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Old 03-11-2010, 12:02 PM   #41
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probably seats.

right after I find 800 bucks.
It would suck for the street but you could get a used Kirkey pretty cheap just to try out the concept. They are hard to get in and out of, but when you are in YOU ARE IN.
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:34 PM   #42
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It would suck for the street ... They are hard to get in and out of ...
does it kick me in the nuts while I drive on public roads too?
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I sat in some Lotus Elis seats at MSR-H and they are awesome! I would go with those, plus they hold their value.
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does it kick me in the nuts while I drive on public roads too?
It might if the groin strap on the 5-pt harness is too tight
Seriously though I have driven a bit with mine on public roads and it is comfortable. The only thing that sucks is getting in and out. Actually, now that I think of it, unless you have a removable wheel you might not want to bother with the Kirkey. The side bolsters coming up from the bottom of the seat are really tall (it is a racing seat). Thus I gave up pretty quickly on trying to get in and out of it with the stock wheel. I installed a removable wheel soon after I installed the seat.

If the top is down, not too bad maybe. Top up, difficult to get in and out. Really it is not a good DD seat IMO.

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Old 03-11-2010, 03:22 PM   #45
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I've ridden in a car with Kirkeys (Kirkies?!), and while they felt like a shoe, it was about like getting into one. Driving was great, but they are anything but practical.
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The pro street drag seats are the way to go for a DD from Kirkey. Much easier to get in and out of. The car I sat in with them was pretty good getting in and out vs the Sparco Sprint and Momo Evo I've had in my car. Suprisingly comfortable too. The guy had these seats...

Kirkey pro street drags.


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Old 03-11-2010, 04:35 PM   #47
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Those look much more feasible.
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:13 PM   #48
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you guys WANT me to sell the car don't you.
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:24 PM   #49
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the car is a daily driver. ingress/egress is important to me. and my lady.
quoted for posterity.

the elise seat is hardly a race seat and it's TOO MUCH of a race seat for me.

I'm trying to make the car easier to live with as a daily, not make it a bitch to get in and out of.

so while I appreciate the suggestions, there will never be an aluminum tub in this car while it's a daily driver.

find me some of this action from the lotus europa:

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you guys WANT me to sell the car don't you.
If he leaves, can I be a mod?


J/K
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Thread back on track - NO RACE SEATS!!!

How are those Europa's any different functionally from an elise seat? Obviously they are beautiful but it looks like there is just as much bolstering.

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$157 Procar seats

High-tech styling combines generous lateral support with the convenience of a recliner. Perfect for the street enthusiast and occasional weekend warrior. These performance seats have openings to accommodate 4-point racing harnesses. Available with vinyl or velour inserts in your favorite color.

Features:

* All-steel frame is TIG welded for strength and electrostatically coated. Hi-density injection-molded foam is used throughout for maximum comfort support and durability.
* Procar ''one-touch'' recline/backrest release provides a wide range of backrest positions, from fully upright to horizontal, including a forward release for easy access to rear seat area on 2-doors.
* All seats include sliders.
* Custom adapters available for most makes or models.


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the elise seat is hardly a race seat and it's TOO MUCH of a race seat for me.

I'm trying to make the car easier to live with as a daily, not make it a bitch to get in and out of.
sell the miata and buy a buick?
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If he leaves, can I be a mod?


J/K
but who will stick up for the crazy liberals!?

btw, that "seat" doesn't fit a miata. way too wide. and wouldn't lower me at all. but otherwise... it might fit aforementioned buick.
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Thread back on track - NO RACE SEATS!!!

How are those Europa's any different functionally from an elise seat? Obviously they are beautiful but it looks like there is just as much bolstering.
I think they're similar. intended to be street car sport seats. probably only major difference is styling and the harness holes in the backrest.
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????

Did you just suddenly grow a lot? Haven't you owned the car for a while?
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????

Did you just suddenly grow a lot? Haven't you owned the car for a while?
i've only had it 9 years. but since moving to a place with winter, the top has been up a lot more. and i have a 15 mile commute instead of a 4 mile commute.

but mostly, I think I'm just getting old
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you guys WANT me to sell the car don't you.
Though I do not think I am being very helpful that really is not my intent. Or iiissss iiitt???

What I was getting at (not very well) with the Kirkey idea is that if you want to try out a really low seat that would be a cheap way to do it. Kirkeys are cheap used, and you can turn around and sell it. The Intermediate race would probably make you suicidal, but that drag bucket could work. Anyway fuhgedaboutit.

Those Europa seats look fantastic.
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/\ Was that really necessary?

edit: That was for you Braineack
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