Have you started testing race seats on the new ND?

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Have you started testing race seats on the new ND?

Postby Matth3w » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:36 am

Brian/Ryan,

I am 68" and 178lbs, fairly decent size for my height but not fat at all.

Looking at some threads on the Miata.net forums, there is limited testing thus far from what I can tell. 949 was talking about the Sparco EvoII, which is too big and too tall for me (but the shoulder bolsters are narrower).

Sparco suggested the Rev for my size.

Have you done any testing with seats?

My biggest "concern" is dealing with/removing the airbag. Do you just drop a cheap resistor in place to fool the system so as to not trigger the idiot light? Is there a way to program the computer (say by buying the OVT from you all, not sure if that is a possibility to control - I read some car dealers can disable that airbag specifically or something) to do the same thing?

I think the Rev will fit - you just have to deal with no bluetooth and no audio coming from that headrest unfortunately.
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Re: Have you started testing race seats on the new ND?

Postby Brian » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:12 pm

Nope...our friends at 949Racing were on seats early so we 'sat back' on that question.... :wink:

See their Miata.net thread.
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Re: Have you started testing race seats on the new ND?

Postby ronbauer » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:57 pm

I have an OMP WRC for my drivers seat and a Cobra Racer 7 on the passenger side. The OMP is mounted on sliders. Both seats fit great in the car.

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Re: Have you started testing race seats on the new ND?

Postby Matth3w » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:47 am

Ron what resistor for the airbag
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Re: Have you started testing race seats on the new ND?

Postby ronbauer » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:18 am

I haven't done anything for that. Just have a blinky airbag light.
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Re: Have you started testing race seats on the new ND?

Postby Matth3w » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:19 am

My understanding - correct me if I'm off base - is that the one missing airbag disabled the whole system though?
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Re: Have you started testing race seats on the new ND?

Postby ronbauer » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:45 pm

I don't know the answer to that question. I can tell you that the dash is showing my passenger airbag is off. I'm not sure what would happen with the steering wheel airbag.

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