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WRX.357
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Will a 17 inch Ultrashield Spec Miata seat fit in a '96 without taking a sledge hammer to the transmission tunnel? [Smash]

jbenoit28 Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Yes you don't need a sledge hammer, just a torch and a welder [Smile]

Ask Jeff w/Autotechnik about it. They did mine on sliders and it's down right spacious.

Joe

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Keith in WA Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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A 16" USRP seat mounted on 3/16" steel attached to the stock seat mounts takes a bit of "massaging" to fit. My door bars go out about as far as you can put them without them being nerf bars so you can't get the seat much further from the tunnel.

A 17" will take about an inch more massaging. Depends how tall you are I suppose. I worked with my cage builder a fair bit to make the most clearance. If you're shorter than 6' you can go higher and get more clearance. If not, grab the welder or... [Smash]

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W. Bonsell
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Make sure a 17 is what you really need. I am 5'10 and WAS 243 and fit comfortably in a Ultra Shield 16 mounted on steel runners mounted to stock seat mounts. I would have found a 17 to be too large and also ditto for a Kirkey 17.

Bill

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William Bonsell
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Todd Greene Made Donation to Website
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I have a 17" Kirkey.
Instead of re-shaping the floor of the car, I cut part of the seat bottom to fit the floor.
Part of the seat cover sits directly against the tunnel and the rocker panel.
It's an Intermediate, so it has plenty of padding over the floor.

Todd

   

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