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Old 04-27-2007, 01:44 PM   #1
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I'm looking for more aggressive seats that I can still use in a daily driver. Don't want something I can't get in and out of. Needs to be durable, light, safe and sit a little lower than stock. Don't need reclining.

Who has seats they really like? Where's the best place to get them? Opinions and maybe pictures will be greatly appreciated!
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Sparco Roadsters are good, but you'll have to cut the shoulder wings and front leg part. Gare from TDR has some aluminum seats that are comfy for aluminum, but you probably wouldn't want them in a daily. My sparco sprint makes driving anywhere but the track a pain.
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i hate mine, oem leather. not only do they burn the **** out of me, your slide around too easily.

sat in Momo Starts and like them
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The Momo Starts are pretty good, fit in a miata, have adjustment rails available. They have always been on my list. They are pretty cheap too, last time I checked.
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$200 a pop I believe.
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I love the starts, they are pretty comfortable too...
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:06 PM   #7
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Momo starts are now on my list.

I was wondering about some of the aluminum seats. They're dirt cheap, like me, I just don't know how the covers hold up with a daily driver and haven't seen many that weren't really aggresive full race bolsters.
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Momo starts are now on my list.

I was wondering about some of the aluminum seats. They're dirt cheap, like me, I just don't know how the covers hold up with a daily driver and haven't seen many that weren't really aggresive full race bolsters.
Those and "shell" seats aren't bad if you fit right...but its pure luck if you fit. Aluminum is not bad, but you'll probably have to do a back support hoop if you want to get it on a track.
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I love my Starts. Where the hell are you guys finding them for $200, though? The cheapest I could find them was $312 shipped.
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I have Corbeau TRS leather seats. The recline and look great. Perfect fit with the corbeau seat brackets. By the way, might have to sell because my father who drives me with me a lot cannot fit into them (he is too fat).
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how much do the sprints wiegh and or those other seats upon further examination our stock seats arent as light as they could be.
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how much do the sprints wiegh and or those other seats upon further examination our stock seats arent as light as they could be.
what?
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I was wondering what kind of bracketing is needed to install aluminums. Put in a call to autosheild today to find out.
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what?
The question was how much do those aforementioned aftermarket seats wiegh. The stock seats seem decently heavy if there is wieght to be saved with the aftermarket seats this would be good to know. Weren't you paying attention?
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I was wondering what kind of bracketing is needed to install aluminums. Put in a call to autosheild today to find out.
It depends on the seat, and most don't use the standard used by sparco / momo / whoever. They are super easy to make though.
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Most people don't use the standard side mount brackets in miata's anyway, alot of times because they won't work. It seems much easier to make your own flat stock brackets and bolt them to the floor. Savington has a set of momo's or sparco's bolted to his floor. He took pictures showing how much headroom he gained this way relative to the broomstick rule with a rollbar.
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That would be my reason for getting a new seat. I have a long torso, and everytime I sit in a miata with a rollbar, my head is in the perfect spot for getting a nice concussion should I be rearended ... **** that.
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Most people don't use the standard side mount brackets in miata's anyway, alot of times because they won't work. It seems much easier to make your own flat stock brackets and bolt them to the floor. Savington has a set of momo's or sparco's bolted to his floor. He took pictures showing how much headroom he gained this way relative to the broomstick rule with a rollbar.
MOMOs on the floor, but they were not easy to install.
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That would be my reason for getting a new seat. I have a long torso, and everytime I sit in a miata with a rollbar, my head is in the perfect spot for getting a nice concussion should I be rearended ... **** that.
I cut a 3" gash in the top of my head from that. I ordered a sparco sprint that night.
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Most people don't use the standard side mount brackets in miata's anyway, alot of times because they won't work. It seems much easier to make your own flat stock brackets and bolt them to the floor. Savington has a set of momo's or sparco's bolted to his floor. He took pictures showing how much headroom he gained this way relative to the broomstick rule with a rollbar.
fyi I think he's short. I had to weld on extensions to get the seat further back, and I have short legs for 5'11". I also bend my rails to the shape of the floor boards, so I think I'm even lower. I went from cocking my head sideway with the hard top on, to looking up at the instrument cluster and mirrors...lol.
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