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ND Hard Dog RF roll bar

Look carefully, it's in there
ND Hard Dog RF roll bar
Roll protection for the RF!

Made in the USA

Exclusive to Flyin' Miata

This item will be dropshipped from the manufacturer.


The RF is a sexy little car, but its retractable top isn't structural. Because of this, many track organizations won't let them on track without some sort of supplemental protection. We're happy to announce that this is now available exclusively from Flyin' Miata!

We worked with our friends at Hard Dog to give you as much overhead protection as possible. We started with the soft top bar and changed the dimensions to fit inside the tighter confines of the RF roof. The end result has no effect on rear vision, seat travel or headroom.

Now, let's get this out of the way: with this bar installed, you can no longer drop the top. Your retractable fastback is now a non-retractable fastback - or maybe it's a coupe with an odd hatch. If you're a fan of the Miata as a coupe as some of our staff are, this isn't a problem. But you need to know.

This does come with a bonus, however. Since the top no longer goes down, you now have a secondary luggage area under the sail panel. We've come up with a reversible electronic tweak that allows you to raise and lower the sail panel using the top switch and never have to worry about things moving too far.

Mazda built nice solid mounting points into the car for the factory aluminum hoops. This bar uses them to tie into the chassis, then adds two rear legs for extra strength. The bar is made of 1.75" DOM tubing with a 0.120" wall, almost overkill for such a light car. The new rear legs come with 3/16" backing plates that require six holes to be drilled in the chassis.

Includes a harness bar and retains full function of the stock seatbelts. The double diagonals are spread at the top to provide maximum visibility out the back and stay well clear of the storage compartment behind the passenger seat.

Will be drop-shipped from the manufacturer. Depending on inventory levels, it may take a couple of weeks to ship. Available to ship to the US only.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Part number 20-19030
TÜV approval available No
Fits: 2017 MX-5 RF, 2018 MX-5 RF, 2019 MX-5 RF, 2020 MX-5 RF
Manufacturer Hard Dog
Flyin' Miata exclusive Yes
Fits Exocet? No
Proposition 65 Warning: Cancer and reproductive harm
California emissions Emissions regulations do not apply

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Recommended if you like your head.
I am very happy with this roll bar, as before there was nothing for the RF, and now we have a legitimate Hard Dog product. Rear vision is fine and the seats recline the same. The folks at FM were great to work with getting this to be a reality and I am very pleased with the result. The unused window stow space is big enough for some convenient storage.
Review by TonyL / (Posted on 10/24/2019)
Recommended for tracked RFs
Very happy with this purchase. I needed to do some modification to a tab on the harness bar so my harnesses would wrap without interference on the bar. Not a big deal but this could be easily corrected in the design. Would have been 5 stars without that issue. While the installation isn't for the faint of heart, it isn't super hard either. Fits well. I didn't put the large plastic piece in behind the seats which meant less cutting of plastic bits. #becauseracecar
Review by KentBigDog / (Posted on 11/29/2018)
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