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I'm considering a new Global Cup car and looking for options for shorter drivers (about 5'7"). As I understand, the only FIA approved slider is the Recaro one and it must be used with a Recaro seat to remain FIA compliant.

 

Has anybody successfully fit a Recaro race seat w/Slider in an MX-5 Cup?  The Recaro seats look to be a little wider than the OMP HTE-R 400, so I'm not sure if they would fit.

 

Any other solutions out there being used by shorter drivers? Thanks.



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Why do you need a slider?


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Why do you need a slider?

I'm worried that with the extra A-pillar, it will be too tight to get in and out, if the seat is mounted far forwards. I think Nate mentioned this in the driving impressions thread a while back. A secondary reason is that I would like to allow some other drivers (of various heights) to try the car.



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Ah - being tall, that never occurred to me! Post up what you find - it might help some others in the same situation.


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MX5 Cup Champion - Has won a Season in the MX5 Cup Survive the 25, NASA Thunderhill - Survive the 25, NASA Thunderhill NASA Champs Winner - NASA Champs Winner ARRC Champion - Won the ARRC Race in a Spec Miata We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! Series Champ - Won a points based series in a Spec Miata Donor - Made PayPal donation Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver June Sprints winner  - June Sprints winner Majors Winner - World Challenge Winner - World Challenge Winner




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