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Old 08-10-2012, 01:32 AM   #41
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That seat says Bride - I assume since he's shelled out for an awesome street cage, it's the real thing from Japan and not an ebay knockoff. As a 6'2 driver myself, I'd like to sit that low. Which model seat is that?
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Mobius -
It is indeed an original Bride and not some ebay junk.
The trick however, lies in the custom seat mount that I built in this car, which lowered the seat a good ~2.5" from the lowest position you can possibly install it using any OTS mount.

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Old 08-11-2012, 10:28 PM   #43
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I've snap-oversteered in my green car on the track and hit the hard-top hard enough with the helmet on that I saw stars, lol. I wonder if my Defnder would prevent this?

The seat in my turbo car is very low too, basically on the floor-pan. I can barely see over the dash, lol.
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Trey I'd do a 6-8pt roll bar and call it good. For a safe street car that's about all you can to IMO...

I'll probably add some sort of door bars to my 92 if it doesn't bump me up a class in TT and solo. I'd like to run TTC ideally...
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I've snap-oversteered in my green car on the track and hit the hard-top hard enough with the helmet on that I saw stars, lol. I wonder if my Defnder would prevent this?
With my HANS on, I can't hit anything but the HANS itself with my helmet.... but of course things tend to stretch a bit in a crash

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The seat in my turbo car is very low too, basically on the floor-pan. I can barely see over the dash, lol.
Haha, glad to know I'm not the only one who experienced this. I had to remove my wipers for better visibility, and eventually just raised the seat up 3/4"
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I'm 5'6". This is my daily life.
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How's the weather up there, beanpole? I'm 5'4".
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Way easier to be short and deal with seating than tall in a Miata.

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I got a chance to ride in Shaikh's car @ MRLS earlier this year, and that cage is great. It really "ties the room together" if you know what I mean. If I decide I want to go cage, I'm calling Blackbird. I'm 5' 8"-ish (depending on what convenience store I'm leaving) and with a helmet and stock seat, I fit with plenty of clearance.
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Anything that works well for the 6'3" crowd?
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Haha, glad to know I'm not the only one who experienced this. I had to remove my wipers for better visibility, and eventually just raised the seat up 3/4"
How tall are you guys? I'm 6'2 and my momo corse seat is bolted to the floor and its still to high (and this seat has zero padding in the ***)
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Anything that works well for the 6'3" crowd?
At that height you need the tallest rear hoop possible and to mount the rear bottom of the seat directly on the floor with about a 30degree layback which means tilting the front of the bottom off the floor and fabricating a mount, preferrably one that ties to the cage.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:54 PM   #53
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At 6"3 you need to drop the floor 2 inches so it sits flush with the chassis rails. Its the easiest way to solve the problems you have.
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At 6"3 you need to drop the floor 2 inches so it sits flush with the chassis rails. Its the easiest way to solve the problems you have.
That's fine for tracking but if you want to be class legal you had better check the rules. That isn't legal in Spec Miata but I'm not sure about other classes.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:25 AM   #55
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Who's talking about spec miata? And there are people in sm with lowered floors.. as long as they don't win its no problem.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:39 PM   #56
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I can easily make a 6'3" guy pass broomstick test with your choice of seat without even cutting the floor...
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In something like my car -


It's possible to fit a tall guy in a miata, but getting in and out with a cage is not going to be easy.

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I have an OMP HTE seat, so its not exactly easy right now either. Tempt me.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #58
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Start with taking the wing window out.

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