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    Height of Porsche 911 drivers...

    Im doing this out of curiosity. Please post your height and specify which 911 model you own(generation as well).

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    2002 996, 1,95 m

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    1m83 (6 ft) 996 Carrera 4 Cab 2002.
    Fanch.

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    6'7'' (202 cm), 2003 C2

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    Strange research....

    6ft 1 GT3 Mk2

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    6'4" 193cm

    Needed sunroof delete in 993 TT & 996 TT. Hit my head on sunroof frame during bumps in 964 C4. Special seat contructed for 962 - couldn't close & latch door over helmet otherwise (H-J Stuck had very weird personal seat, too). '74 911 RS/IROC was great because of racing seat being very low and no sunroof.

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    Recently sold my 996 GT2.
    I am 1,89.

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    I'm 5'11" (1.82m), but I have very short legs and a very long torso. I find it hard to fit inside any 911 (any year) unless there is no sunroof or the seat is modified - especially with a helmet.

    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon replica (no sunroof w/ Recaro Pole Position seats with Momo mounts at lowest setting) - works with helmet

    96 993C2 stock w/ sunroof and stock seats (barely fit without helmet)

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    6'4" (193cm) here.

    996 C4. Sunroof delete, GT3 seats.

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    6'3"...

    Either the 2004/5 C4S Coupe....or the new 997
    I'm still trying to decide, as it will be my first Porsche

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    6'3 1997 993 Cab

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    A lot of you guys are around my height. This is very encouraging!

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    Built my own 996 Turbo, looking through through options I found that you can have the seat lowered by 10mm? Have any of the taller guys tried this option? If so, does it work to have this and the sunroof at the same time?

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    ... I found that you can have the seat lowered by 10mm? Have any of the taller guys tried this option? If so, does it work to have this and the sunroof at the same time?



    The seats are not actually lowered via the frame in this option. The seat cushion is thinned by 10mm.

    The sunroof costs 31mm of head room. A sunroof and thinner seat padding still costs 21mm of head room!

    I'm going to try the 10mm thinner seat option on my CGT because of close head-to-top issues with the standard thickness seat padding. I asked Roland Kussmaul if the seat comfort was degraded by the thinner cushion and he responded; "Maybe only a little."

    It's a difficult decision for me because I don't like bumping my head while traversing lumps in the road, but I don't want to beat my butt instead. At least the CGT top has a padded liner facing my balding pate.

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    I can't imagine that you'd be "beating" your butt? Of course you may loose a tad bit of comfort, but are Porsches made to transport us in comfort? Maybe to some extent, but Porsche's are made to thrill the driver more so.
    Anyone try the sports seats? I heard that those are better for us drivers of the taller kind.
    W8MM, your getting the TT Cabrio right? You wont have to worry about headroom, even with the top up?

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    W8MM, you're getting the TT Cabrio right? You wont have to worry about headroom, even with the top up?



    I have a '99 996 Cab right now (the TT Cab will replace it) and I have no trouble with headroom with the soft top or the hard top. I'm assuming the TT Cab will be the same.

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    Wow, thats a real suprise! I guess I will have to wait for the 997? I will go check out the 996 again anyway and just see how things go, when I have the time....

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    180 cm

    2003 C2 coupe, delete sunroof, has power seat

    Fits perfectly

    //// \\\\ spider

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    6'7" current car is a GT3, former car was 996 Cab. Euro GT3 bucket with modified mounting bracket helps to give me room for a helmet.

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    6'3" Black '02 C4S

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    6'2" 189cm, 996 c4s.

    have sunroof, got csv for sport seats (to get them down lower). with helmet still ok (just).


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    I'm 5'11" (1.82m), and drive a 78 SC... but hey ya never know maybe one day I'll retire the Gal and go witha waterpumper.haahaa!

    Slan....
    Eric

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    Well today I sat in a 996 TT coupe, had plenty of leg room, no steering wheel/knee problems. Actually felt like I had plenty of headroom and the car had a sunroof/moonroof. Maybe a sunroof may not be so bad to have even though Im 6'5"?

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    Well today I sat in a 996 TT coupe, had plenty of leg room, no steering wheel/knee problems. Actually felt like I had plenty of headroom and the car had a sunroof/moonroof. Maybe a sunroof may not be so bad to have even though Im 6'5"?



    It all depends on your torso/leg ratio.

     
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