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Frenzy

[9/20/2008] Reviewed by: Dan Link - dglink@cox.net

Applicable to: '99-'05 1.8 liter

Black Frenzy Wavebar

The bar is a really nice addition to the car which is a 2001 LS,classic Red with tan interior.

Placed order with Warren on wednesday morning, bar arrived friday morning. It took 10 minutes to install and I really did not rush! I chose to buy the wave bar since the factory windblock could stay in place to keep as much air as possible out.

Under 5 minutes to remove


Frenzy classic style bar

[8/22/2008] Reviewed by: Christopher - twighlight.corsair@gmail.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

Frenzy Classic style bar along with Saddle bag and windblocker

When ordering the product and asking a few questions I felt like I was speaking to a old friend, Warren's a great person to do business with. Warren has great customer service skills and is an honest person. After telling him the exterior and interior color of my miata I asked him if black or polished would look better, he assured me black (less expensive) would look best. The instructions were to the point, the parts fit perfectly, and look great.

Under 5 minutes to remove


Frenzy Classic Chrome Style Bar

[4/23/2008] Reviewed by: Eric Sample

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

Easy install. About 10-15 minutes. Bar looks great. High quality product.

Big problem with the style bar and my Robbins glass no-zip top. My Robbins top has the glass window heat sealed directly into the top of the rear panel with no overlapping quarters. Top is very difficult to raise with the style bar. The glass window gets stuck under the bar and the top of the bar hits the window and rattles when the top is up. Probably

Great product, but may not work with all aftermarket tops.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Frenzy Classic Style Bar

[11/30/2007] Reviewed by: Rev. Don Brown

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Frenzy "Classic" Chrome Style Bar

It's a great looking product. Installation WOULD have been a snap had I not overlooked one critical instruction.

My wife and I ordered the bar just before Thanksgiving 2007 and it arrived yesterday. The bar was beautiful. It was our own fault that the install took nearly 2 HOURS to complete. Here's what happened: Per the instructions we removed the cockpit brace and shoulder belt bolts and placed the bar in place and began to attempt to bolt it down to the shoulder belt attachments. The bolt, however, was frustratingly (and seemingly inexplicably) too short. We tried and tried and tried and tried ... to no avail. We re-read the instructions; we removed/added/removed washers; we repositioned (and re-repositioned ad nauseum) the bar and bolt angle (we dropped the metal spacer tube, losing it into the plastic interior trim too); we prayed; in short, we did everything we could think of ... again and again, to no avail. Finally after nearly 2 hours of frustration we RE-READ the instructions AGAIN and found our problem. Instruction # 2 clearly states to "Remove the spacers [the metal tubes like the one we dropped behind a plastic trim panel] from the bolt and the metal block from under the plastic shoulder belt trim." Instruction # 3 parenthetically adds "The metal block spacer will not be reused." Sure enough, there was this annoying little metal block with a hole drilled into it that had to be removed along with the other parts of the shoulder belt bolt assembly ... DUMB US. We removed it and voila the style bar went on like a charm ... and in seconds. It looks beautiful and really "jazzes up" our black/tan '94. We're glad we ordered. I would humbly suggest either/both some photographs to accompany the instructions and/or a BOLD TYPE emphasis of the "Remove ... the metal block ..." instruction for '94-'97 Miatas. It might save someone else from a needless, embarassing, 2 hour long mistake during installation. With that said, I strongly recommend the Frenzy product.

Not an installed item


Frenzy Style Bar

[3/21/2007] Reviewed by: Scott Rennie

Applicable to: '99-'05 1.8 liter

Frenzy Bar chrome style bar

Installation instructions were perfect. The bar fit easily - installed in 15 minutes all by myself.

This bar looks great!! High quality product weighed more than I expected. This bar also has in integral bar chassis stiffener. Really changes the look and feel of the car. I also bought the bag and windblock. The bag is handy as luggage, but putting top up/down requires removing the bag. The only real downside is the soft boot doesn't fit perfectly - a little snug directly under the bar itself. Boot still goes on and looks great, but I may file down a bit of plastic so the boot slides under the bar all of the way. Highly recommend this product.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Frenzy "Wave" Style Bar

[3/16/2007] Reviewed by: Phillip Moore - pmoore4@ford.com

Applicable to: '99-'05 1.8 liter

Frenzy "Wave" Style Bar, polished stainles steel.

