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Old 29-12-2007, 17:31   #1
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TF roll bar/hoops

I am wanting to fit a roll bar to my TF in the next month or two before its trip to Le Mans in June and Europe in August and the odd track day before that!

Problem is, all I can find are actual hoops. Does anyone have a roll bar fitted and know where you can get them? Hoops are really the last resort as the audi tt and ford streetka has ruined the image of them for me!
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Old 29-12-2007, 18:15   #2
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the only 'proper' roll bar is a Safety Devices full roll cage, as used in the Cup cars, once fitted the soft top cannot be used.
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Old 30-12-2007, 07:50   #3
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Roll Hoops will help a little, but in fact we do not need them. The front
wind screen frame is made of high grade steel ect and before a Car like
the MGF/TF ( in fact all cars) get a EU certificate of registration there
are tested and this incl. a roll over test which it has to pass. The only
cars that realy need Roll hoops are 4 seater and most of these now
have the automatic pop up roll over safety ones. Like in the Audi A4 -
VW + BMW ect. So they might help but not needed. I have seen some
that you just mount on you head rests.
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Cheers for replys.

I had feared that an actual bar hasnt been made for the TF and in light of you post Trevor, I may not bother with the hoops then. If I do, I will get the ones that fit to the chassis rather than cosmetic and with the wind-stop built in.

I may have a few hundred quid to spend on some different pressies now...
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Roll Hoops will help a little, but in fact we do not need them......
draw a line from the top of the wind screen to to the tip of the boot, add in a factor for deforming, then see where your head is in relation to the line

However, I only know know of one TF that got inverted in a crash, so lets keep it real.......the inverted TF by the way did have Mike Satur boxer hoops fitted, they did not deform, and the driver was of the opinion that they saved his and his passengers lives.
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Pete beat me to it, again!

Its a worrying thought once that line has been drawn...

On the roll cage front if you do try to fit one of the cup cages do try and see/sit in one before you purchase. I am slightly over 6ft tall and was lucky enough to be chauffeured around Brands Hatch recently in a cup car. Lucky, was the operative word, as at one point I did not think that I was going to fit in! Once in though it feels fine, until you have to get out again!
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OUCH! That couldn't have saved much by the look of it
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