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Old 01-08-2014, 05:27 PM   #1
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Im hoping to get into more HDPE events this year. Im looking into a seat and harness setup. I came across soloracer.com with a package deal you get two Corbeau forza Fia seats and Corbeau 5pt cam lock harness for $1000. It sounds like a good deal to me. Im 5'11'' 175lbs so these seats should be fit me and miata well. My miata isnt a daily driver, im hoping to make it a nice weekend track toy thats still streetable.

Heres the link Corbeau Forza Seat & Corbeau Camlock Harness Package

What do you guys think, is it a good deal or should i save up for something differnt?
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Using the Corbeau brackets and Forza's in my '90 = massive bashing of the trans tunnel on the driver side with a 5lb sledge.
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Using the Corbeau brackets and Forza's in my '90 = massive bashing of the trans tunnel on the driver side with a 5lb sledge.
every seat made to fit anyone in the 34" or greater waist will probably require that, or will put the driver pretty high up.
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which brackets did you use? corbeau offers on the site

C22060L driver side

C22060R passenger side

but these are sliders. Id have no problem doing fixed seat mounts.
How did you mount yours? I dont want to smash the trans tunnel to make them fit
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which brackets did you use? corbeau offers on the site

C22060L driver side

C22060R passenger side

but these are sliders. Id have no problem doing fixed seat mounts.
How did you mount yours? I dont want to smash the trans tunnel to make them fit
you pretty much have to. Unless you don't want your seat centered. There might be a gem out there, but like I said most seats will put you pretty high up if you don't hammer the tunnel some. I think if you don't want to hammer the tunnel, the best option is to get an adapter and mount the corbeau brackets on top of it. There is a guy on CR that makes? or middleman sells? a set of miata specific adapters.
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I guess if everybody is doing it lol whats the best way to go about that. Id like to make it as neat as possible
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I have an Ultrashield Spec Miata seat bolted to the floor with some steel brackets an G-Force 6-point harness. The aluminum seats are much more comfortable than one would think just by looking at them. The 17" version requires minor tunnel bashing that you can't see unless the carpet is removed. Regardless of your seat choice, upgrading to 6-point harness is well worth it if you value your family jewels.

Mine came from SPS, they were kind enough to honor a 10% SCCA discount that another vendor advertised.
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+1 for UltraShield. Made in TX. Buddy has them and let me drive them . . . they're nice . . . and comfortable. Planning to order some for my track car that I'm building. Most bang for the $$ IMHO. Designed to fit a Miata too.
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Try seats first. I fit that corbu seat. I wouldnt want to drive in it very long. I fit perfectly in a 15.5" kirkey and have driven it for many hours without fatigue, and would again.

I wouldnt run a 5 point harness.

I would direct mount the passenger seat to the floor.
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Try seats first.
Prop worthy.
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I wish I had the opportunity to try a few different seats. I've only sat in a sparco sprint V seat in a miata, which for me fit like a glove. I'm going to look into ultra shield to what they're all about. I'll reconsider the 5pt and look into 6pt setups
Thanks for the input guys!
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Just go to a racing shop or racing event, you can find seats to sit in.
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I wish I had the opportunity to try a few different seats. I've only sat in a sparco sprint V seat in a miata, which for me fit like a glove. I'm going to look into ultra shield to what they're all about. I'll reconsider the 5pt and look into 6pt setups
Thanks for the input guys!
track events. easiest way to try seats is go around and ask people to sit in their car. I have had quite a number of people do that.
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2 years into having my seats/harness setup and I wish I would have paid more for pull up harnesses.
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Ultrashield Rally Sport or Kirkey Intermediate Road Race, and name brand 5 point harness.
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What seems to be popular with the guys that run spec miata?

Pull up harness noted!

Next event that i go to ill try to sit in a few different seats and get a better idea what works best for me
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