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Old 03-31-2008, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by cjernigan View Post
That's not even the best ones. There was a C6R, another amazing Z06, STI, real RHD silvia, a mean RX8 that sounded like it was going to eat you, a camaro that made the corvettes sounds like hondas, and of course a bunch of other awesome cars. It was awesome to be able to race and push the car as well as being able to be around all kinds of car enthusiasts that care about real car modification instead of LED washer nozzles.
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
Uhhhh 01 seats are not nearly tall enough. they clear the bottom of the bar by an inch at least.

my head, not so much.
Originally Posted by samnavy View Post
I know, I need a haircut.
There is a lot of room in the cockpit... it just needs to be maximized.

1st Pic: Stock seat, 1" foamectomy, sitting bolt upright.
2nd Pic: Same seat, standard slouched driving position
3rd Pic: New uber-seat... now you know why I needed the steering column lowered.

The rollbar is a modified Autopower. It's an autopwer main hoop with the rear supports bent to allow the hoop to lay back more so a taller guy has more headroom. The Autopower bolts to the seatbelt mounts and a lot of the HD or BF don't. The single crossmember is a custom piece. That bar is as far back and as tall as it can possibly be without interfering with the top. It could be more forward and taller, but then it would certainly hit my head when driving.
Ok guys, digging an old thread, I know.

y8s and Sam, how tall are you?

Sam - what seat do you have (and how is it mounted) to get your dome that low?

Thanks!

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:16 AM
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6' but with a long torso.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
6' but with a long torso.
Thanks!

I don't think the '01 seats are as tall as I'd like then, appreciate the help.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:02 AM
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BTW, were those '01 seats foamectomy'ed?
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:23 AM
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I'm 5'11" and all torso. I had to bold my sparco to the floor and I've never looked back.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:42 AM
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When you guys say all torso, what kind of inseam are you talking about (to judge leg/torso ratio).

FWIW, I'm 6'2 with a 34 inseam
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:49 AM
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15" inseam. i'm penguin.
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:29 PM
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I'm 6'4" and my legs go up and make a sweet *** outa themselves.

Uber-Seat:
https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/showthread.php?t=17783
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:32 PM
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I still can't believe how much you butchered the FREE seat I gave you
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OK, now I don't mind the minor notchings I did on my S68 (existing) and my Sparco Fighter (previous)....
Nothing like cutting a $500 seat Atleast yours was free!
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:47 PM
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I struggled with this for some time. I'm 6'3 and getting under the bar with helmet in was a struggle but I did it. I've got aluminum race seats bolted directly to the floor. I also cut out the two mount "humps" in the front for more room. I fit quite nicely. Now, if I could just figure out a way to extend the pedals forward about 4"..... You can see pics on my cardomain site below.
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:51 PM
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Old skool way is to heat and bend until satisfied....
Midget way is to use blocks......
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Originally Posted by Machismo View Post
OK, now I don't mind the minor notchings I did on my S68 (existing) and my Sparco Fighter (previous)....
Nothing like cutting a $500 seat Atleast yours was free!
How do you like your S68, and how big (or small) are you?

I am looking between the Momo T-club and Start now I think...anyone with experience with them?
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:36 PM
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I love it. I'm 5'-10" at 150lbs.
The S68 is a snug fit, even for my build. The Sparco Fighter was more comfortable, but did not fit as good.
The shoulders on the S68 are broad, but the hip area and thigh bolsters puts this seat out of range for bigger builds.
I am looking to replace with a Kirkey Aluminum and move the S68 to the PAX side.
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