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Short Wife/Girlfriend Driving?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by jspadaro, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Mar 12, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    jspadaro

    jspadaro [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My girlfriend is kind of petite... Like 4'10". She does like my truck!

    I realized, however, that if we're on a road trip, it'd be nice if she could drive, so I started teaching her how to drive stick.

    Problem: She can barely reach the pedals, even with the seat totally forward. Anyone else dealt with this or have any ideas?

    I don't want to get pedal extensions or anything permanent, because I'm almost always driving it. I told her to get driving clogs as a joke. :D
     
  2. Mar 12, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    Juggernaut

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    Pedal extension may be the only safe way to go, if she gets any closer to the steering wheel she may be too close to the airbag.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    Ccwahoo

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  4. Mar 12, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    Cut a hole in the seat and remove the stuffing, then velcro a chunk of 4x4 timber to each pedal...actually I'm not much help, first thing that came to mind.:)
     
  5. Mar 12, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    bigburrito

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    have her get that japanese leg extension surgery. ill try and find a link for you
     
  6. Mar 12, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    SurfInferno

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  7. Mar 12, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    Sounds great just the way it is :thumbsup:
     
  8. Mar 12, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    jspadaro

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    Thanks, asses. =P
     
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  11. Mar 12, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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  13. Mar 12, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    Id be careful about her sitting too close to the airbag...

    and at 4'10" arent you legally suposed to ride in a booster seat? Isn't that what those commercials keep telling us??? :D :eek:
     
  14. Mar 12, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    Hmmm post pics of her, so we can see what your talking about....
     
  15. Mar 12, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    x2
     
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  17. Mar 12, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    jspadaro

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    Not taking the truck is an option. And, uh, no. Some of you guys may be cool with posting pictures of yourself and s/o's on the interwebs, but I'll pass. :D
     
  18. Mar 12, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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  19. Mar 12, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    Hey! I :burnrubber: just fine :D

    I was hoping I could help as a female, but I'm a bit taller. If she does drive make sure she's not too close to the steering wheel, and it's not good if her knees are real close to the dashboard.
     
  20. Mar 12, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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