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Old 02-20-2016, 08:51 AM
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IA R3 in Des Moines area?

I'm thinking about buying an R3 but am concerned about head/helmet clearance with the recaro seats. Is there anyone in the Des Moines area with an R3 that would be willing to let me sit in their car?

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Old 02-24-2016, 04:20 PM
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Hey man, I'm all the way up in Washington.. But I can still help you out!!

R3's don't have, and never came with sunroofs; Mazda specifically did this for two things.. To save weight, and to increase the headroom.

The R3 was designed to be a TRACK READY car.. Blisteins, Recaros, lots of weight reduction etc. So you can bet that Mazda tested this many times, with my different people, and in many different situations. I think it's gonna depend more on your height more than anything.

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Old 02-25-2016, 10:51 AM
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Thanks for the response. Washington is a little far away so I will have to roll the dice on my upcoming purchase.

I am 6'4" but only 165 lbs (runner). I need helmet clearance for autocross.
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Thanks for the response. Washington is a little far away so I will have to roll the dice on my upcoming purchase.

I am 6'4" but only 165 lbs (runner). I need helmet clearance for autocross.
I'm 6' 7" and my head touches the roof of my 8 with sunroof. Assuming without a sunroof adds an inch(or a little more) and you being 3 inches shorter, you should be okay with a helmet on.
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