PART NUMBER: 61-1785
We are happy to announce the arrival of the Blackbird Fabworx RZ roll bar for the ND chassis! The RZ name stands for Road / Z-fold and it is our street driven with occasional track day roll bar.
Key features of the RZ roll bar:
* Allows full use of the factory soft top which can be lowered from the driver's seat.
* SCCA Legal. Not kinda legal, not almost legal, not "hopefully you can sneak it by tech" legal. 100% SCCA LEGAL.
* NASA Legal too, NASA CCR 11.4.7
* 2" taller than OEM hoop structure.
* DOM Steel construction with full X brace and a harness bar as standard.
* Factory seat travel and recline retained in full.
* Allows all plastic and carpet trim panels to be reinstalled (with minor trimming), glove box retained.
* Includes amp relocation bracket for cars with Bose sound system.
* High grade hardware kit included.
* High quality powder coat finish included in BLACK, many custom colors available for just $150 additional fee.
* Weight gain of just ~26 Lbs. in comparison with the OEM hoop structure it replaces!
Priced at $1245 (plus tax / shipping) for the complete setup in black. The High Gloss Silver finish as shown in the pics is an additional $150.
Please note the website sometimes does not accurately calculate shipping for this large item. Please place your order as usual and if the any correction needs to be made to the shipping charges we will contact you.
These bars are made to order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your bar to be fabricated.
BEWARE the wimpy stock bars are just 1 inch aluminum under the BIG plastic covers, here is what the stock hoop looks like:
On Track In Our Blue ND at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca!
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Under 14 pounds!
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Absolutely love this roll bar, looks great!
My only gripe is that the covers they offer for the cuts to the plastic trim should be included. IMO they are mandatory. Regarding the covers: the adhesive is not strong and mine peeled off from the plastic within a couple months. I used some industrial velcro tape that I had laying around and that has worked perfectly.
Fantastic product! Fits perfectly, and the provided instructions are very detailed and walk you through the full process. I was able to do the install myself in the driveway in a weekend (thought it did take the whole weekend). An extra pair of hands is useful when mounting it up in the car though, to ensure you don't scratch up your paint. The plastics behind the seat do need to be trimmed slightly to clear the bigger tubes and rear cross member, and the hidden storage behind the seats end up losing a bit of space. A dremel works great for this. You will also need to drill holes for the rear cross member mounting point, so make sure to have some silicone on hand to seal it up around the bolts. The soft top clears the bar no problem, not even the latch hook hits it. You just have to get used to raising and lowering the top in two steps. Lastly a minor warning, the latch for the soft top bolts up to the roll bar assembly, and the latch mechanism is plastic; DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN the bolts, or you will crack the plastic.
Overall, the chassis is noticeably stiffer after install, and you will feel much safer with the large steel tubes compared to the tiny aluminum of the stock hoops.
I had this bar installed a little over a week ago (at Rocky's Miatomotive), and am very pleased with the purchase. The welds all look solid and consistent, and the finish is perfect (I purchased the silver finish). The chassis is noticeably stiffer, with no additional aftermarket suspension/bracing installed (yet!) As the product page states, the soft top does clear the bar, but you'll have to get used to lifting in two stages since there's now a bar in the way. :)
The only drawbacks (and this will be the case with all proper roll bars with a cross member) are that some of the interior plastic panels behind the factory seats need to be trimmed due to the angle of the cross member, and the hidden compartments behind the seats are basically cut in half in terms of the amount that can be stored. Ultimately though, it's worth the peace of mind.
Hopefully I'll never get to test the effectiveness of the rollbar, but it does look like it will do the job.