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Old 11-10-04, 01:31 PM
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roll bar in convertible

Did anybody see, try or have installed a Miata roll bar in a RX-7 convertible?
does it fit? if so, has anybody some pics?
thanks for your time and patience.
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According to some memebers, here,,the 2nd gen verts come with roll bars, built into the top, unless of course u want it for looks.
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With the top up, it does help with rigidity & handling. But it's in no way a roll bar.

I've seen these too in person, but I'd want it "bent" to match the body lines... not square like this:

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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.
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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.

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