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tones688
03-05-2007, 03:17 PM
Hi there,

I'm looking to get a rollbar for my '97 'vert. I want it to be able to participate in our events and have no intentions of actually racing the vehicle. Having said that, however, I want something of good quality, good fit and also plan on adding seats and 5-point harness belts. Price is a strong driver here also however, and while I don't want to skimp on safety or quality, I see quite a disparity on pricing out there. With a couple of track days looming ahead this year, I'm hoping to be able to afford a rollbar and an event this year :).

I believe I want to go with the Road Race version with a horizontal bar included for the harness.

I have heard heard good things from Autopower rollbars, but wondered if any of you have any comments on the following:

Steeda Rollbars: http://www.steeda.com/products/roll_bars.php

Auto Weld Chassis: http://web.inetba.com/autoweld/rbc.ivnu

If there are any other options out there, I'm all ears :).

Thanks!

blk04cobra1
03-05-2007, 07:44 PM
Hi there,

I'm looking to get a rollbar for my '97 'vert. I want it to be able to participate in our events and have no intentions of actually racing the vehicle. Having said that, however, I want something of good quality, good fit and also plan on adding seats and 5-point harness belts. Price is a strong driver here also however, and while I don't want to skimp on safety or quality, I see quite a disparity on pricing out there. With a couple of track days looming ahead this year, I'm hoping to be able to afford a rollbar and an event this year :).

I believe I want to go with the Road Race version with a horizontal bar included for the harness.

I have heard heard good things from Autopower rollbars, but wondered if any of you have any comments on the following:

Steeda Rollbars: http://www.steeda.com/products/roll_bars.php

Auto Weld Chassis: http://web.inetba.com/autoweld/rbc.ivnu

If there are any other options out there, I'm all ears :).

Thanks!
If I were to get a "bolt-in" setup, i'd go with Autopower hands down. IMO, you're better off getting a full "custom" one done, welded-in with swing outs or road-race style side bars...we do custom cages, if you'd like to bring it down from Ohio :thumbsup:

flynfink
03-06-2007, 09:02 AM
What's your arse worth? Spend the money on a good roll bar. DOM tubing, appropriate size and wall thickness for the weight of the vehicle.

Are you getting a racing seat? 5 or 6 pt. harnesses? 2 layer minimum suit? Hans device?

Just food for thought. Even at a HPDE, crashes happen..

point is, going cheap may cost you more in the long run.

Oh, Autopower has years of building quality cages that meet sanctioning body rules. If you are going to have a custom one done, make sure it does also. As a former SCCA Nationally licensed scrutineer, that has teched and logged and looked at a lot of wrecked race cars, this is my advise.

my $ .10 worth

cobrabitn
03-06-2007, 11:04 PM
I have an Autopower 4 point in my 1994 Cobra Coupe.....your mileage may vary! :thumbsup: