Padding for legs during autocross/track days

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Interior Upgrades' started by Slowclimb, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Anyone mount padding on the side of the center console and inside of the drivers door? If so what did you use and do you have any pictures.

    I have found my self bracing with my leg on the console and a pit on the door...resulting in some bruising. Seems pretty easy to mount something softer to brace on, just wanted to see what others have done.


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  3. Sparco makes some Velcro in padding for karts. I have it mounted on the center console and on top the door panel for my elbow.
  4. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Is it the padding they sell for the kart seat?
  5. BlackBird

    BlackBird Active Member Staff Member

    Man, I need to do that to the center console. Hard cornering almost guarantees the center console is giving me some unlicensed, board-not-certified exploratory surgery.
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  6. eRic

    eRic Active Member

    wear kneepads
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  7. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Good idea
  8. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Of course wearing knee pads then takes away my ability to over design and engineer a less elegant solution.
  9. Pokey

    Pokey New Member

    Wear my cycle leather pants... Armor in knees.
  10. Yes. They have one that is a flattened hex shape. It works in the corner where the console blends into the dash. And for an elbow pad on the top of the door panel. Good for long trips too.
  11. FORZDA 2

    FORZDA 2 Member

    Just a bit of friendly advice... Those of you bracing yourself with your legs are losing time on course/track. Invest in a harness, strap yourself in so tight that you can barely breath, and you will definitely be quicker on course/track. Your feet/legs should be used to drive the car, not brace yourself against g-forces. Your brain should be focused on what the car needs to do, not what your body is doing in reaction to the car. I use the Schroth Rally 3 exclusively in my autocross cars.
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  12. I only put the pads in for driving comfort. The Recaros and a torso strap keep me secure when auto'xing.
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    TERRYSIL New Member

    this may sound foolish, but i can attest they work. see link below: i had them for my knees before i had knee replacements and they work GREAT for autoX. plus they are cheap and do not tacky up your interior. I still use them every month when i autox. gave one to my friend who ALWAYS HAS FTD in a 01 Toyota MR2, and he loves them, no longer does he have a bruised or sore knee from hitting door ( he removed the door panel and runs in E/M) pp 31_May 2007.pdf or:

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