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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my first roll cage was made out of 3/16 brake line. it was very light and easy to work with, but it did not hold up to well in roll overs. my current roll cage is made out of 3/16 inch steel rod. it works very well at protecting the vital parts but it is a little heavy and took away some performance. I'm currently rebuilding my truggy with more performance in mind.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

motion how does the cage mount?and how much does it weigh?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

team fugazee wrote:
motion how does the cage mount?and how much does it weigh?

I thread the end of the tubing and bolt it directly to the main chassis and both the front and rear shock towers/diff housings, makes for a very clean and most secure connection.


When bolted up, the roll cage and chassis virtually becomes one very strong rigid structure. Is it strong, you ask???

Thats nearly 300 lbs standing on my cage.
IIRC, with fasteners, my cage weights about 300 grams...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A picture speaks a 1000 words, heres a 4PT cage mounted to a custom 7075 T-6 Twin engine Ultra Truggy chassis..
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome workmanship on the cage bends and welds.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a picture of mz updated lx truggy

i put a crowd pleaser bodz on it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing what a new body and a set of wheels can do, looks bitchin.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks motion! i looked on the web site you suggested for metal rod. its a good source of material. now i understand why your cage is priced as it is. the rod that you construct your cage from is expensive. its also strong and light. i guess you get what you pay for.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have some spare time on my hands so i am constructing a new roll cage for my ride. i will post pictures when I'm done.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ultra nitro wrote:
i have some spare time on my hands so i am constructing a new roll cage for my ride. i will post pictures when I'm done.


You aint done yet?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i haven't even started... family comes first before hobbies.. im lucky if i have time to run my truck. i had to buy my 4 year oil son a traxxas slash so i can get some run time on my truck while for filling my fatherly duties. most likely when the weather gets cold ill have some time to mess around in the garage.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made any progress?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not yet. i purchased 1/4 tubing. im going to see how it holds up. i planned to use a combination of hollow and solid tubing. i don't have plans to start soon. possibly in two or three weeks.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump! im back.
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