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Old 12-16-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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could you please post pics of an NB2 with a HARD DOG brand roll bar.
the PO of my car was obviously a short legged bastard and got a Kirk Racing (Alabama Company no jokes intended) roll bar welded in.
Now this roll bar sits very far forward and i am a long legged guy, so I went and swapped my stock 2003 Surfboard Black Leather Seats for some NB1 cloth seats, just b/c it was that uncomfortable. I still am only a few inches from this bohemoth of a bar looming over my skull, and I want it behind my head. We have to sawzall the bitch out, and put it up for sale, but I want to see what kind of head clearance you guys with Hard Dogs get. preferably the one with rear glass window, and possibly hard top compatible
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Pretty sure the Kirk Racing bars were patterned after the Hard Dog bars...not sure you'll see much of a difference.
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hmm, everyone likes it except me
just for the comfort factor
it's a beefy *** sturdy bar
i gueess my only other option is NO hardtop, and buy a BRIDE LOW Max seat or something
i just really dont wanna crack my skull on this thing :lol:
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Kirk is likely up front where the regular HD Hardcore is. The HD HC Hard Top sits back just a bit from the regular hard core. To sit back any further it's gotta drop down lower which doesn't give you the height needed for the track. Bars like the HD Ace or Autopower street will sit more behind you but too low to typically be allowed at the track.

Kirk is a good bar. You might want to look into padding. Padding is typically the illusion of safety though as real sfi padding is still made for helmet contact. Softer padding will help keep you from denting your head with minor contact but not in a real accident.
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no track events for me
i just watch the doppelganger occasionally
but if i ever end up in a wreck causing me to go up and back a few inches
im racking my skull
see when i had my stock NB2 seats i actually had to ram the headrest between diagonals just to be comfortable (mildly) when driving

edit*- after looking at different pics/threads apparently im not the only one "under the bar"
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calvin post a pic of you sitting in the car with your head near the bar!
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calvin post a pic of you sitting in the car with your head near the bar!
well your gf is hitting me up on facebook wanting to hang out
maybe i should get her to take a pic jkjk
you **** her off again?
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yeh....we got a lil mad at each other this morning! but **** el buff!
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hahaha yeah man i think a Bride or any racing seat for that matter may fix my problem
which is the exact bar you have? m2 ace?
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hahaha yeah man i think a Bride or any racing seat for that matter may fix my problem
which is the exact bar you have? m2 ace?
i dont know what it is exactly......i want to say harddog single diagnal, hard top for plastic window........that and i have the bolt in harness bar!
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