.
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:13 pm 
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Yea my previous car was a 86 honda prelude.
Looked like I was driving a go kart.

No troubles with room or head clearence in the falcon.
Was more saying how terrible the seats are in my series one eb.
All the other seats must be terrible.

Mind you my backs completly rs.
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