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Old 04-10-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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How different are the na vs nc rollbar mounting points?

I have the opportunity to pick up an NC hard dog rollbar single hoop with only the front mounting points (aka its a single hoop bar with 2 double diagonals with no rearward bracing) for much, much cheaper than getting an na specific one shipped to canada.


Would it work with some modifications?

I would obviously get a local shop the add the rearward bracing and mounting points but im just wondering the differences.. If i can save almost 600$ going this route, i will.
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Sounds like a waste of time and effort. You can buy NA/NB rollbars used all day long for less than $400. I got mine for $250 on craigslist.
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Sounds like a waste of time and effort. You can buy NA/NB rollbars used all day long for less than $400. I got mine for $250 on craigslist.
Yeah. I wish.

Key word here guy: Canada.

**** like that doesn't come up for sale. If it did it would be minimum 600 and i havent seen one in about a year.

A new one shipped here from bethania will be 700+
Even from the states, shipping would be $300 on a used one.


So, no, not a waste of time and effort if i can save 5 or 600$.
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The NC doesn't share a single thing with older miatas.

I really, really doubt there is a chance.
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Yeah. I wish.

Key word here guy: Canada.

**** like that doesn't come up for sale. If it did it would be minimum 600 and i havent seen one in about a year.

A new one shipped here from bethania will be 700+
Even from the states, shipping would be $300 on a used one.


So, no, not a waste of time and effort if i can save 5 or 600$.
the amount of fab required you might as well build a custom one
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The NC doesn't share a single thing with older miatas.

I really, really doubt there is a chance.
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the amount of fab required you might as well build a custom one

Okay, thats what i wanted to know. Not familiar with NCs at all.

Thanks.
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Yeah. I wish.

Key word here guy: Canada.

**** like that doesn't come up for sale. If it did it would be minimum 600 and i havent seen one in about a year.

A new one shipped here from bethania will be 700+
Even from the states, shipping would be $300 on a used one.


So, no, not a waste of time and effort if i can save 5 or 600$.
I'm not your guy, pal.

Seriously though, didn't see the "key word" Canada in your first post at all, you should put your location in your profile.
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I'm not your pal, friend.


If you live anywhere within 100k of a border, there are companies on the US side that will receive and hold your stuff for like, 12 bucks. Then tour down and bring it across yourself. Saves a LOT of money.
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I'm not your friend, buddy.
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You can buy NA/NB rollbars used all day long for less than $400. I got mine for $250 on craigslist.
I can't find a used roll bar in the DFW area to save my life. Discouraging. Only one available on CL is a SS Hard Dog -- asking $800 (which is good for SS, I guess -- but I don't want SS).

I'll keep looking . . . . Getting close to just ordering a new one like everyone else.
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I'm not your friend, buddy.
I'm not your buddy, dude.
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I paid much less than $800 new direct ship from Bethania. HDHCDDHT

Miata M2 Hard Core Hardtop Bar

In DFW check out Track Dog too.

I'm a little squeamish about buying used safety equipment.
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yeah that is a complete waste of time.... just buy the right one for your car so you know 100% itll fit.
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Where in the great white north do you live? There were plenty of places that would fab a roll bar for around $300 or so a few years ago around the GTA.
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I'm not your guy, man.



CSC Racing does really nice ones.
https://www.cscracing.com/node/108
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