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      03-18-2018, 05:59 PM   #1
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Seating position / wheel adjustment for tall people

Been having a tough time since I bought this car. I have long legs, and to reach the steering wheel, I need to move the seat up quite a bit. This means I'm 'racing' with legs fairly bent, and I get fatigue after a few HPDE sprints.

Are there any secret adjustments I don't know about regarding moving the wheel closer to the driver? I used to drive with leg comfort, but would lock my arms straight on long tight turns, not good either since I would tire my arms out.

I could raise my seat a bit, but then my helmet won't clear the roof.



EDIT: Actually, nevermind. I can't move the steering wheel fore/aft (obviously), thus all I can do is work on adjusting the seat. Wish BMW allowed fore/aft wheel adjustment...
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Been having a tough time since I bought this car. I have long legs, and to reach the steering wheel, I need to move the seat up quite a bit. This means I'm 'racing' with legs fairly bent, and I get fatigue after a few HPDE sprints.

Are there any secret adjustments I don't know about regarding moving the wheel closer to the driver? I used to drive with leg comfort, but would lock my arms straight on long tight turns, not good either since I would tire my arms out.

I could raise my seat a bit, but then my helmet won't clear the roof.



EDIT: Actually, nevermind. I can't move the steering wheel fore/aft (obviously), thus all I can do is work on adjusting the seat. Wish BMW allowed fore/aft wheel adjustment...
If you've got the adjustable steering column you should have about 5"-6" of fore/aft movement. It might be a bit stiff, but with the lock lever released you should be able to push the steering wheel in or pull it out.
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Oh boy. You saved the day. I just learned something new
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Oh boy. You saved the day. I just learned something new
Hopefully you can adjust now to a position that fits better!
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Yes I can! I now don't have to sit in the car like an old lady
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Oh boy. You saved the day. I just learned something new
lol maybe you should read the owners manual. Who knows what other things you’re missing out on?!
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Funny that you say that, I think I know quite a bit about the inner workings of this car chassis/engine control, but I can't for the life of me figure out what some of the buttons on the dash do (yet). Priorities?



I can't be the only one that didn't know this.
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lol maybe you should read the owners manual. Who knows what other things you’re missing out on?!
LOL! I knew there'd be an RTFM thrown in here somewhere.
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