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    Quote Originally Posted by JamieH View Post
    Here's the pics of the NA8 belt receiver brackets.



    Like I said, small and low quality. I just don't trust the FRP to not break or have the threads get ripped out in an accident that would put excessive stress on the mounting points of the seat belt and it's receiver.

    I got as far as making a template to make my own brackets before making the realization it probably wasn't the safest option.


    Check your transmission tunnel, there should still be threaded holes for the OEM seat belt receivers, you just need to use the older NA6 receivers like i did on my 96 Miata

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatmiata View Post
    Check your transmission tunnel, there should still be threaded holes for the OEM seat belt receivers, you just need to use the older NA6 receivers like i did on my 96 Miata
    There is a hole where NA6 receivers would be bolted in an NA6 car, but in my '97, they're just holes with rubber plugs, no threads. Had to use the stock receiver anchor points. Which are further back on the trans tunnel than the NA6 anchor points.

    This pic shows their location with the NA6 receivers installed.


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    so jealous. still chasing a dream

    I forgot I had the opportunity to seat on these in Pete's car last MRLS.... so regret it that I didn't.
    MIATA...incredibly fun to drive - as that is its only purpose for being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlonthegreat View Post
    so jealous. still chasing a dream

    I forgot I had the opportunity to seat on these in Pete's car last MRLS.... so regret it that I didn't.
    Dang - and I forgot to push it. I'm positive you would fit but always worth a session in seat to see how you like the position, et al.

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    AMAZING review Jamie!! I've been dying for some coverage on these seats, currently trying to weigh up whether or not to bite the bullet myself, it's a lot of money to part with for a seat you'll never sit in beforehand. My main struggle is whether to go with black or tan with a red NA that interior is simply amazing too, it looks like a premium OEM interior.

    On an unrelated topic, I think I'm one of the few who prefers the later year dashboards than the earlier models. They're all the same in the U.K. And Japan, no choice or refined rounded dash with an airbag

    But back to seats; I considered the carmakecorns seats at one stage, but they're not much cheaper and racing seats don't do it for me, the Nakamae's are literally the only high quality Classic buckets made as an option...

    Phat, you'll never sell the Nakamae seats, they're waayyyy too pretty
    You want a good car. I want a good miata.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarylSibcy View Post
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    .... I considered the carmakecorns seats at one stage, but they're not much cheaper and racing seats don't do it for me, the Nakamae's are literally the only high quality Classic buckets made as an option...

    Phat, you'll never sell the Nakamae seats, they're waayyyy too pretty

    After I saw the CarMakeCorns seats in 93LE red I had another vision ...... maybe a retro race themed interior ? ..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatmiata View Post
    After I saw the CarMakeCorns seats in 93LE red I had another vision ...... maybe a retro race themed interior ? ..................
    Just the driver's seat in red in an otherwise black interior (nicely trimmed of course) would be tits for such a theme.

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    REVIEW: Nakamae Type R Seats

    I love mine !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamieH View Post
    Just the driver's seat in red in an otherwise black interior (nicely trimmed of course) would be tits for such a theme.
    Imagine if that red seat was a Nakamae seat





    ... Stop tempting me guys....
    You want a good car. I want a good miata.

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    Some fellows over on M.net asked about ingress & egress. I will provide the pics and videos I supplied there, here as well.

    Pics and videos of myself sitting in and getting in & out of the seats.

    Seat belt buckled, empty:



    Seat belt buckled, occupied:



    Ingress & egress w/ Nakamae Type R seats 1:

    Getting in, putting seat belt on, removing, and then getting out.



    Ingress & egress w/ Nakamae Type R seats 2:

    Getting in & out, changing door position and again getting in & out.



    Ingress & egress w/ Nakamae Type R seats 3:

    Getting in & out with door in barely open position (as if parked closely to another vehicle).



    Hope that answers any questions about the difficulty of ingress & egress.

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