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Old 07-20-2012, 02:21 PM   #21
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pusha - how well do the Sparco 2's fit in the car? Any work with a BFH required?
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Awesome! I've been going blind looking at all the seat dimensions trying to figure out what will fit the car and my ***.
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I haven't sat in a Sparco Evo 2 in a Miata, only in a C6 Z06 and 240sx. I'm a taller bro so idk what kind of trouble I'd have with a "larger" seat in a Miata.

What I have in my car right now:

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Link to said kirkeys?



My issue is most reclineable seats are too big for miata or require tons of modding and still barely fit, rubbing on everything.
Fixed back are usually super high bolstered "bucket" and hard to get in/out of like Hustler says.
This was supposed to be my "compromise" as the bolstering on these is somewhat less than others.

I'm looking for something similar to the elise seat. Or something similar to the clubman but with less "bucket-y" shape. Aside from the elise seats the options are very limited. I considered the Bride VIOSIII like soviet has but that has the stupid "wings" too so I may as well get the clubmans.

So yeah..........if only elise seats weren't so expensive and rare......

My last resort will be foam-ectomizing (is that even a word lol?) the stockers and settling for mediocrity.
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I am having this same issue. The Sparco Roadsters husler mentioned looked like a good compromise for a DD though. They were just expensive and discontinued so very limited on supply.
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I have an evo 2 in my NA, it has no trans tunnel modding done. the rear factory mounts are cut out though and the seat is mounted to the floor through some blocks to give a bit of rake and clear the crotch strap. It's a tight fit to the cage on the drivers side, but it's comfortable. the bolsters are deep though and if i don't take the removable wheel off, it's a PITA to get out. You can do it, but expect to do a bit of fumbling to get out with the wheel on the car.





Those are the best pics i have. They will fit in an NA sans cage much easier. I have a Ultrashield Rally sport I plan on putting on the driver side of the car. I'll probably end up putting on on the passenger side too. it's much more comfortable imho.

Ultra Shield-Rally Sport Seat with Cover---SafeRacer
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Is there anything out there that is an easy swap (without modding the OEM mounts or tunnel) for track days?
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Link to said kirkeys?
basic, $120 Kirkey buckets
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can someone with one of these fixed back buckets that's still using OEM BELT please take a picture of how it looks when belt is buckled up.

one of the biggest arguments against getting these that I'm thinking about now is the bolstering is SUPER high in the "corner" area between bottom and back, making seatbelt very awkward and a pita.

This kinda makes me want to go with the bride viosIII

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also urban mentioned his elbows hitting the bolstering on cornering, so that kinda sucks too.
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can someone with one of these fixed back buckets that's still using OEM BELT please take a picture of how it looks when belt is buckled up.

one of the biggest arguments against getting these that I'm thinking about now is the bolstering is SUPER high in the "corner" area between bottom and back, making seatbelt very awkward and a pita.

This kinda makes me want to go with the bride viosIII

ugh
I've had Sprint and my current US seats and the seatblet is no big deal.
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so basically the getting in/out part is the only issue?
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You need HGH or something.
My fatass needs fen-phen.

I used to love the feel of Kirkey's in the WS6. Surprisingly comfortable.
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I had an old set of Sparco V's in my NA for a while. I had the feed the seat belt through the holes near your butt or they would sit to high on my waist. However they bolted right in. I moved them to my '99 and they were a pain to fit. The sliders didn't want to line up with the floor at all and took some tweaking. The sliders are tweaked a hair and it makes sliding them forceful, but once they are where you want them they stay. It does make taking the hardtop off harder, not undoable just you really need to put some work into it to get the driver seat forward enough to clear the shoulder wind and the latches. They do touch the tunnel a bit, but they have to be so far forward your knees will be in the dash. They are showing their age tho. I'd like to see if the new Sprint V's would fit. I helped a buddy put them in his SRT Nurango (SRT Caliber) and they were compfy. I'm 5'9" and 190lbs and losing.

You could probably get some Sprint V's for 600-700 for the pair with some shopping.
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so basically the getting in/out part is the only issue?
No, sling seats smash your butt cheeks together.
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My fatass needs fen-phen.

I used to love the feel of Kirkey's in the WS6. Surprisingly comfortable.
they are soooooo comfy for an aluminum POS seat
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I daily drive on Kirkey 41000 16" 20 degree laybacks. Now THOSE are comfy

I can't count how many people I've sold on those seats after they sit in them.
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Interesting. Just looked it up:
Kirkey Racing - Browse Products
Looks like the closest thing they have to it is the 41500 (probably same).

So from what I understand its an aluminum shell with a cloth cover on it? No foam? You're not the 1st to report it being comfortable, but somehow I can't convince myself that it is.

Also I don't really get how it works - do you buy the shell, then buy the cover seperately? Can you also buy foam for it?

The size is definitely perfect for a miata:



*EDIT: nevermind, looks like it does have foam:
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-Constructed from MIG welded .100" thick 5052 grade aluminum.
-MIG welded on the inside for added strength.
-Offset aluminum extrusion around perimeter of seat for added strength and safety.
-Contoured high-density foam bottom provides complete leg and thigh support.
-High-density foam on rib supports for added comfort.
Question is: how thick is the foam? and how comfortable is it really to daily drive?
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They have a layer of foam in the skin.

What about NC seats?
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OEM Miata seats, in general are STUPID expensive. Though the only place I've priced em is ebay, so maybe I'm just way off base here.

If I could swoop up decent NC seats for no more than 300-400, and they would fit, I'd definitely consider it.

But back to the kirkeys: looks like the foam is only on the bottom and the sides? none on the back? Reason I am so paranoyd and picky is cause my wife has back issues and I don't want her sitting on bare metal and hurting herself on rough roads/bumps/etc.
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