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Sparco QRT-R - anyone haz?

Old 01-26-2019, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Kamil Calka View Post
I ordered it, couldn't find any reviews on it. I took the chance. Eta 2 weeks
I've been looking at this seat as well and was wondering if you've received/installed it and could offer any thoughts on fit.
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:13 PM
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I have them installed in my MSM. I ended up getting the batch of the QRT-V got them in with the RTheory seat brace and Sparco side mounts. Trans tunnel definitely needed a good banging on both sides. The seat does hit oem the door cards but eventually it molds to the shape of the seat. I have LRB panels coming to see if its better. The seats do not fit with the hard dog door bars. Ended up getting rid of them. The seats are very comfortable and very light !
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:50 PM
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Update part 2!

Turns out that Sparco had the seat holes in their QRT seats higher than their other seats, so had specific mounts made for them (go figure I found this out after installing the seat), to allow a better layback angle than you would have with the stock Sparco mounts.

In need of more layback, I bit the bullet and bought the mounts. As you see below, the standard mount (front) is about 2 inches shorter than the QRT mount (rear).

A few other differences to note: the angle of the mount is slightly different, making the seat's footprint with the mounts about .5 inch wider overall, and the mount itself is shorter in such a way that the bolt holes of the new mount don't match up to the old mount. Good news is that the layback is awesome, and the angle reminds me a little bit of sitting in an Elise seat mounted in a miata = a lot more comfortable than the standard mounts.

stupid bolt holes

Bad news: As I mentioned, the new mounts sit .5 inch wider, thus making it .5 inch too wide to actually fit in the car. So what to do? Cut the old mounts that actually did fit and make them higher!

"Custom mounts" attached to seat and seat is back in the car. I had to move seat forward a bolt hole, but the difference in seating position was more than I expected. The seat in this new position seems a lot more of how this seat was designed IMHO and a lot more comfortable to me.

Seat angle makes top of seat even lower than before

Black mark on door panel was where the seat was rubbing against the door with the unmodified mounts

Sparco makes mounts for their QRT seats that offer a better layback and thigh support, but makes the seat footprint too wide to fit in my lowered floorpan miata. I modified the original mounts using the new mounts as a guide, and reinstalled seat to find myself not only more comfortable, but even lower than before.
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