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post #1 of 16 Old 06-22-2008, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Roll bar swap

I have an 87 with the angled style factory roll bar. My kids are getting to old for their car seats and they require a shoulder strap seatbelt. I was wondering if anybody has put a role cage from a 92-95 in an older YJ. Are the mounts pretty much the same or is there a lot of work to it?

Any help would be appreciated

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post #2 of 16 Old 06-22-2008, 12:04 PM
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do a search, lots o' topics on this.

the short answer is yes, its pretty much a bolt in affair.

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which do u think would be kooler? the original 87 one or a newer version from the 90's?
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which do u think would be kooler? the original 87 one or a newer version from the 90's?
I think it is just personal preference. Newer one started in '92. Personally I like the 92+ bar.
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post #7 of 16 Old 06-22-2008, 02:57 PM
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It all comes down to personal preference but many do the swap to the "family bar('92-'95)" from the "sport bar('87-'91)" due to the protection of the kiddies. Me for example LOL. With the sport bar my daughters high back seat when facing forward stuck almost 12" past the down bars putting her head a full 8" past the bars. NOT GOOD IMHO.


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I think it is just personal preference. Newer one started in '92. Personally I like the 92+ bar.
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post #9 of 16 Old 06-22-2008, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks

Thank you all for your help on this.

I really appreciate it

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o well. im 16. and i dont plan on having kids just yet. xD couple more yrs. then i may change to the family bar.. like when im 25. hah
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i have the newer rollbar, but i am switching in an older one. I love the older one more.
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hmm. wanna trade? jk cant. in Louisville, KY and my jeep is in GA...lol
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post #13 of 16 Old 06-22-2008, 04:28 PM
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And if you go to the newer style, why not get 2 pieces of 1 3/4" .120 dom tube, have them bent and welded in? And also a crossbar for the kiddies? That would seem cheaper and easier to me.
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post #14 of 16 Old 06-22-2008, 04:34 PM
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I went through the same dilema. The changing of rollbars is fairly easy with minor mods. Hopefully your body is not rusted underneath the rollbar mounts like mine was.
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post #15 of 16 Old 06-23-2008, 09:24 AM
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...Hopefully your body is not rusted underneath the rollbar mounts like mine was.
... and if it is you will go through torx bits DOH!
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