02-20-2012, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by RacingFootage
Hey Guys, just joined the forum and came across this thread.
So I'm 6'7" and have done 2 HPDEs so far in my Miata.
Mid-Ohio and Summit Point
I did 4 things.
1. Put in a M1 Harddog Roll Bar - the NON Hardtop version
2. Bolted a Kirkey 20degree (this is the slope of the miata parcel shelf) economy seat directly through the floor. I used a cutoff wheel to cutout around the seat humps, so I can still go back to the stock seat. (20 degrees is the slope of the miata parcel shelf)
3. Installed an I/O Port seat back brace to my AL seat ( required for safety)
4. Installed Hardtop using bolt in brackets. These are required for racing anyway, and it allows you to use the non hardtop version of the hard-dog roll bar- you gain ~ 1" over the hardtop version, and it fits just fine under the hardtop. The new version is just for the latches to fit.
The Hardtop is a big help because it reduces the number of questions people have at tech. they just pass you.
Bonus changes. This seat is super uncomfortable, its flat and makes your but go numb. To fix this I created my own "Sparco Seat Bump" Using a water noodle from Wal-Mart that is cut to my seat width and then zip-tied to the leading edge of the seat. It is covered by the kirkey seat cover so it looks less ghetto that it sounds. Makes a really big difference too!
Anyway, I've got the car still, and getting ready for another season, if this thread still has some interested people, post up here and I'll shoot some pics of my setup.
Any pics of the set up