Sparco Corsa mounted to stock sliders

Sparco Corsa mounted to stock sliders

Joined: July 17th, 2008, 9:24 pm

October 1st, 2008, 8:29 pm #1

Yesterday I bought my friends Sparco Corsa. I wanted to just place it in the drivers seat just to make sure there was no space issues like he had with his miata. Turns out the X has much more room and there were no issues at all.

I was going to bolt it right to the floor, but the mounting points didnt match up with the side brackets... but they did on the stock sliders, so after a lil bit of effort we managed to get the seat mounted onto the stock sliders! (i later looked at the sliders that sparco offered and they are nearly Identical)

Although with the sliders in I still sit to high, so they will not stay there for long. I just thought it was cool that they worked.
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Duane K Estill (Corinth, Mississippi)
Duane K Estill (Corinth, Mississippi)

October 1st, 2008, 8:45 pm #2

Are the Sparco Corsas all the same size/dimension seats?
Or are they different?
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Joined: July 17th, 2008, 9:24 pm

October 1st, 2008, 9:04 pm #3

I believe they are all the same, I think the evo and evo XL are the larger variations.
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Joined: July 17th, 2008, 9:24 pm

October 1st, 2008, 9:17 pm #4

Yesterday I bought my friends Sparco Corsa. I wanted to just place it in the drivers seat just to make sure there was no space issues like he had with his miata. Turns out the X has much more room and there were no issues at all.

I was going to bolt it right to the floor, but the mounting points didnt match up with the side brackets... but they did on the stock sliders, so after a lil bit of effort we managed to get the seat mounted onto the stock sliders! (i later looked at the sliders that sparco offered and they are nearly Identical)

Although with the sliders in I still sit to high, so they will not stay there for long. I just thought it was cool that they worked.
Here are a few photo's of the seat. The bottom padding was to stiff so I cut up a Tempur-pedic memory foam pillow I was given a few years back as a sample (online they are 50$-100$) and used it to overstuffed the seat bottom. The memory foam compacts very well so I end up sitting lower in the seat with it then the previous padding, and its much more comfortable.

As for the seat itself, its a tight fit inside the side brackets. Maybe not an ideal fit, but fits none the less. I will be mounting it directly to the floor when I get some new side brackets made w/ the X's floor mounting points














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///Mike
///Mike

October 1st, 2008, 11:49 pm #5

Yesterday I bought my friends Sparco Corsa. I wanted to just place it in the drivers seat just to make sure there was no space issues like he had with his miata. Turns out the X has much more room and there were no issues at all.

I was going to bolt it right to the floor, but the mounting points didnt match up with the side brackets... but they did on the stock sliders, so after a lil bit of effort we managed to get the seat mounted onto the stock sliders! (i later looked at the sliders that sparco offered and they are nearly Identical)

Although with the sliders in I still sit to high, so they will not stay there for long. I just thought it was cool that they worked.
How tall are?

Do you have enough headroom for a helmet?

Nice work,

///Mike
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Joined: July 17th, 2008, 9:24 pm

October 2nd, 2008, 12:05 am #6

6'1" and no, not enough room

Driving it today showed me that the seat cushion that I made is to thick, I hit the button of my hat on the roof and it hurt a bit... So I need to shave it down a bit.

I will need to fab new side mounts before I get it on the track, but for street driving at the moment its fine and i have about an inch of head room with no roof lining (without the seat cushion). I was just honestly amazed that they worked in the first place, and I think if i got different side mounts I could get the seat lower w/ the stock sliders, but I don't know how much lower. I need the seat to be on the floor.
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Joined: October 15th, 2007, 3:50 am

October 2nd, 2008, 3:47 pm #7

Here are a few photo's of the seat. The bottom padding was to stiff so I cut up a Tempur-pedic memory foam pillow I was given a few years back as a sample (online they are 50$-100$) and used it to overstuffed the seat bottom. The memory foam compacts very well so I end up sitting lower in the seat with it then the previous padding, and its much more comfortable.

As for the seat itself, its a tight fit inside the side brackets. Maybe not an ideal fit, but fits none the less. I will be mounting it directly to the floor when I get some new side brackets made w/ the X's floor mounting points














That way there is a matching set of seats in your X
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

October 2nd, 2008, 8:00 pm #8

Here are a few photo's of the seat. The bottom padding was to stiff so I cut up a Tempur-pedic memory foam pillow I was given a few years back as a sample (online they are 50$-100$) and used it to overstuffed the seat bottom. The memory foam compacts very well so I end up sitting lower in the seat with it then the previous padding, and its much more comfortable.

As for the seat itself, its a tight fit inside the side brackets. Maybe not an ideal fit, but fits none the less. I will be mounting it directly to the floor when I get some new side brackets made w/ the X's floor mounting points














HAHAHA!

Thanks for the photos... I'm not sure what you meant by using the stock brackets... Did you remove BOTH HALVES from a stock seat and the floor, and reuse them... or just half or what?  How do you intend to get them lower... and lastly, if you will, do they make a recliner that is not as tall or wide hear the shoulders?

Thanks again...


My best,



Tony
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Joined: July 17th, 2008, 9:24 pm

October 2nd, 2008, 11:17 pm #9



I used the full slider unit, unbolted it from the bottom of the stock seat. They are identical to the sliders above ^^ that sparco sells as their universal sliders.

The problem is the sliders add about an inch between the seat and the floor. I don't really need or want the slide function, they just happened to work so I am using them until I can get a custom bracket made that sits the seat to my desired location.

They have a bunch of seats, and at least judging from my seat they should all work with our stock seat sliders. Though I used side mounts and didn't directly bolt the sliders to the seat (my seat is side mount only). The Sparco Steel looks like a perfect all around replacement seat for our cars.

http://www.sparcousa.com/seats_street.asp
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Joined: July 17th, 2008, 9:24 pm

October 2nd, 2008, 11:29 pm #10

That way there is a matching set of seats in your X
I wish, but I blew my budget on just the one. That and I don't know if two of the Corsa seats would even fit side by side in the X.
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