We are working on a modified Pole Position with factory seat belt holes and larger headrest holes. A mold of the pole position shape without holes is shown bottom left. To the right is where we have begun the modification for the stock driver belt buckle. We will do a passenger as well.
So... the Marrad is a knockoff of the Pole Position?
To this day the best seats I've ever sat in in a Miata are the MemoryFab ones that CXRacer has in his silver NA. About every 6~9 months I email them to find out if they are going to make more, but I don't think its going to happen. They still pop up from time to time in the SFBay area due to the group buys they did back in the day on NCR, but I have not seen any in quite a while.
Yes the marrad is based on the pole position, but it's scaled up a bit. I've sat in a pole position and the shoulder harness slots were too low.
Built by murricans to fit murricans!
I am with Mobi on this one. I have had a driver side Marrad for many years now. The price hurt, but the thing just works. I have the old version with no side belt holes. I usually drive around town with no cushions in and I am fine. I put the cushions back in for long drives and it is 10x better than stock seats on my lower back for 8-10 hour trips.
94 Corvette C4 sport seats. Stock Miata rails. 5'11" the seat is all the way back. I stole them at $150 shipped. A few 6+ hour drives. My lower back likes'em. 34" wasteline. I wanted a compromise of hold me in and reasonable in-and-out. The track/harness I'm sure can be figured out. YMMV
I can do a single Marrad and a G-Force 6 point harness with shipping for like $995. The Marrad is incredibly attractive because its literally plug and play, one and done if I buy it with the slider bases. I've never read anything bad from anyone about the seat (other than Turbofan above) but again, I still have not sat in one.
Anyone know of a Marrad between Sacramento and Bakersfield I can stick my butt in?
I am 5' 10" 30 inch inseam, 33 inch waist, 175 pounds. I have wide shoulders and I am a bit cramped up top, but there is tons of space for my waist. The space up top is dictated by the dumb NB door panel that doesn't allow too wide of door wings. Mine has left a permanent shallow dent in that panel.
So to elaborate on the comfort of the Marrad seat - when I bought it, I ordered $80 worth of magic memory foam from Pegasus racing as Keith Tanner had said it was the magic stuffs to keep your *** from falling asleep on rally stage transits.
I have found it is unnecessary. I roll with the cushions to events. At the events, I remove the cushions, and strap my *** into the car as tight as I can against the fiberglass shell. Feeling what the car is doing ftw. I have had no issues with my *** falling asleep, even doing multiple sessions in a row. You are busy enough that everything is comfortable with no padding. If your *** falls asleep, you are not driving hard enough, literally.
I have to have the cushions in when using the 3pt belt anyway, because without them, the belt is too high. Having the seatbelt across your abdomen is FTL - if you're in a situation where you need the belt to restrain you, it's going to do so across soft tissues instead of your hips/pelvis where you got strong bones and stuff. The cushions sit me up high enough that the belt is down low enough to be safe.
Edit: also, contact Marrad directly, they can probably point you to a local for fit testing. I did that twice for them.
Good call, I will probably send them an email today.
Originally Posted by Chilicharger665
I second everything Richard has said. Marrad's are the expensive and correct solution for Gordon's maybe/might be race car build
See? Chili gets it
Originally Posted by timk
Have you tried the different spring yet? I ordered one from the US as no one stocks them in Australia, shipping was more than the spring.
I have not. I've been so silly busy its still sitting on my desk at the office. The good news is that the Turbosmart one works great. Greatly reduced jet engine noise in exchange for radically different blow off noise. It SOUNDS like a BOV now, where as the stock one just sounds ...weird in comparison.