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Old 01-05-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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Roll Cage.

This might have already been ask before but is the stock roll bar pretty good for protection or is it mainly for looks?

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Old 01-05-2011, 07:57 PM   #2
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It depends on what you are doing with it. It won't hold up if a dump truck falls on your Jeep. They hold up nicely on a rollover though. The windshield and frame will be casualties.

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This might have already been ask before but is the stock roll bar pretty good for protection or is it mainly for looks?
The stock B and C pillars are a good starting point, but everything forward of the B pillar is crap. You also need to finish the incomplete factory weld on the slip joints at the B-pillar center.
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It depends on what you are doing with it. It won't hold up if a dump truck falls on your Jeep. They hold up nicely on a rollover though. The windshield and frame will be casualties.
Lol if a dump truck falls on you.
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Several companies offer "Trail Cage" type front half cages that finish the cage over the driver/passenger compartment. Look at Poison Spyder Customs' website and there are several others. Stock windshield frame is not strong enough to support a rollover, it seems.
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Several companies offer "Trail Cage" type front half cages that finish the cage over the driver/passenger compartment. Look at Poison Spyder Customs' website and there are several others. Stock windshield frame is not strong enough to support a rollover, it seems.
Thats what I have always heard was about the windshield & frame not holding up in a roll.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:27 PM   #7
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Rolled twice both times had to replace the windshield and frame.
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Yup windshield frame and windshield bars are crap.










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I would like to know the story behind that last pic. That is a bad way to end a YJ.
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so looks like its safer to be in the back seat jeez.
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I would like to know the story behind that last pic. That is a bad way to end a YJ.
Me too

Pretty sure it was a mountain high elevation trail, likely Colorado. Look in the background...the Jeeps up there are on the trail. My guess is it rolled all that way...

Back in 2004, there was a fatal rollover of a well built TJ off Black Bear Pass near Telluride. They fell 930+ ft.
Here's the story: Watch Newspapers - Two Die in Jeeping Accident Lost Hikers Evacuated
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Wow! That's why I drive from the back seat.....

Looks like someday I'll put a little money into beefing up the windshield area. Thanks for the pics!

JK about the back seat driving.
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Great pics. They should use them in ads for trail cages
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:06 PM   #14
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I really didnt want to get a whole new cage but maybe just replace the crap bars that connect to the windshield.Has anyone just replaced them.
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even with a full cage the windshield is toast, mine was a highway rolled and rolled 2 1/2 times tho, so note to self..dont roll over
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The cab looks to be in good shape. have a full cage makes a huge difference.
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oh yeah it did wonders. have steel front and rear pumpers and the side rails /i think saved her
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82200 - Bolt In Sport Cage For 1997-06 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon & Unlimited | Discount Jeep Parts


Any thoughts on this one? Does anyone have any pics of this installed?
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82200 - Bolt In Sport Cage For 1997-06 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon & Unlimited | Discount Jeep Parts


Any thoughts on this one? Does anyone have any pics of this installed?
thats a start.... You want a weld in cage, with some rear supports, and something that ties into the floor for the A-pillar. I think the dash plates a strong, but some disagree...to do it again, I'd probably do full tube through the dash. Try Poly Performance, KOZ Off-road, Poison Spyder Customs, etc.

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Old 01-09-2011, 12:44 PM   #20
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Seatbelts=godly. A fancy roll cage does you no good if you're thrown out of the vehicle. Mine has saved my life before, without a doubt.
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even with a full cage the windshield is toast, mine was a highway rolled and rolled 2 1/2 times tho, so note to self..dont roll over
I want your rear flares, will those fit a TJ you think?
But there is alot of carnage in the post looks like we should all be investing in cages, helmets( after reading that CO news paper story from a few years ago) and of coarse seat belts come on people!!!.... It sucks to be thrown from an automobile.
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Even if your wearing seat belts, the factory ones arent sufficient for multiple rolls, thats why the more hardcore crowd uses 4 point and 5 point harnesses.
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Stock rear section with a lot of added support and custom front half. Suspension seats, 5 points and a helmet too.

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so after reading most of the 26 pages and 0ff-sprouts of those pages on JF im pretty much ordering a weld in roll cage as my next mod and doing so this month. Anyone have a suggestion from personal experience? full cage, leaving head room for passengers . the Gen-Right looks real good
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It looks like it needs a few more pieces to be any safer than the stock equipment. Doesnt offer any protection for the backseat either. Got to protect for the "precious cargo" should the need arise.
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im almost laughing that we're talking about windshield and frame after those pics. thats the least of your concern if your jeep looks like that
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No bolt ons please! Look at it this way. Tube fenders by smittybuilt. Whatever theyre just fenders and will get beaten anyways so why not go cheap. Rollcage which will save your life and the lives of other passengers is not something to cheap out on. A rollcage should be taken very seriously.
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^ agreed...im liking this.. Product Details
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^ agreed...im liking this.. Product Details
I love genrights products personally. Looks like a really good solid cage with plenty of supports and it works with your factory soft or hardtop. I plan on installing a genright cage in my yj this summer.

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