thier was a guy on ebay selling miata sytle bars for a 2nd gen vert. but yes they were for looks only and if you ever rolled it would probably be the thing that kills you. I am getting the Kirk bar and once I have it installed I might make some changes to it once I see how much it affects the targa top going up and down.
88 Vert/T2 3mm mazda seals by Kevin Landers
Haltech e6x/720/1680cc/LM1 Wideband/HKS Cast Mani/PT67GTP turbo ported "HPS" cover
Greddy V-spec Front mount/Walbro 255 fuel pump/ACT 6puck/Complete 4in SS Exhaust with 2 magnaflows
17'' Velox VX-K's/Brembo Drill/Slot Rotors/KVR carbon kevlar pads/SS brake/clutch/oil lines front/rear Strut Bar/RB sway bars/RB Vert Springs RB rear toe eliminators/RB sway end links/KYB AGX struts/FC2000 front end/Custom Vert top
The Kirk Racing roll bar install reduces the rearward seat travel by about 2 inches and appears to affect the seat back recline. So if you are tall, you might consider if you want to sacrifice the 2 inches.