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Old 03-27-2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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Default how much more difficult is it to get in and out?

For those that have door bars does it make it much harder to get in out of the car? I imagine with the roof down it is easier then with it up. Just wondering, thanks in advance.
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It took me less than a week to get used to them. I think the passengers will suffer more because the dash sticks out a bit, but ultimately they can move their seats back futher.
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When did you get door bars? I dont remember you having any...
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When did you get door bars? I dont remember you having any...
I had them before I had the racing seats. They made installing seats difficult, so I sold them off.
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Ahh, I see. did you feel they were advantageous in a track setting?
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JB Weld all the seams and you wont need door bars yo
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I was just being curious on this, I may do them one day but for now my miata is a daily driver. Although i can see the door bars making my hot chick friend have to lift her legs higher to get in, and she has several short skirts she likes to wear.
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Just install a passenger side door bar. It's a win win
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Just install a passenger side door bar. It's a win win
hmmmmm, might have a point there lol.
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That is awesome. You should provide photos of said skirt for us to help determine the best doorbar/sea combo for you.

Joking aside, many people swear the door bars combined with a roll bar are great for rigidity. The door bars do mean you are going to have more difficulty fitting an aftermarket seat in there and does give you one more thing to trip over when getting out of the car.

If you aren't tracking the car a lot, I don't think the door bars will be loved long. Track and I both run without them and we try to beat the crap out of little miatas. You may end up hating them and selling them to me for cheap if you only street it.
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