I got on this site yesterday, and the people helped me with a lift kit, that i bought and think will look awesome on the jeep. now i am wondering about a roll cage for the zj. i have been trying to find pics, but have been having a hard time. hoping to see some pics. just trying to get some ideas. if you have a cage in your zj, can you post something on the thread, and i will come look at your pics? Thank you. also open to ideas if anyone has any to give.
Just google it I saw a few different types of roll cages. Most of them are custom fab jobs. I haven't seen a kit you can buy yet. But there are some pics of bolt together roll cage and others are fully welded.
The Rock Hard 4x4 cage is a really nice set up. I've been eyeing them for awhile now. Next best thing to custom built as far as I'm concerned. I've never been a fan of Exo cages personally. Since I plan on keeping my dash, a removable cage would be perfect in case I ever need to pull it out for some reason. Here's the link to the Rock hard page:
I am looking g to do an internal one. I will weld it together myself, I'm just looking for ideas. I have a family that likes to go wheeling, and i live in Colorado, so the little mistake could just be the wrong one.
the rock hard cage really ISN'T a nice set up. for way too many reasons to get into again.
it'll help SOME, but not much.
find a local race shop and have them build a full custom cage inside the jeep. it's really the only completely safe way to go.
I agree that the bolt in style "sport cage" isn't nearly as good and a fully well designed welded in cage. The difference is the price. A properly built welded in cage is $2500+ unless you build it yourself. Even if you build it yourself and don't take tool cost into account, you are looking at $1000 in materials and a crap ton of time.
Essentially it boils down to what you are going to use the vehicle for. For me, my Jeep is a daily driver. I don't put it into and real roll over potential but would like a little extra strength for the entire uni-body of the rig. If you are planning on putting in this cage and go run the Hammers or anything remotely like it, then it's obviously not the right choice. I've known several people who have rolled their Jeep with a Rockhard cage and came out unscathed but that doesn't mean it can handle multiple rolls or severe back flips or anything. It would be a low priced alternative if you are looking for a little extra.
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A properly built welded in cage is $2500+ unless you build it yourself. Even if you build it yourself and don't take tool cost into account, you are looking at $1000 in materials and a crap ton of time.
dude that is some expensive tube!
'98 ZJ on 37s and tons
'97 Cummins 2500