2002 USA Made Mirra Pro S351
The 2002 USA made Dave Mirra Pro S351 frame particularly is a grail for mainly all USA Haro collectors, and Haro collectors as well. By the way, the S351 is still to this day a highly sought after frame for Dave Mirra fans all over the world. Though, you will give up the search before you find a USA made S351 nonetheless, they do exist and they’re still out there.. somewhere. The last USA 02 S351 I seen being sold was in 2019 so there’s still hope if you’re hoping to find one. Just make sure you have your money saved for when you do come across one.
2001 vs 2002
So, where does this frame get its name from? To sum it up, it was named after Dave Mirra’s favorite car his S351 Saleen Mustang. Now I, and I’m betting you, haven’t seen a USA 2001 S351 except for the three known to be out there, Moreover, this comparison is based off a magazine article I came across. From what I understand the 2002 USA made Dave Mirra versus the year prior (2001) is about one pound lighter and has a nice amount of butted tubes. Moreover, the 2002 the Mirra Pro S351 frame weight comes in at about 7.22 pounds which is a nice weight difference whereas, the 2001 weighed 8.22. Just to clarify, as the years went on the parts, frames, and everything else in BMX started to lose weight and get smaller, or thinner.
Found a 2002 USA made Dave Mirra Pro?
So how do you know you have, or found, this beast of a frame and not just another Taiwan S351? Firstly, the laser cut dropouts is a dead giveaway. Also, if it has a Haro aluminum badge keep in mind it could have fell off with time. (2003+ MPs are Taiwan aftermarket frame and still come with a badge.) Next, there are no Haro stamps anywhere on the frame to let you know what it is. In addition, There are no 4130 CRMO stampings on the dropouts, or serial number on the bottom bracket. Furthermore, the right dropout has a serial number that looks like this: H01115. Another hint is the 99/2000 – 2002 frame have no weeping holes in the tubes. I’ll do a write up on all the USA made frame indicators a bit later.
Dave Mirra’s S351
By the way, in that same article I mentioned earlier, they said that they felt as there was too much material on the dropout above the axle slot. The author goes on to talk about grinding, or shaving down, “a tad” off of the dropout. Ironically, this is exactly what Dave Mirra did to his 2002 S351 which had 2003 decals. I’ll have a pic of down below.
There’s only one set of stickers for the frame. Haro called them the Mirra 2K2 USA Decal set.
White writing with blue outline, or shadow.
There’s two set of the blue decals one is a bit lighter than the other the set that is darker belongs on the USA S351.
HEAD ANGLE: 74.5°
SEAT ANGLE: 70°
BB HEIGHT: 11.5″
WEIGHT: 7.22 lbs
DROPOUTS: 1/4′ Laser Cut
WHEEL BASE:36 1/4″ at shortest point
TOP TUBE: 20.5″ / O.D. 1.5″x0.035″ Thick
CHAINSTAYS: 1″x0.049, Seatstays 1″x0.035
DOWN TUBE: Double-Butted 1-3/4″x0.049 / 0.035 / 0.049″
SEAT TUBE: Double-Butted O.D. 1-1/8′ for a 1″ seat post
RETAIL PRICE: $199 – $330
USAGE: Street, Vert, or Park
MATERIAL: 100% True Temper 4130 Crmo .010″ / 2.3mm” thick
FEATURES: 990 Mounts, Reinforced Head tube, Weld on Rotor Stop, 6mm Laser cut Crmo Dropouts
ALL USA MADE FRAMES WERE SOLD AS A FRAME ONLY NOT A COMPLETE BIKE
Designed by Dave Mirra