After market S?S Roll Bar

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Geoff Crispin
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  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: Old Cleeve, Somerset

After market S?S Roll Bar

Post by Geoff Crispin » Thu 24 Sep, 2015 16:45

I am having trouble locating instructions to fit a second hand roll bar made by XSPower. to my Sept. 98 model.
The diameter of the tube is slightly larger than the hole in the seat belt retracter cover, do I make it larger or try to get right ones and do I just have to undo the 3 fixing screws on this seat belt retracter cover one on the outside and 2 in the glove box section ? if so how does one get it all back into place with the bar that joins the 2 hoops.
If any one can give me guidance on this it will be very much appreciated, (I have only had the Z3 for 3 weeks and is all very new to me as used to working on my old TR4 not the same)

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Geoff Crispin

ralft01
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: After market S?S Roll Bar

Post by ralft01 » Thu 24 Sep, 2015 19:49

Hello Geoff

I fear that you may not be able to fit that roll bar at all! Not all a/m bars fit all Z's and it is important to ensure compatibility before buying. Having said that, hopefully another forum member will be able to give you better news.

Good luck.

Ralft

Geoff Crispin
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Re: After market S?S Roll Bar

Post by Geoff Crispin » Tue 13 Oct, 2015 07:09

have now fitted the roll bar (hoops)

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Alfie
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Re: After market S?S Roll Bar

Post by Alfie » Tue 13 Oct, 2015 18:06

Hi Geoff.

Please remember that the type of hoops with the bar joining them are purely cosmetic. They will offer no protection whatsoever in the event of a roll....

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Re: After market S?S Roll Bar

Post by gookah » Tue 13 Oct, 2015 18:37

Alfie wrote:Hi Geoff.

Please remember that the type of hoops with the bar joining them are purely cosmetic. They will offer no protection whatsoever in the event of a roll....

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Don't worry too much though as it is no worse than some of the early Z3's which have no hoops at all.
the protection is built into the seat back and windscreen, as the weight of the seat will tell you.

Much like taking it down the strip at santa pod, you have to wear a helmet if the roof is down, but it is not required if the roof is up.... as the layer of cloth will protect you instead.. :puzzle: may as well just wear a hat. :D
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