Apexcarver SuperDork
Sept. 12, 2010 12:43 p.m.

Came with my car and its not my taste. Want to sell it to help fund putting a HPDE legal bar into my new miata.

Could be a chassis brace for an earlier miata that wasnt equipped with one!

Here is what Racing Beat has to say about it

"Full Recline" Type II Style Bar Stainless Steel

The Racing Beat Style Bar is the one that started it all! The “Full Recline” Type II Style Bar by Racing Beat provides the Miata driver an opportunity to find their optimum driving position, without sacrificing precious interior space. Designed to allow the upper seat back to recline to within 1-inch of the rear bulkhead, the Racing Beat bar offers a great combination of functionality and appearance. br> Our bar utilizes 2.25-inch OD mandrel-bent stainless steel tubing in a classic twin hoop design that projects a muscular and aggressive image. The Type II Style Bars are available in your choice of either highly polished stainless steel, or a powder-coated satin black finish. This bar adds the additional benefit of increasing chassis stiffness across the mid-section of the car. All of our Style Bars are designed to function without interfering with the operation of the stock factory soft and/or hard tops, and aftermarket replacement tops equipped with glass windows.

For years we have strived to perfect the production techniques used in the manufacturing processes of these style bars. Over 50 manufacturing steps are utilized in the production of every bar we produce. From the mandrel-bending, welding, final polishing and inspection, these bars are unsurpassed in quality and attention to detail. All manufacturing steps are undertaken in-house so we can monitor the production of every bar.

Additionally, we supply a template to allow for re-positioning of the optional factory Wind Blocker on the 1999-03 Miata. (Note: Access to the cargo-net feature on the Wind Blocker is restricted due to the limited clearance [approx. 1-inch] between the Wind Blocker and the Style Bar.) This bar is also combatable with factory tops that are equipped with aftermarket top that have been fitted with glass windows. As reported by one of our customers, "I'm happy to report that the Type II bar does fit with the Duetto Glassfold top by a comfortable margin."

Each Style Bar is supplied with detailed, illustrated instructions and can be installed in approximately 2-3 hours using basic tools. Each bar mounts to the chassis through the use of six mounting bolts for a secure and rigid fitment. Some cutting of the plastic interior paneling is required and can be accomplished using a utility knife or grinding tool. (While other bars may offer “30-minute” installations, we believe that they are taking serious short cuts with their installation process. Yes, trimming of the interior panels may take a few extra minutes, but we believe that the most secure method of mounting your Style Bar is against the metal surface of your chassis… NOT against a soft plastic interior panel. Trimming the panels is not overly difficult and has been accomplished by 1000’s of other Miata owners that have purchased our Type II bar. If you’re going to install a bar in your Miata do it right the first time – you won’t regret it!) To download the instructions for review, click here.

While this Style Bar is a very secure and sturdy device it has not been designed to provide rollover protection and is not intended to be used as a safety device.


Located in Western Maryland, would prefer local pickup, but can ship at your cost (will have to research price and options if you want to go that way) (can discuss meeting between pittsburgh and DC if it fits into my schedule)

RB asks $300 how does $150 sound?

Apexcarver SuperDork
Sept. 13, 2010 8:57 a.m.

Any offers?

BoxheadTim Dork
Sept. 13, 2010 11:50 a.m.

I've had good success putting stuff like that on ebay (albeit in the UK).

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