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A question for everyone ! by J_Godspeed
Started on: 11-09-2003 10:34 PM
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Report this Post11-09-2003 10:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for J_GodspeedClick Here to Email J_GodspeedSend a Private Message to J_GodspeedDirect Link to This Post
This is kind of dumb, or simple to most people, but i just want everyone's opinion:

I'm a 300+ pounds human (if i could say that), HOW THE HELL I GET ON A FIERO ?

Is there any modification i could do to it (more than weighting myself down) to help me ?

(yes, you can laugh)

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Report this Post11-09-2003 10:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fiero_silvaClick Here to Email fiero_silvaSend a Private Message to fiero_silvaDirect Link to This Post
Put the seat all the way back, steering wheel all the way up.

if thats not enough, I believe you can get a kit for a remouvable steering wheel like on race cars.

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Report this Post11-09-2003 10:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for J_GodspeedClick Here to Email J_GodspeedSend a Private Message to J_GodspeedDirect Link to This Post
Good, thanks for that, i would like something more specific, pictures perhaps ?
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Report this Post11-09-2003 10:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PhilClick Here to Email PhilSend a Private Message to PhilDirect Link to This Post
There is a guy( rather large) that shows up to some of our funtions that removed his drivers seat and sits on the floor
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Report this Post11-09-2003 11:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for silver86seSend a Private Message to silver86seDirect Link to This Post
hi welcome to the forum. i am regular build but have a bad back so i have to kinda twist slide in. because theses cars are so low compared to regular cars, plus i have a large friend who wouldn't have thought of driving a fiero , i encourged him, actually taught my slidy motion and he is 350 + and he fits in, rather snug but plenty of leg room, and now he loves to drive a fiero..


fiero eqaul opportunity car does not discriminate... .. good luck ..

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Report this Post11-09-2003 11:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for J_GodspeedClick Here to Email J_GodspeedSend a Private Message to J_GodspeedDirect Link to This Post
So, he did not do any mod at all ?

I mean, my leg hits the wheel hardly.

[This message has been edited by J_Godspeed (edited 11-09-2003).]

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Report this Post11-09-2003 11:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for silver86seSend a Private Message to silver86seDirect Link to This Post
hi nnada one it is just a little snug gettting in and he uses the steering wheel up and seat back.. i wonder if modifing the seat rtack would make it go back further?..good luck ..

ps called him and he siad it was ok to say 5 feet 11 inches and size 56-58 waist! and he loves my fiero i dont mind him driving it "aint nothing he can hurt.. "

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Report this Post11-09-2003 11:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ManiMackClick Here to Email ManiMackSend a Private Message to ManiMackDirect Link to This Post
I donno.... 300lbs is pushing the "fat guy in little car thing" pretty far.

Try driving a fiero around. If your all good in a Fiero... Well there ya go, drive a fiero! If you don't like it. You just might want to try out a different car.

Im just over 6 foot, if I was any taller I wouldn't feel comfertable in a Fiero. Would just feel too out of place.

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Report this Post11-09-2003 11:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for silver86seSend a Private Message to silver86seDirect Link to This Post
hi it not the wieght but actually the way a person is built or say the volume he occupys that will determine if he can fit into the little car.. in winter when i gett all dressed up in thick coats and sweaters and scarfs, i even have a hard time getting in at times wieght is not a problem for the v6, its used in s 10 pickups and they haul a lot heavier stuff...
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Report this Post11-10-2003 11:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ltlfrariClick Here to visit ltlfrari's HomePageClick Here to Email ltlfrariSend a Private Message to ltlfrariDirect Link to This Post
I'm 6 ft 5 inch and 250 lbs. I have to sit in the car sideways then hook my right foot under the clutch so I can get eough room to straighten my leg so I can get my knee under the steering wheel. Once the right leg is in, turn body, pll in left leg and un hook right foot from behind clucth.
Sounds worse than it is. I reckon a smaller steering wheel or one of those with a flattened bottom would help.
Once I am in I have plenty of room (plenty being a relative term in a Fiero !!)

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Dave E

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Report this Post11-10-2003 12:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ButterClick Here to Email ButterSend a Private Message to ButterDirect Link to This Post
I changed my steering wheel and went with a smaller one. It seems to help me getting in and out. I be about 250#.
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Report this Post11-10-2003 07:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GSXRBOBBYClick Here to visit GSXRBOBBY's HomePageClick Here to Email GSXRBOBBYSend a Private Message to GSXRBOBBYDirect Link to This Post
Why do you want to get "ON" a Fiero?

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Report this Post11-11-2003 10:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for J_GodspeedClick Here to Email J_GodspeedSend a Private Message to J_GodspeedDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by GSXRBOBBY:

Why do you want to get "ON" a Fiero?

Why ? Because i like the car, that's why, u don't need an extre explanation to that.

I'm just asking, since i hop on my dad's and i didn't felt like "inside" at all, maybe because he got the seat all to the front.

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