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Old 07-04-2007, 01:50 PM   #1
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So...now my turn to be like hustler...

After I graduate in two years, I want to start doing hill climbs and track days and **** with the miata...and not use it as a DD anymore...as it is...it is my DD.

I have a M2Sport bar right now, robbins glass rear window. My friend wants my roll bar...and happens to know of a guy selling his hard dog bolt in cage for pretty cheap.

All said and done, I could have a bolt in cage for about an extra $100 bucks on my end...if it would fit my glass top. x.X

Now, it might be a PITA, but it would be neat...

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Old 07-04-2007, 01:59 PM   #2
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i wouldn't... good place to brain yourself in more than just a rear-ending accident. plus you wont be able to put the top up and down easily. in fact i'd take it out if i had a cage. either no top or hardtop...
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Old 07-04-2007, 03:24 PM   #3
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kinda what I was thinking.

Just sounds so tempting :(
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Cages are dangerous without a race bucket, harnesses, and a helmet. Padding does no good; you should have it padded even with a helmet.

I thought about the same thing, and decided against it.
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After a year of driving my showroom stock miata with an autopower bolt in cage (fairly open) on the street, I got sick of it. Climbing in and out got old. May be easier for somebody smaller than 6ft 200lbs.
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It gets old.
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ive always wanted a cage
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I want a cage might end up needing one. depending on if i get to the track a few times
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:24 AM   #9
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A Cage on a street car with a cabin the size of a miata(which isn't THAT small) wouldn't really be a good idea.

It's ok in a bigger car because the bars are above your head and they probably won't be right by the side of your head either. But like some people already said, in a miata, you'll run the risk of smacking your head even in a non-rollover accident (which is the only time you really need a roll-bar/cage).
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My old bar was a great compromise.
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My old bar was a great compromise.
yeah a 20 point roll bar what a compromise. still a sweet setup though. Unless you are talking about a different version from the 1 you posted before.
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It was a 6 point bar that didn't pass directly above your head.

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Wide open that was the one i was refering to it is sick but very clean looking me likey
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how is that attached to the windshield header? Is that actually legal?
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I ******* love wideopen's ****. I really wan to do that to mine.
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still relies on the windshield to not crush :\

Oh well, maybe I could pick it up and use it as a table till I get a dd
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it reinforces the windshield from the looks of it. pretty neat idea.
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It's a Cusco unit. I've heard it isn't concidered a proper roll cage. It might however make a very nice in-between. That way you don't have to worry about scrambling your brains on a bar, it's better than a roll bar, and at a later date you could weld Side doors, fire wall bar and the rest of the cage.

From what I know it allows full access to use of soft top and hard top.
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WOT's is not a cusco anything. It was custom made by flipside tuning.
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Really? I could swear i've seen that bar on a number of other cars that were claiming them as cusco cages.
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