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Old 12-30-2012, 12:06 PM   #21
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I didn't make it myself, it was made by BD Racing, very popular/good/proven here in the Chicagoland area.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:17 PM   #22
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Outside of the front anchor locations limiting seat travel I don't really see anything wrong with the rollbar. As long as it's the proper thickness it should hold up fine if the car ever rolls pursuing mad tight doriftos.
I would expect a cage for something like that, safety isn't something I mess around with and even the pros that do fea's get it wrong sometime. Take a look at that one motorcycle vs car drift youtube junk and in the end even with a roll cage the guy rolls it and the a pillar tube bends like a wet noodle while his head is out the window...

Or i'm sure you've seen cover boy mustang flips. Cages and stuff should be left to professionals or well trained mechanical engineers.

If you plan on going fast do it right. Get a good seat get good clearance between your helmet and rollbar/cage. At 6ft tall i'm surprised he doesn't have the back of his head against the roll bar I do in mine with a stock seat and I ripped it out and wont drive it until I put a seat bolted to the floor in.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:20 PM   #23
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I don't have the stock seat in mine, those are older pics, and it was professionally done. The reason why my head isn't even close to the bar is because the main hoop is slightly angled back so it's more like this /
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:21 PM   #24
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That's a whole other debate. I'm just saying I don't see anything wrong with the design (assuming it's proper material)
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:22 PM   #25
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I didn't make it myself, it was made by BD Racing, very popular/good/proven here in the Chicagoland area.
Do you know what it's made out of? Their sub 200 buck roll bars hardly look good and they don't even start with dom tubing...

It also doesn't say it meets nasa or anything else (because it probably doesnt) all it says is it meets requirements for nhra and ihra safety (drag racing where they really dont care about roll bars)

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Old 12-30-2012, 12:29 PM   #26
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98mistake2: What year car do you have? Where are the pics of your professional fully engineered cage?
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:39 PM   #27
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So why is every part of the car a different color? I'm surprised the windshield wipers arent painted too.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:57 PM   #28
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98mistake2: What year car do you have? Where are the pics of your professional fully engineered cage?
Yes the mystique is a horrible mistake... as a first car it taught me to how to wrench that's for sure... and to never have one ever again

99, A boss frog single hoop came with my car which has diagonal bracing. I plan on racing with either nasa, scca or mcscc. The roll cage, if you call it that, fabrication and design which I was a part of was through collegiate SAE design competitions on both mini baja and formula. I however am not a mechanical engineer and would not design my own. I guess maybe I don't know drifting rules since I plan on doing road racing and if I do SCCA it'll be stock class so they don't want any more then 4 mounting points on a roll bar or it's considered a roll cage and has to be bolted in per 13.2.g (A turbo would be in a higher class and i think you can weld in at that point). Again though I have no idea what is acceptable for drifting and if it is legal have a blast maybe the speeds are less and impacts are different for drifting I just don't get why you wouldnt have at least one cross brace on the main hoop.

If it's really made out of good material and done well it'll probably hold up if it flips, as long as your head is nowhere near it that's probably good enough.

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