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Old 01-23-2019, 08:40 PM
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Anyone with experience with the Sabelt Tarus racing seat? I'm looking for a halo seat and came across this one. I looks to be about the same width as the Sparco Circuit and a little narrower than the Sparco Ergo.
https://store.windingroad.com/sabelt...eat-p2697.aspx

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Old 02-14-2019, 08:35 PM
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I’m connected with sabelt so I think I’m going to be getting this for my s2k soon. Would be curious to see if anyone has run one yet.
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Sabelt has quite a few different seats. Why this model over the GT-PAD? Is it the size of the seat? The Taurus has a containment headrest, but the shoulder support isn't comparable. All the standards for containment seats (e.g. FIA 8862-2009) stipulate high strength lateral shoulder supports so that the driver's neck isn't taking the lateral load of their body in a crash. This is their catalog: http://www.sabelt.com/business-unit/.../pdf/seats.pdf


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I have been debating between these two seats but worry that the issue is going to be fitment in the car with the PAD seat. Seeing pictures of halo seats like the sparco or a Taurus already seems like it’s a squeeze.
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I have been debating between these two seats but worry that the issue is going to be fitment in the car with the PAD seat. Seeing pictures of halo seats like the sparco or a Taurus already seems like it’s a squeeze.
That is a problem on the S2000 and the Miata. Since a containment seat is track-only, why not an aluminum racing seat? They are used in Spec Miata racing, are full containment, and can be custom made to fit the driver, and maybe the car. This is an example; it seems narrower on the bottom, but a bit wider at the shoulders.

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I think the shoulder area is the issue with all seats in this car Unfortunately. I think I’ll probably go with a Taurus.
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The Kirkey 71 is smaller...not quite as rigid in the shoulders and head as the 73. It is popular in Spec Miata. Note: I've been posting dimensions for the 16" seat; it also comes in a 14" and 15".
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