Wanted a style bar that I could install in my 04 LS, without altering the factory windblocker or speakers. This style bar not only looks great, but was extremely easy to install. People at Frenzy are great to work with, knowledgeable and shipping was very prompt. Really does take 10 minutes to install. I would recommend this style bar to anyone.

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Frenzy Cobra-style style bar , windblocker and zippered pouch

[1/16/2007] Reviewed by: Rick A. Gilligan Jr. - rickgil@adelphia.net

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Chrome double hoop Cobra-style style bar with tinted windblocker and zippered pouch.

I got this product for Christmas last year after picking it out myself. Correspondence with Warren Thompson was handled quickly and professionally. compared to others, price was excellent.

Installation was accomplished within ten minutes, wind blocker added quickly and it works better than the hooded type that fits over the top of the seats. Bar allows for full movement of seats and permanent attachment of top boot to its snaps, pouch attaches to bar and fits perfectly between seats, and it looks GREAT. My wife and I agree that it is the finishing touch that the car needed. It gets seen a lot here in South Florida.

Not an installed item


Frenzy viper style bar and hard boot cover

[6/25/2006] Reviewed by: Anthony - mazdaspdracer@yahoo.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

Frenzy viper style bars and hard boot cover

Bought and installed myself

Warren is a great guy to do business with. I had one small problem with my order, I called and he fixed it quickly. The only complaint I have is with the hard deck cover. It installs easy enough but it doesn't fit in the trunk very well. It does fit in the trunk but be sure to put down some kind of thick cloth (such as thick towels) to cover the edges of the boot cover. I didn't put anything down and now I have 3 or 4 huge scratches on the cover. Also, for the money I was disappointed with the boot cover. The ABS plastic is quite thin and there are better looking deck covers out there. However, it was very easy to install. It took about 10 minutes to do the initial installation and about 5 minutes to put it on and off now. It fits pretty well but it kind of "flaps" a little bit with the wind striking it. The style bars look great, were easy to install and fit very well. However, they do obstruct my seat travel just a little and where I had my seat pushed all the way back ! it tore a small hole in my seat. So don't push your seat all the way back. I would do business with Frenzy and Warren again but would not pay $200+ for the deck cover.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Frenzy TT-bar

[3/9/2006] Reviewed by: Ken Wennemar

Applicable to: '90 - '97

A black powder coated style bar similar to the Audi TT convertible.

One of my coworkers has a crome wave bar from Frenzy and I had bar envy. Ordered it direct from Warren, who is a very nice and helpful man. The installion instructions were very good and to the point. I really made a differance in stiffening my '90.

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Frenzy TT Bar

[10/12/2005] Reviewed by: Michael Pearson-Adams - michael@gomezmusic.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97

The TT Bar from Frenzy, is exactly that. A style bar that is similar in shape and look to the bar behind the seats of an Audi TT Convertible.

I um'd and aaah'd about what bar to get for my 96, and eventually went with Warren Thompson's Frenzy TT bar, and I'm glad I did. Great product, well packed and very easy to install. I had a small confusion but rang Warren and he was incredibly helpful and friendly and cleared up my misunderstanding in the instructions quickly. All up, ten minutes to pull the existing cockpit brace off and install the TT Bar with a socket set.

The product was shipped on the day I paid, and arrived on the day it was supposed to. I know that might sound normal, but in this day and age, I think its actually amazing, as well as impressive. I'd recommend Frenzy to anyone.

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Frenzy Wave Bar

[8/4/2005] Reviewed by: Jon Alaimo - alaimo1220@comcast.net

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Frenzy wave Bar, with windblocker

viewed on other MX-5, asked owner, who highly recommended it. Saw other designs online and in person, felt Frenzy was the way to go.

I work as a service advisor at a Mazda dealer, heard from a customer that Frenzy was the best bar to get. I also saw another brand on an older miata, and found out the difference! 10 minute installation without any modification, compared to 3 hours, and cutting and drilling. Recieved bar when Warren said I would, installed easily, looks great, and windblocker works well. I will advise this bar to anyone, and especially to my customers at the dealership! It is especially great to only be able to get the bar, right from the person who designed and makes it, Warren Thompson. Was a pleasure to deal with, and very understanding on MX-5 owners needs!

