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RockHard Ultimate Sport Cage [$1100]

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Price $1100
Rating 4
Average Price $686.07
Manufacturer RockHard
Recommended Yes: 30 / No: 3

This is the main Sports Cage which includes everything from the factory bar forward to the dash and it fits hard tops or soft tops. Dash brackets are mounted to the bolt below your dome light switch and the 2 bolts above the switch. All Sport Cages are complete bolt-in, you do not remove any of the factory sport cage to install our unit! This means no drilling, no welding. The Sports Cage fits Soft and Hardtops. All hardware is included and comes unpainted. Rear Bars, Angle Bars, 5pt Harness Bars, Frame tie-ins, and padding kits are also available.

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Price $900
Pros The cage uses what is provided by the factory to 'enhance' its abilities. This is not a major change to the jeep. It won't require any welding, cutting large holes or removing the factory rear hoop.
Cons Same a pros
Recommended yes

Comments: I think RockHard was smart to call this a "Sport" cage and not a "Roll" cage.

The two are completely different levels of protection.

The "Sport" cage will likely get you through light to moderate situations like bangs, flops and maybe a low speed roll. Anything more your going to need a weld in Roll cage.

So purchase according to the level of your driving and don't expect the bolt on to perform as a weld in on the trail. I actually made a warning lablel for mine.

I don't see this as a bad purchase to get started. I've actually seen full weld in setups with inexperienced drivers have poor outcomes. This purchase just validates my further intrest in this sport and knowing full well "The harder you play, the more you'll pay".
 

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Price $450
Pros Very sturdy and well built, great fit, super strong joint fittings
Cons Comes as bare steel - needs paint or powder coating
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Comments: This was a safety add on that my wife wanted - came as bare steel and cost another hundred to powder coat. The installation required some drilling that I did not like and cutting the overhead foam padding around the roll bar, but I guess that is the price you pay for some addition roll cage safety. Great fit beyond that and goes OK in the interior - I did mine in flat black powder coat.
 

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Price $1
Pros Very good. Feels strong (I have not rooled the heep yet).
Cons more hastle with taking the top off and on. The standard bikini top has problems attaching to the cage.
Recommended yes

Comments: Great Product
 

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Price $525
Pros Looks, feel, and grab points..built solid!
Cons takes away of some of the front view...but totally worth it!
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Comments: easily installed, and looks amazing..i would highly recommend this to anyone thinking of getting a roll cage addition.
 

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Price $500
Pros Bolt on, ties into frame if you get the extras
Cons More expensive than DOM tubing of the same amount. Doesn't weld in.
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Comments: I like it a lot. Looks very clean, went together very easily. I sleeved the A-B pilar bars with some 1.5" .120 DOM tubing for extra strength. A lot cheaper than PSC.
 

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Price $600
Pros Super Stought, And easy install
Cons None yet
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Comments: Just installed it and it looks great. Plenty of interior space and line of sight is still good. Hopfully I'll never have to tell how it works.
 

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Price $1200
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Pros if u r bored this is going to give a lot of job to be done
Cons the frame brackets wont rich the frame
the dash bar can only be tighten 1" above the dash plus the tube almost 3" gone from front view
now only one side of the windshield frame is attached to the "excellent" cage.
u have to paint it
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Comments: i bought this thinking on safety, now i cant see properly over the dash bar, the winshield frame can only be attached to one side, the frame (chassis) brackets cant be installed cus the just dont reach the frame by 1/2" both sides... this product was welded by someone with parkingson or hangover or both... a waist of money.... and the customer service sux.... i played a lot to make it fit just a bad product :thumbdown:
 

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Price $599
Pros Nice tight fit with clean look
Cons center plate that comes on the t bars should be an option, not standard.
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Comments: Very happy with the look and fit of the cage. I cut and trimmed the plastic moldings that come on the later model TJ's for a clean fit. I had to remove that pesky center plate that comes welded on the cage, was a pita to remove and I don't understand why it's mounted on the underside of the bars?
 

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Price $800
Rating 3
Pros No welding required, Stiffens overall feel of the Jeep
Cons Not great fit out of the box, weld quality
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Comments: I bought this because there was no welding required. The manufacturing was ok but not the same quality as the bumpers that I got form Rockhard. The rear angle bars and windshield bars and the rear bar fit well. The center cross-vehicle bar on the center T section and the dash bar were about 1/2 inch short. When installed without modification, they put too much stress into the attachment of the factory over-door bar to the windshield. My concern was about the stress into windshield. I solve the problem by fabricating and adding material to the clamps between the T-section clamp on over-door bar and to the clamps on the dash bar to windshield bars. This added a full extra day to the install. At the end of all this, the roll cage fits and provides significant extra stiffness to the Jeep (much in the way a hard top would add driving stiffness). However, I expected a better fit for the price. Nonetheless I recommended this item because there are few options for a bolt-in cage and with these modifications it works for me. I hope that I'll never experience a roll-over, but I'm pretty sure that this cage will hold up in that event.
 

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Price $1800
Pros *Easy bolt-in install
* Bars can be added/removed as needed such as front and rear harness bars
* Front overhead panel
* Several options available
* Very strong design
* I trust that I amd my passengers will be safe in this roll cage
Cons * Ingress and egress for rear passengers (this was not unexpected)
* Hoop style front harness bar occupies rear passenger head space
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Comments: I purchased (everything) the full front and rear cage with front floor mounts, frame tie-ins, strait across the rear bar and both front and rear harness bars and front angle harness bars.
The install was fairly easy and obviously no welding required. Due to bolt in design bars can be added/removed as needed such as front and rear harness bars. I love the overhead panel and used this to mount aux light switches & CB. I like that there are several options available.
Ingress and egress for rear passengers can be challenging with the front harness bar installed. Also the hoop style front harness bar occupies rear passenger head space. I switched this out from the hoop to the angles bars, this helped some. It is very nice to have several options available from the manufacturer. RockHard4x4 comp't me the cost of the front harness bar hoop when I purchased the angle bars.
I am generally very pleased with this product and would recommend to a friend.
I purchased directly from RockHard4x4 in 2006. I don't remember what I paid at the time, but I added up their current website prices (March 2015) for all the components I purchased and entered that for paid price. I don't think pricing has changed much.
The rear tire carrier from these guys is on my wish list.
 

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Price $1
Pros Solid as a rock.
Cons Have to remove bar spanning from windshield to midbar in order to put on hard top.
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Comments: Only con so far is that the twin bar from windshield to midbar (where speakers are) needed to be removed in order to get a proper fit on my TJ. Could have just been mine though. Bought the Jeep with it so no clue on price.
 

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Price $1200
Pros Very Happy and their Customer service is great.
Cons Fitting tricks would be great on the instructions, but one call and that was fixed.
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Comments: Everything went together well and the customer service Rocks. Because of my under armor I'll need to do some modifications to attach the frame mounts. Great cage for someone that wants to do an add on cage instead of the full weld job.
 
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