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08-01-2014 10:54 AM
wrc_fan Haha, I am thinking of going to SMF with the car. Not to be all out competitive, but to be open to add some more performance (hp) items to the car.

So maybe SMF next year...
07-31-2014 12:12 AM
thenorm zombie and a tease.
07-30-2014 03:38 PM
wrc_fan Zombie thread!!!

Haven't done much in a year or so, looking to get back at it this fall...

Stay tuned.
04-17-2012 05:46 PM
Originally Posted by wrc_fan View Post
Bumping my own thread to get to 1500 posts lols.

Waiting on tax return money to do some fun stuff to the car, stay tuned.

just saw this discussion on seats.

i had a sparco seat for racing, but still oem passenger seat.
recently i picked up 2 kirkeys for $150. the guy had bought the "intermediates" instead of the "Drag", and they have this really annoying wings that get in the way.

So, i spend some time with the angle grinder and tig welder and cut them down so they look like the drag seats, and i'll modify the cover to match.

Also, for the passenger seat, since there is no minimum weight, i may take the hole saw to it, and lighten it up.

this should drop quite a few pounds from the car.
Don't worry though, a passenger will never sit in it, its just for official competition.

i swap race seats in for auto-x, i much prefer the oem for commuting to work.
04-17-2012 04:52 PM
wrc_fan Bumping my own thread to get to 1500 posts lols.

Waiting on tax return money to do some fun stuff to the car, stay tuned.
11-21-2011 05:38 PM
Originally Posted by wrc_fan View Post
pkolator, thanks for the input on the sparco and corbeau.

Erik, I've been thinking of the kirkey seats, but I'm not sure how they would ride for trips to events. Thoughts on hour plus rides in the kirkey seats?
We ride 1 hour to Road America once a year and about 90 minutes to Chicago on occasion. Its tolerable. They have nice ass cushion, a little lacking on the back--but some foam could be wedged in there to help...buts not *that* bad that I have done it. Keep in mind that we run on 650/550 springs on a 2350# car. Its stiff.

The nice thing about the Kirkeys is that you can buy new covers and padding at any time; they snap on and off--the frame never wears out. I love they way the seat feels on track...and you can buy them in many different widths to ensure a custom fit.
11-20-2011 03:47 PM
wrc_fan mzmanny, I appreciate the input on the corbeau's, I've been a little leary on the price. I don't daily drive the car, but I do drive it to events. Safety is a concern there, driving in the southeast with some of the least talented drivers in the world occupying the freeways!
11-20-2011 03:07 PM
wrc_fan pkolator, thanks for the input on the sparco and corbeau.

Erik, I've been thinking of the kirkey seats, but I'm not sure how they would ride for trips to events. Thoughts on hour plus rides in the kirkey seats?
11-20-2011 08:32 AM
mzmanny First and foremost, if you are daily driving the car, I'd watch some crash test videos of some corbeaus, I chose not to gamble with something like my life. I've seen both and the difference in build quality is noticeable as soon as you sit in the seats. I went from a broken stock seat to a sparco evo 2 in my mazda3, it sit should fit as the chassis is pretty similar to your focus. The difference was night and day, as someone else said, it's a more communicative feeling with the car. Not to mention, no longer needing to hold on for dear life. Currently running no harness, but plan on getting a 4-point for next season. The seat is mounted onto Brey Krause steel side mounts and it is both welded and bolted onto the stock slider assembly attached to the factory bracket. All you need is an angle grinder and a tig (preferably) welder. My recommendation is that you sit in the seat you intend on purchasing before you commit. Find some dealers nearby, and try some out. It would suck to waste money on something that you're uncomfortable with, especially when you consider the cost of quality seats. I'm sure you're aware of this. I daily drive mine and have no problem doing so. Took a trip from southern VA to upstate New York. Things started getting uncomfortable after 5 hours or so. I won my first trophy in street tire after 3 years in FSP, I like to think the seat had a lot to do with that :P I've had the car dialed in for quite some time, but the sparco seat was def a game changer for me. Sooo let's talk sizes? height and weight?
11-19-2011 12:00 PM
pkolator Padding wise, the Sparco and Corbeau seem about the same to me. The Sparco had bigger hip/thigh bolsters and the Corbeau has bigger shoulder bolsters. It is easier for me to get in and out of the Corbeau than the Sparco and having broad shoulders the Corbeau suites my build better. Also, I think the Corbeau has better lumbar support.

I've driven from Chicago to Columbus, OH and back (~400 miles one way) in the Corbeau and Sparco in the middle of summer with no AC and I had no problems with achy legs or numb butt.
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