Triumph Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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Ronp
Ron Pulliam
Tacoma Wa
(15 posts)

Registered:
04/19/2014 12:09AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1963 Buick 215

Newer Miata seats in TR 6
Posted by: Ronp
Date: May 28, 2016 02:53PM

Does anyone know the reason later model Miata seats -like 2003 or 2004- aren't recommended for the TR6?


tr6turbo
Dale Knapke
Sidney, Ohio
(169 posts)

Registered:
08/24/2008 09:44PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6 Ford 2300, 4 Cyl Turbo

Re: Newer Miata seats in TR 6
Posted by: tr6turbo
Date: May 28, 2016 09:30PM

I had Miata seats in my TR6 but I do not remember the year for them. My guess is that the 03 / 04 seats are to wide in the area of the seat that needs to clear the convertible top mechanism when the top is down. That is the problem I had with some of the seats I looked at. I now have aluminum racing seats which are not good road car seats.


TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(247 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: Newer Miata seats in TR 6
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: May 28, 2016 11:35PM

Dale's correct. I bought the 2004 model seats not realizing how much wider there are at the top. I ended up reworking my convertible top mechanism to make it clear
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Ken


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