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Old 05-01-2018, 07:54 PM
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I'm in the market for a roll bar for my NA Miata. Needs to be compatible with the factory hard top (early model, no roof liner or defrost if that matters), and also must have or accommodate a harness bar.

What are the bolt in roll bar options for an NA in the USA?

Any preferences, or dislikes to some designs or manufacturers? Why?


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Yes, tons of options. Enjoy!
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And those options are?
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Roll bars for miata's don't exist. You are the first person to suggest a roll bar in a miata.
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A popular choice is the entire first page of a google search. Good luck!
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Oh, sure. Spoon feed the newbie. Spoilsport.
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A ROLL BAR?

For your MIATA?

Whoa! You're a madman! Let us know how that turns out!
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Harddog Hard Bar
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Softpuppy softcore double diagonal roll noodle
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OK, to be fair, maybe, just MAYBE, the newb is asking this question because he wants advice on how to differentiate from the quality ones vs. the mousetraps.

It's a stretch, but I'm sticking with it.

BB&TP: the two most respected names in this business are Blackbird Fabworx and Hard Dog.

Blackbird Fabworx

Hard Dog Roll Bars


Both websites suck pretty badly, but the companies are known for building quality stuff that fits and probably won't increase your chances of dying in an accident very much.
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A ROLL BAR?

For your MIATA?

Whoa! You're a madman! Let us know how that turns out!
I had to double check I wasn't on miata.net for a second.
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Many of the vendors here sell excellent bolt-in options. https://www.miataturbo.net/official-...bo-vendors-29/
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Am I using the wrong terminology for the application? Never owned a convertible before, I'm quite sure they're still called roll bars.

The internet is full of stupid and dated information. I'm looking for the currently available options. I'm sure there are tonnes of retards out there saying their OBX bar has been working perfectly fine for years in their stock automagic miata that's never been over 100 km/h.

There is a reason I posted on this forum and not another popular Miata forum. Maybe all of the internet has now gone to ****.

Just because I want to know all the options, that does not mean I am going to consider all those options. I am going to weed out the garbage after I know what's on the market.

I'm going to now ignore the asshats and carry on. Go increase your post count somewhere else. Maybe go outside, practise talking to people in real life, get some sunlight. You could probably use the vitamin D.


Hard Dog was the brand I was trying to remember, last I looked into this I believe they were amongst the most used. I'm just going to compile a list for now. AutoPower seems to still manufacture a few options. Are there any other proper cage companies that make bolt in Miata roll bars?

List:
-Autopower
-Hard Dog
-Blackbird
-Boss Frog (Who manufactures them? Can't find official website.)

Added some clarification in first post. I run a factory hard top. Bar must also accommodate a harness bar or preferably have a built in a harness bar.

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Maybe stop being such an entitled little princess who talks crap on the very people that just gave him a legitimate reply to a stupid redundant question or I will help you find the door. It's not our job to sit here and be at the beck and call of every worthless noob who didn't take the time to initially pose a proper question, so you can imagine our disdain for when that very n00b then cries about it.
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Originally Posted by BlackBerriesAndThinkPads View Post
-Boss Frog (Who manufactures them? Can't find official website.) Out of Business
FTFY
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A general formula for making a reasonable post:

1) Introduction
Hi I'm new even though I've been lurking seasonally since 2016, I have a car, and it's the first time I had a convertible.

2) State your intention
I'm looking for a roll bar from a reputable manufacturer to keep me safe and that complies with local organization guideline. I'm not interested in style bars or ClubDumpster cred.

3) List what you already know and have searched (providing reference or links is even better to set the tone)
Upon my very preliminary searches on google and forums, it appears that there are several options.
Blackbird Fabworx GT3 Rollbar Install ? revlimiter.net
https://www.miataturbo.net/general-m...choices-96133/
https://www.miataturbo.net/race-prep...oll-bar-71693/
https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/fo.../110132/page1/

I found this thread to be particularly informative:
https://www.miataturbo.net/race-prep...le-bars-66888/




Some manufacturers come to mind when searching further
https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=603191
https://www.zerekfab.com
Hard Dog Roll Bars

4) Reach out to the community
The price range is broad depending on what kind of bar is listed. Are there benefits to running one over another? What do you all use? Shall I start a poll? If there's a more recent thread that addresses these in depth, I apologize for missing it and would appreciate a pointer.




Optional:
a) Copy
b) Paste
c) Change roll bar to Turbo, Coils, Sway bars, Tires, etc...
d) Update references as needed after having already thoroughly searched

If I read the above, It'd probably be easier to answer. As things get technical, the harder you work on your question, the more answers you'll get. What have you tried, where have you looked, what depth of knowledge are you bringing to the table on the topic you're interested in? That being said, I can understand the desire for a quick and easy answer. I was an am a noob, and the longer you camp out in this forum, the more you get to bicker with grumpy people who modify a car that few desire. Grab a chair, make reasonable posts, and eventually we will have to accept your existance.

....Or not

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Originally Posted by psyber_0ptix View Post
A general formula for making a reasonable post:
Bingo. If you had merely stated in your first post that you have found options by Hard Dog and whomever, and are wondering what the 2018 state of the art is that you may not have heard about, you wouldn't have been harassed.


As has been stated, for out of the box solutions:
Hard Dog
Blackbird Fabworx
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Damn Psyber, that looks like a lost of wasted effort on your part. Way easier to ask a Fisher Price My First Miata question, then get super mad when you're called out for not putting more effort than it takes to pass a smart fart into your post.
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I just hope this is the last roll bar thread that pops up until the new hotness. It cost me about 5 minutes of work

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