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post #1 of 7 Old 03-07-2013, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Rolling a ZJ with Bolt-in Cage

Has anyone had any experience or seen a demo of a bolt-in roll cage after a rollover? With all the controversy over the clamps vs welds, etc. you would think that one of the companies who makes a bolt in roll cage would make a video of their cage in action. I'm sure they can find a cheap ZJ that barely runs for a couple of hundred dollars, install their cage, and send it rolling off a cliff to see how it holds up.

Are there any videos or pictures? If so, post up.

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-10-2013, 09:31 AM
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kits suck go have a shop build a correct cage if you plan to wheel hard not only will it save you but your jeep will live longer with a properly tied in cage

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It'll hold up just like a one time use cage. For evidence, look up stock tj rollovers.

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As the original request stated, I was looking for pictures or videos of one of the bolt-in kits after a rollover. Stock TJ's obviously don't have the bolt-in kit I was referring to. But thanks for playing.
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-21-2013, 11:55 PM
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You're thinking about building a cage using clamps? IMO those aren't true roll cages, they are showtruck stuff that won't hold in a true roll-over. Might survive a slow flop but that's about it. Don't expect for one to survive a multiple roll- over when crawling, let alone a high- speed roll- over.

As was mentioned, a custom cage with welded connections is the ONLY way to build a proper cage. There's nothing wrong with attaching the cage using bottom plates + bolts to the unibody though.

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As the original request stated, I was looking for pictures or videos of one of the bolt-in kits after a rollover. Stock TJ's obviously don't have the bolt-in kit I was referring to. But thanks for playing.
The tj cage is actually built better than the bolt together station wagon kits.
They're intended to help some survivability of the driver and passengers, but the jeep will be totaled all the same.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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I was just looking for pictures or videos to see how they held up after a rollover. That's it - nothing more. I guess there are none.
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