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Old 04-07-2009, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default Just look at all the latest crap on ebay

They're getting better at guessing what might actually be useful to us (as opposed to 0 offset wheels for example).

Front and Rear Tubular Control Arms:

eBay Motors: 90-05 MAZDA MIATA MX5 TCS FRONT UPPER CONTROL ARMS (item 370183448888 end time May-03-09 21:10:29 PDT)

eBay Motors: 90-97 98-05 MAZDA MIATA MX5 TCS REAR UPPER CONTROL ARMS (item 260387656861 end time May-02-09 18:35:04 PDT)


Semi-real roll bar:

eBay Motors: 1989-2005 Mazda Miata MX-5 MX5 ROLL CAGE BAR ALL YEARS (item 330318880411 end time Apr-30-09 17:56:14 PDT)

Having blown this years budget on wheels, tires, brakes and clutch, I'm actually half-tempted to pick up that rollbar just to stay legal for a trackday or two. I dont know how structurally sound the car is in the part where it mounts though.

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Old 04-07-2009, 12:42 AM   #2
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yeah... dunno if i'd trust any of that. 949 Racing is a name i'd trust with suspension..
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roll bar not hit block?
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Chinese turbos won't kill you if they come apart. A chinese control arm or a chinese rollbar will.
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:27 AM   #5
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It scares me because someone WILL buy these, I just hope they post a review (and their obituary)
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:40 AM   #6
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Totally agree with savigton on this, this is supposed to save your life, why would cheap out on such an item?
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:56 AM   #7
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I'm not saying I'm going to buy it.
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:47 AM   #8
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I'm not saying I'm going to buy it.
I know, but recent events have shown me that there are a lot of ******* stupid people reading these forums.








If you're sitting there right now going "man that guy is such a dick all the time": EBAY ROLLBARS BLOW.
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No offense, but if its welded properly and mounts properly like the name brand roll bars what would make this item any inferior? Just doesnt make sense to me, its just a bunch of piping welded together: pretty straightforward. I'll be making my own, so I have no interest in it, just doesnt look that bad at all quality wise.
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Except it isn't welded properly, and the material is sub-par, and the design is sub-par.
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the guys on roadsterdrift run that 2nd link with much success i do believe
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Except it isn't welded properly, and the material is sub-par, and the design is sub-par.
how do you know?
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Now I just wish one of those chinese manufacturer could come up with a miata with all these products and compete in some regional races! Dunno.. just fruit for thought.. China Charger sponsors Drag race, with china roll bars..etc. the whole shhh.. bang.
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A respected company, begi, is already starting to use chinachargers. After all this time of everyone dissing them, people are starting to give them a try. Quite a few have had good results so far.
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how do you know?
How do you know?

One of us says it's well-made, one of us says it isn't. The difference between us is that I won't die if I'm wrong.
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the guys on roadsterdrift run that 2nd link with much success i do believe
Because when I think track safety and sound modifications, I think roadsterdrift.
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How do you know?

One of us says it's well-made, one of us says it isn't. The difference between us is that I won't die if I'm wrong.
Now you're an expert on building materials too.

BTW, "I won't die if I'm wrong" sounds so melodramatic. That's a win even for you
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Ilovetacotaco!

That rollbar looks cheesy to me. Plus it does not bolt down in the same manner as a Hard Dog Hard Core for example so it will not be as strong or stiffen up the chassis as well. Personally, if I did it again, I would still spend the extra money and get something like a Hard Dog or Boss Frog.

I do not like the way those pillowblocks mount to the a-arm. It looks weak with the small screws and the thin metal plate with the full-length slots. Is that typical of reputable designs?
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I've always wanted to depend on 8 cheap allen head screws to make sure I don't die....
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"Made out of high quality T304 Stainless Steel with 2mm thick bar
5 Bar and Main Hoop
Compatible with Hard Top and Convertible
Will not interfere with hard top latches or hit convertible top
Will also allow for use on 94+ Seat Belt Tower Brace and can be used as Harrness Bar"

Whats a HD or BF made of?
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