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Old 02-03-2006, 01:46 PM   #1
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At the Track Gauging interest in Legacy Bolt Roll Bar and Cage kits.

Hi All,

I have a had a few inquiries as to Roll bar and cage kits for the Legacy over the past year. Primarily the first gen Legacy. I was just curious to see how many folks would be interested in something like this?

I was thinking that something like the Autopower bolt products that you can find in my for sale ad from the vendor forum.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=813362



I can have these produced of there is interest.

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Old 02-03-2006, 01:56 PM   #2
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well, this doesnt help you, but I may be interested in one for the BE chassis
I know that would be super custom though, if only I had a pipe bender....

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Old 02-03-2006, 02:20 PM   #3
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Autopower makes good stuff. I'd probably be interested, although, I too am the wrong type of Legacy. 2nd gen (BD) here.

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Old 02-03-2006, 09:12 PM   #4
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ditto with the BD...

im so interested i can hardly stand it.
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:59 PM   #5
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BG here, and I could see having a cage
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Old 02-03-2006, 11:24 PM   #6
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+4 for BD/BG (2nd Gen) body style...
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:42 AM   #7
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Thanks to all for your comments!


I must say I love the that 2nd gen Legacy body style. If I get enough interest I'm sure we'll put together a kit for that car.

Keep the comments comeing!

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Old 02-06-2006, 12:08 PM   #8
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just as long as it doesn't look like this



This cage looks like a joke.....
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Old 02-06-2006, 01:15 PM   #9
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+1 for a '95 BK wagon. Fat chance, I know. Depends on price.
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Old 02-06-2006, 05:27 PM   #10
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just as long as it doesn't look like this

This cage looks like a joke.....
OK, I give. What about that rollbar looks like a joke? Note that I called it a "rollbar" not a "cage" - it's supposed to provide basic rollover protection, it's not a full-on FIA-spec cage. Admittedly it's not the greatest rollbar in the world - the main hoop could definitely be closer to the roof, and I wouldn't bother with the harness attachments (just wrap the harnesses around the main horizontal) - but I wouldn't say it's a joke.

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Looks awefully low (to the driver/passenger) to me

Otherwise appears to be good construction with few bends and it appears to be gusset'ed (sp) too...
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:42 PM   #12
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+1 to the BD/BG interest. I'd be interested in a full cage, but would want it to be build using SCCA specification (baseplates of proper size, good quality welds, proper tube thickness, etc).

I deal in Autopower bolt-in cages through www.festivegarage.com by the way If this falls through I was thinking about driving to the Autopower warehouse and seeing if I can put together a 2nd Legacy "cocktail" of parts they have on shelf...
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Old 02-06-2006, 08:17 PM   #13
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+1 to the BD/BG interest. I'd be interested in a full cage, but would want it to be build using SCCA specification (baseplates of proper size, good quality welds, proper tube thickness, etc).

I deal in Autopower bolt-in cages through www.festivegarage.com by the way If this falls through I was thinking about driving to the Autopower warehouse and seeing if I can put together a 2nd Legacy "cocktail" of parts they have on shelf...
Hi,

No offence but a proper Autopower dealer would know that Autopower builds their roll cage products to the letter if the SCCA rule book.

Now then if your in the San Diego area then please, by all means go to Autopower and have them build you and the Legacy community a kit. They will give you a cage for half price for the use of your Legacy so they can make a kit. They will need your car for about a week. We helped arrange a GC Impreza like that.

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Old 02-07-2006, 11:51 AM   #14
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Pat: That is an autopower roll bar. The harnesses mount points are not a safe angle compared to the drivers shoulders. I hope that the roll bar pictured was made for a sedan or another car andmade to fit into the wagon. The main hoop is far to low and even with roll bar padding a head would have no chance in a crash. I just think its stupid to put in a roll bar that functionally doesn't even do what it says it's gonna do. I know it isn't a cage I never said it was. But for rollover protection it's a piece of crap.
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Old 02-07-2006, 12:12 PM   #15
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Pat: That is an autopower roll bar. The harnesses mount points are not a safe angle compared to the drivers shoulders. I hope that the roll bar pictured was made for a sedan or another car and made to fit into the wagon. The main hoop is far to low and even with roll bar padding a head would have no chance in a crash. I just think its stupid to put in a roll bar that functionally doesn't even do what it says it's gonna do. I know it isn't a cage I never said it was. But for rollover protection it's a piece of crap.
Mr. Rogers,

The above pictured silver wagon has a S&W Roll Bar in it, not a Autopower Roll Bar. I should know, I sold it to the pictured wagon owner.

The rest of your coments I would have to agree on though. I have had a chat with S&W about the hight of the Subaru main hoops, that should be fixed this week. Any owner of a S&W main hoop will be getting a free replacement if they want one. The mounting height of the harness bar is up to the installer though... I think I would add that the pictured roll bar is structuraly safer than a stock wagon as long as there is quality padding added in the head impact areas. It is low though... Lower than most scrutineering inspections would probably allow.

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Old 02-07-2006, 01:11 PM   #16
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I'd love to have a rollbar, but utility is also going to be a factor for me. I'd like to maintain the use of my backseat as much as possibly, as well as have a place to mount my harnesses for Auto-X. For about $279+shipping (price listed on your site for the rollbar), I could definately go for it.

If you decide to make one for the BD, then I'm in.

Edit: Sorry, just looked at the price of the street-sport rollbar with the harness bar and saw that it is around $380 plus shipping. hmmmm

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Hi,

No offence but a proper Autopower dealer would know that Autopower builds their roll cage products to the letter if the SCCA rule book.
I know, that's exactly what I'm saying. Their cages are 100% SCCA and DGtrials compliant, and I would want nothing less.

The Autopower-style bolt in cages have door bars that can be removed to reclaim some functionality of the front seats, but the main hoop's rear supports would probably have to stay in place for the sake of the strength of the structure.
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:59 AM   #18
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We helped arrange a GC Impreza like that.
...and I, for one, am very grateful that someone did that. That reminds me, any word on the ship date for the recent GC/GM order batch (that I'm part of)?

No bar for the Legacy, though...gotta keep at least one of my cars in 4-seater/daily driver trim...

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dear God someone just make one!!!
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:30 PM   #20
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Mr. Rogers,

The above pictured silver wagon has a S&W Roll Bar in it, not a Autopower Roll Bar. I should know, I sold it to the pictured wagon owner.
I was gonna say, I've never seen an Autopower bar that was unpainted. Every one I've seen has been painted (powdercoated?) black, so I was 99% sure that was not an Autopower bar. Thanks for the clarification.

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bump!!!
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Old 02-13-2006, 09:02 PM   #22
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Just out of curiosity, has there been any effort to test-fit a GC Impreza one into a Legacy? I would imagine it would be a little small, but there's an awful lot of commonality in the Legacy/Impreza, so it might not be too bad.

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wouldnt it be too short from front to back???
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any progress/ news?

ive got legacy's that need roll cages and im tired of paying someone out the wazoo to custom tig one.
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Just out of curiosity, has there been any effort to test-fit a GC Impreza one into a Legacy? I would imagine it would be a little small, but there's an awful lot of commonality in the Legacy/Impreza, so it might not be too bad.

Pat
Hi all,

Thanks for the bump gt_drifter.

We did have a customer put a GC Impreza Autopower Race Roll Bar into his first gen Legacy sedan. It was actualy quite tall he was quoted. In fact he had to remove his sunroof... He did think that if the legacy did not have a sunroof that it would probably work ok. This was a 4 point though. I still have no idea how a Autopower six point bolt in cage would fit... Wanna try one?

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