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#21 village idiot

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 03:46 PM

 

I'm a witch... Burn me!

 

 

The mood is a bit more relaxed here then on seloc buddy :)

Lots of loti and other leightweight stuff driven here. We like it all.

 

 

 

i've been winding up seloc for over 10yrs now (and the BCBBS before that)... i call it home... lol


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 03:58 PM

My girlfriend is 5'2" and the only time she drove the car she needed to sit on a pillow to use it to lift her up, and allow her to sit further forward. It all depends on your wife's body, If she has a short body then she might struggle even with the seat further forward on runners!

Edit: spelling

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:02 PM

I'm only 4'8  :blush:  and I have never had an issue with driving the VX.  Sometimes I use a big old cushion which helps a lot.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:04 PM

 

And diable the airbag as in the event of it going off, it will cause horrific damage :(


Air bag must be ok for seat fully forward? That's when your most likely to need it.

 

 

Its when you least need it as you wont have had time to accelerate towards the wheel :lol:



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:17 PM

I'm only 4'8  :blush:  and I have never had an issue with driving the VX.  Sometimes I use a big old cushion which helps a lot.


I thought you would be bigger. :lol:

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:28 PM

 

ETA
 
Are you the same Village Idiot as on PH? chinky chinky


Yup,,, that's me.... Been on there for donkeys years... And seloc too (although as Alex g on there).... I've only very recently branched out into ruffling feathers on the vx220 forum by innocently expressing an interest in buying a vx220 from a willing seller for a criminally low figure. I'm a witch... Burn me!

 

I can't; I sent my matches to the Dude with the mountain bike and PC steering wheel so I guess you are safe here.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:58 PM

My wife is 5'3" and manages to drive the VX ok














Well let me rephrase that, she can reach the pedals ok!!!

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:58 PM

My wife is 5'3" and manages to drive the VX ok














Well let me rephrase that, she can reach the pedals ok!!!


Ummmm, I'm telling Sue! :lol:

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:24 PM

What about a taller wife ?

 

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:30 PM

My wife is 5ft 1 and thank god shes not allowed close!


Im 5ft 7 and I have the seat clicked quite far forward as the you need to stretch out to get the clutch all the way down



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:36 PM

The problem I see with bringing the seat forward is that it will foul the centre console, not the end of the world, but another consideration

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:51 PM

Trade her in for a taller wife :D



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:06 PM

Trade her in for a taller wife :D


Lmfao!!!

Don't know if its possible but rather than moving the runner on the floor, could you reposition the seat on the runner? At a glance it just appears bolted to it, so maybe some extra holes in the mounting plates and bobs ya mothers brother??

#34 Harry Hornet

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:54 PM

I'm in Lymington / New Milton tomorrow

 

PM me if you really do want a seat and look..otherwise...

 

....I'll send the Goose round   ;)

 

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:08 PM

My lass can't reach pedals properly and she's 5ft 6! I'm 5,11 & I'd rather be a tad closer when in mood for some racing action.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:18 PM

I'm in Lymington / New Milton tomorrow
 
PM me if you really do want a seat and look..otherwise...
 
....I'll send the Goose round   ;)
 
HH


Cheers. I managed to get away from the office today to have a closer look at one. At 6ft I have a good couple of inches more rearward movement on the runners, so with a bit of fiddling by the men that know, that should allow us to liberate a couple of inches in extra forward movement and still leave room for me.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:41 AM

Guessing you've figured out the answer to your question now, but I'm 5'2 ish with little legs and the seat is as far forward as it goes but is comfy for everyday driving (and sat in traffic driving). A little unusual at first because of the non-adjustable back, but you get used to it.  It's a nicer seating position than the upright Scooby wagon I'm driving at the moment!



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:32 AM

i have just sent my wife to have a sit in a VX220.

 

she says that she struggles to operate the pedals fully with the seat fully forwards. she is just under 5'3".

 

i am 6', so would need the seat fairly far back.

 

how easy it is adjust the position of the runners to bring the seat further forwards? i presume you cannot get longer runners to offer a greater range of movement?

 

cheers

 

alex

 

Hi Alex,

 

Dan here (zed4 on PH and you may know me from BHG Marine in Lymington). I know you work (worked?) at Berthon. 

 

Let me know if you need to see a VX220, got a couple over at my dad's house in Ringwood. 

 

Dan



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:46 AM

He's got one now Dan thumbsup

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:10 PM

He's got one now Dan thumbsup

 

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