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Old 06-23-2012, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default BRZ helmet clearance for the long of torso

For tall/long torso types who autocross or track and are thinking about the Toyobaru:



That's a finger's breadth of clearance atop my XL Shoei with the seat in acceptable position relative to the controls (shoulders against seatback with wheel at crease of wrists with arms straight), telescoping wheel all the way down and towards me, seat lowered as much as it can be.

Slim clearance, but it'll work.

For comparison purposes since height doesn't always correlate with torso length (as exemplified by me!), I can brush the soft top with my head on an MX-5 if I don't slouch.


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Old 06-23-2012, 02:15 PM   #2
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I am of the same configuration, and was worried about this. I finally got to sit in an FRS with helmet myself.
As another comparison, in a GD STi my helmet rubs on the roof. It is not uncomfortable, but does rub. In the FRS there was clearance between my helmet and the roof. Not much, as mentioned, about a fingers worth but more than any other coupe I can think of.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:09 PM   #3
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I'm 6-2" with a fairly long torso and I like to sit pretty upright while racing. With my helmet I did have to recline a touch more than I like. Overall the car fits tall really well and I was snug in my seat while racing.
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:19 PM   #4
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I reclined a touch more than I'd otherwise do so, too, but I had to anyway because of interference between my helmet's lower back edge and the headrest.

Now that I look at the photo I realized I didn't raise the adjustable headrest at all, as evidenced by the top of it contacting the bottom of my helmet. Whoops. Maybe that'd help things a bit more.

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Old 07-31-2012, 01:14 AM   #5
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I've heard turning the headrest around helps (can't tell in pic)
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Maybe a low mount bucket seat is the answer? That is not a lot of clearance between headliner & helmet, neck injuries scare me!
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:46 PM   #7
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For tall/long torso types who autocross or track and are thinking about the Toyobaru:

That's a finger's breadth of clearance atop my XL Shoei with the seat in acceptable position relative to the controls (shoulders against seatback with wheel at crease of wrists with arms straight), telescoping wheel all the way down and towards me, seat lowered as much as it can be.

Slim clearance, but it'll work.

For comparison purposes since height doesn't always correlate with torso length (as exemplified by me!), I can brush the soft top with my head on an MX-5 if I don't slouch.

Man, I seriously always thought you were asian.

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