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Frenzy TT Style Bar

[7/22/2005] Reviewed by: Jeff Thomas - jthomas101@cox.net

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Frenzy "TT style" double hoop bar with windblocker.

Excellent product, very happy with purchase!

Installed in less than 20 minutes, great fit, great looks. Style bar is a first class product. Warren is a fantastic person to deal with.

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Frenzy Wave Bar

[5/17/2005] Reviewed by: Tony Parsons

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Frenzy Wave Bar

I've been waiting for the right style bar and the Frenzy fit the bill. I didn't want chrome and Frenzy was one of the few that offered it in black powder coat. I'm not very handy, yet the installation took only around 30 minutes to complete. This bar looks great on my black 99'! One note here: It doesn't work with the factory windblocker, which is okay since it didn't work well to begin with. Also, it's a tight fit with the top up, but it's acceptable.

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Frenzy TT Bar

[4/20/2005] Reviewed by: Rick Jones - jonesrd2@juno.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Chrome TT Style Bar, Windblock and Saddlebag

. Great product! Looks and works excellent. If you are considering a style bar or windblocker .... go with Frenzy. www.frenzybars.com

I had two concerns before ordering this package. 1. That the bar would look cheesy. Too much chrome. 2. That the windblocker would not be that effective. (considering I started out looking for a windblocker in the first place) My fears were unfounded and the bar looks great. It's rock solid and looks like it belongs. With the saddlebag and the boot on it really give the car a slick, finished look. The windblocker works surprisingly well. You do not take a beating on the highway, much less noise, and can ride top down in much cooler temps than without it. I can't compare it to other windblocks like TC or Topdown but it does what I wanted it to do. Another nice plus I found my car cover fits nicely into the saddlebag, filling out the bag and getting the cover out of my way.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Frenzy Wave Bar with Custom Frenzy Windblock

[12/8/2004] Reviewed by: Patrick Cuonze - miataman19@aol.com

Applicable to: '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Frenzy Wave bar with custom Frenzy windblock

Dealing with Warren was a pleasure. He answered all of my questions and assured me the bar was completly compatible with my 2004 Mazdaspeed. It arrived 4 days after I ordered it. The install took about 10 minutes. It looks great, no rattle the windblock works well, no worries. A nice upgrade to enhance the look of your Miata.

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Frenzy Style Bar (Miata)

[10/27/2004] Reviewed by: Don Mills - sailordon@charter.net

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Style bar (double hoop)

I tried the "Viper Bar" from Frenzy Bars first but the saddlebag would not work because no brace on the bar in which to secure the saddlebag. Warren sent some heavy plexiglass braces but evidently my 01 MX-5 had a different hole pattern and they wouldn't work. I suggested to Warren that we switch to the double hoop style bar which had the brace made onto the bar. The new bar arrived next day UPS. The new bar worked flawlessly with the saddlebag!

A lot of product reviews deal with products, rightly so, but my review wishes to praise the manufacturer, Mr. Warren Thomson, because of his tireless aftermarket help to achieve a satisfied customer. Wow! Suppose all manufacturers stood behind their products so diligently!!!! Many thanks from a fellow Miata NUT.

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Frenzy Style Bar

[10/12/2004] Reviewed by: Larry Butterfield - illini1982@aol.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Frenzy Double hoop chrome style bar with windblocker and bag.

Easy to install, replaces the cockpit brace. Quality is good, Frenzy easy to deal with. Looks great, installed for over a year.

The windblocker works well, but is is cumbersome to install with the straps. I have made 2 improvements to the windblocker. 1. The straps would slip on the bar, so I put a small piece of rubber or TPV under the starp against the bar. Now it doesn't slip after being on the road. 2. I trimmed off the edge wrap on the windblocker across the top of the blocker. From slot to slot. Now when I look in the mirror, I get a clean line. Much less intrusive.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Frenzy

[12/14/2003] Reviewed by: Damien - bassfreak55@yahoo.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

Chrome TT Style Bar

Good, shipped on time to remote Canadian location, no surprises. Service was good, reply to my email inquiries were prompt and friendly.

