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Old 06-20-2016, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default Another big-guy in a Miata thread...

I'm looking into buying an NB2 Miata with leather interior, and I'll be driving this car for about 6 hours back home IF I purchase it. The ONLY Miata I have driven was an NC Club and I did fit quite snug but still comfortable. Headroom was to the absolute limit when I didn't have the top down. I've read quite a few forums about fitment, big-guy mods, etc, and I can't seem to find a straight answer. I'm 6'4 with a 32 inseam. I also read that the NC was less roomy. Here's a picture of me in the NC
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:06 PM   #2
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Only thing you can do is try one on. It is going to depend a lot on how you are proportioned and if you can find a comfortable seating position. You will be able to fit, just what mods you have to do will depend on personal preference.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:16 PM   #3
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I have a 2001 with the leather seats. Seat shoved all the way back, with the most decline possible.

I'm only 6', and I have a proportionately short torso, and my hair grazes the soft top if I sit up straight. I don't touch the hard top.

I can only guess your torso is 2-6 inches taller than mine, you will not fit under the soft top or hard top.

The seats are quite comfortable, just drive with the top down. You will definitely need a foamectomy at the minimum, probably different seats, floor modifications, rails....

Have fun!
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:04 PM   #4
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My NAs with the top up was slightly less comfortable than my NC with the top up. 6'5" if that helps. In the normal NA I regularly hit the roof supports.

Lots of problems getting my knees under the steering wheel on either, and the seat has to be in just the right spot or I get ongoing knee pain. Puma's help a ton. The track car has a Kirkey bolted to the floor, otherwise I wouldn't pass broomstick. YMMV.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:45 PM   #5
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My 6' 8" friend fits in my NC just fine. He is substantially more cramped in my NB. He is evenly distributed between legs and torso length.
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