Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Sounds like your case is more for beefing up the roll bar than tying to the frame.
Again, you ca have a helluva roll incident and not have the bar get pushed through the floor.
Of course, everyone is free to build whatever they want, I'm just trying to shoot down the seemingly common thought that any roll automatically means the cage goes through the floor; It doesn't. I've actually never seen a cage installed on a solid floor that did go through.
I have seen probably 20 CJ's that were rolled (including my first vehicle) and never saw this happen once. And honestly, the way most people do it, it's no stronger than the bolts that connect it to the frame tie ins, anyway. IMO, you aren't truly tied into the frame unless there is a hole in the floor and the tube is solid all the way to the frame.
Then that way leaves the issue of how to seal the hole around the tube....point is, everything but this way is a compromise, and I don't think it's necessary for anything but a hard core wheeler. But by all means, I think everyone should build whatever they want.....let's just not represent tying into the frame as the only way it's safe.
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