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Old 12-06-2007, 09:16 AM   #1
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How come no one makes a roll bar for the convertible?
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Because a pre fabbed roll bar isn't really good for anything asides looks; especially in the grand scheme of roll bars.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:36 AM   #3
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Because a pre fabbed roll bar isn't really good for anything asides looks; especially in the grand scheme of roll bars.
And because there is realistically no market for one. No sizable company would mass produce something that maybe 10 people would buy. The return on investment would simply not happen, which is why its more economical to have soemthing like that made one at a time.
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Does Dip still have his roll bar?
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:07 PM   #5
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Because a pre fabbed roll bar isn't really good for anything asides looks; especially in the grand scheme of roll bars.
well this isnt exactly true, otherwise auto power would be out of business.

ill have one in the civic this summer, and suprisingly they make one for 9000's



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Old 12-06-2007, 12:44 PM   #6
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It's still for sale ;]

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Old 12-06-2007, 02:43 PM   #7
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well this isnt exactly true, otherwise auto power would be out of business.

ill have one in the civic this summer, and suprisingly they make one for 9000's
You know Im not generally one to shit on your Honda stuff because YOU have done a nice job- but if the world wasnt full of shit dick mother fuckers who bought horrible stuff for their hondas, 90% of the Honda industry would be out of business....and you really cant compare a purpose built roll cage to a pre-fabbed one.
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It's still for sale ;]

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You know Im not generally one to shit on your Honda stuff because YOU have done a nice job- but if the world wasnt full of shit dick mother fuckers who bought horrible stuff for their hondas, 90% of the Honda industry would be out of business....and you really cant compare a purpose built roll cage to a pre-fabbed one.
yeah but look at autopower, its not just hondas, they are widely used in subarus and evos also and many other cars...so i would consider them purpose built, since i have seen cars crashed and people survive because of them, and the offer 3 different levels of bars, and weld in too, so i think they know what they are doing.



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just my 2 cents but i wouldnt thrust my life wit a prefabricated rollbar or cage or anything like that i would personaly build it myself. (or take it to a chassis shop or racing shop and have one built) and another thing if you are going to be racing this car you should look into the rule book for the type of racing you will be doing because most acosiations have verry spacific guidelines on rollbars and cages and there mounting points, ways they can be welded, materials, thickness of materials, and spacific placement of the bars themselfs.
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Good points, I asked a race shop to duplicate Dip's roll bar and they said it would not meet NHRA track requirements. For Drag racing, the cross bar is not needed and it has to have at least one bar on the drivers side to the front where the a-pilar would connect at the bottom. Basically a 5 point roll bar is the minimum requirement for Bandimere. They stated the cross bar is a road race roll bar, not a drag race roll bar.

BTW, they wanted 1150.00 to make a regulation drag racing roll bar for my vert.

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John's right, the design would differ depending on the application, in addition to the local regulations. That's if you're building a functional roll bar, not a cosmetic appliance ;]
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just my 2 cents but i wouldnt thrust my life wit a prefabricated rollbar or cage or anything like that i would personaly build it myself. (or take it to a chassis shop or racing shop and have one built) and another thing if you are going to be racing this car you should look into the rule book for the type of racing you will be doing because most acosiations have verry spacific guidelines on rollbars and cages and there mounting points, ways they can be welded, materials, thickness of materials, and spacific placement of the bars themselfs.
yeah i guess they dont work

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