Roll cage advice

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  1. Evil Twin

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    To me those cages are astronomically expensive. You could have one done at a shop and not even get dirty for less. I think my 8 point ran about $250 and I did it at home.
     
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    A cage still needs to approved. And your life is more important Just save your money till you afford your cage .
     
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    If I wait till I can afford stuff it will never happen :)

    Actually I spoke to a shop about having one welded in and they quoted me $3500.00.
    I have the ability to install it myself. Just want to make sure what I go to all the work to install is going to meet specs.

    The RPM cage is NHRA certified. They said if it doesn't pass they will give me my money back. I don't see that promise from the other products I listed so I will probably go with the RPM cage.
     
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    That RPM cage does look really nice, looks like the side bars are out of the way (not hitting you head driving around without helmet) I just wonder how difficult it is to install, and I have seen some of the built cages that were put in so tight, that you almost didn't see that there was one installed, that one was a custom made one , that I am sure cost good money in the fab work , guess when I get a 4 turbo nitrous full race engine, then I will worry about cages HAA HA
     
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    I haven't caught any grief at all with mine. It was a Competition Engineering kit. I actually think it looks good too. Full interior.
     
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    S&W Performance has 15% off there cages now. Thinking of ordering there 10pt chrome moly cage myself
     
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    This. S&W stuff is nice, and reasonably priced. swracecars.com
     
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    This is the S&W 10 point in my car. It's certified to 8.50. You can get a cage from them with the "pro street" style bars that hug the roof and turn down at the package shelf. To run 10.0 and slower, you only need a 6 point. Swing out door bars are allowed all the way down to 8.50. You don't need a cert for a 6 point cage/ 10.0 or slower.
     
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    ^^^is your cage mild or 4140? If you wouldn't mind posting more pics I'd love to see more. Did you install yourself?
     
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    Currently it's mild steel, I have the 4130 cage from S&W to put in, just haven't had time. I will probably leave it as is until I get the car finished, then update the cage when I get time. I will get more pictures when I finish paint job 2.0, I decided to change color after I scratched the quarter and realized how much of a bitch it was to match the custom paint I mixed for it. I am now spraying it red for ease of repair, it's a race car so I know I'm going to scratch it. IMG_20190713_164343468.jpg
     

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