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Tue, Apr. 8th, 2008, 11:22 am

no one has posted here in quite some time!

i wondered if i could get some help finding a roll bar. i kind of assumed all roll bars would have the same effectiveness in the event of a crash, so i was just looking for the cheapest. i found http://www.gomiata.com/noname4.html, a hard dog hard bar, and i was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions. i just want a standard black one.

i also wanted to replace my speakers because i listen to my music REALLY loud and i kind of blew them out, and i wondered if anyone had any other suggestions besides http://www.gomiata.com/cldosp.html and http://www.gomiata.com/clhesp.html once again, i'm pretty much looking for the cheaper options, but obviously something that can withstand extremely loud music.

i have a 90, btw. thanks!

Tue, Apr. 8th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)

All roll bars are not the same. I have the Hard dog hard core double diagonal brace version. The extra bracing makes it a lot stronger, which works for me as I track and autocross my car. That could be overkill if you keep yours on the street. Or it could work out to be the best extra $200 you ever spent if you ever end up in a particularly nasty roll over. But event the base one beats not having one and you'll still get some nice chassis stiffening out of it. Can't help you with the speaker question. =)

Tue, Apr. 8th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)

I wish I had more input for you, too. I blew one of my stock speakers by listening to loud music in my '92.

Careful with the cheap roll bars. Anything that bolts in is only as strong as the bolts.

I check ebay for stereo stuff occasionally. It is risky, but sometimes you can find cheaper new gear on there. I wouldn't take a risk on used speakers unless they were cheap enough that you wouldn't mind throwing the money away.

Tue, Apr. 8th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)

Wow, is this a serious post?

If so, PLEASE read available research on the Internet and in many, many publications regarding roll bars. They are VERY MUCH NOT THE SAME! If you are looking for the shiny chrome hoops that go behind the seats because they look cool, then that's fine. Pick something pretty.

Otherwise, there are many options for roll bars/cages depending on what you want it for. Many will actually provide you with no protection in the event you flip the car over. (Which I'd love to say you'd never do, but I've had a few close calls...)

Not to come down hard on you, but if you are looking for a roll bar for safety - the choice, and further, the INSTALLATION - are very, very important matters that are sometimes pretty complex.

I'll help you out, if you want. Just let me know.

(Also, for speakers, if you're looking for the speakers from the doors, just stop in at local junkyards. You should be able to round some up.)

Tue, Apr. 8th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)

um, yeah, it is a serious post. thanks for being a smartass.

i realize there's a difference between style bars and roll bars. did you even look at the link i posted asking if that one was okay?

Tue, Apr. 8th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)

Yes, and I offered you my help in finding exactly what you want.

Offer's still on the table, when you clarify exactly what function said items need to perform.

Fri, May. 2nd, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)

Talk to John Long or Dan Pedroza at JC AutoSpec in Round Rock. John is a respected Miata mechanic and has installed so many roll bars he can probably do it in his sleep and Dan has raced Miatas for many years and is very knowledgeable as well. They can answer your questions and order what you want as well.