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Old 03-28-2011, 07:05 PM   #21
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I have a Hard Dog Hard Core Double Diagonal roll bar in my 2000 Miata. I'll take measurements this afternoon when I get home from work.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:09 PM   #22
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If it's convenient, go ahead, I'd be interested to hear the results, but if it's a hassle don't worry about it. I've already seen that generally roll bars do NOT encroach on the cabin nearly so far as mine does.

The question now is what to do about it.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:41 PM   #23
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2000 Miata LS
M2 HDHCHTDD : Hard Dog Hard Core Hard Top Double Diagonal

A: 46"
B: 35"
C: 11.5"
D: 12"
E: 23"
F & G: Cannot measure

27" from windshield frame to middle of rollbar...




http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/o...c/3f1a80dd.jpg

Passenger seat all the way back...
http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/o...c/f4bd2265.jpg
http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/o...c/094f6d11.jpg
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:30 PM   #24
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Great pics, thanks for taking them. Really shows that 4" makes a dramatic difference (that's what she said).

This does suck though. I had just gotten our other car issues sorted out and was getting ready to focus on moving forward with the turbo build. I'd rather not be deciding how to change my rollbar setup.
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Great pics, thanks for taking them. Really shows that 4" makes a dramatic difference (that's what she said).

This does suck though. I had just gotten our other car issues sorted out and was getting ready to focus on moving forward with the turbo build. I'd rather not be deciding how to change my rollbar setup.
No prob, glad to help. Eh start working on the turbo build and keep an eye out for a used Hard Dog Hard Core bar or just save up for one rather than dealing with the hassle of your current one. By the time you're done with your turbo setup I'm pretty sure you would have found a Hard Dog rollbar by then.
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That's the most straightforward solution. It just seems like a big hassle, for two reasons specifically:

1. I've already trimmed the carpet and side panels for this bar. Now, the side panels and rear deck carpet isn't that big of a deal...side panels are out of sight and the rear deck carpet can be replaced easily if it needs to be trimmed very differently. But I also trimmed the footwell carpet on both sides for the integrated door bars. Hate the idea of having big gaps in the footwell carpet. I know replacing it isn't the end of the world but it's another hassle.

2. It's unlikely that a new rollbar will mount up exactly like this one. If I'm fortunate, the new mounting holes will not line up with the old ones at all, and still have plenty of metal around them. If I'm not fortunate, the holes will be very near each other or even overlapping, at which point I'll be trusting the backing plate or mounting plate not to punch through a piece of sheetmetal with 8 holes in it.

I know I'm overthinking it somewhat and **** this post sounds whiny when I re-read it, but that's honestly how I feel right now.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:42 AM   #27
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Thanks alot to both of you

RavynX & Brain!

Now I have something to start with.

Really appreciate.
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