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View Poll Results: Which Rollcage Do You Prefer?
A to Z 57 11.40%
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post #1021 of 1055 Old 01-01-2019, 08:24 PM
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I switched over to the passenger's side. Everything seems like it's lining up great over there.

Back to the driver's side I heated and moved the ductwork slightly to give more room for the lower A. When I place the upper A on the driver's side it seems that it is ever so slightly too long and doesn't sit nicely against B.

Do you guys have pictures of where the A pillar sits against the floor?


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I switched over to the passenger's side. Everything seems like it's lining up great over there.



Back to the driver's side I heated and moved the ductwork slightly to give more room for the lower A. When I place the upper A on the driver's side it seems that it is ever so slightly too long and doesn't sit nicely against B.



Do you guys have pictures of where the A pillar sits against the floor?

He are a couple from my setup, which was all custom. I had to clearance the floor a bit to allow for the foreword placement of the floor plate. I was able to position the A-pillar back far enough that it did not interfere with the duct work.


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post #1023 of 1055 Old 01-02-2019, 08:34 AM
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Thanks Nash. I was worried at first that I was doing more cutting and massaging than I should be. I'm fine with that but wanted to make sure I wasn't completely missing how it's supposed to go together. It sounds like my install is pretty much par for the course.

I was thinking about adding in quick disconnects like you have there too.

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I was thinking about adding in quick disconnects like you have there too.
I did that specifically so I can remove the cage without having to completely remove the dash.

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post #1025 of 1055 Old 01-02-2019, 07:40 PM
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I think I'm starting to get this figured out a little more a little massaging at a time. There is a 1/2" difference in the factory rollcage to the windshield from driver's to passenger side. Looking at the takeoff door tubes it looks like the factory had built in a sliding adjustment to account for that and sure enough, they're different lengths. And they don't appear to have ever been adjusted so I think it's safe to assume they came from the factory this way.

It feels a bit hackish, but is the best course of action here to cut one of the A piller tops shorter so it fits?

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post #1026 of 1055 Old 01-02-2019, 09:23 PM
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I think I'm starting to get this figured out a little more a little massaging at a time. There is a 1/2" difference in the factory rollcage to the windshield from driver's to passenger side. Looking at the takeoff door tubes it looks like the factory had built in a sliding adjustment to account for that and sure enough, they're different lengths. And they don't appear to have ever been adjusted so I think it's safe to assume they came from the factory this way.

It feels a bit hackish, but is the best course of action here to cut one of the A piller tops shorter so it fits?


Easier to fit the cage to the Jeep, than to fit the Jeep to the cage....

I assume that the top and the doors fit correctly?

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post #1027 of 1055 Old 01-02-2019, 09:31 PM
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Easier to fit the cage to the Jeep, than to fit the Jeep to the cage....

I assume that the top and the doors fit correctly?
It always amazes me how much is different across Jeeps.

Driver's door isn't perfect but I'm 99% sure it's the door (door's bowed as far as I can tell, not the tub, it suddenly stopped closing one day years ago at a parking lot and I never have figured out what happened to it. After adjusting the hinges I have gotten it to function just fine.). Both tops fit great.

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It always amazes me how much is different across Jeeps.

Driver's door isn't perfect but I'm 99% sure it's the door (door's bowed as far as I can tell, not the tub, it suddenly stopped closing one day years ago at a parking lot and I never have figured out what happened to it. After adjusting the hinges I have gotten it to function just fine.). Both tops fit great.
Is the driver's side the one I saw a picture of with the crumpled front fender?

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Is the driver's side the one I saw a picture of with the crumpled front fender?
Yes.

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Well sure enough, the door frame is bent just slightly. The door openings themselves are within 1/16" of each other, but they are positioned 1/8" different (driver's being rearward). That angle must extend up to the windshield peak to account for an entire 1/2".

Since everything currently fits and functions and works in this position and even knowing it's skewed it still isn't noticeable visually, I will just account for it with the cage.

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post #1031 of 1055 Old 01-04-2019, 10:03 AM
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I was thinking about this again today. The smashed fender happened 2 months after the door started having trouble iirc. So I'm back to not knowing exactly how it happened just that it happened.

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does anyone have photos of the Genright TJ Laser Notched Full Roll Cage Kit installed ?

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I got it fully mocked up and removed again to double check the door surrounds to factory.

My door surrounds on both sides are angled down in the front with the Poly cage. The doors still shut.

Has anyone else had this problem?

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That must be the trick, start with the door surrounds and work out. I'm trying that!

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That was the trick! So much better now!
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