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Old 07-23-2012, 11:03 AM   #41
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Interesting. Just looked it up:
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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?
Yep, that's the exact seat I have. I bought 2 seats with covers from Autoplicty.com for ~$550 shipped. The covers have foam on the bottom, you can put some more foam padding in them if you want. I have a how-to thread for the brackets that Sixshooter helped me fab up as well:

Kirkey Race Seat install and bracket how-to

EDIT: These do get a bit rough on say a 2-3 hour or more road trip. The furthest I've driven with them is about 2 and a half hours. My daily commute is about 20 minutes long. Adding some foam to the back helps with that. My wife doesn't mind them, but she hates the 5pt harnesses. If you are young and spry like us, getting in and out really isn't a big deal either, though I will also say it helps to be on the short side (we're both ~5'6").

Bottom line - if you have back problems you honestly probably don't want to DD these seats if your trip could be over an hour or so. I find them pretty comfortable, but with my 550/350 spring rates and whatnot, after a few hours your back does take a bit of a beating. Again, bolstering up the foam really does help.

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Old 07-23-2012, 11:15 AM   #42
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Sixshooter has either these exact seats or very similar ones and I have sat in his and they are very comfortable. I was suprised as I was also sceptical at first. However I did find it a little difficult to easily exit the vehicle, but I guess you cannot have that much support and easy access at the same time.
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Sixshooter has either these exact seats or very similar ones and I have sat in his and they are very comfortable. I was suprised as I was also sceptical at first. However I did find it a little difficult to easily exit the vehicle, but I guess you cannot have that much support and easy access at the same time.
He has the exact same seats. He convinced me to get mine
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I am digging this thread back up because there is no need to start a new one for essentially the same topic. I am looking to pick up seats that have some bolster to them for the track. These seats will have to serve double duty because I am going to want to bolt them to the floor pan after cutting out the stock "humps". The only seats that make sense for price and quality are the Kirkey's and these new ones from Corbeau - Corbeau: Forza Sport

I know for a fact that the kirkey's will fit and provide the bolster and ride height I want for the track because I have sat in them. My only problem is that they are very hard for me to get in and out of for something I am still DD'ing. On a less important note but still something to consider, they are also aluminum and I feel they look too hardcore for a dual duty car. Yes I care about the aesthetics of my interior...

I really like the Forza sports and they will cost me roughly the same amount but I am unsure of how much of a pain in the *** they will be to fit. The only measurement that may be a problem would be the 20.5" width on the bottom. Does anyone know if I will have to bash in the trans tunnel for these? If anyone has sat in one yet I would also be interested to hear how comfortable they were. I will probably be making a trip to Orlando to the nearest dealer to try them out myself.
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I have a Corbeau FX1 Pro mounted on the kazespec bracket on my drivers side. The tunnel had to be adjusted with a BFH for the bracket. I might have gotten away with making a narrower bracket, but I'm not sure it would have done anything except reduce the bashing.

I haven't sat in the Forza, but the FX1 Pro isn't nearly as comfortable as the Sparco or Recaro fiberglass shell FIA seats we have in our Lemons cars. They are more money, but worth it IMO. I'll be replacing mine with a containment seat once I go full cage.
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I am using a Recaro SPG in an NB. It fits very well and is comfortable. I also have a Recaro Pole Position in an NC. The Pole position is a better daily driver seat. It is easier to get in and out of. Both are expense but are confortable on the street and track.
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I am digging this thread back up because there is no need to start a new one for essentially the same topic. I am looking to pick up seats that have some bolster to them for the track. These seats will have to serve double duty because I am going to want to bolt them to the floor pan after cutting out the stock "humps". The only seats that make sense for price and quality are the Kirkey's and these new ones from Corbeau - Corbeau: Forza Sport

I know for a fact that the kirkey's will fit and provide the bolster and ride height I want for the track because I have sat in them. My only problem is that they are very hard for me to get in and out of for something I am still DD'ing. On a less important note but still something to consider, they are also aluminum and I feel they look too hardcore for a dual duty car. Yes I care about the aesthetics of my interior...

I really like the Forza sports and they will cost me roughly the same amount but I am unsure of how much of a pain in the *** they will be to fit. The only measurement that may be a problem would be the 20.5" width on the bottom. Does anyone know if I will have to bash in the trans tunnel for these? If anyone has sat in one yet I would also be interested to hear how comfortable they were. I will probably be making a trip to Orlando to the nearest dealer to try them out myself.
6 month thread resurrection!

SO Ryan, what was your conclusion on the Corbeau Forza Sport? I poked around your build thread but didn't see seat data, but I also see you have bigger fish to fry at the moment.
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6 month thread resurrection!

SO Ryan, what was your conclusion on the Corbeau Forza Sport? I poked around your build thread but didn't see seat data, but I also see you have bigger fish to fry at the moment.
Unfortunately, I have yet to go sit in them. I really need to do this but other stuff gets in the way. I have been focusing on a few other things with the car. I replaced the rad, have some suspension stuff, and would like to finish building the spare motor so seatd took a bit of a back seat but I have still been considering my options. I will update this thread with my impressions if I can make it out to Orlando and give them a try.
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Sounds good, thanks mang. I need to find a CA vendor that has one in stock and is not 300 miles away in SoCal. More time on the phone I guess
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I don't think anyone mentioned the ultrashield spec miata seats. I sat in one the other day and it was extremely comfortable, ordered one that night. I only auto x but i feel its a great seat.

Ultra Shield Spec Miata Seat : Ultra Shield Spec Miata Seat

edit pretty affordable also
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I don't think anyone mentioned the ultrashield spec miata seats. I sat in one the other day and it was extremely comfortable, ordered one that night. I only auto x but i feel its a great seat.

Ultra Shield Spec Miata Seat : Ultra Shield Spec Miata Seat

edit pretty affordable also
i would opt for the rally sports. especially if daily driving was a concern.
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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.

I street drive my car with a kirkey 41300 and a poured foam seat insert. It's not plush but it is very comfortable and supportive. I get no lower back pain on long drives which is not something I can say for any OEM seats. You and your wife could each have your own seat inserts and then just swap them between passenger and drivers side when you switched drivers. Personally I find these to be way more comfortable than elise seats and they hold you a lot better. They are more work to get in and out of.
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