Good-Win Racing Mazda Performance Parts

The Hard Dog M2 Hard Core Hardtop w/ DOUBLE Diagonal Black.


Miata 1990-2005 · Roll-Bars · Hard Dog

Part Number: 60-1318

Application: 1999-2005

Price: $505.00


The Hard Dog M2 Hard Core Hardtop w/ DOUBLE Diagonal Black.
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The M2 Hardtop version of the Hard Core Bar is designed for the serious SCCA Solo 1 competitor that wants to maintain a dual purpose car for street and racing use, but doesn't want to give up the hard top or glass rear window convertible top.

Single main hoop diagonal brace and harness tabs standard - a second main hoop diagonal brace may be added for extra strength and better rear vision. Compatible with the M2 (second generation 1999-2005) factory glass rear window convertible top.

Features include:
* Full interior width; farther to the rear than the standard Hard Core allowing better head clearance
* Complete use of hard top and 1999-2005 factory glass rear window convertible top
* Available with durable powdercoat finish or polished stainless steel (optional stainless steel shown in picture)
* Constructed of highest quality tubing 1.75" diam x .120" wall
* Laser cut 3/16" mounting and back-up plates
* Complete hardware kit w/ grade 8 bolts and instructions

SHIPPING COST NOTICE: Flat rate of $95 shipping direct from factory applies to this harddog bar.

PICTURE NOTE...picture shows regular hardcore and the hard top version is a little shorter than shown here to fit under the hard top.

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-- Shon

After reading many other positive reviews on both the GWR and Miata forums I finally decided to buy this product. My main concern for many months was whether or not I was up to the task of installing the header. But with the excellent instructions on Brian's forum as well as several Miata forum threads it turned out easier than I expected. After receiving notice that the header would arrive on a Friday afternoon, I began the disassembly process. After about 3 hours I had the stock manifold out. Later that afternoon the new catted header arrived right on schedule. And it is a thing of beauty. I opted for the stainless version. Installation on Saturday morning took another 3 hours, although I could have shaved some time off of that but I was actually enjoying the process of double checking torque values and cleaning up my engine compartment. I already have the GWR catted midpipe, so that connection was a snap. I put everything back together, reconnected my battery, and went for a drive. NO CODES! Nice throaty sound with my RSII muffler, and a significant boost in power and low/mid torque. Another happy camper here. I since have added a M-E tune and I feel I have realized all of the gains that Brian has achieved on his 2012 project Miata. I've put several hundred miles on my Miata since the install with zero problems. This is the car that Mazda should have built all along. Thanks Brian.

-- Ron P.