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post #1 of 5 Old 09-20-2013, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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Shopping for opinions (roll bar add on)

I bought the kit in the link below, I like.

http://extremecustomparts.com/i-9764...-shipping.html

Trying to make this as condensed as possible.

A friend is working on my Jeep, I have the kit linked above with a sport bar to add it onto. That will be my cage. Just need it to handle one rollover/flop on the trail, that's all. Not looking for a competition buggy cage... yet.

He's pushing for getting rid of the stock roll bar and making a new roll bar for the back half, and tie it all into the frame. Add on kit from ECF was about $300, sport bar was $25 on craigslist. Not utilizing the sport bar will cost another $300.



So, what is the opinions of others? Would you:

A: Keep all the materials currently on hand and build a cage with it.

B: Drop $300 on new tubing for the back half of the cage.

C: Bacon cage


EDIT: For anybody who didn't get it fully, option A would mean taking the ECF kit I bought and using it in conjunction with the sport bar I bought.

Option B would be using the ECF kit with a completely custom roll bar.


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Since, the ECF set up doesn't appear to be DOM, but the same steel the OEM sport bar is, I wouldn't weld a new center hoop in. Unless, you were to scrap the whole thing and build it all out of DOM.

A few years ago I did the ORF bolt in front half. It works well enough. Like you said, I want to walk away from a roll.

As I've grown as a driver and the Jeep has grown, I am really considering selling it and pulling the OEM sport bar. I really want to go with a whole DOM cage for increased safety.

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I bought the kit in the link below, I like. http://extremecustomparts.com/i-9764...-shipping.html Trying to make this as condensed as possible. A friend is working on my Jeep, I have the kit linked above with a sport bar to add it onto. That will be my cage. Just need it to handle one rollover/flop on the trail, that's all. Not looking for a competition buggy cage... yet. He's pushing for getting rid of the stock roll bar and making a new roll bar for the back half, and tie it all into the frame. Add on kit from ECF was about $300, sport bar was $25 on craigslist. Not utilizing the sport bar will cost another $300. So, what is the opinions of others? Would you: A: Keep all the materials currently on hand and build a cage with it. B: Drop $300 on new tubing for the back half of the cage. C: Bacon cage EDIT: For anybody who didn't get it fully, option A would mean taking the ECF kit I bought and using it in conjunction with the sport bar I bought. Option B would be using the ECF kit with a completely custom roll bar.
Buy a full dom cage from Genright or Poison spyder. Poison spyder sells a fully welded cage for right under 2k. I am planning on buying it for the smurf

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-20-2013, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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I wheel in the desert, the type of wheelin I do is 40% rocks, 60% high speed on the sand. When I'm in the rocks, I hammer on it pretty good, but certainly not doing a burnout all the way through.

I was thinking it'd be kinda point less to tie that roll cage into the frame since it isn't DOM tubing. Doing all that work when eventually, someday that cage will be swapped out when I go 37s seems pointless. Which he also wanted me to go 14 bolt rear 60 front. That ain't gonna happen for a while.

I've noticed that some people create mounts that tie into the frame, and have steel mounting plates that hug the floorboard, the the roll cage bolts on top of that. So basically it is tied into the frame. Hard to explain.


As far as the PSC and Genright cages? I like the Genright fastback, I won't have any passengers in the rear after deciding it's too much of a hassle worrying about another person back there. I prefer the profile of the stock roll bar personally, fastback style cages are something I'd have to get used to.

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Alright so two opinions... fantastic.

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