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Old 10-13-2015, 12:12 PM   #41
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It is on sliders and uses the stock mounting points?
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$1000 for a seat? Crazy. Did you buy 2, or use something cheaper for the passenger side?
http://www.arizenracingsports.com/pr....asp?prod=MLX1 - $750 - Black Cloth
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Thanks for the seat suggest! I'm going to try that out. I tried again with no seat and my back slightly reclined, and it looks like if I add >1 inch of height via the LX1 seat I could clear.



In other news, I've got my MS3 running well. Flow Force Injectors shall be installed this weekend!
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Marrad seat for you. Designed for miatas, includes brackets, has slider. Works with 6pt harness. FTW. I have one, it is *much more comfortable* than my stock 01 foamectomied seat with the cushions in, and works well for track/autocross. It is somewhat expensive, but it is comfortable, it works, and it is designed specifically to fit into NB miatas.

For reference, I am 6'2, 34" inseam, 32" waist. I pass the broomstick test with a helmet with my Hard Dog M2 Hardcore Hardtop rollbar.

Marrad miata seat at Goodwin Racing.

Edit: it is not the least expensive option out there. But it works - it's comfortable, gets you as low as you can get, accepts harnesses, works with 3pt stock belts.

Whoa- where does the crotch strap go on the Marrad seat???

I might end up getting one for my drivers' side and then moving the crappy sparco sprint V over to the passenger side.
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$1000 for a seat? Crazy. Did you buy 2, or use something cheaper for the passenger side?
$1000 (or $750 at the other link) for the seat, mounts, and sliders ready to bolt in. You'll spend that for any other seat of comparable quality (I did).
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You'll spend that for any other seat of comparable quality (I did).
Or you can do what I did and pay less than that for something that isn't of comparable quality
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I did that too. Then I realized I'd made a horrible mistake and wasted $130 (depreciation on the $180 piece of **** I bought the first time around).
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You need a taller roll bar.
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You need a taller roll bar.
A taller roll bar would be good, yes. However taller roll bars are also ~3 inches farther forward, and as it stands now my head is uncomfortably close the the roll bar in the event of a rear ender (look at the passenger seat position, that's how I drive with my stock seats).
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Smaller steering wheel and sit closer. I'm 6'1 with a ~31" inseam and I had to get a hard dog hardcore m2 non rollbar to fit under. I have an ultrashield bolted to the floor.

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Why did the lotus seats not work? They get pretty low I thought.
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Why did the lotus seats not work? They get pretty low I thought.
I think they get about as low as the Sparco Sprint V, which I have now. It seems that the Marrad seat gets the lowest you can get while keeping the stock humps, a key feature for a non-racecar IMO.
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Marrad's are rad. I've had one for years. I have the old version with no side harness holes. The new ones with side harness holes are freaking awesome. They also have a center hole for a crotch strap for the person who asked earlier. The lower cushion is in two pieces and you can run the crotch strap with or without the cushions in.
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fine.


I broke down and bought one. It's probably going to turn out to be an excellent decision. Coming soon to a for sale section near you: Sparco Sprint V + PCI bracket
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^I think I'm sold on the Marrad as well...:bu rncash:
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I broke down and bought one. It's probably going to turn out to be an excellent decision. Coming soon to a for sale section near you: Sparco Sprint V + PCI bracket
Are you in California? Gesso is looking for a Sprint V.
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I am in California. Gesso should buy my sprint v!
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^I think I'm sold on the Marrad as well...:bu rncash:
I just got the last all black one, but he has a couple with red stitching or there is always the back order.
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I think you'll find the Marrad seat very comfortable. When using the harness I take out all three cushions. On the street with the stock 3point belt I leave all three cushions in and it's very comfy.

If you find you need a little something with the pads out these work well, and won't really add to your seat height any: Memory foam pads. That's the real stuff, dense and comfortable.
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When I Google Marrad seats I get this site; http://www.arizenracingsports.com/default.asp. is this legit? 'cause the price seems way cheap ($499 vs $999 from Goodwin).
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