TOO BIG

Submitted: Friday, Dec 05, 2003 at 00:10
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Just a quick question, wanting to buy a truck to start offroading myself, previously a squashed passaenger(6'5" large frame) in my mates Hilux, I have been looking over the 80 Series (not having the funds 4 a 100 Series) but have found the seat just doesn't seem to have enough rearward travel. Are there any problems with changing the seating mounts or after market seats etc? Thanks Steve J
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Reply By: Well 55 - Friday, Dec 05, 2003 at 09:10

Friday, Dec 05, 2003 at 09:10
As long as the new mounts conform to the relevent ADR's no problem at all.

Have a sit in a Patrol the ones in the GU have mobs of travell.
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Follow Up By: Steve J - Sunday, Dec 07, 2003 at 23:06

Sunday, Dec 07, 2003 at 23:06
Thanks Well 55, also tried the patrols but didn't like the way my legs were getting stuck between the wheel and door or hitting the dash( with seat all the way back)
Cheers
Steve J
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Dec 05, 2003 at 13:37

Friday, Dec 05, 2003 at 13:37
Not that it is a favourite of mine but I sat in a Mitsubishi Triton recently, '95/96 model, I think, and it had amazing legroom, as good as my Commodore. I am of large frame and 6'3" Also sat in a NIssan GQ with ggod legroom and a GU Ute with good legroom.
Cheers,
Willem

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Follow Up By: Steve J - Sunday, Dec 07, 2003 at 23:14

Sunday, Dec 07, 2003 at 23:14
Thanks Willem, may have to check out the Triton, I did try the Patrols but still felt a little tight around the knees.
Steve J
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Saturday, Dec 06, 2003 at 22:06

Saturday, Dec 06, 2003 at 22:06
well I just finished fitting AU 3 Futura seats , to my 80 series . All I can say is , pay someone else to do it . It has taken 3 days to desighn and make the new brackets ect . To do what you , want is hard also , due to the way the rails are made , you may want to visit recaro to have castom made brackets . I was lucky to have access to a very well equiped engineering shop and still struggled . I am happy with the result , but it was a nightmare to figure out . I would be more than happy to email a photo of the brackets if you need them to get a idea Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Saturday, Dec 06, 2003 at 22:08

Saturday, Dec 06, 2003 at 22:08
if you like , I am more than happy to give you my GXL seats to play around with , atleast you can destroy them and not get worried about destroyng yours lol Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Steve J - Sunday, Dec 07, 2003 at 23:24

Sunday, Dec 07, 2003 at 23:24
Thanks for the offer and the advise, I may have to take a look at Recaro and see whats on offer or what they surgest.
Steve J
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Reply By: Member - JohnR - Saturday, Dec 06, 2003 at 22:13

Saturday, Dec 06, 2003 at 22:13
Steve, I have the same problems as you being a 6'4" long legged fellow, yes big frame. Agree with Willem in regard to the GU which I have but remove the footrest and like to get my feet under the pedals too with cruise control going for the leg room part of things. Many of the trucks seem to be built for ducks or their cousins.

I have not got as far as aftermarket seats yet but i do look at them and find there may only be a very small amount of extra room if any. GU seats are not so thick they don't compete that way fairly well, and comfortable too, even a Landcruiser owner told me. Greater creature comfort than his ute.

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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR - Saturday, Dec 06, 2003 at 22:18

Saturday, Dec 06, 2003 at 22:18
I didn't get that right did I
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Follow Up By: Steve J - Sunday, Dec 07, 2003 at 23:30

Sunday, Dec 07, 2003 at 23:30
Thanks JohnR, I had tried the Patrols but they still felt a bit tight, I may just have to spend that little bit extra, and go for the 100 series.
Thanks Steve J
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