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Old 01-14-2012, 03:28 PM   #21
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i'm totally down for autoxing and events guys, my other car should be sold soon so i'll be able to get a GOOD rollbar, a hardtop and some coilovers, whenever i'm walking to my car in the parking lot it seems so high haha, i may have this place in raleigh fab up an exhaust for me, but i dont want it to sound like crap, so does anybody know of any decent exhausts that arent like superduper loud? just makes it louder than stock
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:06 AM   #22
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:10 AM   #23
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I've had roll bars in 2 of my previous Miatas. Although I believe they are a good safety modification, I think that they are not enough to save your butt (or more likely your arms and head) without at least arm restraints, padding, a good harness, and the hard top. Preferably I would go for a full roll cage if I was going to race the car.
I used to think that I was the sh*t with my hard dog roll bars until I saw a video of a guy who roll several times in his Miata. I saw his arm flailing and getting rolled over by the car/roll bar several times. He survived and his arm was broken. it was scary watching that video. Oh yeah, he was knocked unconscious during the rolls I guess when his helmet hit the roll bar. That's why his arm was flailing about so.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:28 AM   #24
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Get SDI rollbar padding for head protection. Also, the rollbar may do more then just protect in case of roll-over, IIRC Revlimiter (a user here) was rear ended by a pickup or SUV going somewhere near highway speeds while he was sitting in traffic, I believe he was not injured, this may or may not be due to the roll bar.
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i may go with just a hard dog rollbar for now,just so i more protection than absolutely nothing, if i start tracking the car more then more than likely i'll just get a full cage, with padding all around.
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i may go with just a hard dog rollbar for now,just so i more protection than absolutely nothing, if i start tracking the car more then more than likely i'll just get a full cage, with padding all around.
Very good idea! I was lucky several years ago that I did not roll my '95R at the Talladega GP track when I went in too hot into a turn and left the track, hit the only possible hazard in the field (a culvert) and went airborne! I had the Hard Dog roll bar (a very nice product), but I was ignorant of how much more protection I needed to avoid serious injury or death.
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i may go with just a hard dog rollbar for now,just so i more protection than absolutely nothing
Not to mention the added rigidity will be nice
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:04 PM   #28
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yes haha, save my noggin if ever i had an accident or rollover etc. i want a hardtop soo bad, the back window came off the convertible a little, if it rains i am SCREWED. is it best to just go oem hardtop?
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:40 AM   #29
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yes haha, save my noggin if ever i had an accident or rollover etc. i want a hardtop soo bad, the back window came off the convertible a little, if it rains i am SCREWED. is it best to just go oem hardtop?
You only really *need* it if you have no ragtop and drive in the rain. Otherwise it's only required for some types of racing. Under normal driving conditions in good weather, the topless experience is great!
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Get a used hardtop, they can be had for $700 on a fairly regular bases.
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if i get a hardtop i'm just going to take the convertible out altogether, and if i want to go topless, then i'll only do it on days where i KNOW it wont rain. just waiting for this guy to hopefully pick up my old car soon so i'll have an extra 2 grandish in my pocket
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