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Old 01-25-07, 05:17 PM
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Momo Start or Buddyclub seats

Anyone hooked up a MOMO Start or BuddyClub seat with the Corbeau brackets?

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Old 01-25-07, 05:48 PM
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The Momo Start and Buddy club are two different kinds of seats (bottom-mount steel tube frame, and side-mount composite).

If you're talking about the base brackets, that would depend on what kind of sliders (if any) that you're using...

if you're talking about a bracket/slider/mount combination then it would only fit either one of the types of seats.
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Ive heard nothing but bad things about the momo start. a buddy might have two for sale if your interested. He told me this week he was changing them out for something else in his miata. Either way I wouldnt reccomend a tube frame seat in a racecar (crap, or a streetcar for that matter).
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Old 01-26-07, 03:20 PM
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Cool Thx for the warning. I have the CR-1's in my other 7. Thinking about just going with them for my track 7. I am afraid I may put on some weight one day and the BuddyClub will be to small.


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Ive heard nothing but bad things about the momo start. a buddy might have two for sale if your interested. He told me this week he was changing them out for something else in his miata. Either way I wouldnt reccomend a tube frame seat in a racecar (crap, or a streetcar for that matter).
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I am assuming the buddy club was the side mount. Is that correct? Thx man

Originally Posted by Valkyrie
The Momo Start and Buddy club are two different kinds of seats (bottom-mount steel tube frame, and side-mount composite).

If you're talking about the base brackets, that would depend on what kind of sliders (if any) that you're using...

if you're talking about a bracket/slider/mount combination then it would only fit either one of the types of seats.
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Old 01-26-07, 03:52 PM
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Can we get some real feedback on the Momo Starts? I was actually considering this seat but I'd like to hear some concrete opinions other than "my buddy is changing his out".
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I just picked up a pair of momo cup seats. They are not terribly expensive, FIA and fit nicely in the fd, although they are side mount and I am mounting them directly to the floor.
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Originally Posted by turbogarrett
I just picked up a pair of momo cup seats. They are not terribly expensive, FIA and fit nicely in the fd, although they are side mount and I am mounting them directly to the floor.
Is there any seat besides the Corbeau A4 and CR-1's that fit in a rx-7 and that have brackets available so it is a direct bolt in? If so can we start a list that list the seat and bracket used.

Corbeau CR-1's with the Corbeau bracket.
Fit nicely. Bit of a rub from the wing but nothing that cannot be lived with. Its very minor.
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I've heard the Momo Start widely reccomended in the Miata world, but it's apparently a very narrow seat. It is FIA rated, so it should be reasonably safe.
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But it's not going to give you any extra headroom, if that's what you're looking for...

Of course, a fiberglass seat doesn't really guarantee, either.
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Originally Posted by Valkyrie
But it's not going to give you any extra headroom, if that's what you're looking for...

Of course, a fiberglass seat doesn't really guarantee, either.
I'm not looking for a seat to necessarily give more head room (although a little more couldn't hurt). I'm looking for a seat to have a proper mounted anti-sub strap (adding with FIA approval would be a bonus).

However, unless the seat is mounted higher in a 3rd Gen, I can't see how it wouldn't give a little more room given the thinness of the base:

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c..._1933_23514372
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Guys, I have contacted www.safedrives.com about the Momo start seats. If you do a google search for "Momo start," you will find that safedrives.com has the best, if not close to the best price. Currently, they are a sponsor on the honda-tech forums.

I have spoken to Spencer and he has agreed to give us free shipping and a package deal for seats + rails (and harnesses). He is also considering further discounts should more than 5 pairs of seats be ordered. Before I PM an admin about setting up a groupbuy, I would like to gather some interest. I will mirror a thread in the Group Buy Interest section as well.

Details of the seats can be found here:
http://www.safedrives.com/proddetail...art1092&cat=85

And a sizing chart in PDF:
http://www.safedrives.com/prodimages.../seatguide.pdf
Attached Thumbnails Momo Start or Buddyclub seats-momo-start.jpg  
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To my knowledge, Momo doesn't have seat rails for the FD. What seat rails are they planning on including?
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Well n.houstonrx7 said he used Sparco and it works great:

https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.p...ght=momo+start

More threads found on fitment:
https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.p...ght=momo+start

Pictures of the seat in the car from lane_change's for sale thread:
https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.p...ght=momo+start

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Originally Posted by badassrex
Is there any seat besides the Corbeau A4 and CR-1's that fit in a rx-7 and that have brackets available so it is a direct bolt in? If so can we start a list that list the seat and bracket used.

Corbeau CR-1's with the Corbeau bracket.
Fit nicely. Bit of a rub from the wing but nothing that cannot be lived with. Its very minor.
which rx7 model in particular?

I can safely vouch for the combo of Bride Zeta III and FC. It fits fantastically, nothing hits anything. Works well with the bride fg rail.
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I wouldnt reccomend buying these just because they are Momo and have that pimp quality for the price. Just dont understand why anyone would want a frame seat in a sportscar....wind up with the frames jabbing you in the ribs through the padding, and they are monstorous in size.
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If you look at the dimensions, the seats aren't monstrous in size. In fact, they are pretty small. Small enough to fit a Miata too.
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RxBen/Bnjmn is local to me... he has a momo start in his widebody ls1 fc and the seat is really nice, FIA certified and stiff as hell. I've had recaro srd, sparco ultra and sat in a dozen other seats at various trackdays and have to say that the momo start is a wonderful seat for the price and since most people ask, YES it can be mounted really really low. I like the momo start and would buy one if I had to buy another driver seat for street/trackday/autox.
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Also, it's not a tube frame seat. It's a fiberglass shell.
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/\/\/\/\ thats what I thought, I was 99.99% sure the momo start was a fiberglass seat and NOT a tube frame seat
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Originally Posted by magnus.rx7
Well n.houstonrx7 said he used Sparco and it works great:

https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.p...ght=momo+start

More threads found on fitment:
https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.p...ght=momo+start

Pictures of the seat in the car from lane_change's for sale thread:
https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.p...ght=momo+start
Ok, but what exactly is being propose in the GB? Obviously Momo rails aren't going to work so what pieces are they putting together for the GB?
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I believe Sparco rails will work. In any case, I think I'll just avoid all the hassle of setting up a GB. I'll buy the seats myself, make them fit, report back and THEN if you guys want, you can start your own GB.
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ah... I must have been thinking of the Momo Cup seat (which IIRC is tube-framed).
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Originally Posted by Valkyrie
ah... I must have been thinking of the Momo Cup seat (which IIRC is tube-framed).
The cup is also fiberglass.
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ok sorry guys, I guess I was thinking of the wrong model then. My friends seat is the Momo tube frame. Please disregard my previous rants about this

Just for inputs sake, I have a MOMO Nascar CF/Kevlar, and a Corbeau Fiberglass in my car, and the difference in quality is night and day. The Momo fits like a glove, and the quality is great.
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