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Old 08-01-2011, 01:42 AM   #21
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I'm 6'1" and about 230 lbs. Because most of it is just dick weight, I have no trouble fitting in my 15" race seat:



My cage relocated the steering column and with the seat bolted directly to the floor (factory humps cut out), I have the perfect line of sight through the windshield. So yes, you can fit in a Miata.
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I'm 6'1" and about 230 lbs. Because most of it is just dick weight, I have no trouble fitting in my 15" race seat:



My cage relocated the steering column and with the seat bolted directly to the floor (factory humps cut out), I have the perfect line of sight through the windshield. So yes, you can fit in a Miata.
What did you use to cut the seat humps out? I have a Harbour Freight air cut of tool with disk. Will mounting seat to floor alone yield enough clearance or will I have to modify the steering column? I guess only trial and error will only tell.
I'll have to use my son to transport vehicle home until I can get to hacking.
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I don't know a single person with a Miata to do a seat swap test fit. I lurked the "seat" thread and really couldn't find a solid answer. It seems many large guys go through a lot of trial and error before finding the right set up. I'm hoping an after market smaller steering wheel with quick release would yield more room.
I know anything is possible with fab work and bottom less pockets but my resources are very limited.
D-Shape wheel too, besides smaller.
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I am 6'4" 260 and fit fine. I have Ultra Shield seat (similar to yours) bolted to the floor. I did pound down the floor and remove the seat rails though. You will also gain room by adding a steering wheel that is of a deep dish design and of course removable so you can get out. Let me know if you need photos or anything.
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I am 6'4" and 215 right now. I think that if you put in an aftermarket steering wheel, you will get lots of leg room. It worked for me. I also removed the handle on the door you use to close it. I play the can you get your hand in the car before the door slams game. There is a solution for this on m.net, but I don't know what that is.
That's a good idea on the door handle. You can implement something like the Porsche GT3 RS and add a cloth pull-handle to save room...
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:09 AM   #26
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I am 6'4" 260 and fit fine. I have Ultra Shield seat (similar to yours) bolted to the floor. I did pound down the floor and remove the seat rails though. You will also gain room by adding a steering wheel that is of a deep dish design and of course removable so you can get out. Let me know if you need photos or anything.
Have you ever driven an Elise or Exige? ;-)
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I'm going to be the contrarian here and say that being 6'2" isn't what matters, what matters is how much of that is torso. I'm 6'1" with a 32" inseam and I'm pretty much pooched for headroom. Second photo is me sitting ON THE FLOOR with a helmet:

http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=422726

Short of cutting a hole in the floor and lowering the seat onto that (been there, done that, bought the t-shirt with a previous project and no desire to do it again) I think my Miata days are done before they started.

I would suggest going to a local Mazda dealer and taking a Miata / MX5 for a test drive. A racing bucket bolted to the floor will get you some more room but my experience is that your helmet will eat that up. So IMHO if you don't fit in a stock seat without a helmet you are going to have issues.

But take my comments with a grain of salt, I'm still p!ssed off that this isn't working out for me.

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One of my buddies is about your size, and he fits pretty well with a small wheel and a big ole boy sized Ultrashield Spec Miata seat bolted to the floor all the way up against the rear bulkhead. He's big enough that his brother is 6' even, and has to cram a pillow in the seat to reach the pedals. I'm 5'7", and have no hope of reaching the pedals in it, lol.
stock steering wheel.

I consulted the most ---- tech inspector in the southeast and decided to cut the seat bottom out around the stock humps and use those for rear mounting. There are pictures. In the seat fitment thread on roadsterdrift
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yet another 6'1" 230#er. although i'm almost to lean mass again so maybe 220# now. Stock interior, stock seat and have plenty of room.
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6' 3" on stock seats or Corbeau fx1 pro. its tight but you'll love the car so much it wont matter.
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What did you use to cut the seat humps out? I have a Harbour Freight air cut of tool with disk. Will mounting seat to floor alone yield enough clearance or will I have to modify the steering column? I guess only trial and error will only tell.
I'll have to use my son to transport vehicle home until I can get to hacking.
A pneumatic cutting wheel should work fine. It's pretty straightforward. My car's steering column has been relocated but I'm going to be doing so more adjustment when I have time.

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Since when did you actually own a miata?
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Since when did you actually own a miata?
Never owned a Miata but hope that will change in the near future. I like to learn all I can before purchasing a car as unique as a Miata. I did the same research before buying my Porsche 911 and 944.
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Never owned a Miata but hope that will change in the near future. I like to learn all I can before purchasing a car as unique as a Miata. I did the same research before buying my Porsche 911 and 944.
FaeFlora was asking Pusha not you.
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and there's a .25" plate you can remove between the steering column and dash bar you can remove to raise it even more.
Does the dash have to be removed to get at this?
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