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Anybody have pictures of an Autopower Race bar in a MKII?

I am trying to decide if I want to tackle building my own roll bar, or pick up an Autopower Race bar for my MKII. Mostly, it comes down to how the Autopower bar fits, and I am having a hard time finding any installed pictures of it in an MR2.

Specifically, I am wondering how close to the headline and firewall it sits, how much recline / seat room you loose on both the driver and passenger sides, and how high the harness bar is.


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I am trying to decide if I want to tackle building my own roll bar, or pick up an Autopower Race bar for my MKII. Mostly, it comes down to how the Autopower bar fits, and I am having a hard time finding any installed pictures of it in an MR2.

Specifically, I am wondering how close to the headline and firewall it sits, how much recline / seat room you loose on both the driver and passenger sides, and how high the harness bar is.
I think Sergey MR2SW20 or something like that. .The brown MK2 w/ the hellaflush setups, and wide stock fenders, border sides, has a Autopower roll bar.
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Yes Serge does have it. You can easily google the videos/pictures of his car to see the fitment. I'd post links but I'm on this POS android right now. He might even post here or you can easily reach him via FB
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I shot him a message on facebook to this thread. Alex I may have one for sale if you go this route

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I don't know how I didn't find them before, but I just came across this thread with lots of pictures https://www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=111739&page=3 (Posts 102, 111, 112).

More or less answers my questions, but if anyone has anything else to contribute I would still love to hear it.


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Well i have a modified autopower street bar with some bars added. But pretty sure clearance wise should have similar characteristics to the race bar. You don't lose a whole lot room for the seat to go back. Maybe 1 click on the stock seat rails. But you lose some reclining room. So won't be able to recline as far back (looks like with a factory street bar-u may not lose as much)

The bar sits about 1 finger gap from the roof above and behind the seats and about 1.5 finger gap in the middle.

Here is a pic or two of my bar.



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I have a street bar made by autopower, but i add an cross bar to pass the scca hillclimb time trials. plenty of room in the back if you have a recliner seats. but the race bar looks limited
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^^^Did Mark do that for you?
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Yes he add a diagonal bar
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Thought so. I recall seeing a pic of it. He's a good dude
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Alex W,

I have the auto power full cage in my 1991, that was most likely installed in 1991. its the modular bolt-in one and the front section is currently removed sitting in the garage.





Depending on the height and shape of your seat, you can lose several inches of leg room.

The full cages have a diagonal with the low part on the passenger side, and the high part on drivers side so the passenger seat is more restricted in its fore-aft movement than driver side. Instead of a straight across harness bar, you want a bent harness bar that goes a few inches back behind the diagonal, otherwise you loose another inch with the belt wrappings. I have the straight-across harness bar unfortunately which was welded on in 2011 by Cascade in Redmond.

If your seat is too high or positioned to close to the door, the upper side-bar that goes from the top of the B-pillar to the top of the A-pillar will interfere. Get a seat that has a skinny headrest area. My Sparco Sprint V seats with sliders interfere.

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