We are finally at the stage where we need to fit me into the XJ220. I already knew that I do not comfortably fit into a standard 220 with factory seats. My head brushes the top. I knew this was going to be an issue with a helmet, and I did not want the extra 200 lbs. for the 2 factory seats anyway. I read a post recently from an owner who is 6’6" and put in a set of Recaro seats and has no problem with headroom. Unfortunately there is no contact info.
Doug Demurro drove the car in his review and he is 6’5". Standard factory seat.
I am just under 6’4" and 280 lbs. 40" waist, 54" shoulders, pretty much even split between legs and torso. I have been searching for seats for 2-3 months. I would like something that has a reclineable back, because I will be driving this on the street. And I would not be able to get into a car with a one piece racing seat because the sides are so high. I need something with flatter side bolsters so I can just “fall” into the seat.
The Tillett seats I looked at seem incredible and some have very low side support. But they are rigid and won’t “give” like a soft seat would.
So I am looking for anyone else with my problem, and any solutions. There is always the bag seat, but that’s a last resort. Any help much appreciated.