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Author Topic:   Cage placement?
Tire Killer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted July 20, 2005 09:45 PM  
How much of a set back can you get away with as far the roll cage is concerned? And where do you measure from? We are talking about a metric frame. About to start on my first build and just looking for some tips and ideas! Thanks for the help!!

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted July 20, 2005 10:02 PM  
if rules do not state cage rule i would start with the rear hoop and put it as far back as can be. i extend the frame with 1/2 steel plate then brace it up with pipe and set the rear hoop on it. also you want to have your cage offset meaning just enough over driver to be safe. no need to have halo over the whole car. you build a cage right and your weight percentages will be close when finished..

robhbk24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted July 21, 2005 01:05 PM  
exactly what he said as far back and as to the left as they allow, my car that i am planning for next season will basically be a sprint style cage on the left side back up against the rear cross memeber, i fig on putting the whole main cage to the left of the drive shaft, there are a couple cars that are near this now i just wanna go the whole 10yards, on the asphalt at oswego speedway has limited super modifieds, basically toned down super mods with a stock front clip they are built the same way

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted July 21, 2005 04:58 PM  
i think if car was on fire id find a way out. pop rivits give pretty easy. thats also why my roof post are aluminum or cut and pop rivited on.

glad to see noone was hurt in that crash

Tire Killer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted July 21, 2005 10:12 PM  
DDDAAANNNGGG!!!!! That looked very ugly! Glad to read the driver was ok though. I can't afford to have someone build my new ride for me so all the help I can get (info wise) will be GREATLY appreciated. I would hate for that to happen to me, but if it should I don't want there to be ANY questions about my personal safety! Please keep the tips comming! Thanks again

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted July 22, 2005 12:09 AM  
Im glad to see the driver walk away from that one, as for the cage my new one is set back quite a bitas a matter of fact i built a box and welded it to the frame and that is what the rear of the cage is welded to, as for the offset, I would mount it just left of the right side rocker no more than that, the new one is not offset. Eddie

robhbk24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted July 22, 2005 09:40 AM  
wow glad to see he was okay, that's a heck of an advertisement for those chassis, not the way you wanna do it but it works, we run some braces off the cage to the roof on the inside of the car to help support the roof there are crash bars against the inside of the door, the car i have now is built fairly offset and i went over 3 times with out much of an issue but no two accidents are the same, i have found also witha fire you can get out amazingly fast in the smallest of places if you have to, been there done that.

    

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