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      04-12-2011, 10:06 AM   #1
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Room for a crash helmet

I'm interested in a Z4 for trackdays but I need to know:
Can a person 1.88m tall (6 feet 2 inches) fit comfotably in a Z4 coupe (with a standard seat) whilst wearing a crash helmet?
Many thanks.
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      04-12-2011, 02:05 PM   #2
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Depends on whether you have long legs or a long trunk to make up the height.

I'm just barely 6 foot, but only a 32" inseam, so with a helmet on, I'm right on the hairy edge of fitting.

Only way to know for sure is to try it...
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      04-12-2011, 03:32 PM   #3
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At 6.1 i've an inch of clearance which is morethan adequate. But i do sit fairly upright and close to wheel. Also it'lldepend how low you set the seat.

Like he said bring your lid to the dealer. I did.
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      04-12-2011, 04:02 PM   #4
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A crash helmet won't fit ......but a race helmet will.
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      04-12-2011, 04:11 PM   #5
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Bring the helmet with you when you go test drive. That'll make sure the buyer will think TWICE about selling it to you.
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      04-12-2011, 04:44 PM   #6
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6' 3" + 34" inseam = Not a chance.
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      04-13-2011, 09:18 AM   #7
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I'm 6' 2" and I am in there perfectly fine. Normal driving position I have plenty of clearance, when I have my seat for auto-x, it's just a tad bit tighter
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      04-13-2011, 02:18 PM   #8
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You just need a new roof with a Gurney hump :-)

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      04-14-2011, 12:56 AM   #9
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Spike your hair 4 inches. Then you'll know if it'll fit.
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      04-14-2011, 01:14 AM   #10
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I'm 6'4" (34" in-seam) and have headroom normally just fine. When I put on my Bell, it's tight but works. You should definitely try first however

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      04-14-2011, 02:45 AM   #11
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I'm interested in a Z4 for trackdays but I need to know:
Can a person 1.88m tall (6 feet 2 inches) fit comfotably in a Z4 coupe (with a standard seat) whilst wearing a crash helmet?
Many thanks.
I do, and I'm 6'2.5" 34 inseam. Would try it out, but think you'll be fine.
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Here is a general rule. If you sit in the car, and make a FIST with your hand, and place it above your head finger side down, and the top of your knuckles do not touch the headliner? Then you will fit with a helmet.
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Here is a general rule. If you sit in the car, and make a FIST with your hand, and place it above your head finger side down, and the top of your knuckles do not touch the headliner? Then you will fit with a helmet.
I fail this test
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      04-15-2011, 11:02 AM   #14
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I fail this test
There are always ways around the "helmet," of course. My knuckle scrapes the roof, so of course when I get in the helmet lightly rubs the roof. I just scooch my @ss forward about 1/2" and that gives me just enough clearance.

The problem on the coupe, actually, is the way the roof slopes down to the SIDE. I bang my helmet a couple of times on sharp right hand turns on AX since the window hangs so low.
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      04-15-2011, 01:13 PM   #15
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Lol, I want to take my helmet down to test drive some cars now... Just for the salesman's reaction....
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      04-15-2011, 09:00 PM   #16
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Lol, I want to take my helmet down to test drive some cars now... Just for the salesman's reaction....
LOL and then ask about lease incentives
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      04-15-2011, 09:27 PM   #17
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LOL and then ask about lease incentives

Then ask if you can amortize the cost of R-comps into the lease payment. Oh and ask if it's okay that the car's returned with a cage.
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lol.... & post up a vid on Youtube
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lol.... & post up a vid on Youtube
and exclaim "wow i just hit the limited 155 mph!!"
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