Install was simple, no cutting, drilling, or marking up of the interior whatsoever. Its too cold to see it with the top down, but from all perspectives so far it seems great. Fit was perfect, the piece does not rattle or shake at all. Some vibration that felt throught the seat has been reduced as this piece has an integrated brace that conects the seatbelt towers together. Nice, easy to intall, inexpensive mod that will tide me over till if/when I go polished stainless roll bar, but that is a huge amount of money. can't wait for the spring.

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FRENZY

[10/14/2003] Reviewed by: gary - garyscheerer007@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

Frenzy double hoop chrome roll bar.

The roll bar looks awesome coming out of the box and fit to a "T" when putting it on. Without a doubt the roll bar exeed my expectation.

Warren was a great seller and provides a good quality product at a very reasonable price.

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Frenzy Style Bar

[8/7/2003] Reviewed by: Howard Hutchinson - milkguy46@yahoo.com

Applicable to: '99 +

Chrome twin hoop style bar,Windblocker&saddle bag.Well made nice chrome finish,Tan colored saddlebag the matched seats,Quite well.

Very easy to install,2 bolts.Took longer to read instructions,and to cender the bar.

Warren was helpful when I called,asured me it was an easy fit,as I did not want to do any cutting,as the car is new.Also the Price was great!1/2 of some of the other Bars I looked at.

Under 5 minutes to remove


Frenzy Evil Spider Bar with Windblock

[6/28/2003] Reviewed by: Ralph D. Harp - harpr@knology.net

Applicable to: '99 +

Chrome Style Bar with Windblocker

This is an excellent style bar, at a reasonable price. The install is simple, in fact I probably spent more time trying to find my wrench then I did to putting the bar on. The quality of the bar, windblocker and saddlebag (extra) are all first rate.

I've posted pictures of the bar installed on my 2001 at miata.cardomain.com/id/harprd It definitely adds an extra WOW factor to the looks of the car.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Frenzy Style Bar

[4/21/2003] Reviewed by: Tom Stammel - tsstammel@sunocoinc.com

Applicable to: '99 +

Ordered athe chrome Frenzy style bar with windblocker and saddlebag. The bar arrived UPS land in three days. The bar exceeded my expectations and installation took all of five minutes. The instructions were adequate for a nonmechanical type like me. Higly pleased with the end product and would recommend this style bar to any non-racer that just wants an attractive addition to thier car.

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Frenzy 4 point roll bar

[4/10/2003] Reviewed by: Joe Oden - joden01@charter.net

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Black powdercoated 4 point roll bar

I really like this roll bar. I think it looks great and enjoying having it in the car. Seat will rub against the cross bar if your not careful not to recline it too far back.

Installation instructions from Hard Dog installations in the www provided confidence. It took several hours because I was slow and careful. A excellent value at the price. Warren, the builder, was helpful and sincere.

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FRENZY BARS

[1/4/2003] Reviewed by: Doug Zellers - labs156@aol.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Cobra Style Bar.Windblocker and bag

Easily installed

I recieved this in a very timely manner. It was just what i was hoping for. INstalled very easy and looks great. Thanks Warren

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Frenzy Cobra Style Bar

[1/2/2003] Reviewed by: Bill - bill.hetzel@aleri.com

Applicable to: '99 +

Chromed double-hooped style bar with saddle bag and wind blocker.

This Cobra-style style bar looks great on a 2K Miata. The black powder-coated bar, chromed hoops, wind blocker and saddle bag all arrived in excellent conditon and each is a high quality component. The bar takes about 15 minutes to install and is rigid and very attractive. As compared to other bars, there is no reduction in seat travel at all. I should mention that the pictures on the Frenzy website are a bit misleading and don't do the bar justice. In the pictures it looks like the hoops actually frame the top of the seatback, but on a 2K Miata there is about a 4" gap between the top of the seat and the hoop. In my opinon, this looks better than any style bar I've seen. The wind-blocker, which is a good 6-8" higher than the factory windblocker, fits into 2 slots on the bar and then has 2 straps that wrap nicely around the hoops. I haven't tried it yet as my hardtop is on for the winter, but it should work great.

