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Unread 04-18-2002, 08:34 PM   #1
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87-91 Vs 92-95 Roll Bar Poll

Ok guys, as we all know there are two kinds of roll bars in the YJ line. Which do you like better? I have a 92' so I justed missed the old style. But now that I have put 31's on it, I can't help but think it would look hotter with the old style. Lets poll it. And also could I swap them out and how hard would it be?

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Unread 04-18-2002, 08:59 PM   #2
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are you going for functional or just being a pretty jeep?if you offroad at all-you should want the newer to cover more of your arse.it is easier to finish it to protect you and your occupants.if it is a street jeep,well... the choice is yours.i think that full cages are the best.
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Unread 04-18-2002, 09:21 PM   #3
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by MusicMaverick:
<strong>Ok guys, as we all know there are two kinds of roll bars in the YJ line. Which do you like better? I have a 92' so I justed missed the old style. But now that I have put 31's on it, I can't help but think it would look hotter with the old style. Lets poll it. And also could I swap them out and how hard would it be?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I have the older one on my '90 and I like the Newer ones better just because of the passenger protection. I also think they look alittle bit tougher...

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Unread 04-19-2002, 05:34 AM   #4
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I replaced the roll bar on my 90 YJ, with a roll bar from a 95, just because of the additional safety for the rear passengers, and the shoulder belts, its a easy swap, and the roll bar and seatbelts cost me a $100.00 from a salvage yard.
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Unread 04-19-2002, 07:45 AM   #5
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oh yeah the seat belts, never thought of that, what are they like on the onld style?
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Unread 04-19-2002, 10:52 AM   #6
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I have a 91 and I like the new style roll bar better. The belts are just lap belts. Just took my hardtop off yesterday. <img src="http://members.aol.com/rchavok797/images/mvc-012s.jpg" alt="" />
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Unread 04-19-2002, 01:10 PM   #7
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hmmm.... Anybody want to trade i have the old style, i want a new style but noboady has them, and custom ones are expensive???
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Unread 04-19-2002, 01:32 PM   #8
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Whats involved in swaping them? Welding? just some bolts?
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Unread 04-19-2002, 02:01 PM   #9
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I think the old style is more appealing, I guess that's just a personal preference. Beware of a false sense of security from any Jeep "sport bar". The Jeep sport bar is not tied into the frame therefore it offers only minimal to moderate protection at best in a rollover. It's perfectly adequate for a low speed rollover on the trail, but not much protection in a high speed crash. Best bet is to keep it on four wheels.
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by MusicMaverick:
<strong>oh yeah the seat belts, never thought of that, what are they like on the onld style?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">They are just lap belts...

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Unread 04-19-2002, 02:56 PM   #11
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Bob K:
<strong>I think the old style is more appealing, I guess that's just a personal preference. Beware of a false sense of security from any Jeep "sport bar". The Jeep sport bar is not tied into the frame therefore it offers only minimal to moderate protection at best in a rollover. It's perfectly adequate for a low speed rollover on the trail, but not much protection in a high speed crash. Best bet is to keep it on four wheels. </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">That stock sport bar in my son's 95 saved his life when he laid his Jeep over on the highway at 65mph. He immediately got a full cage afterwards. The stock sport bar held up just fine in Bud's ugly roll at Moab. He immediately got a full cage afterwards. Not saying bet your life on it. Just saying they'll withstand much more than they ever get credit for.
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Unread 04-19-2002, 03:57 PM   #12
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Is there any way to reinforce the cages to give more protection.
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Unread 04-22-2002, 05:58 AM   #13
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Yes. Most catalogues sell a kit that ties the bars into the frame. Welding is required. I've never seen one actually installed. I don't know much about it. I'm glad to hear that the stock bar could save my life some day. But I'm glad if people got the message not to have too big of a false sense of security.
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Unread 04-22-2002, 07:04 AM   #14
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I personally like the older style roll bars better. I'm sure the newer ones offer better protection though.
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Unread 04-22-2002, 07:12 AM   #15
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I really DON'T like the "sport bar". I think it looks silly. Thats the reason I am hunting for the perfect '91. It has the best of both worlds. 4.0L EFI motor & the classic CJ style roll bar. I was all set to pick up one last weekend, but banks suck so I couldn't get the money.
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