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Old 07-07-2014, 12:13 PM   #1
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adding to sport style roll bar

Saw a pic where someone added on like welded a family style roll bar on top of sport one. What do u guys think

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Old 07-07-2014, 05:15 PM   #2
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Not sure what that would look like

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Old 07-07-2014, 07:06 PM   #3
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:17 PM   #4
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The spider web style on the top is an improvement, but, you have to realize that those bars are just for show. I am talking about the stock roll bar in the vehicle. Doesn't matter if its family or sport style, neither have a whole lot of protection value in them.

They might save you from a severe headache in a very slow motion roll over, but they will crush like a grape in anything worse. None of the attachment points are tied into the frame of the Jeep, and the fronts of the spreader bars just attach to the windshield frame, once it bends the bars get crushed down on you.

Unless you add the extra supports to tie the roll bar into the frame, then you are just wasting your money by adding family style over the top of a sport bar. It's just another piece of pipe that isn't much heavier than muffler pipe, and it's going to collapse just as easy as the other parts do, and even more so if you heat them up when welding them into place.

Please don't trust the roll bar that you currently have, and think that it will protect you in any way. I was in the Fire Dept. for 30 years and have cut my share of "roll bars" with the jaws of life in order to get a trapped patient out of their vehicle.
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I don't do much if any wheeling in all honesty. Yes I want the protection but I'm not wanting it for that crazy stuff. I mean they don't make crap for tops without an ugly frame. So how do i make em stronger. Was told Dom tubing??
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The spider web style on the top is an improvement, but, you have to realize that those bars are just for show. I am talking about the stock roll bar in the vehicle. Doesn't matter if its family or sport style, neither have a whole lot of protection value in them.

They might save you from a severe headache in a very slow motion roll over, but they will crush like a grape in anything worse. None of the attachment points are tied into the frame of the Jeep, and the fronts of the spreader bars just attach to the windshield frame, once it bends the bars get crushed down on you.

Unless you add the extra supports to tie the roll bar into the frame, then you are just wasting your money by adding family style over the top of a sport bar. It's just another piece of pipe that isn't much heavier than muffler pipe, and it's going to collapse just as easy as the other parts do, and even more so if you heat them up when welding them into place.

Please don't trust the roll bar that you currently have, and think that it will protect you in any way. I was in the Fire Dept. for 30 years and have cut my share of "roll bars" with the jaws of life in order to get a trapped patient out of their vehicle.
Very good piece of advice. If your looking for appearance go for it i think it looks good. If your looking for protection ditch the entire system and get a good one.
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Lots or "Real" cages out there from companies like Poison Spider, Genright, Trail Tubes, and many others. Or you could have one built or even build your own if you trust your welds to save your life.

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