Roll cage advice

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  1. Gasoholic

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    I'm looking at roll cages for my 78.
    Wondering if anyone has any advice.
    These are the ones that have caught my interest the most so far.

    The pro touring model seems to be the best value with easiest install.
    Down side, I don't think its certified.
    http://www.pro-touringf-body.com/files/roll_bar_005.JPG

    Theres also this pretty sweet system called the tiger cage, but WAY expensive. I mean like after you add up the side bars, and seat belt bar, holy cow thats expensive! It is a quality looking product though. Certification pending.
    https://www.ridetech.com/products/tigercage/1974-1981-camaro-tigercage/

    Theres also a company called RPM that isn't as super out of this world expensive, and it is also certified. They make a quality product. I like what I see. But I would like to see the install instructions before I make any decisions.
    http://rpmrollbar.com/camero-second-generation-1970-to-1981/

    I want something that looks good, and performs well. But wont empty my bank account. And because I want it to look nice, I prefer to not have to weld, or bend, or hack, any more than absolutely necessary.
     
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    So - is this just for looks, or doesn't it need to meet sanctioning body rules?
     
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    I am hoping to run it in the heads up open comp division next season.
    So it has to be inspected and certified by the dragway.
    This is probably going to be an official 10 second car.
    But maybe a little quicker :)
     
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    So yeah I was going over rules and for 10 second non altered body car, it just says a "roll bar" is required.
    If the car is a 9.99 or under car it has to be NHRA certified.
    I know it has to be inspected by the track before the season to be able to run it. But way I understand it is the 10 second 134 mph is the cut off for having to meet NHRA certification.
     
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    You need to get a rulebook for what ever form of racing you are going to do.As well a certified shop to do so.
     
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    Pretty sure you need a roll bar at 11.49
     
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    Yes.
    Way I interpreted is, as long as the car is not altered, a simple roll bar is all that is required for 10.0 or slower.
    At 9.99 you must meet NHRA certification. Assuming that would mean a full cage.

    I sent the track an email asking them for more info.
     
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    What track will you be running at?
     
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    I want to run the aeroquip heads up at Milan next summer. "Want to" being the key word. Don't know that I can afford to do it, but something I would really like to do.
     

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