Overall, I am very impressed with the quality and fit of this product. It looks like a classic Cobra bar and appears as nicely as (and similar to)those in the Audi TT. When you consider the cost of the package compared to the individual components sold elsewhere, it's also quite a deal.

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Frenzy Style Bar (two point)

[10/31/2002] Reviewed by: Anonymous

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Twin hoop, two point, chrome style bar manufactured by Frenzy.

Product arrived, well packaged, four business days after ordering. Finish is great. Installed on a 2002 in about 30 minutes with no cutting or drilling. I had to remove the factory windblocker, that's it. Looks awesome with top down and up. Seat recline seems not to be hindered.

Warren Thomson at Frenzy is great to deal with. He responded to my emails within hours and was very helpful. $244 shipped you can not beat that. See pics of my installtion at my Cardomain page -> delmiata.

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Frenzy Miata double hoop style bar

[9/10/2002] Reviewed by: c. squier - dieshooter@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Frenzy Miata double hoop chrome style bar

installed on '99 Miata

An excellent product, about the easiest thing to install that I can imagine. Got mine at www.frenzybars.com .. arrived four days after ordering and the price was about $100 less than other comparable products. Chrome is nice, and bars look exactly like they do on the website. Installed in about 10 minutes. In fact, I didn't notice the directions when the box arrived, I just went ahead and installed it on my own, then later found the directions. I had left out two washers and went back and added them. That was it. Requires no cutting, no drilling, and the boot still fits and top goes up and down without a problem. All I needed was a socket wrench, and that was it. Looks great.

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Frenzy Two Point Style Bar

[8/29/2002] Reviewed by: Anonymous

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Chrome 2 point style bar by Frenzy Miata - no drill

Nice bar! Well finished and arrived quickly after order and in perfect shape. Bought the accessory wind block which works well too. The horizontal brace seems to replace the cross brace in my 95 very well. Note that there are two versions - one with tabs on the bottom and one without. My 95 needed the one without tabs in order not to have to cut plastic. YMMV

Warren at Frenzy was great to deal with. Very patient and answered all my questions. Recommended!

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Frenzy Style Bar

[8/25/2002] Reviewed by: Peter T. Lepper - plepper@attbi

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 +

08/25/02 Product review for a Frenzy Two Loop Style bar.

I struggled over which “Roll Bar” I would put on My 200 Classic Red Miata. I decided to go with the Frenzy Style bar after reading other product reviews and chatting with another satisfied customer and looking at pictures of the bar on his web sight. The bar came UPS ground in four days to The East Coast from Midwest in Great condition. I installed the bar in about ½ hour after finding out which side was designed to face the front of the car. There are two relief’s on the support bar and I thought they were made there for the seat backs to clear, maybe some day the manufacture will stamp a small arrow pointing to the front of the car to help us mechanicly challenged guys out. I had to do no cutting of interior trim and the bar fit perfectly and I have not been able to find any imperfections in the chrome. The best part was I saved about $80.00 by buying this bar and where do you find that these days? All in all a great buy and value.

As sad as the thought is that some day I might have to part with my little Red friend and I also believe that resale would be better if I didn’t hack the car’s interior up.

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Frenzy

[6/28/2002] Reviewed by: Alex Pang - pangster6@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Twin Hoop Chrome Style Bar - installed on a 2001 Miata Frenzy bars sold at http://www.geocities.com/warrenthomson/index.html

I was told that it would take about 2-2.5 hours to install. It took me 4, probably because I was a moron. The instructions were hard to follow, because there wasn't any pictures provided, but I managed to get it done. It fit quite easily and bolted on to existing holes in the seat belt tower. Trimming of plastic is necessary on the seat belt tower in order to fit properly. A word from the wise: trim small pieces at a time until the plastic covers fit. Reason: I massacred the drivers' side cover and it left a bit of a hole. However, I learned my lesson on the passenger side. Most of the time would be taken trimming the plastic.

Generally, I'm very happy with this product, stiffened up the rear chassis, and looks great on the car!!! (I've got a silver 2001 so the chrome looks REALLY good with it) I also purchased the plastic windblocker, which fit between the two hoops - awesome, my girlfriend's hair doesn't blow when I have the top down now. The windblock I purchased is different than the one shown on www.geocities.com/warrenthomson/index.html , it's just spans BETWEEN the two hoops. Overall, Frenzy has created a great looking bar, and for $199 US (+ shipping), it has the best value for the dollar on the market, bar none. I highly recommend this to anyone.

