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Old 03-30-2015, 04:56 PM   #21
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I did some things this weekend.

Installed the radiator, which would be a quick and easy job but I've got my intake shoved underneath it, so that took some fangling.



My next concern......


I've got the seat as low as it will possibly go with the bracket and the sliders. It could go about 1/2" lower without the sliders, but then I'll be about 6" closer to the wheel..... which makes it impossible to drive. This is definitely lower than stock, so that's a plus!

Will this be a huge concern, especially with my hardtop on as well? I'm getting really antsy to get out on the track though!
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Depends on your track/club. Some care a lot about that some seem to not care. I personally mounted my seat to the floor to get far below the roll bar.
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If you roll the car the windshield will come rearward and down about 8-10 inches. Be ready for that.

With a hardtop, it will not be evident that you are slightly high.

Did you cut out the rear humps, straighten the rear legs, and bolt through the floor? You should.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:53 AM   #24
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If you roll the car the windshield will come rearward and down about 8-10 inches. Be ready for that.

With a hardtop, it will not be evident that you are slightly high.

Did you cut out the rear humps, straighten the rear legs, and bolt through the floor? You should.
AH! This is why I posted my situation. I did not think of that. Thanks!

In other news..... I disconnected my rear bar on one side for a couple of autox's. Put the hardware back together and I thought I tightened the nut enough, but I guess not. The bolt, washers, cone washers, and nut all rattled off. Thankfully 949 carries spares, only $9 to replace it all and I didn't have to measure a damn thing.
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If you roll the car the windshield will come rearward and down about 8-10 inches. Be ready for that.

With a hardtop, it will not be evident that you are slightly high.

Did you cut out the rear humps, straighten the rear legs, and bolt through the floor? You should.
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I think the hump itself is almost an inch, then you have the slight angle change in the seat from doing it as well. It should get you an inch.
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I think the hump itself is almost an inch, then you have the slight angle change in the seat from doing it as well. It should get you an inch.
Good, I need every inch I can get!


.....that's what she said?
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I've got an inch to give you in July.
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I've got an inch to give you in July.
That escalated quickly.


But, yes, you can lose about an inch of height with the seat fully rearward after performing the modification. Sometimes the seat springs will drag the carpet at the end of travel when sliding the seat back if you have your weight in the seat. It gets you there. It also effectively increases the legroom slightly because of the angle change.
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But, yes, you can lose about an inch of height with the seat fully rearward after performing the modification. Sometimes the seat springs will drag the carpet at the end of travel when sliding the seat back if you have your weight in the seat. It gets you there. It also effectively increases the legroom slightly because of the angle change.
Thanks! Was planning on some home made brackets and getting rid of the sliders but much prefer this option, so I'll start there!
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That escalated quickly.

We didn't really get too in depth, though.
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We didn't really get too in depth, though.
My pants have tightened
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My pants have tightened
In the front or the rear?
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In the front or the rear?
Both!

New street tires came in, old ones were gently used.....


Need to flip my next set for sure.
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Why heck! Those old ones are just starting to get grippy!

I just got a new set of RS-3s to use for rains too.
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Why heck! Those old ones are just starting to get grippy!

I just got a new set of RS-3s to use for rains too.
lol.

Another difference between the V1 and V2 RS3s. The V2s have that hard compound, right before the cords so like the last 1/64th or something. You can see that different compound on the inside of all of the tires and lots of spots on the back left. Cords definitely would of been showing on all of these tires if they were V1s.
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I can't wait to get try out my new V2 'kooks after my 2013 Rival mistake followed by the skinny NT05s I ran last year. Marcus are you coming to MIM?
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I can't wait to get try out my new V2 'kooks after my 2013 Rival mistake followed by the skinny NT05s I ran last year. Marcus are you coming to MIM?
I'll forever be a RS3 fan-boi.

MiM depends on if the Kentucky Math tour happens. I do live where it's being based, so I'll most likely be there
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I was struggling with my seat/bracket last night. I think it's damn near impossible to bolt the back of the bracket down and there's no way I can bolt the seat into the brackets while it's in the car. I just wanted to bolt it in to figure out where I should drill and bolt the eye-bolts in. Maybe it'll be easier to bolt the back down once I cut out those humps and bolt it to the floor? I can only get a wrench onto the bolts because the slider rails are so close to the holes.
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I was struggling with my seat/bracket last night. I think it's damn near impossible to bolt the back of the bracket down and there's no way I can bolt the seat into the brackets while it's in the car. I just wanted to bolt it in to figure out where I should drill and bolt the eye-bolts in. Maybe it'll be easier to bolt the back down once I cut out those humps and bolt it to the floor? I can only get a wrench onto the bolts because the slider rails are so close to the holes.
First off welcome,
to get lower i recommend trying the bsci seat foam.
https://www.miataturbo.net/og-racing...ur-seat-83148/

in my NB have the Sparco pro ADV (same but area as the Pro 2000). i modified the seat brackets and used the foam. i now sit 3" under the bar with my helmet on.
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