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Old 11-30-2005, 05:55 PM   #1
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Hi guys, great forum.

I am -really- thinking of buying a stang, I am stuck between the v6 pony and the v8 gt, im in canada so the price is a cool 10 grand difference or so.

The other car I am considering is a charger.

The question I have is this.

IS there any aftermarket way to move the seat back more? I'm 6'7 and while I can get in and fit semi good a measy 1-2 inches more would make it from a good fit to an awsome fit.

The dealership is looking into it but I figured I would try someplace here were people who ows these cars might know.

Any info would be great, and i dont care about the seat behind me, honestly, how stuipid would you be to sit behind me anyways lol.


Edit, I guess it would have made more sence to post this in the general forum, yup, im a dumbass lol.
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Old 11-30-2005, 06:25 PM   #2
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Hi Jason,

At 6'7", just remove the driver's seat and sit in the backseat to drive - problem solved!

I would think that the seat could be moved back a few inches by a resourceful individual with plenty of tools and a few beers (or is that the other way around?). Your dealership's body shop should be able to accomodate your need for the seat to be moved back. Best of luck to you!
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:48 PM   #3
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I'm also in Canada. Toronto.

Welcome.

I know on the previous model mustangs you could move the seat back by simply using a couple of extra holes that are already in the seat frame.......not sure about the new car though.

By the way.......buy the V8.
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:23 AM   #4
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+1 on the V8. don't worry about the seat. next time you go down to the dealership take a good look at the seat rails. oh, and i'd be REALLY suprised if the salesman actually did check into that for you, rather he won't and tell you he did and that it can be done. that kind of crap is just how cars are sold more often than not
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:08 PM   #5
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Where is Canada?


I'm 5'8"... is there any way to move the seat forward?... LOL... Just kidding.

However -- I would like to raise the Passenger seat... but ford decided to mount the brackets in a complicated manor rather then flat on the floor where it would have been easy to do! [:@]
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:52 AM   #6
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will the seat actually go back further? the v6 I test drove last summer had only a few inches rear legroom, and I'm only 5-8.
You might have to lose the rear seat
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:19 PM   #7
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will the seat actually go back further? the v6 I test drove last summer had only a few inches rear legroom, and I'm only 5-8.
You might have to lose the rear seat
Agreed, my drivers seat is about an inch from touching the back seat when all the way back.
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Old 12-07-2005, 04:44 PM   #8
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Jason,
I'm 6'5" and actually have plenty of legroom. My problem was with my seat all the way back and slightly reclined (for headroom) then that put my arms at a stretch to reach the steering wheel. So my fix was to bring the seat up a little closer and put more bend in my knees so I can comfortably reach the steering wheel.

Also, ditto on what the other guys said about there being no room left behind your seat when it's all the way back. No chance of a rear seat passenger behind me (unless her legs are on the center console, which still might be fun!)

Go V8! So much fun.
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Old 12-07-2005, 07:09 PM   #9
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Dude, add another inch of room and drive with your shoes off. Seriously go with the V-8. Most any car can be adjusted to your need. Just depends on how much you want to pay. I see the problem with moving the seat to far back is can you still reach the steering wheel.
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Old 12-08-2005, 09:23 AM   #10
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I'm 6'6. Go with the GT. I love mine. I had to learn to recline the seat a little but a lot more room than the 2004 RX-8 I drove. Now I drive my GT to and from Houston to Dallas every weekend (240 miles, one way). Family lives in Houston and I work in Dallas. So I get to spend 8-9 hours a week in my car.
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Old 12-10-2005, 12:35 PM   #11
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I'm with Ed. At 6'4", when I put the seat back far enough I have to really stretch my arms to reach the steering wheel. They just have to work the placement for the average person. If they had the steering wheel back further for tall guys, short people wouldn't be able to reach the pedal. Some manufacturers are starting to address this with telescoping steering wheels and adjustable height pedals. That stuff doesn't have much use in a sports car though in my opinion. I just keep the seat back up fairly straight. -Joe
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Old 12-19-2005, 02:28 PM   #12
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It's kind of a side note, but yeah, anyone who sits in the passenger seat complains on how low it is. Not that it's too important for the driver of the car, but it'd be nicer for them if it was a bit taller.
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:01 PM   #13
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You guys not reaching the steering wheel must have abnormally short wingspans The average persons span is directly proportional to their height. So taller folks have longer arms. I don't see how anybody that is 6'4" or more has troubles reaching the steering wheel with the seat all the way back, unless you are really reclined - hoopty style [8D]