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Frenzy four point roll bar

[6/7/2002] Reviewed by: Rick Broussard - richard.broussard@gulfaero.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Painted four point roll bar made by Frenzy Products.

The total installation time was approximately 4 hours and requires a special short 3/8" drill bit and angled drill for mounting the rear supports to the frame rails. It also requires trimming of the plastic interior pieces around the seat belt tower and the sheetmetal cover on the rear window deck, so it is important to install with care. The instructions were brief and without pictures, but helpful. I am pleased with appearance and the added chassis rigidity but am unhappy with the loss of full seat recline. If you like to recline your seat until it is parallel with and touching the aft fire wall, the datum bar will interfere. The datum bar is notched out, but not enough for full recline @ full aft seat tracking. I contacted the vendor and received very professional and concerned customer support. A full refund was offered, but I was not willing to remove and replace this bar with another manufacture's bar, in fear of the same problem.

Overall, I would recommend this bar to anyone who is looking for a quality product for a reasonable price, if you do not track and recline your seat to touch the aft firewall.

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Frenzy Chrome Double Hoop Sytle Bar

[5/23/2002] Reviewed by: Sir Waldizmo - waldo@jivebomber.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97

Frenzy Chrome Double Hoop Style Bar from http://www.geocities.com/warrenthomson/stylebarsx.htm installed on a 1990 Miata

Beefy looking bar. Minor imperfections on the chrome (maybe I'm just being pickey). Not even noticable after install unless you go close up and do a full cavity search. Overall product looks terrific for it's price. Took 1 hour to install by myself. Had to flatten the lip of the seat belt tower mount to get a flat surface for the base of the bar to sit. Also had to trim the rear plastic cowls that cover the seatbelts to wrap around the newly installed bar. Seat recline is slightly reduced.

Will do again. You can also tuck a jl audio stealthbox right under the brace with enough space to shove a roll of electric tape in between. see pics of my install: http://miata.cardomain.com/member_pages/view_page.pl?page_id=211077&page=4
feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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Frenzy Chrome Double Hoop Sytle Bar

[5/13/2002] Reviewed by: Al Meola - albythe1@aol.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97

Four Point Chrome "Double Hoop" Style bar >From Frenzy Miata - http://www.geocities.com/warrenthomson/index.html Installed on a 1995 Miata with plastic window. - Manufacturer states that it is NOT for Rollover protection. This is one bar that lives up to it's name! Plenty of STYLE!

This bar not only bolts to the seatbelt mount as other bars, it also has 2 rear supports that mount to the trunk. It not only looks good.. but it also stiffens the entire rear of the car. The quality of the chrome is excellent. I was also amazed at the exact fitment of the bar.. like it was made for the car!! However, installation is not for the faint of heart. Although not difficult, it does involve cutting & drilling into your Miata, something I was reluctant to at first. I'm one of those type of guys that measure, fit, measure, fit, cut and then I'm still off! I took a weekend to carefully install it. For the rear mounts to reach the trunk, the trunk cover plate must be removed & cut. The rear deck must be slightly clearanced, 2 rear plate holes are drilled on each side of the trunk, the rear rug must be cut for the supports to pass through. Also, as with the other bars, the plastic seat belt covers must be cut.

My seat belt towers had a lip that required bending to an upright position. The bar then dropped in perfectly. Comments: -Great Looks -Good Quality -Precise fit -Unique -Strengthens entire rear structure -Instructions are concise but brief -Doesn't interfere with top, however, the unzipped window looks "stressed" draped over the rear supports. I now fold the window instead. Things to consider: -Requires cutting & drilling of body, rear rug, & top boot. Not easy to undo. -Cosmetically, I would have prefered the center tube of the bar to be welded all the across the flat base bar. When I contacted Frenzy, they promptly responded and agreed, but explained the heat from this would deform the bar. -Bar slightly reduces the amount of seat reclining. -Optional Windscreen further reduces seat recline, if your "significant other" Miata passenger is tall, trade them in for a shorter model. It is worth it! (plus the change of pace will do you good!)

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