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Author Topic:   What to look for in a birdcage?
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted May 15, 2005 09:27 PM  
Just brought home my newest project, a slightly used mod with z-link on both sides and set up for coilovers in front or rear on either side, and underslung if it makes a difference. I have the links for the z but not the pull bar and I have the rearend but no birdcages. My other car is a 3 link so no experience with birdcages, what should I look for when shopping for a birdcage, what works well, just looking for ideas, thanks, tcmod.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted May 15, 2005 09:39 PM  
Don't some of them include brake mount and is this better, looking for clean mounting yet effective, tcmod. It is a 9 inch grand national housing that has had birdcages on it before.

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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 209
posted May 15, 2005 11:04 PM  
talk to kent at taylormade performance, he's pretty clued up and is prepared to offer advice.
twm also make some good stuff.

the multi-piece cages are good but can be expensive.
allows you to clamp/float calipers and shocks.
multiple indexing options.
liners or bearings.
bolt-on shock mounts.
front and rear shock mounts.
clevis style shock mounts (particularly for lrft rear).

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Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted May 16, 2005 07:53 AM  
I personally like the roller bearing cages, but some people dont want the extra expense. TO me the maintenace free part is worth the little extra cost, and they wont wear on your axle tubes.

BSB makes some good stuff but its kind of heavy.

We switched our car to PPM bearing cages and I really like them, simple yet well made. Im glad we went with them.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted May 16, 2005 06:52 PM  
I run the A-1 Racing roller bearing cages. They seem to work pretty good but after some racing you will notice that the cages will rock from side to side due to bearing wear. IMO I won't own a cage that doesn't have sealed bearings! They are much freer and are maintenance free. When I do replace my cages I will go with BSB's 2-peice cage. All of the parts are replacable, so if you bend something you don't have to buy a new cage. They allow you to lock the shocks, cage or brakes. They use 2 sealed bearings which will probably eliminate the rocking problem common with single bearings. They are heavier because they use billet steel. And they are pricey but you get what you pay for!

Check BSB out at
or a-1 at

Hope that helps.

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