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    roll cage strengthening

    I want to add more structure to my roll cage. I would like to get your opinion on what cross bracing I should be adding. This is a pic of the cage from it was originally installed.
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    87 YJ, 4" spring under,35 mud, Dana 44 front eaton E-Locker, Ford 9" detroit locker, Flip dana 300, Fuel injected, Stroker motor, OBA, full roll cage

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    Re: roll cage strengthening

    You could run an X on the B-pillar behind the seats, and a cross bar from c to c above the tailgate. and I plan on adding a bar from the B to C pillar, more for adding a cargo basket but it adds rigidity.

    Most importantly frame tie-ins will add the most strength and rigidity.



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    roll cage strengthening

    I did a poison spyder cage and was happy with the product for anyone looking, except I put the harness bar a little low. Its a high lift mount now haha








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    Re: roll cage strengthening

    Grab handles at the top of windshield corner.

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    Re: roll cage strengthening

    Just wrap the whole thing in duct tape and call it good.
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    Re: roll cage strengthening

    Do you plan on using the roll cage? Serious Question. Are you planning on flopping on a regular basis and therefore want a sturdier cage? Or are you just concerned it won't hold up in a roll? What is the cage tied into? Frame? Where? How many points?
    It's like an LJ... only bigger.

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    Re: roll cage strengthening

    rear passengers? if not, i would just X behind the seats and make sure the whole thing is tied into the frame. If you have a back seat and are planning on having people in the back, i would add some overhead bars and maybe something that comes across the sides.

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    Re: roll cage strengthening

    Quote Originally Posted by TreeKiller View Post
    Just wrap the whole thing in duct tape and call it good.
    It's been tried and doesn't work.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haPvuhznuyI
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    Re: roll cage strengthening

    Quote Originally Posted by Xiled1 View Post
    Do you plan on using the roll cage? Serious Question. Are you planning on flopping on a regular basis and therefore want a sturdier cage? Or are you just concerned it won't hold up in a roll? What is the cage tied into? Frame? Where? How many points?
    I don't plan on using it, but if or when I do. I would like to be safe as can be. Cage is tied 4 out of the 6 points. Currently working on tying in the rear of the cage to the frame.
    87 YJ, 4" spring under,35 mud, Dana 44 front eaton E-Locker, Ford 9" detroit locker, Flip dana 300, Fuel injected, Stroker motor, OBA, full roll cage

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    Re: roll cage strengthening

    Quote Originally Posted by ShmUDE View Post
    rear passengers? if not, i would just X behind the seats and make sure the whole thing is tied into the frame. If you have a back seat and are planning on having people in the back, i would add some overhead bars and maybe something that comes across the sides.
    No back seat. OK on the X behind the seat.
    87 YJ, 4" spring under,35 mud, Dana 44 front eaton E-Locker, Ford 9" detroit locker, Flip dana 300, Fuel injected, Stroker motor, OBA, full roll cage

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    Re: roll cage strengthening

    Tie in at least the 4 corners to the frame (a&c pillars)

    v stringers between windshield cross tubes

    Stringers at the bottom of cage between a&b and b&c

    The more gessets on the vertical tubing the better. Taco gussets are cheap and easy.

    X stringers behind the seats
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    Re: roll cage strengthening

    Quote Originally Posted by dzrtrataz View Post
    It's been tried and doesn't work.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haPvuhznuyI
    Haha I was waiting for that vid to be posted

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    Re: roll cage strengthening

    I think your cage looks pretty good!
    If it's frame mounted in 4 corners then I'd be ok with it as is!
    Im back to the drawing board
    STAY TUNED!

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    I'm with Ty. A couple basic improvements and call it good. Keep it smart, but simple. A bunch of silly tubes may look "cool"...but function for nada.
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