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Old January 7th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #1
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Big Man in Viper? .. 6'5" and weigh about 260lbs

Hi everyone. Glad to join this forum.

Since I was young I have always dreamt of owning 2003/4 up Viper and now I have an opportunity financially to go look for one.

I stand about 6'5" and weigh about 260lbs. I realize itís a sports car and fit will be a bit tight, but I want to know if driving a Viper is possible? Or completely out of the question?

If you know of any related articles, or temporary modifications without ruining the vehicle, please let me know? Or better yet pictures of a tall guy, or if you are a tall guy, have pictures in one? That would be great.

Let me know your thoughts. Thanks so much. A all the best in the New Year.

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Old January 7th, 2008, 02:33 AM   #2
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As you can see here, our very own "OneSickZ06" has no problems fitting in even a small car... You should be fine...

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Old January 7th, 2008, 03:11 AM   #3
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go to a dealer and sit in one. there are seat lowering kits (one inch, and 2 inch) out there.
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Old January 7th, 2008, 05:36 AM   #4
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talk to sunrakat , i think he's exactly that same size and drives a GTS
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Old January 7th, 2008, 06:54 AM   #5
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Old January 7th, 2008, 07:17 AM   #6
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I had a buddy who was probably 6'3 or 6'4 and maybe about 240 and he had a 96 RT/10. Pretty sure he didn't even have the lowering kit
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Old January 7th, 2008, 12:07 PM   #7
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I'm 6'7" 260 and fit WITHOUT a seat lowering kit. I will be installing a kit for this year, to make it a bit more comfortable.

It's snug, but it can be done. The big thing is hitting the light switch with your knees, and getting your left foot behind the clutch when cruising. For as much as I drive it, I have no poblems. Getting in and out is a joke, but hey, some sacrifices need to be made. A 500 mile drive could be a problem, but not 50-75 mile spurts.
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Old January 7th, 2008, 12:11 PM   #8
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You definitely want to sit in one - and if you want a SRT sit in an SRT as there is more room in previous generations. At a minimum you'll need the 2" lowering kit. The SRT seats are very snug, and many larger owners will bend out the bolsters to make it a bit more comfortable. I've also heard that some will take out the dead pedal to give more foot room.
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I was comfortable in my GTS with 2" lowering (6'4, 240# muscular build). It was comfortable enough that I drove it from Central Texas - to- California and back in 5 days

I tried, "TRIED" to fit in a 2008 SRT-10C but my knees were BURRIED in the dash, even with the seat all the way back and the pedals extended.

I'm still taking delivery of the ACR that I ordered, but something will definitely need to be done!! It's not a deal breaker for me... I'LL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO FIT!!!!!
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Old January 7th, 2008, 01:23 PM   #11
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6'6" 305 lbs here, and I fit in my '01 GTS fine. It's snug, but there isn't an issue with headroom. The biggest hinderance is my left knee hitting the dash, but it's not too bad.
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Ghost, go sit in one and play with the pedals and see if you feel comfortable. On the SRT's (at least on my 06 coupe) the pedals are electronically length adjustable for a shorter or longer leg. On height, I'm 6 ft 225, so no problems here, but as mentioned above, if you need to have a Viper and fit in it comfortably, then there are the 1" & 2" seat height drop that will work for you.
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Old January 7th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #13
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I'm 6'3 275 and fit is fine on my '06 coupe. Find one you can try try out.
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Old January 7th, 2008, 04:32 PM   #14
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I'm 6'0 and 235lb and I fit pretty good in an 02. I think a 1 inch seat lowering would probably be good for the 6' to 6'3" people and a 2" for taller than that. I do wack my head every so often getting in.
It's a sports car so comfort is kind of the last thing I think of. At 6'5" you most likely will want a 2" seat lowering kit. 260lbs shouldnt be a problem unless your built like a upside down pyramid!
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Old January 7th, 2008, 11:47 PM   #15
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I'm 6'4" 200lbs and I recentlly had the Northwind Engineering 2" lowering kit done. I made a post on the alley, so I'll just post it here to:

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I picked the car up on Friday and I just drove home and parked it, but today I had a chance to get about 1hour of seat time in and the seat lowering has helped immensely! I'm 6'4" / 200lbs and the car is much more comfortable. I always felt like I was putting on a pair of pants that were 1 size too small when I got in the VIPER. It felt as if I was sitting too high in relation to the dash and windsheild header. With the seat lowering, I feel like I'm back in a regular car again. I can move freely, and visibility ahead and to the sides is still good (rearward is not so great). My seat is slightly moved forward and this allows a more reclined seatback angle so I don't have to sit bolt upright anymore, I hated that seat position. Legroom is still pretty good, and now my knee isn't hitting my keys all the time. (Note: I removed my dead pedal the day I got the car, so I have a nice area to extend my left leg, if you have not tried it, remove yours too!)
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I'm 6'2" 190 and I i have no headroom issues at all any of the vipers. The GTS definitely seems roomier but the adjustable pedals on the 03+ are pretty handy, too.
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I am 6'6", 250. But I am very lean. A fat 250 is significantly more robust than a lean 250.

With that said, I fit fine in a GTS, SRT coupe and vert. The vert is a bit clastrophobic feeling with the top up but there is plenty of leg room. This is all without a seat lowering kit. IMO, the seat lowering kit makes it a bitch to get out of...

But there is no reason you should not fit....unless you are a fat 260
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I'm 6'2" 190 and I i have no headroom issues at all any of the vipers. The GTS definitely seems roomier but the adjustable pedals on the 03+ are pretty handy, too.
I have no real seat time in the SRT coupe, but I have a crapload in the GTS...and I have to say from what I remember, the GTS seemed less cramped
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