BMW M3 Forum
BMW M3 Forum BMW M3 Gallery BMW M3 Reviews BMW M3 Social Groups BMW M3 Chat M3Forum Sponsors >>
Loading


Mobile M3forum
Go Back   BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X) > BMW M3 Discussions > E36 M3 (1992-1999)
Tire Rack Buy Winter Tires Now!
Not a member? Register Now!
Register Gallery All Albums Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar FAQ

E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Thu, Apr-06-2017, 10:38:25 PM   #31
pbonsalb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,238
Reputation: 0 pbonsalb is on a distinguished road





Default Re: Rear roll cage

That is a common style bolt in bar. Kirk and Auto power sell ones like that. I don't like the location of the diagonal or the straight bar behind the drivers seat but maybe it works on the E46 or for a short person. On an E36, I need my seat back to go further back than that exact design allows. The Kirk bar for the E36 works for me. Ben's bar would not but I am sure he can customize it.
Jump to top pbonsalb is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Register now and remove these ads
Old Thu, Apr-06-2017, 11:42:37 PM   #32
nholmes
Track Junky
 
nholmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Age: 42
Posts: 573
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 nholmes is on a distinguished road
Location: Bay Area

United States




Default Re: Rear roll cage

Quote:
Originally Posted by pbonsalb View Post
That is a common style bolt in bar. Kirk and Auto power sell ones like that. I don't like the location of the diagonal or the straight bar behind the drivers seat but maybe it works on the E46 or for a short person. On an E36, I need my seat back to go further back than that exact design allows. The Kirk bar for the E36 works for me. Ben's bar would not but I am sure he can customize it.
Doh

He told me he didn't think it would be a problem.

Man. I hope I'm not going to have a local fabricator fix this.
__________________
Follow my build thread here:

Jump to top nholmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Fri, Apr-07-2017, 01:30:06 AM   #33
pbonsalb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,238
Reputation: 0 pbonsalb is on a distinguished road





Default Re: Rear roll cage

Depends on how tall you are and how far you like to put the seat back. Someone local to me has one of his bars and complains about this issue. He wants to cut the horizontal section behind the drivers seat out.
Jump to top pbonsalb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sun, Apr-09-2017, 11:42:34 PM   #34
Nate047
Registered User
 
Nate047's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 348
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 Nate047 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: Rear roll cage

Quote:
Originally Posted by tripitz View Post
A full cage in my part of the country is a lot of money. My local race shop charges 4k for a very well built and designed cage. That's a lot of money. Since I'm rebuilding my car and have a lot to sort out, this year I'm throwing in a kirk for the events I plan on running while I shake down the car and am running easy. Once the car is running well, I'm putting the cage in next year. I'd rather have some safety this year than no safety. It also saves time with finding the fitment for the seat positions, etc...

This stuff all adds up!
Yea man I feel you. Project cars are a giant snowball of $$$ haha. I personally would do everything within my power to bite the bullet and get it all done at once though, instead of having to do the cage and all the prep work twice (and probably also spend half the money twice) the half cage could probably be incorporated into the full cage, but the work and time involved... **** doing all that twice!
__________________
http://www.natehasslerphoto.com
Jump to top Nate047 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Tue, Apr-18-2017, 03:46:35 PM   #35
nholmes
Track Junky
 
nholmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Age: 42
Posts: 573
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 nholmes is on a distinguished road
Location: Bay Area

United States




Default Re: Rear roll cage

My Ben Sipson bar arrived yesterday:

__________________
Follow my build thread here:

Jump to top nholmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Apr-19-2017, 06:59:27 PM   #36
mauromj
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 12
Reputation: 0 mauromj is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: Rear roll cage

I'll hopefully be getting my from Ben soon! He built/shipped mine last week.
Jump to top mauromj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Thu, Apr-20-2017, 03:38:57 PM   #37
nholmes
Track Junky
 
nholmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Age: 42
Posts: 573
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 nholmes is on a distinguished road
Location: Bay Area

United States




Default Re: Rear roll cage

Last post from me on this topic.

Picked up my rollbar from the local powder coater:





__________________
Follow my build thread here:

Jump to top nholmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mon, Apr-24-2017, 04:38:39 PM   #38
mauromj
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 12
Reputation: 0 mauromj is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: Rear roll cage

Quote:
Originally Posted by nholmes View Post
Last post from me on this topic.

Picked up my rollbar from the local powder coater:





Last post?! No install pictures?
Jump to top mauromj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mon, Apr-24-2017, 05:51:31 PM   #39
nholmes
Track Junky
 
nholmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Age: 42
Posts: 573
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 nholmes is on a distinguished road
Location: Bay Area

United States




Default Re: Rear roll cage

Quote:
Originally Posted by mauromj View Post
Last post?! No install pictures?
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showp...&postcount=256

I'm still installing it, but did a test fitment last night.
__________________
Follow my build thread here:

Jump to top nholmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Apr-26-2017, 11:47:19 PM   #40
nholmes
Track Junky
 
nholmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Age: 42
Posts: 573
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 nholmes is on a distinguished road
Location: Bay Area

United States




Default Re: Rear roll cage

Got the Ben Sipson rollbar in finally.

Fitment is a B- as it took some massaging to get it to work.
Quality of the welds A
Price A

I'm happy with it.















__________________
Follow my build thread here:

Jump to top nholmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

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



All times are GMT. The time now is 04:30:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
M3Forum.com and M3forum.net is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by or with BMW NA / BMW AG or any of it's subsidiaries or vendors.
BMW and M3 (E90 M3 | E92 M3 | E93 M3 | E46 M3 | E36 M3 | E30 M3) are registered trademarks of BMW AG.
M3Forum Terms of Service
Copyright 1999-2014 M3Forum.com
Discussing Rear roll cage in the E36 M3 (1992-1999) Forum - {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999 at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)