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Old 05-22-2008, 10:29 AM   #1
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Anyone have a problem with tech, when using these door bars? I know I'm taking a chance, but has anyone caught any flak at the track with these?
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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No problems at Byron or GLD with mine...
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:53 PM   #3
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A friend of mine was kicked out for running sub 11.99 a few years back [when the rule was 11.99 for a 5 pnt. bar]

From what I understand, according to the NHRA rule book, the side bar has to cross the drivers shoulder and ankle.

This is exactly why I got a custom cage. This way I know I wont get hassled, because my local tracks are very **** about that.
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A friend of mine was kicked out for running sub 11.99 a few years back [when the rule was 11.99 for a 5 pnt. bar]

From what I understand, according to the NHRA rule book, the side bar has to cross the drivers shoulder and ankle.

This is exactly why I got a custom cage. This way I know I wont get hassled, because my local tracks are very **** about that.

How the hell can the bar cross the ankle? My Ankle is all the way up on the pedals with my feet and toes last i checked. Seems like a weird refrence point. Do you care to explain a little more?

I run a Stenod 8pt with a small bend in it. I have never been questioned, but my car isn't very fast IMO.
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Just got my Wolfe cage certified a couple weeks ago. The guy didn't say a word about the door bars. He certified it in under 5 minutes.
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My understanding is the door bar had to cross the shoulder and knee, I've never heard anything about an ankle.
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My understanding is the door bar had to cross the shoulder and knee, I've never heard anything about an ankle.
actually it needs to cross the arm midway between the shoulder and elbow...
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i'm 5'8", so it works perfect for me
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Shoulder and elbow.
If it's the wolfe one where it bends and is low then it's not legal. I think wolfe advertises that fact.
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No problems at Byron or GLD with mine...
Thanks to everyone that responded. I think I'll let my purchase order stand as is. If I catch any grief I'll have the drivers side door bar changed. I do race at GLD, and once in a while Byron.
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Ever consider a swing out door bar on the drivers side?
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mine is lower than the wolfe and I have never had any issues
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Mine are a little low, but the seat is on the floor so it helps let me get away with it. If I put my arm strait down next to me the bar is above where my elbow is, only because of where the seat is. But, I'm a big gorilla LOL... hell with my helmet on the SFI padding touches my helmet when I am sitting in the car on the halo (10 pt now), so I have to get used to that, or move the seat over towards the middle an inch or 2 if I can, but I dunno if there's enough room to move a 17 inch kirkey over any
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mine is lower than the wolfe and I have never had any issues
Thanks, yours is the style bar I'm getting. Now it's time to order a few other things.
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