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Old 02-17-2009, 03:35 PM   #31 (permalink)
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you need some of that padding behind your head too, Nev. Your life is worth $20 worth of padding.
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:38 PM   #32 (permalink)
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you need some of that padding behind your head too, Nev. Your life is worth $20 worth of padding.
Believe him, Nev...he would know!
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my harness and seat position make it impossible for me to hit my head on the back bar. I'm kinda short (5'8") and I'm comfortable sitting closer to the steering wheel anyway. I might have to re-examine that though, I have another stick of SFI padding laying around.

That blows about your car, revlimiter! Did you get a concussion from hitting your sfi padding on the bar?
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Speaking of which, how is the optionnal padding on Hard Dog bars ? Sorry for all the noob's question, a roll bar is probably my next purchase and I don't want to make the wrong choice.
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Speaking of which, how is the optionnal padding on Hard Dog bars ? Sorry for all the noob's question, a roll bar is probably my next purchase and I don't want to make the wrong choice.
I'm not sure if there are any vendors on your side of the pond, but here's Hard Dog's website with prices. If you can, give Tom a call: he might be able to tell you if/how you can get some padding.
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I'm not sure if there are any vendors on your side of the pond, but here's Hard Dog's website with prices. If you can, give Tom a call: he might be able to tell you if/how you can get some padding.
Sorry, I probably didn't express it well, I do know padding is an option available for pretty much all the Hard Dog bars and there is quiet a few vendors in the UK, my question was : is it any good ? I mean, is it just for show or is it really thick enough to protect your head from cracking open ? Thanks for your kindness, Bryan.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:19 PM   #38 (permalink)
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anyone running cusco?
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my harness and seat position make it impossible for me to hit my head on the back bar. I'm kinda short (5'8") and I'm comfortable sitting closer to the steering wheel anyway. I might have to re-examine that though, I have another stick of SFI padding laying around.

That blows about your car, revlimiter! Did you get a concussion from hitting your sfi padding on the bar?
Yes, I did! But it was a minor one. Better than brain damage or death from hitting the unpadded bar. Seriously, my head hit at full force imparted from the truck hitting me at 70mph. Your body does WEIRD stuff at those sorts of forces. I was forced straight up in my seat and hit the base of my skull against the rollbar padding. I guess I rubbed along the roof of my hardtop too, but I don't remember that.

yeah, it sucked losing the 97, but my 95 is gonna be better in every way.
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this thread needs more rollcages.
AMEN TO THAT!
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:26 PM   #41 (permalink)
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my current miata with HD sport


pic of the rollbar with newly installed 40 led Radiantz array


off my old car a HD xtreme AKA the "pretzel"
many peopel don't car for it, but I liked it, it looks so much better in person than in pics..
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:45 PM   #42 (permalink)
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HD HT blah blah single diagonal something

Gonna get padding on that Real Soon Now
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this thread needs more rollcages.
AMEN TO THAT!
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needs moar padding tho.
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Heres my harddog cage with excessive padding. Id like to get it added on to some this year tho.

something more along these lines

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edit: dilly - i hope that's not a stock factory brace your harness is attached to!


yes...
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:06 AM   #46 (permalink)
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sfi padding

should be used... not pipe insulation
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:34 AM   #47 (permalink)
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^that white one looks like a damn jungle gym!
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:13 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Got my bar in place last night....need to drill, trim, etc.

Those f'ing seat belt real bolts SUCK! This is my 3rd Miata, 3rd rollbar - and it doesnt get any easier.

...and I did it at night, 30 degrees....top down, car running, heat CRANKED! I kept using a lighter to see the seatbelt reel bolt hole.
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...and I did it at night, 30 degrees....top down, car running, heat CRANKED! I kept using a lighter to see the seatbelt reel bolt hole.
^haha nice. I put the top down when it was about 45 out, and when I put it up I tore a hole in it :shock: I'm guessing it was from the salt/snow.
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hard dog sport... no diagonals
May I ask you how tall are you ? Do you drive in a kind of laid back position or pretty close to your steering wheel ? I like your HD a lot, but the way your bucket seat's headrest touches it is bugging me.
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Do cages get annoying if your DD ?
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Heres my harddog cage with excessive padding. Id like to get it added on to some this year tho.

something more along these lines
do you have any problems with the padding interfering with the mounting of the hardtop?
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Heres my harddog cage with excessive padding. Id like to get it added on to some this year tho.

something more along these lines
do you have any problems with the padding interfering with the mounting of the hardtop?
Not really, the padding is offset anyways. So if there is an area where clearances are close you can just use the thinner side in that area. But I really dont have any clearnace problems with it.
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shitty picture, hard dog ace

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do you have any problems with the padding interfering with the mounting of the hardtop?
I had to shave the top of my SFI padding to be flat with the top plane of my rollbar to allow my hardtop to fit. Not much material was removed from the padding, since I had it angled down, just the top edge needed shaved. I just used a sharp knife. When I covered it, you couldn't tell it was shaved.

And when I had my wreck and my head hit it, I lived, so I guess I didn't remove too much.
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...and I did it at night, 30 degrees....top down, car running, heat CRANKED! I kept using a lighter to see the seatbelt reel bolt hole.
THAT desperate, huh?

hahaa.
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Do cages get annoying if your DD ?
my car was my dd until i got my corolla (for the MPG). it was my daily for a long time with the full cage and door bars and not to mention i have the bucket seat.
but its not too bad, its pretty easy getting in and out, but then again i'm just 135lbs and 5ft7in asian person

i get more complaints from passengers, because on that side the passenger can only choose leg room or the choice to recline.
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Do cages get annoying if your DD ?
my car was my dd until i got my corolla (for the MPG). it was my daily for a long time with the full cage and door bars and not to mention i have the bucket seat.
but its not too bad, its pretty easy getting in and out, but then again i'm just 135lbs and 5ft7in asian person

i get more complaints from passengers, because on that side the passenger can only choose leg room or the choice to recline.
Nah, just that excited to install my birthday present! (31 yrs old)
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:39 PM   #59 (permalink)
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any more pictures of the ace? it looks really similar to the BSP rollbar.
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Harddog M1 hardtop with DD , driver is pretty safe from the bar , passenger not so much , I will be investing in some padding soon
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