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Looking on mx5parts and some IL branded bars for £200 front and rear. Worth it and does the radiator have to be moved to fit these particular ones?

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Looking on mx5parts and some IL branded bars for £200 front and rear. Worth it and does the radiator have to be moved to fit these particular ones?

Cheers

Graham

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I've bought them, a "how not to install" anti tutorial to follow !

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Rollbars are a bit of a black art, you'd do well to read Keith Tanner's book. "How to Build a High-Performance Mazda Miata MX-5".    Have you done anything else to the suspension or just put thicker ARBs in?


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Have only just pressed buy now button to buy the arbs. I've fitted new drop links already. Everything else is standard sport set up. I'll get them on then get the alignment done again. I've done bars and bushes etc on other cars but for the Mazda it's just bars it's getting as the bushes are fine

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The aim is just to make Zoom a little sharper. Not using on track and not doing power mods beyond my stainless back box.

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Racing Beat road bars, 25mm thick not the 32mm ones. ILM seemed to make little difference to contol unwanted body roll for even in tandem with fitment of BBR shocks and springs kit. The Racing beat have three adjustment points to hook the drop links onto, mine are at the max and provide a very neutral feel to the car.

 

The ride is stiffer but I like a good stiff ride as long as it all works in harmony with all components involved. 


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Don't we all, Steve, don't we all? ;)
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Don't we all, Steve, don't we all? ;)

 

Oof sir what do you mean??


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I read a post from you Steve from 6 years ago on the subject. Life and decisions aren't perfect so I went with the review on MX5parts that said it was good on their Sport. It gives me something to tinker with mechanically and will hopefully have a placebo effect so all will be good. Need some rear drop links then a wheel alignment.

Can't do rough rides now in either meaning due to a bad back!

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I read a post from you Steve from 6 years ago on the subject. Life and decisions aren't perfect so I went with the review on MX5parts that said it was good on their Sport. It gives me something to tinker with mechanically and will hopefully have a placebo effect so all will be good. Need some rear drop links then a wheel alignment.

Can't do rough rides now in either meaning due to a bad back!

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I contemplated fitting some yellow dot roll bars from the RX-8 to my Ae, (cheaper and quite easy to come by).

Sadly I never got round to do it, but hear good review from those that have done the mod....


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I read a post from you Steve from 6 years ago on the subject. Life and decisions aren't perfect so I went with the review on MX5parts that said it was good on their Sport. It gives me something to tinker with mechanically and will hopefully have a placebo effect so all will be good. Need some rear drop links then a wheel alignment.

Can't do rough rides now in either meaning due to a bad back!

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I contemplated fitting some yellow dot roll bars from the RX-8 to my Ae, (cheaper and quite easy to come by).
Sadly I never got round to do it, but hear good review from those that have done the mod....
Thought about those but personally don't like using second hand parts, never know where they've been etc. But supposedly good and cheaper if you can find them. The arbs I've just bought were £190 front and rear which is fine, cheaper than the eibachs which I think trade on their name rather than being miles better, I maybe wrong but trying to keep my affordable roadster affordable.

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Are you talking about sway bars? as in a suspension component?

Every time I've seen roll bars mentioned for MX-5s they are talking about roll over protection. Maybe I'm talking with too many Americans online!!


Edited by TK01, 07 January 2019 - 11:03 PM.


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Are you talking about sway bars? as in a suspension component?

Every time I've seen roll bars mentioned for MX-5s they are talking about roll over protection. Maybe I'm talking with too many Americans online!!

Sway is American anti roll is English. Fender is bumper , hood is bonnet and trunk is boot. We'll teach them good old Americans to speak property eventually.!

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Are you talking about sway bars? as in a suspension component?

Every time I've seen roll bars mentioned for MX-5s they are talking about roll over protection. Maybe I'm talking with too many Americans online!!

Sway is American anti roll is English. Fender is bumper , hood is bonnet and trunk is boot. We'll teach them good old Americans to speak property eventually.!

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:D I knew of the fender/hood/trunk ridiculousness, but the funny thing is my South African and Aussie friends call them "sway bars" as well and usually they speak British English. :giggle:


Edited by TK01, 20 May 2019 - 03:36 PM.

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I thought we (in the UK) tend to call them anti roll bars which aids in the differentiation from a roll bar.


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Good point Steve, that makes a lot of sense.



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Anti sway bar would be to me a more correct term at least then it gives a clue as to it's function. I don't hear the term stabilzer bar used very often either again descriptive.


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An anti sway bar is a bar selling non alcoholic drinks.

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The Sway Bar I believe is in Holborn, where you apparently can go and meet extravagant and beautiful people. What a load of bull's testicles.



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The Sway Bar I believe is in Holborn, where you apparently can go and meet extravagant and beautiful people...

 

Correct, Sir. I am often there myself.


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