And with the Elise seats, we see an 8.3 pound weight reduction per side. That means I can gain 16 pounds before I have to feel bad about letting myself go.
Installed in the car, the seats look great and match wonderfully. I think it even helps with the roll bar color, although I am sure many will continue to disagree.
The seats also add to the quality and feel of the interior, making the Miata seem a bit more special when driving around. Perhaps I am just trying to justify the added cost. On a side note, I've started yelling at Civic owners, “more than you can afford pal” when I drive by.
With April just around the corner there’s a full on blitz to get the Miata ready for a track day. We have a few more cool toys ready to get installed that should improve both on and off track manners. A baseline lap time will be set to compare against future modifications and track feedback on all installed parts is coming as well, so stay tuned!