Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

Go Back   Ultimatecarpage.com forums > Automotive forums > Technical forums


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-15-2013, 09:09 PM
Big time Big time is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 134
Street legal cars factory equipped with race sanctioning bodies approved rollcages?

Please tell me some examples.

I believe the Porsche GT3 street legal versions don't have door bars and the only rollcage section is behind the driver.

I guess their rollcages will require heavy padding to prevent you from being injured by hitting the metal tubes when not wearing a helmet and protective gear.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-15-2013, 09:14 PM
pimento's Avatar
pimento pimento is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,536
Perth, Australia
In Aus it's illegal to have a full cage in a street car because it makes it impossible to cut the car open in the event of a crash that causes the doors to be inoperable. Also bars across the doors make it harder to extract an injured person.
__________________
Life's too short to drive bad cars.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-15-2013, 10:45 PM
kingofthering's Avatar
kingofthering kingofthering is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 5,356
95616
Send a message via AIM to kingofthering
I believe you can drive about town in a caged Spec Miata in certain parts of the United States but it's not advised.
__________________
I'm dropping out to create a company that starts with motorcycles, then cars, and forty years later signs a legendary Brazilian driver who has a public and expensive feud with his French teammate.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-16-2013, 10:51 AM
demonrunning07 demonrunning07 is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 319
where the oranges grow
Quote:
Originally Posted by kingofthering View Post
I believe you can drive about town in a caged Spec Miata in certain parts of the United States but it's not advised.
I've seen one of these in Denver, CO. It's funny too because you would look at it and swear the the roll cage is the only modification. Wheels, tires, exhaust, body--everything else looks completely stock. Maybe regulations for his amateur racing league.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-16-2013, 11:58 AM
RacingManiac's Avatar
RacingManiac RacingManiac is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 5,457
Spec Miata is pretty "spec". They are basically limited to stock configuration....

Its one of the easiest way to go wheel to wheel racing...
__________________
University of Toronto Formula SAE Alumni 2003-2007
Formula Student Championship 2003, 2005, 2006
www.fsae.utoronto.ca
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-17-2013, 06:52 AM
demonrunning07 demonrunning07 is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 319
where the oranges grow
I see. "Spec Miata" is its own thing. That makes sense now
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-17-2013, 10:27 AM
Matra et Alpine's Avatar
Matra et Alpine Matra et Alpine is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 27,781
nr Edinburgh, Whisky-soaked Scotland
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big time View Post
I guess their rollcages will require heavy padding to prevent you from being injured by hitting the metal tubes when not wearing a helmet and protective gear.
It's classed a 2 seater so nobody sits in the rear.
AND the cage is behind the seat and thus doesn't fall foul of the rule for padding ( in MSA blue book ) as your head can't get back there .... or if it did then a little impact with steel is not going to matter
__________________
"A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gran Turismo 5 Sauc3 Gaming 1020 05-19-2014 03:16 PM
If S.a Ultimate car people are bored this weekend charged General Automotive 7 05-22-2006 11:10 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:56 AM.

 

1998 - 2019 Ultimatecarpage.com