|10-21-2014, 11:49 AM
Pros: Strong, well designed, pre-coped (fishmouthed) at the factory
Cons: Poor instructions, bad labeling of parts
Comments: First of all, this is an awesome cage. The looks are the best I've found. The negatives I have are minor annoyances really. The instructions are pretty basic but hey, if you are installing a roll cage into your Jeep you can figure out how the pieces go from just the pictures. The rest is really just common sense. Still, some nice instructions with clear pics and maybe a hint's-and-tip's section would be cool for people. The parts were labeled with Sharpie, but you could see that the pieces rub on each other during shipping and wear off the marker in spots. Oh well, each piece can really only go in one spot.
The fish-mouth coping where the tubes fit up is perfect in some spots and not so much in others. Again, you are welding in a cage, put on your big boy pants and grab that grinder and make it fit right. No big deal.
I had an issue with the dash bar being a good 2 inches wider than it should have been. I may have accidentally got a JK dash bar instead of a TJ/LJ bar or it was cut wrong, I don't know. I just know there was no possible way it was going in there. I trimmed what was needed and fit it up right. Some people would have lost their minds on that, but whatever at least it wasn't too short.
Bottom line: If you expect to take it out of the box and magically have a picture perfect cage, look elsewhere. If you expect to use a grinder, a welder, have some shop skills, want to look badass making sparks and doing man things in the garage...buy this cage.