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R5 Mk1 Diving Position

Discussion in 'General' started by malcolm, Dec 23, 2014.

Discuss R5 Mk1 Diving Position in the General area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. malcolm

    malcolm Well-Known Member

    Anyone else of average height on here? I've finally debugged the TX enough to make it useable and I don't seem to fit.

    My lower leg seems to be too long and my knee doesn't fit behind the steering wheel. My leg needs to be to one side which isn't comfortable.

    Does anyone else have the same trouble? Anyone found a good work around?
  2. NRG

    NRG Active Member

    Slide the seat back and stop driving like a woman haha
  3. slgreavett

    slgreavett Well-Known Member

    5-11'' here, and I'm the same, but have always driven mine that way! Especially as the right hand drive foot well is a cramped!!
  4. r5gordini

    r5gordini Moderator

    It's an acquired taste! I find I have to take breaks on long journeys. Slide the seat back, plant your left foot on the floor. Ergonomically, not great, but the great ride quality makes up for it in many ways! Revel in the fact that you're driving something so unusual.

  5. malcolm

    malcolm Well-Known Member

    It's moving from throttle to brake that I'm having trouble with. Moving the seat back makes it worse. Driving in thin soled shoes will probably help. I have a spare aftermarket steering wheel that came off a Gordini which looks slightly smaller diameter and possibly more dish so will try fitting that if it gets annoying.
  6. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Welcome to my life... 6'6", 36" inside leg. Thats how I have to drive EVERY car EVER MADE lol
  7. malcolm

    malcolm Well-Known Member

    Fixed it! The after market Intersport steering wheel has a lot more dish so I can drive normally without getting annoyed at the steering wheel. Just need to grow longer fingers to operate the indicators.
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