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Fitting safety bar to mazda mx5 1998 model

Not sure if bars are to floor or to the back panel

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Well not sure but on a customers car when i took it to ITV ( mechanical inspection) i had to get a certificate from the dealers that the antiroll bar was the original with the number of homoglonation for the bars and a test certificate for the bolts that held it down to the floor.This car was japanese import so the numbers didnt line up but this is spain home of the paperwork

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