Roll Bar Swing out question .

dynoman

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#1
With my car now in the mid 10's it's only a matter of time before I get the boot for no roll bar , so this winter I'm planning on having one installed . I'll need to have 2 swing outs and was wondering what everyone was using . I want something that looks good , not the overlapping bar style . I found this spring loaded latch from Alston Chassis that looks good , anyone have experience with it ?

http://s493.photobucket.com/user/86merc/media/Cage004.jpg.html?t=1267384807
 

Mr.Spool

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#3
With my car now in the mid 10's it's only a matter of time before I get the boot for no roll bar , so this winter I'm planning on having one installed . I'll need to have 2 swing outs and was wondering what everyone was using . I want something that looks good , not the overlapping bar style . I found this spring loaded latch from Alston Chassis that looks good , anyone have experience with it ?

http://s493.photobucket.com/user/86merc/media/Cage004.jpg.html?t=1267384807
It's not just the et it's the mph,if I remember right 135/10.0 needs more than just a bar.look at the rule book.
 
#4
With my car now in the mid 10's it's only a matter of time before I get the boot for no roll bar , so this winter I'm planning on having one installed . I'll need to have 2 swing outs and was wondering what everyone was using . I want something that looks good , not the overlapping bar style . I found this spring loaded latch from Alston Chassis that looks good , anyone have experience with it ?

http://s493.photobucket.com/user/86merc/media/Cage004.jpg.html?t=1267384807
I have those exact parts in my car. They work great, look great and everyone always asks about them. I would never do it any other way again.

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dynoman

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#6
I have those exact parts in my car. They work great, look great and everyone always asks about them. I would never do it any other way again.

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I read somewhere that a guy had trouble releasing the swing out with his " bad " arm . Is it hard to release ??
 
#7
I read somewhere that a guy had trouble releasing the swing out with his " bad " arm . Is it hard to release ??
They're definitely secure. I wouldn't say they are hard to release but they're not super easy either. The spring is pretty heavy duty.

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dynoman

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#14
I agree with that , I didn't want something that looks like it should have a padlock through it . Who makes a nice Clevis style ?
 
#16
In my opinion the spring loaded are WAY nicer looking. Not even close. If you have an all out race car go with whatever but if you have a street car with full interior I would use the spring loaded. Even though it looks like Alstons clevis is a quality piece, I think the the pins are stupid looking.

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dynoman

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#17
In my opinion the spring loaded are WAY nicer looking. Not even close. If you have an all out race car go with whatever but if you have a street car with full interior I would use the spring loaded. Even though it looks like Alstons clevis is a quality piece, I think the the pins are stupid looking.

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Yeah , it's mainly street , maybe 4-5 times to the track at most . I didn't want to put a bar in to start with , but if I need to I want it clean looking and functional .