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    Styling bar for convertibles?

    Hey I'm looking at this '02 convertible ws6 right now, but if I end up buying it I would definitely want to get one of those styling bars with the rear light. I think they look sooooo good I was wondering if any of you knew where to find them or had any pics of them on your ride. I've been googling all day and can't seem to find anywhere.

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    the ones you mention offer no protection and the light will bug you with the top up.
    I have the same rollbar as mentionned by hastingsrj, Wolfcraft Racing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    the ones you mention offer no protection and the light will bug you with the top up.
    I have the same rollbar as mentionned by hastingsrj, Wolfcraft Racing
    Hmmmm,,,,why would the light bug you with the top up???? Mind explaining???

    It would be like having a dome light just like in the millions of other hardtop cars running around. Is that so bad????
    Actually I kinda hate the fact that there are only lights in the floors, doesn't light the rest of the car up that well, especially for my son in the back seat when he wants to read something, it's rather dark for the back seat passengers with the stock lighting,,,just something to ponder

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    I believe he means that every time you hit the breaks youll get a red brake light going off in the interior of your car (brake light built into the bar)

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    I dont know why but I also like the look of the light bar...for me personally it just looks like theres too much going on with the fulll on roll cage.....Can you make a cage to look like the lightbar...meaning only 2 points where it connects to the car??? Not trying to hi-jack your thread but I am curious because I like the light bar as well

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    holy crap thats 500 dollars after shipping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitjct View Post
    I believe he means that every time you hit the breaks youll get a red brake light going off in the interior of your car (brake light built into the bar)
    Oh I see,,,,,theres a brake light on the bar????? Now I understand the comment about the light going off all the time while the tops up,,,,,,,Why in the world would you need that???? The car has enough brake lights already.

    It seems a dome light would make more sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitjct View Post
    I dont know why but I also like the look of the light bar...for me personally it just looks like theres too much going on with the fulll on roll cage.....Can you make a cage to look like the lightbar...meaning only 2 points where it connects to the car??? Not trying to hi-jack your thread but I am curious because I like the light bar as well
    Try finding any manufacturer that'll claim their product offers any crash protection whatsoever that connects to the car at only 2 points.

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    I would still love to see a vert in person with the 4 pt. cage installed. I'm curious about some things. I never see any at the track or around the street here.

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    i prefer rollbar over cage. mine cost me barely over $200... was a xMas sale, though.
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    Thanks for the link. I have seen those pictures before. I don't care for the door bar though on a car I drive nearly daily in the summer time. My wife and son would do nothing but complain having to climb around that thing.

    And no a swing out bar would not be an option either,,,just in case you were thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Thanks for the link. I have seen those pictures before. I don't care for the door bar though on a car I drive nearly daily in the summer time. My wife and son would do nothing but complain having to climb around that thing.

    And no a swing out bar would not be an option either,,,just in case you were thinking
    You can order it without that bar.

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    Ya thanks Ed, but I would still like to see one in person sometime before I make a decision. Just no verts running or racing around my area.

    Just some picky details I would like to see for myself so I can decide if it's for me,,,,or if it's going to bother the backseat passengers or not, and what if any affects it has on interior,,,I'm not a fan of cutting on things

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    i'll let you come up and help me install mine.

    i should have mine installed soon. you coming up to norwalk/ summit raceway at all this summer? i'll be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Ya thanks Ed, but I would still like to see one in person sometime before I make a decision. Just no verts running or racing around my area.

    Just some picky details I would like to see for myself so I can decide if it's for me,,,,or if it's going to bother the backseat passengers or not, and what if any affects it has on interior,,,I'm not a fan of cutting on things
    If you are going to have people sit in the back, get the removable bar. But Adults may hit their head on the bar.




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    Hmmm, from those pics it appears the rear goes back to the rear deck/package tray area,,,right where my SS deck mat sits.

    Guess that would pose a problem??

    My wife would kill me if she kept hitting her head on the bar Maybe it's not for me.

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    ed how much did you have to trim of the tonn. cover? doesn't look like much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastcamarosss11 View Post
    ed how much did you have to trim of the tonn. cover? doesn't look like much?
    Ouch,,,good eye. I didn't even catch that. Well shucks that sealed it,,,,no cage for me.

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