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Question any pics of oem roll bar?

does anyone have any pics of the Lotus roll bar? All I was able to find are pics of an Exige's cage, which may or may not be factory. Also is it possible to get the Exige's adjustable front AS bar?
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The chassis without the rollbar...
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...and the chassis with the built in rollbar including the two rearward braces.
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wow great pics thanks. Can that bar be added after production
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wow great pics thanks. Can that bar be added after production
All the cars have it by default.
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Harness bar

I understand that the cars are ready to accept a harness bar that would be located behind the seats and attach to the rollbar. Has anyone located or installed one into the Fed Elise yet?
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What is the roll bar made of?

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All the cars have it by default.
Oh is this is not the motorsport additional bar? Basically this is the standard rollover protection I guess. What I'm actually looking for is the motorsport bar for the track. I'm trying to see if it has a harness bar. sorry for my confusion.
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Oh is this is not the motorsport additional bar? Basically this is the standard rollover protection I guess. What I'm actually looking for is the motorsport bar for the track. I'm trying to see if it has a harness bar. sorry for my confusion.
I believe the additional bar works the same on the S2 as on this S1. But I could also be full of it. Your call.
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I believe the additional "motorsport bars" attaches (bolts on) to the normal built-in factory roll bar. It just adds the forward and diagonal bracing as shown in the last picture. Of course, I could be full of it too...




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ah, ok. I get it now. Hopefully it will be available in the US. The trick then will be to find seats that don't add any weight and allow for shoulder harnesses. Wonder if I can shoehorn my Cobra's in there. Thanks everyone.
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Wonder if I can shoehorn my Cobra's in there.
Possibly.. Usually the problem with off-the-shelf seats is that they are too wide at shoulder level, so two seats won't fit side-by-side.

Sometimes you can get away with it by bolting the passenger seat as far backward as possible and bolting the driver's seat forward, so the shoulder area can 'overlap' a little on the seats.

Depends on how bad the overlap is if this is feasible or not (passenger sitting in seat hitting the driver's seat and such..)

This is why the official Lotus/Corbeau motorsport seat can only be used for the driver. In this case the passenger retains the normal seat and it's just re-trimmed in the same fabric and materials.

Specific aftermarket seats (like the CF jobbies seen here on the site) address this problem by being slightly more narrow at the top, so 2 seats will fit side by side.

No doubt there will be other seats 'out there' that can fit. It's just a matter of finding them and doing some trial-fitting..

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Randy,

In the picture you attached, what are the shoulder harnesses attached to? How much intrusive work is needed to get them installed?
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They wrap around the horizontal bracing.
The yellow car looks to be a complete sport 190 with the petty bar.
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Right. But if I wanted to add that to my car there would have to be some cutting into the interior to get the straps and bar mounted. YES?
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Right. But if I wanted to add that to my car there would have to be some cutting into the interior to get the straps and bar mounted. YES?
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Not sure if this was mentioned but there are harness bars for the Elise that mount to the stock shoulder harness hard point.
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Stan,

Any links? I'd much rather install something with minimal impact to the original interior of the car. But that may also mean that I never install a 4 or 5 point harness.
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Any links? I'd much rather install something with minimal impact to the original interior of the car. But that may also mean that I never install a 4 or 5 point harness.
I'd like to know the manufacturer as well.

Vangman, with regards to the harness, you can stil install the 5 or 6 point harness. The two lower straps attach to the same points as your stock lap belts. The anti-sub belt(s) attach to either a bar underneath the seat or directly to the seat anchors. You'll need the right seats of course with holes for the shoulder straps and the anti-sub strap. 4 points, in general, are not recommended.
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