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6'5" here and no major complaints. It would be nice to have the telescoping function but with my long arms, it's not really a big deal. Seat is all the way back, all the way down and a slight angle on the back rest. It would also be nice if the seat would go back a little further to avoid hitting my legs on the wheel... Tall person problems I guess :laughlitt

In the end though, I have been in much worse and don't find the mustang to be uncomfortable.

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I'm 6' and on top of that my legs are proportionally a little long. A spacer or some other practical modification would be great. Driving stiff-armed gets old quick.

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I'm 6'1" and I wish my Mustang had a telescoping wheel.

I have my seat as far back as possible, I tilt the entire seat forward a bit but keep the back leaned back like this \_ so I'm not smashing my head on the headliner. This seems to work ok for the most part. But damnit Ford, how else am I supposed to look cool with my gangsta lean?!

I love the seating set up in my girlfriends 2013 Altima. The seat goes back pretty far and the telescoping wheel is perfect. One of the most comfortable seating arrangements in any car I've driven.
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6'4" and agree about the need for telescoping wheel.

As a side note, I recently rented a brand new Focus for work. The wheel was so far away it was driving me nuts. I fumbled around and guess what? The focus has a telescoping wheel! I pulled the damn thing all the way out. I let out an exclamation that earned a quizzical look from my passenger. Then I explained my frustration and my frustration with my Mustang specifically. The stupid Focus has it.
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Deal with it you 2-story fruitcakes! That's what you get for making fun of me for not being able to reach things because I'm only 5'-8".


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Now that there is funny!

I do plan on adding the clutch pedal extension at some point to allow the seat to be pushed back a bit. There are days when I like that stock car, close to the steering wheel feel in my stang, but most times, I'd prefer the extra room away from the wheel. My only issue is trying to pry my wallet open to get $50 dollars out of it to buy a stinking piece of plastic that's 3 inches square....lol.

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My only issue is trying to pry my wallet open to get $50 dollars out of it to buy a stinking piece of plastic that's 3 inches square....lol.
It is the best $50 you will have ever spent.
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I've been looking at this issue as well, as much as I can. Yes, clutch pedal extensions are (IMO) a good choice. I'm 6'2", but my torso is as long as my legs, so it's a little bit odd for me. I also have to lean the seat back some due to previous back issues (upright just plain hurts, and that's no fun).

As for telescoping wheel, I wonder that, since the 2012 Focus seems to share parts with the Mustang up front, I imagine its telescoping column might just work fine. The only issue I can think of would be possibly extending the harness for steering wheel controls and airbag, if it even is a problem. The Focus uses the same column clamp lever in the same position, so it really has me thinking. I might have to tear into the one at my disposal and see how it's put together (that is, if the GF will allow it...she is forgiving sometimes).
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Problem solved, mustang modified for tall people.

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I'm 6'2" and I don't have any issues and find my car to be pretty comfortable. My seat is pushed back as far as it will go, no ridiculous lean with the seatback, and I have the steering wheels tilted so I have a very good view of the instrument cluster. My wife on the other hand would probably not be able to drive the car at 5'2". I actually feel bad for her when she is a passenger because she can barely see over the dash and is so tiny that in the curves, she is flung all around in her seat!


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Hello, I just ran across this forum by accident...I see that a lot of people are having the same problem that I have..I'm 6'4' and really was uncomfortable driving my 2014 v6 Mustang Convertible..My wife and I use it for weekend trips and vactions. I really like the car but, not have a telescoping steering wheel was a problem..I took it on myself to fix the issue..I'm sorry I do not have any pictures while I was doing the extension of my steering wheel...I usually do not participate in forums, there is always someone that has some kind of smart remark...But, I thought I would try to help..You may or may not like the outcome but, I'm really happy. It is so much more comfortable to drive now..And I don't have to give my car to the local Ford dealer to trade for a 2015 that does have a telescoping steering wheel....I purchased two exiting adapters and had to fabricate one to fit the back of the stock wheel. 6-BOLT ADJUSTABLE RACING STEERING WHEEL HUB ADAPTER EXTENDER BLACK - UNIVERSAL 3, MOMO 4538 MOZZI FORD MUSTANG STEERING WHEEL HUB ADAPTER, I also had to extend the wiring harness,,,but, everything is really strong and works properly including all of the buttons....Hopefully you can get some kind of idea from my pictures that are attached...Main thing,,,,,take your time, measure ten times, cut once....It's worth it when you get done.. Again, I'm sorry that I do not have pictures as I done the process..
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Last edited by Maggie111; 04-19-2016 at 11:51 AM.
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Sorry about the double msg......New at this..
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If I can help,,,let me know...
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That's actually pretty cool.

I had something different on mind. Someone could get a '15+ column and adapt it to the their own. I'm 5'10" so this issue doesn't necessarily apply to me, but it would be nice for when my wife wants to drive.





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Thank you so much for the compliment... I too thought about trying to extend the shaft that the steering wheel is mounted to..But, after removing the steering wheel I realized there was much more to it than extending the shaft. I would suggest that you purchase a column with a steering wheel mounted to it out of a wrecked mustang as I did..This will really help coming up with ideas...I spent less than $50 for one and believe me it was worth every penny. This allows you to come up with some ideas and also you don't have to work on the column in your car until you have everything figured out.... You also have the clock spring to worry about if you want your signal lights to turn themselves off when you make a turn. Something that I forgot to mention in my original article. When you extend the steering wheel out 5"s like ( I came up with this number by measuring the seat travel to where my arms are comfortable). You have to address the tilt problem...When extended out that much it puts the wheel much higher up in front of you. Like an old pickup truck..But, this was the easy part, there is a slot that the steering column rides in for up and down movement.. The slot is much longer than Ford is allowing it to go.. There is a (I'm not sure how to put this) Piece of metal with teeth in it that sits in the slot that allows movement...A small amount of grinding on this small piece allows it to drop down so that the steering wheel has more travel...Doing this dropped my steering wheel in my lap about 2 1/2 inches...Works perfectly,,You would never know that anything was done and the tilt still works as it should.. To wind down, I think that there are several different ways to address this problem. But, for the money and the fact that I have limited amount of tools, this worked for me...Although,If you are a machinist or have a friend that is one a really professional job could be done.. This is when it would be nice to be friends with Chip Foose!!! Again, thank you for the compliment. I do appreciate it very much...
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