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Flamers' and negative comment are not welcome, but just wondering if anyone has an RMR roll 'style' bar they're interested in selling.
 

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Carpe Diem , Kenny in the Kappa Performance forum is putting his Sky back to stock and may still have his . He posted a whole list of everything he is selling and the style Bar is One of them .
 

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Carpe Diem , Kenny in the Kappa Performance forum is putting his Sky back to stock and may still have his . He posted a whole list of everything he is selling and the style Bar is One of them .
Thanks. I've done the research, and given up on the idea of the RMR bar.
 

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There is a little bit more to it than that.
 

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it's kinda cool. not for me though. I could see if you took it to the track a lot and needed it as a requirement. Or if you lived in the country you could mount a couple KC fog lights on top. To each his own.
 

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This was just for looks, it wouldnt help you if you rolled over.
 

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This was just for looks, it wouldnt help you if you rolled over.
They just said it hasn't been tested, and so, for legality issues, they called it a style bar. From the pics, it looks like it would be fairly stout.

That said, roll cages aren't all equal. In reality. The only thing that can protect us in our cars is a full cage that is welded to the chassis; not bolted. There was a Mustang that flipped at Hallett Raceway here in OK. Had a full roll cage (bolted) and the cage essentially went straight through the floor. Driver survived, luckily. Hallett/Car FX Mustang Flips Over After Hitting Tire Wall Pictures - Top Speed

 

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If that cage punched through the floor it would be because it wasn't properly backed up or the plates were too small on the inside.

Sandwiching suitable plates on either side of the unibody sheet metal is equivalent to welding - you are attaching to the same metal either way.
 

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If that cage punched through the floor it would be because it wasn't properly backed up or the plates were too small on the inside.

Sandwiching suitable plates on either side of the unibody sheet metal is equivalent to welding - you are attaching to the same metal either way.
Correct. This was what I meant to convey. I just didn't word it properly. :agree:
 

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They just said it hasn't been tested, and so, for legality issues, they called it a style bar. From the pics, it looks like it would be fairly stout.
Right, but from what I recall (I'm not currently looking at it), it wouldn't pass any proper tech inspection. I don't think it has any lateral stabilizers, so it'll just fold over in a rollover...
 

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Right, but from what I recall (I'm not currently looking at it), it wouldn't pass any proper tech inspection. I don't think it has any lateral stabilizers, so it'll just fold over in a rollover...
I believe your recollection is correct. This bar is strictly for looks, and if you were to get upside down, it could fold over on top of your head. It is definately not for tracking, though some have gotten away with using it for HPDE schools.
 

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Just buy some 2" PVC pipe and U bends and some Armaflex and chrome spray paint (seriously).

Cut the U bends to form the corners and make the bonds between them and the straight top piece and let it dry well before spraying with chrome paint. Then cover the joints with the Armaflex (or whatever padding looks nice to you. Mounting in the car is pretty easy and you'd be amazed how real it will look. Plus it would potentially do less damage to occupants in a crash than steel tubing poorly mounted would.
 

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I have one installed. It's two primary mounting bolts are the two top seat belt mounting bolts and there are a couple bolts on each side that mount a bracket from the bar, down into the back side of the trunk wall behind the seats. As far as the tulip goes, the two flaps are removed because they can't operate as designed with the bar in the way. They are what gets cut to fit in around the bar and for a compression pin to hold them in place while the top is down. You have to pull the flaps off for the top to go up. I really like mine, but would I expect it to hold up in a roll over? most likely not, but then again I do nothing with mine that a 5 star rollover rated car should flip (aside from a freak accident). To add another point not having one there won't help in a roll over either.
 

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I have one installed. It's two primary mounting bolts are the two top seat belt mounting bolts and there are a couple bolts on each side that mount a bracket from the bar, down into the back side of the trunk wall behind the seats. As far as the tulip goes, the two flaps are removed because they can't operate as designed with the bar in the way. They are what gets cut to fit in around the bar and for a compression pin to hold them in place while the top is down. You have to pull the flaps off for the top to go up. I really like mine, but would I expect it to hold up in a roll over? most likely not, but then again I do nothing with mine that a 5 star rollover rated car should flip (aside from a freak accident). To add another point not having one there won't help in a roll over either.
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Thanks. I've done the research, and given up on the idea of the RMR bar.
I think you made the right choice. The bar has no forward support and very little vertical support to keep it from causing serious injury. This forum has had a few roll overs and the roll over brace has done pretty good and doesn't fold over. My 69 Camaro has an 8 point ChassisWorks bar in it. When I used to street race in California my 70 Camaro had a legal bar in it. If somebody wants to put in a fake bar, then I agree with Bill about PCV pipe.
 
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