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Old 06-11-2021, 01:51 AM   #169
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My experience with miatas is meager, but one test session at track (thus with mandatory helmet) in NC MX5 still is remembered, that while there might be issues with lacking headroom/space/practicality in twins, miatas seem to have it way worse (which affected my car choice back then). Pity, by some accounts i even liked MX5 more .. but it was certainly less fit as only car. And even for track .. mentioned headroom, ability to bring 4 wheels with lowered rear seats in twins to track w/o using trailer should not be underestimated in overall usability.
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Understood. Please see my comment above yours. The measurements were given to highlight the fact that a 25 mm spacer is impossible to create.
Oh, I didn't realize the impossible part.
Can you elaborate why it's impossible? I don't see it in the previous posts.

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We certainly don't promisr that every tall driver will want or need a spacer. We simply offer it for those who do. Sorry that you were having trouble getting a comfortable fit in your car, in any case.
Yes, understandable; especially if it's impossible to make a thinner one.
Besides feedback, I also wanted to give the overview of my experience,
so that other potential buyers know what to expect.

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If helmet clearance is it a concern for you, you may want to look into custom seat brackets to lower the seat. I don't have any suggestions there but as a tall driver myself, I frequently modify the foam in the seat or the brackets to lower it in my cars.
Yup, I'm exploring that too
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Old 06-11-2021, 03:10 PM   #171
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The OEM shaft itself is 25mm and you need to be able to put a bolt on it, then a structure to hold the new spline, then the new spline itself. The most we could shorten any of our spacers is maybe 5mm.
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Now this totally makes sense, thanks!
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