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Old 02-19-2010, 03:10 PM   #21
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I won't be near the car for another month, but I'd say ~1" lower than stock. I'm 5'10" and my head is pretty much right at the top of the seatback. Rollbar is a Boss Frog Clearview Maxx for reference.
Thanks. I fear they are actually higher than my current seats with the foamectomy unless you're talking 1" lower than a foamectomied seat.

The Sprint Vs are the best looking seat I can imagine putting in the car, but i've heard negative comments on the comfort. My seat goals are:

-Comfort (improvement over stock)
-Atleast equal height as stock foamectomied seat while mounted to sliders
-Sub belt compatible

I'd be less picky if I could bolt a seat to the floor but my girlfriend will never get to drive the car again and I will get less sex as a result.
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:15 PM   #22
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My stock seats were unmodified, and in my opinion the Sprints are more comfortable than stock (which isn't really saying that much).
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:17 PM   #23
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My stock seats were unmodified, and in my opinion the Sprints are more comfortable than stock (which isn't really saying that much).
I'll keep that in mind. I really need to sit in them.
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:41 PM   #24
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:57 PM   #25
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I have a seat from MIATACAGE.COM. USRP Pro Road Race Seat I Love it! It was a 16" seat that fits me well. No serious modification to the car. Drill a couple of holes, install some bolts, and you're DONE!
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:09 PM   #26
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That **** gonna be fast Jake? You gotta be quicker than the s2000 powered Miata.





and me!
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:59 PM   #27
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I have a sparco speed and i was wondering how you guys mount it with stock rails. I drilled holes into the stock rail and mounted the seat on the rail. But the with of the rail now is different. Do you guys grind down that "pointy thing" in the front?
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Old 02-20-2010, 03:34 PM   #28
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That **** gonna be fast Jake? You gotta be quicker than the s2000 powered Miata.


and me!
O/T:

Before the MX2000 blew up, it was slightly faster than my Miata. We'll see what happens once everything's sorted.
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Old 02-20-2010, 03:37 PM   #29
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Momo T-Clubs

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Strangely, I have yet to see these seats in another miata or any other car in general.
I really like them but they are a pretty tight fit in ym NB
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:31 AM   #30
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I mounted a Kirkey Intermediate 20 Degree Layback in mine by modifying the stock rails using welded-on steel plates. It is very solid and I still have adjustability. It sits high on the stock rails so it might be too high for taller drivers and thus would require a floor mount.

This Kirkey is definitely a track oriented seat. It is difficult to get in and out of, but when you are in, you are IN. Very snug. Pretty much have to have a removable wheel IMO for the clearance getting in and out (assuming you have a hard-top like me). Pictures to follow.

Momo Starts are going in the daily driver. I also agree they are excellent for the price. Some slight trimming required for door bars, at least the Hard Dog ones.
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:21 AM   #31
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I tried these lazy boys but they were too big - in every direction.


Is that the ebay seat?
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^ They look like Corbeau reclining seats.
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:25 AM   #33
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Will have to copy, sorry... hella lot nicer than my Kirkeys and it gives you a functional Halo. I know Kirkey has a halo I can add... but your's just badass. I wouldn't mind getting a Sparco Pro-Adv Aluminum... about the same price wise, maybe a little more comfy.
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Mine has the halo as well, should be nice on the track. Would be crap on the street
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anyone have experience with the buddy club width? the ones that are fatboy approved?
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2 Newb questions on halos:

1) Are they great for the track in terms of useing a Hans device or for keeping your head in place with a bit less strain on your neck or both?

2) Do people doing say a 20 minute lap session get issues with neck fatigue on a track like say Limerock? What physical condition are you in if so?
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The halos arent really meant to "rest" your head on (the 5 or 6 i've been in the 'halo' is to far away to do that anyways). They are there for any sort of impact (ex. roll overs) to keep your head from slapping your shoulders. Watch the recent Miata roll over video from Buttonwillow that has been circulating. Watch his head each roll.
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Makes sense. Not spraining my neck does sound awesome. Thanks.
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I have had neck fatigue after a weekend, esp from very 'curvy' tracks, like Barbers. I got a neck brace this last one and it helped much. But yeah, I talked with a buddy who's has a friend that's a spec miata racer who broke of one his neck vertebrea from a side impact into tires, and he was wearing a Hans. Hans doesn't do anything for side impacts... I think the guy in the vid was quite dazed and confused (good movie) and I'm sure his neck hurt in the morning!
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