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Old 03-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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This is for past, present and future Miata owners. It's official, I'm leaving STS class and going to CSP. Torsen is being delivered today and I'm actively looking for wheels/tires. I really want to change out stock seats to racing seats but not sure what to buy. I've scoured the online opinions but would cherish your opinions. Keeping in mind this is also my daily driver, what does everyone think would be a good seat that would fit a NA model, be suitable for daily driving, and requires slider adjustment for dual drivers. I"m all ears.
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The Ultrashield Rally seat is popular. It can fit on stock sliders. Add a pillow for long drives.

http://www.ultrashieldrace.com/prod.php?id=8
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http://www.flyinmiata.com/tech/seats.php

Try that link to help you make your decisions . The base Width and Shoulder are the measurements to look at . Personally for a Daily Driver , I would look at the fiberglass seats rather than aluminum just because they are usually padded a little better . We are putting the Corbeau Forza in ours , tight but more comfortable . Test sit whatever seat you buy , thats correct , sit , not fit
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I have a Kirkey Roadrace seat for $100 that came out of an ES Miata HillClimb/Autocross car if you would like to test that . If I dont have them installed I could at least bring one of the Forzas for you try .
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I'm fairly partial to the bottom mount Momo Start, if you can find one.
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I could not wait so I took a chance and ordered one forza to try out. They said I could swap if it didn't work out. I will have to eat the shipping cost though. The transition to CSP class is not going well. I had the Torsten installed last Friday and today it's back in the shop....leaking fluid. I went to order 15 x 9 wheels and found out I have to have coil overs to make them fit. If this keeps up I'll have to start a new class... CPP... C push prepared. Hopefully it will be working well by this weekend. Otherwise no evo school and wasted money. Uuuuugggghhhhh.
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I dont think you need coilovers to make the 15x9s work . Miatas basically come stock with coilovers . You do need a decent set of coilovers (koni sports) and about 550/350 springs to be relatively competitive . Look at Jeff Schmits car this weekend and his is still a ways away from done .
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:16 AM   #8
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Just heard from the shop. The rear end seals are bad. Will pay out of the nose for labor to remove again and fix. This torsen deal is killing my wallet. I called 949 racing and the guy on the phone said I'd need to roll my fenders and that the front wheels would need coilovers to avoid contact. I bought Eibach Pro springs and KYB AGX adjustable shocks just last year so I can't justify buying something else right now. With the torsen costing me so much more than I thought I guess I'll just put some slicks on my 15 x 7 wheels and deal with the 9" wide version later. I've never raced on slicks before and really want to experience the difference. I guess I'll just be uncompetitive in CSP, but at least I'll be having fun. Having a torsen and slicks should bring more adrenalin than running in the STS class.
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You can run 225's on 7" wheels but 205s will do fine too .
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A 5mm spacer will get them off the coils.

I ran 15x10s with 275s and thats all it took.

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