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Old 12-19-2005, 03:51 PM   #14
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actually when i first drove mine i was expecting the drivers seat to go back more but when i started driving it was fine with the seat all the way back and seat reclinded a bit.
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You guys not reaching the steering wheel must have abnormally short wingspans The average persons span is directly proportional to their height. So taller folks have longer arms. I don't see how anybody that is 6'4" or more has troubles reaching the steering wheel with the seat all the way back, unless you are really reclined - hoopty style [8D]


You gotta keep torso height in mind as well, though. The taller you are, the more you have to recline the seat to give yourself head room. Though I'm 6'6" and with the seat all the way back and a little reclined, I'm comfortable, and can reach everything I need to without a problem.
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:18 PM   #16
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I'm 6'2" and I have no trouble at all reaching the steering wheel with the seat all the way back. I have about 1 1/2 to 2 inches of space between the back of my seat and the rear seat. I did see a little while back someone had a bracket on Ebay that you could install to add another 2 inches of travel distance to the seat but I believe that it only worked on models up to 04. If I found one that fit the 05 and it was cheap enough I would install it cause I could use about 1 more inch away from the pedals for my legs to be a little more comfortable. I like riding with the seat not very reclined as I feel it holds me more firmly in the seat that way and feels like a more aggressive driving stance to view the road and handle the steering. I would recline it slightly for a more relaxing long ride though.
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Old 11-19-2006, 12:45 AM   #17
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I'm only 5'3", push the seat back all the way, and I have no problems reaching the steering wheel. In fact, I wouldn't mind if my seat could go back another inch. I figured anyone taller would have so many problems. I'm quite surprised some of you all don't. Oh well, to each his own.
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Yes, wouldn't a telescoping column solve 1/2 the issues here?
Also I could be wrong, but is there an option for a power passenger seat now? I thought i saw that, which no doubt came about from all the passenger complaints about being so low.
For me, being just 5'10", the issue isn't needing more room for the seat to go back, but I'd love a seat memory because I have to have the seat back at a specific angle, the height and depth of the seat in a certain position and the steering wheel in a specific angle!
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I'm 5'8"... is there any way to move the seat forward?... LOL... Just kidding.
No but I have a few blocks we can tape to your feet to give you a few mor intches lol

To the power passenger seat yes it is part of the 07 comfort package also includes my favorite heated seats
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I will not comment about how to set up your seat for driving and being 6'7" as I have no idea lol!
BUT
Having a 06 V6 and a 06 GT (both convertibles) I can comment about which to get. One will have to ask themselves;
What do you want out of your car? (performance wise, acceration, handling, even sound)
Do you like the grill better on one or the other? (pretty much the biggest 'noticable' difference when parked)
What would you be planning to upgrade or change?
Hows your auto insurance? (our V6 is 1/2 the price of our GT!)
Do you have to have a brand new car? (there may be some deals on used cars)
Will gas mileage be an issue?
Will re-sale be an concern?

Bottom line is this both the V6 and the GT have good and not so good points when compared to each other. Neither of our cars are stock any more. HP and handling can NOT be compared between our cars. (do to all the after market parts on the GT) When driven hard the GT seems to like it and the V6 seems as if it's starting to 'complain' when the engine is reved over 5400 rpms. (I laugh because the exhaust pitch changes somewhere around there and it just reminds me of trying to get someone to do something they really don't want to) At those rpms the GT screams 'YEA BABY' lets go! I guess it comes down to how much performace you expect out of your Mustang? For the most part, if the initial price difference is $10K. You could get the V6 and put that money into aftermarket parts towards the performance you feel you would like and save some money over a GT. If you are not into changing things but want performance well the GT. If money isn't an issue and you want performance, get the GT and start ordering aftermarket parts.
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