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      01-08-2018, 04:43 PM   #1
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Roll bar

Hey all, just curious, I am talking to Bimmerworld about their JP roll bar for the E9x, and the possibility of getting one made for the 1'ers.

http://www.bimmerworld.com/Safety-Ra...E92-Coupe.html

As you can see, it is a pretty slick unit. They are wondering if there is a market for such. I have volunteered to let them use my car to build one, if you might be interested, contact Bimmerworld, or post up here and I will send them a link to the thread.
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      01-08-2018, 05:14 PM   #2
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FWIW, I recall this thread from a while back (no experience or affiliation):

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=460080
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      01-08-2018, 05:24 PM   #3
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Not 100% sure, but I do not believe they are making this anymore. Also, The diagonals that go from the main hoop to the rear shock towers are a different design. The connections are a slip type, instead of bolt though eye type (All the stress on a BR bar is on the hoop and those bolts) Not knocking the design, it is also very slick but the JP is going to be stronger, and possibly actually available.
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      01-08-2018, 10:05 PM   #4
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VAC Motorsport's roll bar seems to be a good option as well.

BR sold their mold a long time ago due to lack of interest. They don't make them anymore.
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      01-09-2018, 05:45 AM   #5
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JP bar should be about 600 cheaper than vac’s if you paint it yourself. Vac bar is really nice though.

Edit- it would be $800 cheaper. Also, it appears you would still have to drill into the floorpan with the VAC bar, but I am just going by the pictures on their site. I have ZERO experience with either product.

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      01-10-2018, 09:28 AM   #6
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Got an e-mail from JP yesterday. Really hoping this happens.
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      01-10-2018, 12:40 PM   #7
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I know the idea of a bolt-in solution sounds appealing to you guys, but sacrifices will always be made in something shipped like that. Any good fab shop with roll cage experience can build you something better for the same or less. I'm having one built soon.
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      01-10-2018, 05:46 PM   #8
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I don't really know anyone around me that does this unfortunately.

Fortunately, Jens IS going to be making this bar available for the 1 series. He won't have time to start until march, but I will likely be dropping it off after the NASA NCM race.
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      01-13-2018, 04:37 PM   #9
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I run the Autopower bolt in, I have the contact info of the person who designed the BRRacing bolt in roll bar. I'm local to them and he stated that it would be ~$2k to create a new one... Kinda silly for a bolt in bar.

Let me know if anyone wants his info.
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