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Old 08-08-2019, 11:38 PM   #1
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Are the roll hoops functional as a roll bar?

Or are they merely decorative? They look like “style bars” on the Miata which are not meant to protect driver and passenger.

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Old 08-09-2019, 12:18 AM   #2
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They're a safety feature.
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:15 AM   #3
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Definitely functional. It is a properly-reinforced steel bar that attaches to the frame of the vehicle. Part # 986 580 011 01(roll-over bar), page 323 of the parts catalog.
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:53 AM   #4
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According to PCA they are good enough for the track, so I'd say yes.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:38 AM   #5
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They are quite beefy
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Old 08-10-2019, 05:35 PM   #6
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They are PCA track certified, and from what I have heard they are certified with most track events.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:30 PM   #7
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Unless you are too tall in the seat to pass the broomstick test, then you need a roll bar extension.i

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