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Old 04-19-2015, 11:21 PM   #21
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So, the question is: Regardless of cost, say I got the MSM braces for free, would it be a waste of my time to install them? Street car, plan to track it some, and I will have the interior out already.

Answer could be: Don't waste your time; Yes, do it; only add the rear double brace as it is really easy; sell it all; throw it in the trash.
Dude.. Do you REALLY still have to ask.
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Props, Dann.

I also found this: door-bars-worth-every-cent
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Hard Dog door bars are not intrusive for street use.
I have sat in your car. I would have to disagree. There is definitely a noticeable difference in how I have to get in and out beyond just the kirkeys with them being there.
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Back to the conversation.

So, the question is: Regardless of cost, say I got the MSM braces for free, would it be a waste of my time to install them? Street car, plan to track it some, and I will have the interior out already.

Answer could be: Don't waste your time; Yes, do it; only add the rear double brace as it is really easy; sell it all; throw it in the trash.

I'd sell it all. That way you don't have to do the work to install them, you don't have to add weight to your car, you don't have to curse that you installed them every time you have to get under the car for something, and you can get your money back.

We had an MSM with them. When i was doing exhaust work, i took them off. It sucked. When i was done with the exhaust stuff, i was too tired to put them back on. Strangely, i noticed nothing different about how the car felt when i drove it home that night. Other than that they were not longer coming in contact with the FM exhaust and making annoying noises.

I left them off. Put them on only to sell the car.
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:27 PM   #25
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The Kirkeys make ingress and egress difficult. The door bars are minimally intrusive with stock type seats that sit higher.
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Stock seats (which sit high) still sit low enough for the bars to noticeably affect ingress and egress as seen in the photo above. You can no longer just slide your feet out of the car to your left and then stand up. You have to lift your feet over the bar and then lift your body over the bar as it still sit about an inch above the base of the seat. While this may seem minor it is very noticeable in a DD. This is the main reason I won't be installing these door bars on my car, especially with the exige style seats I now have which sit substantially lower than stock seats.
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The NA bars fit a lot lower though, don't they?



Won't the NA bars fit if you cut the NB door panels, or am I thinking of something else?
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