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  • Side Intrusion Bar

    I put the FIA roll bar on today, which was very easy. Just bolted on without any trouble. The Side Intrusion Bar was a little trickier, because you have to find the threaded boss underneath the skin on the side of the car. With David L.'s help, I was able to locate it without drilling any unnecessary holes. Note how it overlaps with the rivet hole from the tonneau cover, which had to be removed. The only problem is that the hole in the bar doesn't quite line up with the threaded boss. It's about a half inch off. I haven't decided if I should make the hole on the bar brace bigger, or come up with some other solution.

    The hole for the strut brace on the passenger's side will be easy to find now that I found the driver's side hole. And no, my car isn't gold, the lighting in the garage is just strange!

    Justin
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    I have the FIA bar, petty strut, and side intrusion bar installed. It wasn't too bad to put on, except for minor alignment issues. And the bolts they sent for the mounting boss on the sides of the car were not the same size as the threaded holes. This seems like a fairly nice compromise between the safety of a roll cage and the standard bar. I took my time locating the mounting bosses under the skin, and making holes in the skin, which was really the only thing that took any time.

    Justin
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    • #3
      Did you put the special bolts into the FIA bar?

      These are the ones that come up from underneath, just above the shocks, and go into the center of the bar.

      You must remove the shocks to install.

      Doug

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      • #4
        Doug,

        I was wondering what those bolts were for, I'll have to take a look at it tomorrow.

        Thanks,

        Justin

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        • #5
          The special bolts have a very low profile head because there is very little room above the shock.

          Doug

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          • #6
            Does this side intrusion kit work on an SV, or are the dimensions different?

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            • #7
              I'm guessing it might, but I'm sure RMSCI could tell you. I can't put the door on with the side intrusion bar there, but the hood goes on with just one snap undone.

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              • #8
                Have you tried the car on the road yet? I'm curious if that stiffened up the chassis to a noticeable degree.

                -John
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