Corbeau Clubman Bucket Seat

[3/6/2008] Reviewed by: Stephen -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99-'05 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

A smaller seat designed for smaller drivers. I purchased it through and had little trouble getting it to my apartment.

I love this seat. It has a bit of a dramatic recline angle, which limits how far back the seat can slide. The factory seat belt will work but a harness is suggested. I tried a Corbeau Forza first, but despite everything I have read, it is just too big for the Miata, it touches/rubs against door panels, it almost conflicts with the rollbar. Just not worth it. I would highly recommend the Clubman over the Forza any day. Just for reference, I am 5'9 150lbs.

Make sure you have tested a seat before ordering it, returns and exchanges are not worth the money you have to put into them.

Under 5 minutes to remove

Corbeau FX 1 PRO

[3/24/2006] Reviewed by: Vince Nicolas -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 +

Corbeau FX 1 PRO

This Seat is Fantastic. It was by far the best seat in the price range. I went to a five different shops and tried at least twenty different seats. The best seat was the Bride Vios; but with a eight hundred dollar price tag that was out of the picture. The next best seat was the Corbeau FX 1 PRO. Beside being a comfortable seat it was five hundred dollars cheaper then the Bride Vios.

I love the seat; but the way the seat is mounted to the seat rail is terrible. When you sit in the seat your sitting very upright. I'm 5'10" and my head was one inch form the top. I know its a fixed back seat. But if this seat had side mounted seat rails you could at least tilt the whole seat back. With the limited room in the car you cant have side mounts. I had to fabricate my own bottom mount, and romove the slider. I can now tilt the whole seat back, and I sit almost three inches lower in the car. While lowering the seat I had to trim the left shoulder one inch and the front bottom right corner. You can barely tell that i trimed the shoulder. I know it sounds like a lot of unnecessary work; but this little bit of effort paid off big time. It is so comfortable now i can sleep in it if i had to; like resting during track days. If i had to do it again i would do it in a second. Its realy not that much work. The materials for the seat mount was less then twenty bucks and ! made with non-powered hand tools. If you have any questions you can e-mail me. This is a great seat if you dont mind a little extra work. If you do, you can pay the eight hundred for the Bride Vios.

Under 5 minutes to remove

Corbeau Forza drivers seat

[10/24/2003] Reviewed by: Mike Shepherd -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

I purchased the Corbeau Forza drivers seat and Corbeau slider from Great prices and great people to work with. The seat is working out great for me. It lowers me about 1/2" with the bottom seat pad in (velcro) and about 1 1/2 to 2" with that cushion out of the seat.

It fits in the Miata, but just barely. Probably 1/8" between the seat wing and the door. However, even though its a tight fit, it fits well and the sliders work very well and bolt right in. It took about 10-15 minutes to bolt the slider to the seat and swap the seat into the car and take the OEM one out. It will take less than 10 minutes to swap the seats out for each event which is what I plan to do. You can't use the OEM seatbelts with the Forza without some modification and I will be using only a 6 point harness with this seat in the car.

Overall I am very pleased with the purchase. A friend purchased the Corbeau Clubman seat at the same time I purchased the Forza. He is also very pleased with his purchase. The Clubman is a little smaller than the Forza and will work well for smaller/thinner people. The Forza is actually slightly too big for me, but I like the extra room and can always add additional padding later. For reference, I am 5"11, 180lbs with a 34-35" waist and 44" chest.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


[10/8/2003] Reviewed by: CHARLES B. DOUBET - CDOUBET@MSN.COM

Applicable to:


Seats FIT my Miata and my 6'00"/225 Body. I needed to get 2" lower in the car, and with the cushion out this was accomplished. Installation of rials and seats straght forward. Had to drill a hole in the seat for the Mazda seat belt reciever, but no big deal.

Tight fit for both car and me, but I would recommend them. Purchased through Northstar Motorsports, Barrington, Il. Great people.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

Corbeau A4 Seats

[7/2/2003] Reviewed by: John -

Applicable to: '99 +

Corbeau A4 Seats with Corbeau custom rails.

Fits right in place of the stock seats. Unbolt the old, bolt in the new. Note :- The seats fit is very tight, and the stock M10 bolts that hold the seat to the floor are a little short as the metal for the custom rails is thicker and doesn't have the molded shape that the stock rails do. I went to a HW store and purchased 8 M10 1.25 pitch bolts that were a half inch longer than the stock ones and this worked fine. When they are in, the A4 seat sholder flares will touch the inside of the door panel (just touch). These may cause an annoying squeek as they rub against each other when driving. The solution is to modify the holes in the custom rails where they attach to the floor. Elongate the holes (in the direction of the door) so that they can be shifted over towards the transmission tunnel. The mod doesn't need to be great, about a half inch should do it.

If you complement these with a harness, you will have to think where you want to bolt to. My solution was to take a very heavy guage right angled bracket (any decent hardware store). and mount them between where the floor and the rail meet. The ones I got were pre-drilled with a large enough hole for the floor bolts, and the eye bolts for the harness. I had to trim the corners off for an easier fit and to allow full seat travel, but they work great. If you want details or pics on the fit, email me.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Corbeau Forza

[7/6/2003] Reviewed by: Michel Hoche-Mong

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Racing Seat

Excellent. I bought this to get lower in the car and it worked perfectly. I'm about an 1" lower with the removeable cushion in place, and 2" lower without it, although I can feel the springs in the seat bottom. I replaced the foam in the cushion with some thinner stuff and it's perfect now.

Took about half an hour to install, using Corbeau's slider (sold separately). There's no place to mount the OEM seatbelt latch, so I bolted it directly to the transmission hump where the original bracket was. I will probably fabricate a 6" bracket to bring it forward because it's inconvenient where it is. The seat and bracket together are about 25lbs. The stock seat and bracket were 45 lbs. I would buy this product again.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

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