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Roll bar ideas?

Post by bwdz on Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:45 am

I paged through the gallery and only saw 2 cars with a roll bar installed.  I really like the one with the 2 hoops.  I just think I would feel better with something surrounding me.  Anyone else have a nice roll bar installed.  I thought about incorporating the aluminum roll bar hoops from a 1st gen Audi TT roadster or something similar to the one on my Porsche Boxster.  I also thought about having some roll bar extending forward from the rear to the front providing some side protection but that may make it difficult to get in and out of the car.

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Post by Hotrod on Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:39 pm

bwdz wrote:I also thought about having some roll bar extending forward from the rear to the front providing some side protection

I too want to install some kind of roll bar for the same reasons as you.  Be careful with any forward extensions.  Without a helmet, hitting a roll bar in an accident can be as dangerous as a hammer to the head.  I'm installing Mazda Miata seats that have a headrest and plan to keep the roll bar behind the headrests just to keep my head off the roll bar.  Roll bar padding will help, but usually isn't nearly thick enough.
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DOM roll bar

Post by Jerry & Lisa Mills on Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:58 pm

bwdz wrote:I paged through the gallery and only saw 2 cars with a roll bar installed.  I really like the one with the 2 hoops.  I just think I would feel better with something surrounding me.  Anyone else have a nice roll bar installed.  I thought about incorporating the aluminum roll bar hoops from a 1st gen Audi TT roadster or something similar to the one on my Porsche Boxster.  I also thought about having some roll bar extending forward from the rear to the front providing some side protection but that may make it difficult to get in and out of the car.

I have a dual hoop roll bar in my Sebring 5000. Was fabricated by a guy that builds circle track cars. It's DOM and welded to the frame. He only melted a little bit of fiberglass. In 2003 it cost me $700. Looks great with my high back Corbeau seats.
The top just barely clears when folded down and is too low meet the requirements
for racing (except track days). Can PM pictures tomorrow if you want. It's a snow day for us here in Portland, Or. where idiots can't drive and block the road.

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Post by Hotrod on Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:49 am

I would be interested in those pictures. I'm still looking for ideas. Most of the pics I've found are of the single roll bar. I kind of like the dual hoops though.
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Post by bwdz on Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:21 am

I would love to see those pictures as well. Somehow I would just feel a little better having some steel around me rather than just some fiberglass. As for snow, that's why I got the snow tires on my TT, plenty of AWD fun but we got close to a foot last weekend and the lowered TT just kept scraping the floor pans so I had to wait a day. I do have adjustable Bilstein on there so I could raise it but it's not slammed so even bringing it up an inch would not have helped.

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