Region: Ohio Valley Region
Car #: 35
Year : 1999 Posts: 170
I riveted in diamond plate flooring that I got pretty cheap on line, but I could have found it cheaper locally if I looked harder. They sell some stuff pre-cut with friction materiel on one side. I went with diamond plate it looks cool I have 50.00 in the material and I did two cars with it. Not sure if its legal but I sure have seen lots of builders use it, like Planet Miata for example.
-------------------- Frank Member: No Pain Racing
Loose Member '09 & '10 Great Lakes Regional Points Champion
Region: Cincinnati Great Lakes
Car #: 60
Year : 1990 Posts: 1487
Rob: Truthfully I don't worry about the floor. It's the pedals that need to be slip resistant. I've never raced in enough rain that the floor got wet during the event (and therefore got my shoes damp). I do however, pretty carefully dry my shoe soles when I get in the car with any dampness on my feet. Rick
-------------------- Fortune Cookie Racing SM 60 Directions for use: Race, Rumple, Repair ... Repeat!
Car #: 12
Year : 1991 Posts: 620
I found a bit of grip to be good getting in and out of the car. I put some skateboard tape right in front of my seat. it's torn a bit where there were screws, and along the ribs in the floor, but it works well.
Car #: 33
Year : 1994 Posts: 422
I painted mine with Herculiner truck bed liner and frankly I'm not that impressed. I have read that skateboard deck tape works well but I haven't tried it personally. I disagree with Rick that the floor surface is not important...provides a good grip for your heel which then improves pedal grip. Thanks, Jay
-------------------- "In our sport if you go out of bounds you're most likely not coming back" Michael Waltrip
Car #: 20
Year : 92 Posts: 1801
There's nothing like your foot sliding off the brake pedal right before a tight corner to wake you up in the morning. [/QB][/QUOTE]
Except that's how I found out how fast the Miata would go through the turn. I was braking way too early and way too much. My wet foot slipped off the brake and onto the gas and the car just sailed around the corner. Next time by it worked the same, although this time on purpose.
Car #: 127
Year : 90 Posts: 284
I recently got one of the aluminum diamond floor plates with heat shield material from "5X Racing". You can use it with the softer heat shield up or the diamond plate up. Either way it makes a nicer floor. Cost was about $50.00 and it comes with the hardware.
Car #: 65
Year : 1994 Posts: 54
I, too, also have the 5xRacing floor board. And it is a "must have" IMHO. I have it mounted, foam side up, and it far more "grippier" than the skateboard tape I had previously. Plus it adds a nice clean pro look to your car.