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Old 04-27-2006, 03:43 PM   #1
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What does it take to replace the Roll Bar

I bought my 2001 Boxster S used and there were some serious chips on the roll bars from improperly strapped skis. I saw roll bars on ebay for $300 each, which I believe is a very decent price since new ones is about $2000. I am not sure what the conditions of the roll bar is -- I'll have to check with the seller.

My question is: Is it difficult to change the roll bar? Are there special tools that would have to be used?

Thank you in advance for yor input.
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Old 04-28-2006, 04:35 AM   #2
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I saw roll bars on ebay for $300 each
Each what? It's a one piece 4 point roll bar.

Hopefully what your looking at is this auction
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Porsche-97-04-Boxster-Roll-Bar-w-pads-seatbelts-REDUC_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ42611QQitemZ45692 73418QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWD1V

Lets put it this way, it's not going to be easy to swap, but once you remove yours instillation is the reverse of removal lol...
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Old 04-28-2006, 05:04 AM   #3
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http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=4873&hl=rollbar
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:37 AM   #4
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I would just sand it down and paint it... ski's couldn't have cause that much damage to metal.
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Step by Step instruction available

You can get the factory step by step manuals (pdf format) at the following site.

http://www.cannell.co.uk/Manuals.htm

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Each what? It's a one piece 4 point roll bar.

Hopefully what your looking at is this auction
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Porsche-97-04-Boxster-Roll-Bar-w-pads-seatbelts-REDUC_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ42611QQitemZ45692 73418QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWD1V

Lets put it this way, it's not going to be easy to swap, but once you remove yours instillation is the reverse of removal lol...
That's the ones.
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Old 04-28-2006, 11:49 AM   #7
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Thank you ... looks easy enough.
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You can get the factory step by step manuals (pdf format) at the following site.

http://www.cannell.co.uk/Manuals.htm

Good Luck

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Check that link lately? It has been taken down.
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