1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Chassis Stiffness
May 21, 2013
I decided to rotate the tires on Project Miata recently, and in doing so was reminded just how much chassis stiffness is afforded by its 6-point GT3 roll bar by Blackbird Fabworx. See that? In the picture above, there's a scissor jack supporting the front jacking point, and that's it. Both the front and rear tires are dangling in space.
Do the same exercise with a stock first-gen Miata and the front tire will come clear off the ground while the rear tire remains touching the pavement.
Door bars, my friends, door bars.
Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor