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Old 06-13-2001, 07:27 AM
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Hey all,

Just wondering if anyone has any reservations about the stock rollover hoops. I think that with some of the high powered SC cars out there and whatnot, that people would be more concerned about rollover safety were anything to go wrong. I'm not sure the stock rollhoops are high enough to do as much good as they should.

Has anyone thought of installing an aftermarket roll bar like the Hard Dog stuff that Miata owners use?

Just wondering what everyone is thinking on this.
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Old 06-13-2001, 09:40 AM
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check pages 88 and 89 in daniel carney's book...
he discusses the testing of the roll capability-
the car was designed for a roll and tested too (photo in the book).
the best solution is not to take this car off-road!! and no rolling over!
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Also do a search in this forum, where opinions seem mixed.

Certainly the hoops are lower than the heads of many of us tall guys, but the windshield was also designed as a rollbar which helps a lot. It seems also that the flexibility of one's body might help in the right circumstances (in a slow "lazy" rollover for example). One person posted that a 6'1" friend had walked away from an S2K rollover. Still, as wanabe says, the best solution: don't roll over!
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There is currently a big thread about this subjuct running on this board.
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