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Old 10-23-2008, 02:40 PM   #41
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My 1st mod was a roll bar in mine. Now I want to upgrade from the Autopower Street bar to something taller!
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Anyone have a used roll bar F/S?
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:44 PM   #43
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Tall people fit just fine in Miatas. There is plenty of room in the cockpit, you just need to find it. Lowered steering column, modified drag-racing seat, Autopower rollbar, SFI padding/leather cover.
I'm 6'4" and 250lbs... enough said.

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Sam you are right about having room in the miata. I am 6'5 and for some reason I feel like I have more room in the miata than my honda accord. My knees always hit the dash in the accord, where as the miata fits 'snug'. I do need to get a roll bar though, reason #1237 sold me.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:02 PM   #45
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Just look at the pics from the Hard Dog website. They're pretty convincing.







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Old 10-23-2008, 10:33 PM   #46
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the roll bar is nice and all, but you'll still grind your face off.
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I see Shiv Pathak's "Frankenstein" in the above photos; Shiv walked away after his "guest" driver rolled Shiv's car at approx 80 mph. But...Shiv had some hellacious lacerations on his head and migraines for months.

I don't see MarkP's '99 in the above photos. Bethany Garage had the photo of Mark's car on the website for years. Mark told me the crash was a low-speed rollover but he was quite happy to crawl out from underneath.

I've only rolled one vehicle in my life (fell asleep returning home on a long road trip just three miles or so from home) and have absolutely no desire to do so again; I remember watching the ground slide by my face inches away at a too-high rate of speed. For years I've have a rollbar in my Miata (with SFI padding).

Remember, keep the shiny side up.

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I need a cage.
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I need a cage.
When was the last time you drove your car.....?

When's the next time you WILL drive your car....?

I suggest addressing those two issues before worrying about a cage
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When was the last time you drove your car.....?

When's the next time you WILL drive your car....?

I suggest addressing those two issues before worrying about a cage
Why don't you die already you pathetic ******* piece of ****? Don't you have anything better to do than follow me around and talk **** on every post I write? You're just another guy who lives far away and finds it easy to talk **** online. You will be the first bitch to get slapped to death. do you know how long that will take. DAYS ************. i will have to tie you up and slap you until your tears drown your ****** ***. ************.
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Why don't you die already you pathetic ******* piece of ****? Don't you have anything better to do than follow me around and talk **** on every post I write? You're just another guy who lives far away and finds it easy to talk **** online. You will be the first bitch to get slapped to death. do you know how long that will take. DAYS ************. i will have to tie you up and slap you until your tears drown your ****** ***. ************.
WOOT!! I brought the real Hustler back out of Hustler, how'd it feel?

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Tall people fit just fine in Miatas. There is plenty of room in the cockpit, you just need to find it. Lowered steering column, modified drag-racing seat, Autopower rollbar, SFI padding/leather cover.
I'm 6'4" and 250lbs... enough said.

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Look how low you are sitting in the car though. I cant even see your shoulders.
I'd need to sit at least 2 inches lower to be totally safe, and thats going to make getting in and out of the car even more difficult for me.

What I will do is just get the HT bar so its further back, and just incline the seat up a bit.
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