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Thanks for the feedback. Aidan, don't you have one?
I have 2. You are welcome to try them sometime. I love them. My girlfriend says they are some of the most comfortable seats she has sat in. She sleep in them every road trip we do.
 

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Headrest padding is 2" in the center and 3" on a side and has a curved shape. This is a lot better than some of the stock headrest (especially than an OEM miata one). I think 2-3" of padding on this seat is better than SFI crush type padding on the rollbar, which probably requires enough force for light concussion before it starts to collapse.
Wow. You did a good job of cleaning up that roll bar.
 

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Wow. You did a good job of cleaning up that roll bar.
Yup, it was a bit of work, but a few weekends for cleaning, sanding, painting and it came out really well. Making new backing plates for rear feet was fun..especially for the passenger side where it kind of curves around some lines going through the sheet metal. I called Boss Frog and they didn't have them for sale, so had to get the grinder and make them. I'll probably bring it tomorrow, you'll see it :)
 

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OMG I'm so close on pulling the trigger on a roll bar but I'm just too concerned with how close they are to your head in these little cars. But I guess they are safer in a big crash no matter how you look at it as long as you have the padding. We need a poll, roll bar in a DD or not haha.
 

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Hey blackbird thanks for posting that link. I have a friend here who has one of those hard dog hard bars that are just the main loop with no rear supports or cross sections so I am going to sit in his car and see how I feel about that bar around my head. The only way I'm going to settle this is to sit a car with a bar and judge for myself.
 

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So I just settled on ordering the Deuce bar like a few of you recommended for the taller of us roadster drivers who hit every other bar. A friend of mine had an NA with the hard bar in it and that mounts at about the same point as the deuce and i was able to sit in that car the other day and I should be just fine.

My question now is has anybody ever seen a deuce bar with the vinyl or leather cover and padding that hard dog sells? I can't seem to find a single picture of someone running a deuce with the padding and cover and I'm not about to buy it for 145 when I have never seen it before. Anybody got pictures?
 

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I found lots of the Boss Frog but not the Deuce. I've seen their covers for other bars. They're not super nice but get the job done. I'm more utilitarian so just some SFI, 3M tape, and zip ties for me...
 

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My guess: the logic is that the bar has to be shorter to be farther back from your head. There comes a point in that line of logic where you're better off to have no bar at all.
 

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I kind of get the logic, my bars are a bit lower than the Hard Dog / Blackbird Fabworx ones, but they are also a lot further back. So on the plus side, there is much less possibility you'll hit it in a crash, but on the minus side, it is not as tall as some other bars.

The moral of the story is, not all bars suit all people. You need to try a few and see what suits you and your needs.

Edit - for the record, I dropped the floor to get myself further away from my cage ... really don't understand how some people seem comfortable with the idea of their head twanging off a metal bar, padding or no padding!

Russell.
 
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