I'm looking at the CM one now...does it not go into the trunk like the Watson one does? That could be nice for added trunk room.Door bars like that are for drag racing. If you want real road course protection you need much more substantial ones and it needs to tie into a-pillar bars. Door bars are also a pain in the ass to get in and out of for street use, so if you're going to deal with that hassle might as well make sure they offer substantial protection.
I'm adding a roll bar now as well, think I'm going to go with the one from Competition Motorsports. Check it out, I prefer the design to the WR one.
Let’s talk if you decide to go the trailer route - I have some options that could make the step much easier.That's my biggest concern with adding a roll bar as I don't have a truck and trailer and currently bring track wheels/tires with me. I might end up getting one of those tire trailers and installing a hitch on my car.
I am seriously thinking of going the leroy trailer route. Might be able to make the truck/trailer path work too though. If you have any insight, please let me knowLet’s talk if you decide to go the trailer route - I have some options that could make the step much easier.
I enjoy the piece of mind that if I pop a tire or bend a wheel, I can swap them out and still drive home. It's more work but I don't mind it. Plus, once I start using slicks, driving to the track on those is a no-go.I can't imagine carrying a set of wheels given the gear, food, tools and spares I carry. Most all the guys I track with drive to and from the track on their 100-200TW tires without issue and don't report accelerated wear compared to just driving them on track. This is for tracks up to 3hrs away for most of them. I'll be doing the same whenever my wheels and NT01's show up.
Thank you, I’ll look up that podcast. I listen to Speed Secrets a lot.The safer you are the faster you’ll be because you aren’t preoccupied as much with crashing.
One difference for me though- as long as I have airbags I’m keeping the OEM three point belts. There’s a good Ross Bentley podcast from awhile back where he interviews the engineer that designed the Simpson Hybrid S. (Which I have.) He said that the belts are specifically designed to work together with the airbag and the rest of the car. There is the potential for one to be too tightly restrained with a full harness thus making the airbag ineffectual or even dangerous because it explodes too fast. An interesting topic- I am no engineer but he convinced me!
Good luck with your cage install.