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Old 03-12-2018, 12:32 PM   #1
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Live in Montgomery County, MD - Rockville/Germantown

Need a NHRA Certified Roll Bar Installed !

Who and where can I get this done?

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Old 03-12-2018, 01:09 PM   #2
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You want one of the best? Ken Keir Race Cars.
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Is there such thing as a NHRA certified roll bar?
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:26 PM   #4
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Is there such thing as a NHRA certified roll bar?
You are correct, there is no " certification " , but there are min. requirements, ie: 1.75" tubing with a min. of .118 on the wall on mild steel as well as proper mounting methods.
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You want one of the best? Ken Keir Race Cars.
Thanks for the information...

Does it make any difference to buy one pre-made or have it custom fitted?

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Dan, I've used pre made kits from S&W and had good luck. Make sure the bar is installed as per the rule book.
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Thanks for the information...

Does it make any difference to buy one pre-made or have it custom fitted?

Dan
Most kits on the market are .134" tubing to make sure it meets the min. of .118". A quality shop will use .120" or .125" and check the thickness to make sure it will pass. They may have to buy DOM tube, more money, better product.
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Dan, I've used pre made kits from S&W and had good luck. Make sure the bar is installed as per the rule book.
^^ I agree.

Both of my Stockers have S&W kits.
Very pleased with their quality and customer service.


One thing I did find out after installing the kit in my 2009 Stocker :

If I had special ordered a "relaxed fit" main hoop cross bar with a 2-3 inch set back ( instead of the normal straight piece) then my seats could
have reclined further back. I did not know this until after I installed the kit.

Being a novice at roll bar installations, I can now see why chassis shops charge so much. To fit things right it takes a lot of time
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:29 PM   #9
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^^ I agree.

Both of my Stockers have S&W kits.
Very pleased with their quality and customer service.


One thing I did find out after installing the kit in my 2009 Stocker :

If I had special ordered a "relaxed fit" main hoop cross bar with a 2-3 inch set back ( instead of the normal straight piece) then my seats could
have reclined further back. I did not know this until after I installed the kit.

Being a novice at roll bar installations, I can now see why chassis shops charge so much. To fit things right it takes a lot of time
This good information !!

Would like a Roll Bar setup where you can get out of the Seat easily without being Gumby !
Also be able to sit in the back seat.

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This good information !!

Would like a Roll Bar setup where you can get out of the Seat easily without being Gumby !
Also be able to sit in the back seat.

Thanks

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Dan:
here are the pics of the 09 Mustang.
Because the seat back did not lean back to it's normal position, I had to "flip" the head rests...otherwise with a helmet on there's no way I'd be comfortable. I may still cut the cross bar out and install a 2" setback version

Also, I think it may be tough to make it easy to sit in the back seat by following the current rules regarding roll bars. I tried to crawl under mine. Going over would be easier if I needed to.

I do like the fact that I can remove any of my seats easily





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