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The Mazda guys didn't know the seat dimensions but it is posted on the MPI site here:  https://www.maxpapis.../mpi-mxp07-mzd/

 

I had a Sabelt Taurus (medium) that fit well but was a bit too tall.  Wondering how it compares to other seats.



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Seems competitively priced if it proves relatively durable. I don’t see any reference to the seat back angle though.
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It looks a lot like the Sparco Circuit-Pro The price is good. 


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If I didn't have my Kirkey I'd definitely go for this at that price point.  Sat in at at the run-offs, was very comfortable!


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This looks like a very nice seat and I looked at it at the runoffs.  If someone buys one please let us know how it fits.  This was my only concern.


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I’ve been trying to order one but site keeps rejecting my attempts. The error is vague but implies card info is invalid. Naturally I checked and rechecked but no luck. Asked my card company and they see no rejection at their end or reason for the problem, and of course I use this card pretty much daily. I may eventually order by phone.
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Nathan

 

Don't want to get too personal but I wear 33"  waist pants. How would my size compare to yours fitting in the seat?

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Nathan

 

Don't want to get too personal but I wear 33"  waist pants. How would my size compare to yours fitting in the seat?

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Hey Jack,

 

I'm a 32" waist and I was comfortable


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Nathan

Thanks for the reply. Sounds like it would work great for me.



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The seat looks promising. I ordered this seat back in early Dec., and have been following up with MPI every week regarding shipment status and apparently, it still hasn't cleared customs in China. It has't shipped yet as of last Monday, Jan. 20th.

 

I've been waiting on this seat so I can get my roll cage installed but I'm starting to look at alternatives since I'm starting to feel like this isn't going to arrive in time to allow me to finish my car before the season starts. 

 

Anyone else order this seat? 



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The seat looks promising. I ordered this seat back in early Dec., and have been following up with MPI every week regarding shipment status and apparently, it still hasn't cleared customs in China. It has't shipped yet as of last Monday, Jan. 20th.

 

I've been waiting on this seat so I can get my roll cage installed but I'm starting to look at alternatives since I'm starting to feel like this isn't going to arrive in time to allow me to finish my car before the season starts. 

 

Anyone else order this seat? 

 

Sale ends 1/31, for those interested.  I'm planning to order one, though with these coming from PRC, that explains the price point.  



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Just for the sake of argument, where are some of the rest of composite seats like  OPM, RaceTech, Sparco,etc.....made? I use aluminum seats so I don't pay much attention to composite seats,although I am very curious about the MPI seat for use in a future car.....



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Just for the sake of argument, where are some of the rest of composite seats like  OPM, RaceTech, Sparco,etc.....made? I use aluminum seats so I don't pay much attention to composite seats,although I am very curious about the MPI seat for use in a future car.....

opm italy

sparco italy

cobra england

racetech new zealand

recaro germany

 

aluminum seats:

 

kirkey canada

joie of seating USA - North Carolina

ultrashield USA Texas

 

very disappointed that the mpi is from china.....


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Just got off the phone with MPI - rep said the seats were made in Spain, not China.  The suit is made in Italy.

 

(She wasn't sure, but the discount on the suits, she thought, was through the end of the month (2 days)).

 

 

opm italy

sparco italy

cobra england

racetech new zealand

recaro germany

 

aluminum seats:

 

kirkey canada

joie of seating USA - North Carolina

ultrashield USA Texas

 

very disappointed that the mpi is from china.....

 

 

 

The seat looks promising. I ordered this seat back in early Dec., and have been following up with MPI every week regarding shipment status and apparently, it still hasn't cleared customs in China. It has't shipped yet as of last Monday, Jan. 20th.

 

I've been waiting on this seat so I can get my roll cage installed but I'm starting to look at alternatives since I'm starting to feel like this isn't going to arrive in time to allow me to finish my car before the season starts. 

 

Anyone else order this seat? 



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My mistake, I was told otherwise. Hopefully they've finally cleared customs so they can get into customers' cars soon. 

 

 

Just got off the phone with MPI - rep said the seats were made in Spain, not China.  The suit is made in Italy.

 

(She wasn't sure, but the discount on the suits, she thought, was through the end of the month (2 days)).



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Got a call from Mazda Motorsports this morning. The seats are finally starting to arrive from Europe but will need to get to MPI first and then get drop shipped to customers. ETA for customers, is currently set for end of the Feb. 






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