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Old 01-13-2014, 04:49 PM   #1
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Full roll cage?

Anyone have a good suggestion on a full roll cage? I want something that will still work with a factory soft top, and won't require too much modification to my factory roll cage. I have a 1997 TJ.

I just don't have a clue what brands to go with/stay away from.

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Old 01-13-2014, 05:08 PM   #2
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I know several guys running this one, direct bolt in.


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Old 01-13-2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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Would that work on one that has a the soundbar speakers and such?
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Would that work on one that has a the soundbar speakers and such?
The link states it won't work with sound bar, so you could always find newer TJ speaker pods.
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The link states it won't work with sound bar, so you could always find newer TJ speaker pods.
My apologies. Overlooked that part. Speaker pods? Unfamiliar with those. Sorry, I'm new to the world of Jeeps!
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My apologies. Overlooked that part. Speaker pods? Unfamiliar with those. Sorry, I'm new to the world of Jeeps!
Not a problem. Here's what the speaker pods look like.


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Not a problem. Here's what the speaker pods look like.
So those mount on either side in place of the soundbar, and would work with the cage setup you mentioned.
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So those mount on either side in place of the soundbar, and would work with the cage setup you mentioned.
You would have to get there rear angle bars that's made for the speaker pods. Look at there site real good, they actually show rear bars with a sound bar.
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:11 AM   #9
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I have been going back and forth on roll cages. A lot of people poo poo the bolt on for safety reasons. At first I though it made sense but then I think that the tub is bolted to the frame, seats and belts are bolted to the tub, and bumpers with winches and tow points are bolted. So are bolts that "unsafe"? Blue torch fab have a nice weld on kit to strengthen the front cage, gen right has a nice full cage shipped to your door for $2000.00. This guy is still undecided on what cage/kit to get. Still leaning towards the rock hard or smittybuilt bolt in cages.
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Also call of few fab shops in your area and get a price to compare between bolt in and custom welded in. The price is usually not that much different. I am currently welding in a cage in my XJ, and prior to that had one in the YJ.. the YJ had the front from Blue Torch and the rear was poly performance if I recall..was happy with both companies products.
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Anyone have a good suggestion on a full roll cage? I want something that will still work with a factory soft top, and won't require too much modification to my factory roll cage. I have a 1997 TJ.

I just don't have a clue what brands to go with/stay away from.
here's what I did.... *Official* Cage idea/pic/discussion thread - Page 19 - JeepForum.com

lots more ideas in that thread too.

good brands to look at are KOZ Off-Road, Gen-Right, Poly Performance, Poison Spyder Customs, and Blue Torch Fab.

there's basically two different weld-in designs to add to the stock cage: a through the dash design and a firewall stanchion design. Both have pluses and minuses. some debate the strength of the firewall design. do your homework and make the decision for yourself.
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As already stated I'm planning on going with the btf front sport cage add on kit. Really nice looking cage



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Here is a link to it
http://www.bluetorchfab.com/Product/...-Cage-Kit.aspx

Not a bad looking product for the 250 price tag. Then I plan on adding in a bar across back of the factory cage were it turns down. Haven't decided yet if I'm going to buy one from somewhere or just make my own since its just one piece
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A full weld in cage through the dash is best. Everyone knows that.
But, If you don't have a welder, and are looking at bolt in cages, look at the Or-Fab cage for the front.
It replaces the wimpy thin bar over the doors. Rockhard just clamps to that wimpy bar. Then use the Rockhard bars for the rear.
I know a couple guys that have gone that route.
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A full weld in cage through the dash is best. Everyone knows that.
But, If you don't have a welder, and are looking at bolt in cages, look at the Or-Fab cage for the front.
It replaces the wimpy thin bar over the doors. Rockhard just clamps to that wimpy bar. Then use the Rockhard bars for the rear.
I know a couple guys that have gone that route.
I also like the fact that the OR-Fab Bolt In Roll Cage replaces the bars over the doors. Everyone who has taken them out to fold down their windshield knows how light weight they are. Even if the front hoop is strong, if those bars collapses the front hoop will just lay down. However, the Rock Hard Cage does have a bar that goes across the dash and the "T" section in the center of the Jeep, where the OR-Fab kit does not. It really comes down to what you want.

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OrFab does have a dash bar and overhead spreader bars.
They are just purchased separately.
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I've got a couple of buddies who did the Blue Torch Fab front kit, along with a Synergy rear kit. I chose the Poison Spyder front and rear kits.
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I've got a couple of buddies who did the Blue Torch Fab front kit, along with a Synergy rear kit. I chose the Poison Spyder front and rear kits.
How do they like that setup
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OrFab does have a dash bar and overhead spreader bars.
They are just purchased separately.
I should have been more clear. You're correct, they offer them but they are not included in there kit like the Rock Hard cage.
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Since I found a reliable welder through my brother i'm looking at weld in kits. Any one have the A to Z kit? I'm concerned the way the bars are installed on the top of the cage as far as head room. I'm 6' 2" and it looks like the tube would be right in the way.
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