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#1 WoodsWagon

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 12:52 AM

Busts open a bottle of champagne, and christens the new forum...

What do you have for a roll cage, or plans for one in your car? I'm specifically interested in EA82 wagons, but other cars may offer good ideas.

#2 Qman

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:04 AM

What do you intend to do after you install a cage? Is this for Rally, rallyX or just for the fun(safety) of it?

#3 WoodsWagon

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:29 AM

Safety is the biggest reason. It doesn't matter if I'm rolling the car on the street, or the track. The SCCA has been advertising on campus a fair bit, so I was thinking of what I would need to do a bit of weekend-warrior competition

#4 pheonix165

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 01:06 AM

i'm not sure how into racing you are but cages are cheap, especially if you don't mind doing the work yourself.

here's what i think, by far the hardest part...seem welding

#5 SuperRallyRoo

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 09:18 PM

I am rocking an FIA 8pt in my PGT rally car...

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they work good in these types of situations...
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#6 BruceyWV

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 09:51 PM

woah sweet!
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#7 SuperRallyRoo

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 10:44 PM

ya but no lol. That whole rear subframe was twisted...

#8 ninjaben43

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 10:08 PM

ya but no lol. That whole rear subframe was twisted...


i think ive met you, were you at the last olympus rslly?:headbang:

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 03:26 AM

Holy crap matt it almost looks like you hit a stump or something going like 80 over a blind crest!! :lol:

I want to put a roll cage in my wagon, but im not sure if its a really good idea, cause if i have a roll cage, i will probably try to roll it or something :rolleyes:

#10 Turbone

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:52 AM

It doesnt look like the cage did anything to prevent your rear damage?:confused:

#11 SakoTGrimes

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 04:06 AM

ya but no lol. That whole rear subframe was twisted...


Hey, you're Matt aren't you?

#12 RallyKeith

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 07:41 AM

Safety is the biggest reason. It doesn't matter if I'm rolling the car on the street, or the track. The SCCA has been advertising on campus a fair bit, so I was thinking of what I would need to do a bit of weekend-warrior competition


As far as being a weekend warrior, you don't need a cage for that. Rally-X and Auto-X don't require cages. It's only when you get into Rally Sprints or time trials that you need the cage.

As for safety on the street, I can't argue that it's not safer for you the occupant, but I'm still not sure how an insurance company would look at it if you we in an accident. I've always been afraid that if I got hit, the person who hit me would or could sue claiming that their car sustained more damage because my car had a cage that didn't allow the car to deform and absorb some of the impact forces.

As for our rally car we run a 6 point cage. Not unlike the pictures on the last page, just not tied into the front strut towers. That takes a lot of extra work that we don't feel is necissary. We don't push that hard that we really worry about heavy front impacts. So far are history of impacts has all been on the rear doors or rear suspension. The incident that killed the last car at STPR was mainly a B pillar impact on the door sill. It was after that the car bounced around and hit the tree dead center in the front.

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#13 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 10:20 AM

Anyone have cage pictures in a brat or hatch?

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 05:46 PM

I've got a Time Trials legal roll bar setup that I'll eventually install in my 05 RS for time trials/time attack/hill climbs.

#15 backinbrat

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 04:06 PM

Anyone have cage pictures in a brat or hatch?


good point, wouldnt mind seeing one as well, im looking to put a cage in my brat, but im thinkin about weather i should consider making a rear rollbar like a pick-up truck style and having it linked with the cage inside somehow, so you can mount like a pair of lights of somthing and still have a bit of room behind the seats inside, helmets for instance or similar, or just have the full cage inside, and then a little something like the standard rollbars on the outside, having it all inside means you could have a camera mount to watch all the fun :rolleyes:

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:03 PM

i would love to see some shots of the old school cars with cages. i am planning on caging my rx once i get the engine and rust fixed. then the cage, and body work.i cant wait to get the car running again.

#17 Hocrest

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:12 PM

Sometime in the next month or so, we'll have a cage in the SVX Racer.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:32 PM

Busts open a bottle of champagne, and christens the new forum...

What do you have for a roll cage, or plans for one in your car? I'm specifically interested in EA82 wagons, but other cars may offer good ideas.


Judging from the pictures you gave me of your little "runs"... you need a padded cocoon inside a hermetic seal... Yikes!

#19 970subaru

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 05:21 AM

there is a guy who has a caged out hatch but its an offroader. I think its unhatched too? running on LPG.




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