bilfitz33 None
May 21, 2012 9:52 a.m.

Does anyone know about the structural strength of a targa roof,and if a roll bar would be necessary?

BoxheadTim UberDork
May 21, 2012 9:53 a.m.

Which generation MR2? And what do you intend to do to/with the car that might require a roll bar?

GameboyRMH UberDork
May 21, 2012 9:56 a.m.

If you're driving anything with a targa top in a way that it may end up on its roof, then yes a roll bar is necessary.

bilfitz33 New Reader
May 21, 2012 9:58 a.m.

In reply to BoxheadTim:

89,supercharged model to used on roadcources.

BoxheadTim UberDork
May 21, 2012 10:00 a.m.

PDX/HPDE or auto-X?

A roll bar certainly isn't going to hurt on these, but they're a rather tight fit. I'd also consider taking out the roof panels - if you park it into something you probably don't want to be showered in glass particles, either.

jrw1621 PowerDork
May 21, 2012 10:01 a.m.

Check with the rules of the roadcourse and events. This will tell you if a rollbar is required.
If you are asking if a rollbar is a good idea - well - of course it is. It is only the rules that will tell you if it is required.

Former owner of '88 MR2 SC used in autocross where a rollbar is not required and I did not have one.

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