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Selling my NC Miata to move over to a GR86.

In the NC I had PCI fixed mounts, Sparco QRT-R, and the steering wheel extender from 949racing.

I 100% need to the steering wheel extender again from 949racing, however, for seats I'm a bit dumbfounded. I could get a bucket (or reuse the same bucket) with slider mounts and see if I fit with a helmet. My only concern is that just like the Miata I'll need to use a fuse to give the side airbag (that seems to be part of the seat) a signal so I have no airbag light and they deploy (except for the seat one) without issue.

Anyone facing a similar challenge? Any food for thought would be awesome. Best would be if someone found out how to lower the stock seats without needing to do a foamectomy (basically slice some of the foam off the seats, a true Miata thing, lol).
 

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Ahh yes, the foamectomy. I've done a few of those with an electric turkey carver. 馃ぃ

I still don't have my BRZ, so I am unsure of how I will fit with a helmet. I'm hoping there won't be any clearance issues. I was able to fit into an FRS with no issues in the past (I'm 6').
 

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Selling my NC Miata to move over to a GR86.

In the NC I had PCI fixed mounts, Sparco QRT-R, and the steering wheel extender from 949racing.

I 100% need to the steering wheel extender again from 949racing, however, for seats I'm a bit dumbfounded. I could get a bucket (or reuse the same bucket) with slider mounts and see if I fit with a helmet. My only concern is that just like the Miata I'll need to use a fuse to give the side airbag (that seems to be part of the seat) a signal so I have no airbag light and they deploy (except for the seat one) without issue.

Anyone facing a similar challenge? Any food for thought would be awesome. Best would be if someone found out how to lower the stock seats without needing to do a foamectomy (basically slice some of the foam off the seats, a true Miata thing, lol).
I'm 6'3 and I fit in it with a helmet on, not well, but I fit. Oddly enough the GR has more space then my Mazda 3 and Focus RS did, I guess the lack of sunroof helps. I've been lurking to try and find a solution to this problem though as well. I originally thought I wanted a couple Recaro Sportsters, but from talking to one or two who have done it, that seat setup is higher then oem, so that won't work. I was chatting with a guy who put a similar seat to a Recaro Pole Position (can't recall exactly what Recaro it was) and paired it with a BuddyClub super low down mount. He said he found it sat a bit lower and that the seat belt was close to his neck, so he added padding. I don't think someone of your or my stature will have this issue, I believe this is the most tall person friendly way of doing this.

I was leary of going fixed back at first, but after talking to a few buddies, once you get the seat set how you want, you never change it anyways, so who cares right.

Finally like you mentioned you will need to use a resistor to trick the airbag on the drivers side (3 ohms I believe) and the passenger however is a whole new can of worms, due to the weight sensor for the airbag on that side.

I'm going to go for a single bucket seat for now in the spring and see if the aftermarket comes up with any sort of solution for the passenger side before matching it.
 

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I'm not quite as tall as you guys are, but with a helmet on I had to recline my seat a little more than I usually would to get the clearance I needed. I'm thinking of getting the wheel extender because it feels just slightly farther than I would like with the more reclined position.
 

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Selling my NC Miata to move over to a GR86.

In the NC I had PCI fixed mounts, Sparco QRT-R, and the steering wheel extender from 949racing.

I 100% need to the steering wheel extender again from 949racing, however, for seats I'm a bit dumbfounded. I could get a bucket (or reuse the same bucket) with slider mounts and see if I fit with a helmet. My only concern is that just like the Miata I'll need to use a fuse to give the side airbag (that seems to be part of the seat) a signal so I have no airbag light and they deploy (except for the seat one) without issue.

Anyone facing a similar challenge? Any food for thought would be awesome. Best would be if someone found out how to lower the stock seats without needing to do a foamectomy (basically slice some of the foam off the seats, a true Miata thing, lol).
I have the same problem. I am going to a race seat shop in Charlotte to get their assessment of what will fit. I don't order seats online because you must sit in them to assess comfort and support. OG Racing in VA would be a great place to go, or something similar. Other options I am considering is removing ceiling liner and having a Gurney bump installed. But first to the seating experts. I will update this post as I find good information.
 
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