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Old 09-24-2015, 08:03 AM   #1701
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That GT3 bar is beautiful...!
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:57 AM   #1702
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The fact the RZ bar fits and keeps the soft top function is very seriously tempting me to sell the BRZ and get the new Miata. Will the RZ bar be able to have a harness bar? (Sorry if I missed that). Having to run a hardtop for 5-points = no real reason to ditch the BRZ.
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Old 09-24-2015, 12:10 PM   #1703
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Edit: oops, misread.
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Old 09-24-2015, 12:31 PM   #1704
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Default Blackbird Fabworx ND RZ roll bar

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The fact the RZ bar fits and keeps the soft top function is very seriously tempting me to sell the BRZ and get the new Miata. Will the RZ bar be able to have a harness bar? (Sorry if I missed that). Having to run a hardtop for 5-points = no real reason to ditch the BRZ.
Copying my intro post about the RZ from M.net along a couple of pics I have not posted here -
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Ladies and gentlemen, Blackbird Fabworx is proud to present the RZ roll bar for the ND chassis!
The RZ name stands for Road / Z-fold and it is our street driven with occasional track day roll bar.
For our hard core track rats customers we will have our GT3 roll bar available shortly as well.

Key features of the RZ roll bar -
* Allows full use of the factory soft top which can be lowered from the driver's seat.
* SCCA Legal. Not kinda legal, not almost legal, not "hopefully you can sneak it by tech" legal. 100% SCCA LEGAL.
* 2" taller than OEM hoop structure.
* DOM Steel construction with full X brace and a harness bar as standard.
* Factory seat travel and recline retained in full.
* Allows all plastic and carpet trim panels to be reinstalled (with minor trimming), glove box retained.
* Includes amp relocation bracket for cars with Bose sound system.
* High grade hardware kit included.
* High quality powder coat finish included, many custom colors available for just $80 additional fee.
* Weight gain of just ~26 Lbs. in comparison with the OEM hoop structure it replaces!

Priced at $1195 (plus tax / shipping) for the complete setup, as shown in the pics $1275 with the High Gloss Silver finish -




Blackbird Fabworx ND RZ




ND RZ integrated harness bar
To run the shoulder harnesses to the bar, all you need to do is just to slot the plastic trim piece
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:04 PM   #1705
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Moti knocked it out of the park with both the RZ and GT3. Both ends of the spectrum covered for ND owners within 2 months of cars hitting our shores. Other roll bar businesses can just go home at this point.
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:15 PM   #1706
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Hmmm, now I need to go sit in one and see if that would let me pass the broomstick test. It should, I'm only 5'8"
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:20 PM   #1707
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Do you have a prototype hardtop anywhere near being ready or are you just running around topless for now
Top should be ready to ship early 2016. Until then, topless.
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:24 PM   #1708
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Z31, I'm 5'8" as well and can pass broomstick on stock seat, but from my experience fitment is more about the ratio of leg / torso / weight than total height.

We took a couple pics with Emilio's phone yesterday of both my 5'8" and his 7'13" in the car with the GT3 and the racing seat with the custom lowered seat mount we built for the car...
Maybe Emilio can post them, mine is almost comical.
I have almost 6" of broomstick clearance and barely able to see the hood at all..
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:29 PM   #1709
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Top should be ready to ship early 2016.
That soon must mean there is a prototype around, no?
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:36 PM   #1710
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Emilio posted a few pages back that he has no intentions of showing off pre-production models. He's working with more than a few other shops in concert, but he has some real world experience with people ripping him off.
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:44 PM   #1711
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Default Blackbird Fabworx ND GT3 is here!

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Cool post on the sponsors forum - CLICK ME!













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Old 09-24-2015, 04:45 PM   #1712
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Why does that car not have 6ULs on it?

Looks awesome.
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:46 PM   #1713
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That seatbelt mount is absolutely disgusting, ahahahaha.
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:06 PM   #1714
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Loving that orange. Definitely needs charcoal 6ULs.
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:12 PM   #1715
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Thanks for the compliments, guys!
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:21 PM   #1716
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No need to mount race tires to fab a roll bar, vinyl wrap, dyno tune, corner weight, etc, etc. We're scrambling to get the car ready for MRLS. In that pic the car has no brake pads or rotors..
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:15 PM   #1717
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Broomstick clearance pics with the ND GT3 roll bar and a prototype lowered seat mount we built in Emilio's car.



About 3.5-4" of clearance w/o helmet





almost 6" of clearance w/o helmet, I'll need a cushion to see where I'm going
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:10 AM   #1718
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the car has no brake pads or rotors..
Those are severely overrated anyhow. More weight savings!
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:18 PM   #1719
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Seat belts carryover NA parts?
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:47 AM   #1720
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why fix what's broke?
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