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Old 08-02-2016, 09:15 PM   #601
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Yes lumbar support is hilariously minimal

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is that a little pump for lumbar support? lol
Yeah, lotus seats use an air pump to pump the lumbar. IMO still don't do a lot to make the seat comfy, even with probax (which IIRC don't use an air pump).

Best thing to do is replace the foam with some really high quality stuff.

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Old 08-02-2016, 09:31 PM   #603
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Yea, I actually might flip these. Aside from spending tons of dosh on seat brackets, this sits higher than oem and feel more reclined. Not sure if I like it too much.


Are there any oem seat belt friendly seats that will work in sliders and sit equal or lower than oem? Not trying to race harness a daily. I'm going to fail broomstick at this rate Sept9.
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Yea, I actually might flip these. Aside from spending tons of dosh on seat brackets, this sits higher than oem and feel more reclined. Not sure if I like it too much.


Are there any oem seat belt friendly seats that will work in sliders and sit equal or lower than oem? Not trying to race harness a daily. I'm going to fail broomstick at this rate Sept9.
Lotus seats on custom sliders honestly are your best bet for the money. Tillet seats work very well with OEM belts because of the very low side bolsters. But I imagine you won't enjoy the lack of cushioning very much.

Nakame are great if you're ballin. I know there are some 911 seat makers who make replica classic Porsche seats that look awesome and work with stock belts. Check out Garage Quinn Motors on YouTube, and look at his red turbo NA. He has a set of seats you will love.
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Before you sell, check mine out. I have the flipside brackets.. looks like you have the chance brackets.
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Actually, the seats are growing on me, but I definitely think they need to be lower. Can't wait to check out your flipsides.
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Car looks beautiful! You did well.
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Forgot to mention, I also have the Kemmler Air2Gel padding in mine. It was installed by the Lotus owner, but it looks easy enough to add.
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Gah! Making tons of progress! Looks amazing!
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I'd be interested to see if/how an ND seat fits in an NA or NB. I was pretty happy with how the seats felt when I sat in them at the auto show, plus they don't just slide forward and back, they seem to sit further down in the car the further back you go. I don't know if this is a function of the seats themselves or the Miata they are mounted in, but I am interested in seeing how they work out.
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Is it a manual rail/lock or electronic? I wanna go to a dealer now to test sit.
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Manual. Part of me is thinking that with all these "Long Road Racing" Miatas that are getting converted to race cars with race seats there have to be some floating around somewhere. They are ordered completely equipped from the factory and converted at their facility.

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This does mean though that when the original seat is replaced by a racing seat SOMEONE will likely be selling it.

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Here is what I found: my NA seats with factory sliders and a foamectomy, sat as low as my Sparco evo2 with absolutely minimal mounting rails. I had to cut out my floor to pass broomstick. Check the last page in my build.
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Here is what I found: my NA seats with factory sliders and a foamectomy, sat as low as my Sparco evo2 with absolutely minimal mounting rails. I had to cut out my floor to pass broomstick. Check the last page in my build.
I think we should meet up someday and you teach me everything you know.
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TheBandit made awesome block off plates with an fpr mount. Come to find out, it has a 1.75" hole spacing, unfortunately I didn't have the fuelab it was marketed for so a created an adapter to mount my radium fpr (2.25") to it. It shares a common hole.

Tomorrow I drop a bunch if stuff off for powder coating, get windows tinted, spray penetrant all over the bottom of the car, and finish drilling zerks into control arms and pulling the bushing sleeves out.



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Did I see earlier in this thread you are doing a full V8R control arm set up? Bronze bushings too?
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Did I see earlier in this thread you are doing a full V8R control arm set up? Bronze bushings too?
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TheBandit made awesome block off plates with an fpr mount. Come to find out, it has a 1.75" hole spacing, unfortunately I didn't have the fuelab it was marketed for so a created an adapter to mount my radium fpr (2.25") to it. It shares a common hole.

Tomorrow I drop a bunch if stuff off for powder coating, get windows tinted, spray penetrant all over the bottom of the car, and finish drilling zerks into control arms and pulling the bushing sleeves out.
I really wish I didn't drill holes into my firewall for that FPR now. How much to get the adapter made? Did you already test fit it?
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Awesome, I am headed down the same path right now. Hopefully everything goes in with minimal snags.
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I really wish I didn't drill holes into my firewall for that FPR now. How much to get the adapter made? Did you already test fit it?
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The adapter to mount the 2.25" eye-to-eye to the 1.75" that this bracket had was just made out of some scrap 3/8" aluminum. I don't often get access to the machine shop, but when I do, I love making things. It can be made more quickly if I didn't care about matching the mount shape of the radium. Maybe TheBandit can make a more universal mount to fit the 2.25" spacing?






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Awesome, I am headed down the same path right now. Hopefully everything goes in with minimal snags.
You have my vote of confidence!
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