Harddog Sport Rollbar
I call this a handling mod because it's supposed to stiffen up the car
significantly. The previous owner installed an original Harddog Sport Rollbar,
with no diagonals. I think it really improves the look of the car with the top
down, and no doubt, would certainly help save my head in a rollover.
The previous owner sure payed nice attention to detail. Looks like he loved
this car as much as I do. The tow hooks were removed, with gets rid of a
few pounds of unnecessary weight, giving me an excuse to call it a "handling
Update: Mar 25, 2003
When I replaced the soft-top after the break in (they slashed the top), I
decided I wanted a glass rear window. There happened to be an M2 top sitting on
a wrecked car at Import Auto Recyclers, so I bought it. However, the M1 Harddog
Sport rollbar isn't compatible with the glass window, so I sold it and bought a
M2 Sport bar. I'm glad I did, the glass window is wonderful.
The time has finally come to do some serious suspension & handling work
on my car. I haven't decided on what all I'm going to do, or what brands/parts
I'm going to use, but here's the latest list of "favorites".
Shocks & Springs:
- TEIN type-HA coilovers - Most definatly the prefered option
- Koni coilovers - A comprimise, if the EFDC won't work on the TEINs in an
- KYB AGXs - If I decide I don't want/need coilovers.
- KYB GR2s - If I decide I don't want/need adjustable shocks, or decide to
postpone putting in coilovers.
- Flyin' Miata front & rear sways - Sounds like the most highly recommended
- Racing Beat front & rear sways - Stiffer than the FM bars
Strut Tower Bar
- Flyin' Miata - Someone else I know has an FM tower bar that doesn't fit
with his turbo.
- AutoRice Tower Bar - Aparantly someone I know (name withheld ;)) can get
strut tower bars for ~$50
Rear Subframe Brace
- Moss Rear Subframe Brace - Relatively cheap, looks clean.
- OEM 92+ Subframe Brace - It might be possible to get an OEM brace from a
Now I know tires will make a big difference, but I think that will have to
wait until next summer.