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Unread 12-04-2007, 09:43 AM   #1
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Ok guys and gals. as you know it cut the top on my xj and now I am getting ready to cage the XJ. I just want to see some opinons. Should i go full out and order the 10 point cage that has the halo and down bars around the drivers compartment or should i start off with just the 8 point and not worry about other part.




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Unread 12-04-2007, 10:06 AM   #2
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The 10pt should give you a more rigid structure and provide more places to attach "stuff" so it won't go bouncing out of the back of your topless XJ - plus provide a bit more protection -

My 2cents worth -
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Unread 12-04-2007, 10:48 AM   #3
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well, if i was considering the two, i would go with the 10 point. just safety. sure, it may cost more, but i have a rather high price on my life. but, thats only my opinion
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Unread 12-04-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
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what exactly am I looking at in those pics? 'cause it sure doesn't look like anything made for an XJ...

A typical 'full' cage for an XJ would be a 6-pt or 8-pt cage, with down bars at the a-pillar, b-pillar, and d-pillar, and maybe additional supports to near the c-pillars (8-pt).

The kit from D&C extreme seems to be a popular starting point.
http://www.dandcextreme.com/product_...e.asp?pkID=126

EssentiallyOffRoad also looks to have a good starting kit.
http://www.eoronline.com/store/cherokee.shtml
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Unread 12-04-2007, 11:34 AM   #5
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those were just some referance pics. the rear bars will go all the way back to the d pillar. there is a main hoop at the b pillar and the 10point will add down bars at the a pillar and a hallo around the front part of the compartment. Pretty much the 10 point is the same kit that D&C extreme has.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 11:49 AM   #6
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IMHO any internal XJ cage without a halo over the front seats and downbars at the a-pillars is worthless. The main problem in an XJ during a roll is that the a-pillars and roof area directly over the dash and front seats crushes in.

Friend's XJ:

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Unread 12-04-2007, 12:01 PM   #7
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point taken. I hope every one was ok in that roll.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 05:56 PM   #8
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I feel that any cage without a halo [and knee-busters] at the a pillars is pointless
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Unread 12-04-2007, 09:23 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. I ordered the 10 point. I will have pics once Santa(UPS/FedEx)drops it off.
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