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 Posted: Mar 9, 2019 12:36PM
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I like the Miata seats, some have speakers in the headrests - I’ve also been hoarding a set of 914 seats (lightweight & low-profile). Anyone have any thoughts n pics on 914 seats?

 Posted: Mar 9, 2019 08:16AM
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I like my Miata ones. Fixed headrest so you have to tilt the backs forward, then the seat if you need to get into the back, otherwise they hit the windshield. But does anyone really need the back seat anyway? Mine are leather ones died to match the interior. I got them for 85 bucks each from Flyin Miata, but that's been a few years. My wife had a 1981 Prelude that had really nice cloth seats, and I'm pretty sure they would have worked. 
Here's how I have them mounted.  <<< THIS IS A LINK

 Posted: Mar 8, 2019 06:07PM
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Im guessing maybe 3" of head and leg room? Im 6'6" and my head barely touches the head liner. Im think of putting in a tilt column for a more relaxed seating position

 Posted: Mar 8, 2019 04:48PM
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Hi, how many extra inches does it provide? Thanks

 Posted: Sep 19, 2018 06:21PM
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I am 6' 4" and I have seat extenders and MALSAL adjusted my steering wheel so that I could slide in and out without any problems. Put some seat extenders on the passenger side and my wife who is 5' 7" thought she was sitting in the backseat. I have the driver 's seat extended as far as it can go, rubbing against the back bins.

 Posted: Sep 19, 2018 08:23AM
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Originally Posted by Alex
Try what you have before getting wound up with other people's opinions and seats.

Two of my friends are 6'7" and 6'8" (brothers) and both use standard Mini seats with no extenders.  Oli's car is an MPi too with the big leather seats - which I can't cope with due to my head being in the roof lining despite being nearly a foot shorter.
All their height must be from the waist down. What is their inseam 40 inches lol.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

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make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

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You may want to look at my thread nice mini for sale. The Summit Racing seats recline, flip forward and are big and comfy. I could take pictures of the custom rails I made. At $200. each new in three colors they worked for the customer 6/3 6/4. Steve (CTR)

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Another option: Honda CRX/Civic seats. The CRX Si seats I used have bigger/high bolsters, while still featuring a narrow profile/overall width that clears the rear bins. Lastly, consider 3rd gen Honda Prelude seats - these were fantastic as they had built in lumbar adjustment and even better bolstering. 

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 Posted: Sep 18, 2018 11:31PM
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Try what you have before getting wound up with other people's opinions and seats.

Two of my friends are 6'7" and 6'8" (brothers) and both use standard Mini seats with no extenders.  Oli's car is an MPi too with the big leather seats - which I can't cope with due to my head being in the roof lining despite being nearly a foot shorter.

 Posted: Sep 18, 2018 08:57PM
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What is the going rate for a set of Miata seats?
Is there a certain year that works in a classic MINI better than another, or are all Miata seats the same mounting etc?
I'd love to find a set to fit in my 89 MINI...they are super uncomfortable.  My MkI seats are better !

 

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 Posted: Sep 18, 2018 03:45PM
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I just installed a pair of 1992 Miata seats in my Mk3. Not as much lateral support as my Mini Mayfair seats, but much more comfortable. I bent up a set of front brackets that position the seat rails just over the top of the cross-member and attach to the original seat bracket fastener holes. The rear seat mounts are to welded up brackets that I made from 1 1/4 inch steel angle and bolted to the floor. They sit the rear seat mounts up 3 inches from the floor. Seat angle is about right, but I'm sitting higher than I did with the worn out Mayfair seats. My back will be much better on long runs!

Oh, and I'm 6-1 also.

'72 Morris Mini - 1310cc, K1100 head conversion

 

 

 

 Posted: Sep 18, 2018 03:30PM
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Originally Posted by Gecz28
Are they a direct bolt in?
No not direct but simple to do. 
Maybe Red Riley / Brian will chime in he has a set in his Riley Elf.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Sep 18, 2018 10:31AM
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Only 6' 1" here, but I love my Corbeau seat.

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Where's Lurch (his screen name) when you need him? If I recall correctly he was 6'-7" or so.

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 Posted: Sep 13, 2018 05:35PM
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I mounted my Miata seats behind the cross member, and directly to the floor without subframes or slide mechanisms. This gives a very low seating position with more front leg room than any other Mini I've ever sat in. Rear leg room is non-existant, which is no issue for me.

 Posted: Sep 13, 2018 11:56AM
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Are they a direct bolt in?

 Posted: Sep 13, 2018 10:32AM
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If your 92 Mini is fitted with the later "lazy boy" big Rover seats the extensions do not work due to hitting the rear bins, you can cut down the rear bins about 2 inches for clearance.
The best factory seat set up for tall Mini owners are Miata seats imo.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Sep 13, 2018 09:07AM
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If you are long on legs rather than torso these may do the trick for you. First thing to try out anyhow.

https://www.minimania.com/part/BG5001/Austin-Mini-Adjustable-Seat-Bracket-Extensions-Pair

Aftermarket / replacement seats will require new mounting and in some cases these will actually raise the seat base.

 Posted: Sep 13, 2018 09:04AM
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JB Fabrication makes a really nice extended bracket that allows any seat to sit a little lower and further back. You can find him on Facebook.

 

 

 Posted: Sep 13, 2018 06:43AM
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Hey everybody. I will be picking up my first mini(92) in a few weeks and im looking for some input.

Im 6'6" and im wondering what seats (new/used or aftermarket) work best for tall people. Im not too worried about access to the back seat. I would like some that sit low.

Can you guys please post pics and info on your seats?

Thanks
Mike