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So I want to upgrade our kirkey seats in our CRX, I was considering switching to a full containment seat, was looking at the SPARCO Circuit II  I run 6' 220# or so...   but the wings on the sparco look like they would stick out the side of the window, and come too far forward for me to climb out...

 

Any suggestions on a full containment fiberglass type seat that will work with a civic EF chassis?

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On 10/9/2017 at 3:40 PM, Xph said:

So I want to upgrade our kirkey seats in our CRX, I was considering switching to a full containment seat, was looking at the SPARCO Circuit II  I run 6' 220# or so...   but the wings on the sparco look like they would stick out the side of the window, and come too far forward for me to climb out...

 

Any suggestions on a full containment fiberglass type seat that will work with a civic EF chassis?

We have a Circut 2 in the 626.   Love the seat.   The fitment will depend on where your rear crossbar on your cage is.    If it's back far enough the wings aren't a problem on egress.  

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anyone know the real difference between the Circuit 2 and the Pro Adv?

 

I do live close to Pegasus, but they rep Momo and OMP...   I know that others have used the OMP HTE-R; might be worth the extra $$ to go there and stick a few on my butt and in my car..

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13 hours ago, Xph said:

@hornerevan  I had a scca H Prod champ recommend the sparco pro-adv, will it fit my stature?  and do you think it will fit in our chassis and leave enough room to get out past the wing?

 

One of my teammates is 6' 2" and 240ish# with a loooong torso. I'm 5' 7" (on a good day) and 140#. He's a little snug, but it fits fine, and I'm a little loose. As for fitting in the car, our MK3 Jetta is definitely shaped a bit more like a box than the CRX, but there is over 2" between the wing and window net. We have the seat scooted inboard as far as the exhaust tunnel and shifter will allow.

 

I recommend test-fitting yourself before committing to a seat. Do you know of any teams/friends/racers in your area with containment seats that you can go sit in and try? Pegasus is also a good option to go plop your butt down in a few showroom models. Their sales guys should be knowledgeable enough to give you honest comparisons to seats they don't carry as well... hopefully.

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24 minutes ago, rod rammage said:

We have this exact seat in our EF CRX. On sliders. Tall and ahem, portly people alike have no problem with ingress and egress. Our door bars extend into the door shell cavity somewhat.

6'1" and 250 here...cobra sebring pro on sliders in or eg ...our civic door opens so that helps as well...only issue for us was the window net hook...if you weren't paying attention it would scratch your helmet...I use a simpson hybrid restraint so it has to be on when I get in and it is still not an issue...biggest issue we have is more with rear view mirror...a bit of a blind spot over our right shoulder from the halo-and we have a longacre roll-bar attatched mirror offset to the passenger side

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In the CRX we are going to be running an aluminum seat shell and then run poured inserts. Plus shoulder restraints and leg extensions. Hoping to keep drivers under 6' for this car, (it's so small) so we don't have to move the seat. I just love the feel of a poured seat on a road course. Left turns are one thing, but when you are getting tossed from side to side that extra form fitting just doesn't wear you out near as much. Not to mention the feedback and the foam makes for a good cushion is some types of crashes. Plus I like a higher nascar style door bar which leaves less room for taller drivers to egress...

 

All you need is the A/B expanding foam you can get at the home improvement centers and some garbage bags. Mix it up, pour it in the garbage bag, sit down, mush in, pour in more if you need it and get in your racing position. Let it set up, then we pull the plastic off, trim it off so it pops in and out real easy. Sometimes if you want a bottom I cut them into separate pieces for quick change. I use the cloth style duck tape and cover the whole thing to stop the foam from breaking down.

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