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Old 02-07-2010, 08:47 AM   #41
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This had better not be your car, BTW. I see shoulder straps connected down to the lapbelt mounts. That is basically the biggest no-no you can commit when installing safety equipment, short of just not bolting it down at all.
Hopefully it came with a free inversion table.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:27 PM   #42
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Hopefully it came with a free inversion table.
Probably just a bowl of soup.



/semi-obscure Caddyshack reference
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:16 PM   #43
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Anyone sat in the corbeau fx-1 pro?
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:11 PM   #44
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recaro spg

even my dad approves!
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im 5'10" about 175.... and my dad is 5'9", 200 and fits him well too.
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:21 PM   #45
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^that looks like a comfy seat

btw, idk if you were aware but somone put your steering wheel on the wrong side of the car.
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:34 PM   #46
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its ok, canada approves.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:36 PM   #47
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Jdm yo
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saved. nice car
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:57 PM   #49
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I will be running a Sparco Circuit in my track car... I don't suggest this seat to anyone over 145lbs. I'm 5'6" at 145lbs and it is tight on me, but that is what I wanted as I won't be doing long drives on the streets and short sessions on the track.

Awaiting completion of rollcage for permanent install...
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Anyone have an opinion on Memory Fab?
I heard them sick. That is all. They look good too.
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I think I'm about to throw down on the 16" spec miata seat by ultra-shield. I want like aviator style harnesses too. This guy had a good write up and pictures that helped me visualize my plan.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:24 AM   #52
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Anyone have an opinion on Memory Fab
I have the s68. Very comfortable, very nice looking. The carbon fiber looks amazing to say the least. I've driven 6+ hours in it. Going to be doing 10+ in a few weeks.

I am 32 waist, 5'11 and 170lbs, it is a little tight.

Also light.. I can hold it straight out in front of me with one hand and almost no effort. The rails actually weighed a lot more.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:27 AM   #53
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Attractive price, but to be honest i need to sit in something first before i buy it.
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Not to poop on TDR, but iirc, can't you find Ultrashields cheaper elsewhere? Are the TDR Ultrashields any different than the run of the mill Ultrashields, other than the logo stitching?
Maybe. Ultrashields price increase every quarter. Website prices are always updated appropriately.
Slightly different in the shape and angle of the "wings".

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Define "high-end" - the number of sub-$400 fiberglass race seats can pretty much be counted on your fingers. I've sat in a bunch of seats, and the only ones that are really comfortable are $550-$800 each. You can spend $2000 on a race seat very, very easily.

Reclinable race seats are a joke, BTW.
Savington's right. I went to the Sparco booth at PRI in 2008 and sat in every sparco seat they had. I looked at the prices for the seats and you really can't expect to pay less than $650 for a good race seat.

reclinable race seat doesn't exist in racing vocabulary.

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Anyone have an opinion on Memory Fab?
okay seat for the price. thinly padded. very light. zero lumbar. The shape of the seat doesn't support good posture. long trips sucked due to lack of lumbar. If you get the memory fab bracket, you can bolt the seat into a reclined position and they make a miata specific bracket.
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I was very surprised at how comfortable bundy's sparco roadster was the couple times i've sat in it. Was in it for a whole 20-30 minute session at a track day and it was great. It has the hole for the sub belt(s). No idea on the price though.

Does anyone here track/autox with their girlfriends that has a good solution for seat mounting? I think i'm completely screwed because i'm almost a foot taller than my girlfriend so bolting a set to the floor isn't really an option because she'll never get to drive the car again. For this reason i've been seriously considering de-turboing the miata to make it a spec miata and getting an E30 for us to share for autox/casual track days.
sparco roadsters are great street/track seats, but can't be found for less than $600 a piece.

What's wrong with the gf not driving the car?
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:44 AM   #56
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I've been seriously looking at the fake bride vios lately. $400 for a pair shipped is pretty good. $50 for sliders and side mounts for both sounds reasonable. I'd like to know how they work on a miata though.

Also you can a get a single carbon-kevlar one for like $300. Even if they're fake, that should be safe enough. Though I heard they're made to similar standards than the originals, but in taiwan. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with them.

Also you can get them without the logos for cheaper and hide your knock off shame at the same time.
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Even if they're fake, that should be safe enough.
You're joking, right?

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You're joking, right?
No, not at all. Why wouldn't they be? As far as I understand they are pretty quality fakes, definitely have some sort of quality control. Plus I think it'd be pretty easy to spot some material defects before installing. Otherwise I don't think why they wouldn't be safe. They are made to the exact same specs as the real brides, so if those are safe, these should be ok too, unless you know something I don't.

Seriously I'm all ears. I wanna know as much as I can about these before I decide to take the plunge.
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You're joking, right?
To whom it may concern:

Has anyone actually bought psuedo-race seats, installed them, violently crashed, and been able to report back? I always see them getting bashed, but I have never seen evidence to prove that they are garbage.

Btw, fertile males sit on the fuel tank, with a sheet of foam for paddding.
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They are made to the exact same specs as the real brides

Prove it. Did you hear this from a friend, or did you read it on their eBay ad, or did one of their sales reps tell you?

If you think for one moment that knockoff seats go through the same testing regiment that a real name-brand seat goes through, you're delusional. For the same reason I'd never buy a knockoff helmet without a SNELL cert, I wouldn't buy a knockoff seat without an FIA cert. There is far more to the construction of a race seat than just buying one, making a couple of molds, and going at it with some fiberglass. It's quality of materials, it's design, it's construction methods.

Seats are safety items. You don't buy knockoff seatbelts, and you shouldn't buy knockoff seats. If you're buying them for your street car because they look cool, that's one thing, but to think that they will protect you like the real thing will is foolish, in my opinion. Maybe they will, but I'm not about to risk my life to find out.

There is a lot of cheap-bastard stuff on my car. There's a $85 plywood splitter, there's a $25 eBay BOV, and there is a piece of cut-up plexiglass holding five mismatched gauges where the stock cluster used to be, but there's some stuff I will not skimp on, because when I hit a little slick patch of coolant doing 159mph through the apex of turn 2 at Calspeed and go backwards into the wall, I don't want the last thought I have to be the $400 I saved by buying a knock-off race seat, or the $200 I saved by buying knockoff harnesses.

It's not hard to find cheap, name-brand safety gear, either. G-Force belts are cheap and easy to adjust as well. The MOMO Start I still have on the passenger side of my car cost me $312.50 shipped when it was brand new. My helmet is still the same $330 Bell Sport I've been using for the last 5 years (although it's due for replacement this year, once the SNELL2010 certs come out). You don't have to spend obscene amounts of money to get high-quality safety gear into your car, but don't think for a second that the knock-off stuff is just as good.
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