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    Help for newbie

    Hello everyone,

    I’m lurker from Croatia on track to first Porsche. It is up to local dealer weather my first Porsche will be “plain” GT3 or GT3 RS. My first choice is of course RS but I will take “regular” GT3 if my dealer fails to get allocation for RS. Configuration is more or less done and it is in line with “less is more” logic. My RS will not be a daily drive so I don’t need anything special except lifting system, 6 point belt for passenger, cruise control and few small items. I was considering PCCB for a while but decided not to take it due to high cost of replacement disks and the fact that standard brakes seam to work excellent.

    However, there is one puzzle remaining. I’m 195 cm tall (6.5?) and I consider absolutely crucial to have as close to perfect driving position as possible. My question is: which seat would fit my height better, regular RS seat (GT2) or lightweight bucket seat (Carrera GT). 

    Thanks for reading and helping …   Smiley

     


    Re: Help for newbie

    I'm 193 cm (6ft 4in) and drive a plain GT3.  You will surely be driving with the steering wheel extended the full amount.  Even then you will likely have to sit a little closer to the wheel than you would ordinarily.  Placing the seat rearwards to a comfortable leg position will leave your arms extended too far.  You'll just have to get accustomed to feeling a little cramped with the tops of your thighs nearly touching the bottom of the wheel.

    So go with the seat that "feels" right and will support you when cornering hard.  A perfect driving position for we tall guys?  If you find a solution, please post it.  As for me, I sit a little too close to the wheel and just deal with it.

     


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    Re: Help for newbie

    Greentree,

    thanks for the reply. I know that steering wheel distance is problem for us tall guys and with my previous cars I was solving that issue by removing stock steering wheel and adding extension hub with "dished" steering wheel so my position in relation to steering wheel was more or less perfect. I'm talking here about various Imprezas and Evolutions but I don't think I want to do that with GT3 RS. What I need is feedback from someone who tried both seats mentioned in my original post to see which one is lower. I have to know that before I finalize my order because here in Croatia CGT seats are 6500 euro extra


    Re: Help for newbie

    Welcome to Rennteam Ivica  Hope your first Porsche lives up to your expectations  Looking forward to seeing some photos once you take delivery


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    RT Moderator - 997.1 Carrera S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen collection


    Re: Help for newbie

     Welcome lvica! I look forward to seeing pics of your car when you get it.

    Please also let us know which seat you went for as I know a couple of people who have a similar issue to deal with.


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     2010 997 GT3- Black/Grey


    Re: Help for newbie

    Ivica:

     

    However, there is one puzzle remaining. I’m 195 cm tall (6.5?) and I consider absolutely crucial to have as close to perfect driving position as possible. My question is: which seat would fit my height better, regular RS seat (GT2) or lightweight bucket seat (Carrera GT). 

    Thanks for reading and helping …   Smiley

     

     

    Don't worry, Walter Röhrl is tall too and he never made complaints. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M (03/2010), BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: Help for newbie

     i am 193cm tall and use the carrera GT seat in the GT3 and it works. i would guess this is the thinnest seat and therefore the one providing the most seating height. 

    the perfect choice is to replace the orginal steering wheel with the Porsche racing wheel with no aibags and a extended bar that makes it possible topull the steering wheel out further. I have seen several GT3 RS at the ring that have switched to this choice....

     

    greets rantanplan


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