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Here are some new pics of my nx and my roll cage, PM me for contact info for cages. The guy that did it does great work, and does it fast! Enjoy...

-Josh

Damn pics dont work...if anybody wants to host them you can pull them off of:
http://northwestnissans.com/board/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17321

Only a few there, any new pic hosting places that work???
 

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I still think you are nuts for doing that on a street car lol :) Is there a reason he didn't tie in the rear strut towers? Also, why didn't he extend the bar behind the seats all the way across so you can use a harness on the passenger side?
 

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paNX2K&SE-R said:
I still think you are nuts for doing that on a street car lol :) Is there a reason he didn't tie in the rear strut towers? Also, why didn't he extend the bar behind the seats all the way across so you can use a harness on the passenger side?

I probably am nuts ;) But hes making me a neato rstb for free so he can massmarket them, and I told him I didnt matter about the pass side, cause i wasnt planning on running one, but I can always get that added if I feel the need to!

-Josh
 

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Thanks guys. If those pics dont work you can try looking directly at my imagestation account. user name : legacyej22 the pics are in "newer nx pics"


-Josh

Oh yeah, ill try to get these hosted someplace else so they can actually work...
 

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paNX2K&SE-R said:
I still think you are nuts for doing that on a street car lol :) Is there a reason he didn't tie in the rear strut towers? Also, why didn't he extend the bar behind the seats all the way across so you can use a harness on the passenger side?

yeah, I thought if you ahve a cage in a street car, and you are in an accident you are dead? Anyways, I'd like to see the pics.
 

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yeah, I thought if you ahve a cage in a street car, and you are in an accident you are dead? Anyways, I'd like to see the pics.
I would think that would be the oppositve the idea of a cage. I mean why would they have cages in rally cars where conditions regularly involve roll over's etc, if they increased the rate of death in traffic accidents
 

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How about some pictures of where it attaches to the frame? Damn, I bet you do get some weird looks driving that thing on the street. Heh..nice egg, btw!
 

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OK, I'm going to sound very critical here, but please bear with me. PCI, this is not a personal attack in any way. I feel like I have to clear up a few things so people don't get unsafe ideas. This rollcage is very poorly built in my opinion. It would not pass safety inspection for most any racing event.

The double bends in the front of the cage to go around the dash are positively stupid - any time you put a double bend in a tube it dramatically reduces it's ability to accept load. In an accident, that tube would just accordion and collapse. There are a few bolt-in cage manufacturers who sell cages like that so you don't have to cut the dash, but they are NOT SAFE. I see people copying designs like that, but this is a poor way to build a cage.

I can't think of any reason the rear hatch area was done the way it was. The drag-car style rear tubes that bend down to meet the floor in the back are not a good idea. There is no reason to put a bend there, and it makes that part of the cage much weaker. I also don't understand the reason for the u-shaped tube with the two braces attaching to it?? It would have been much stronger to just have a diagonal or an X. Also, the strut towers are really the place it needs to be attached - that is a weak area of the car.

Other general concerns are just that it is not very close to the a-pillars, b-pillars, or roof. The closer to the shell the better, (and further from your head/body) . To me, it is just looks lazy to have the tubes that far from the body. Your helmeted head probably sticks above the highest part of your main hoop!

Again, I'm sorry if this offends anyone. I just hate seeing really poorly built rollcages because they give the illusion of safety, and people often pay good money for bad work. Flame away, I can answer any questions.

andris
 

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djmayhem said:
yeah, I thought if you ahve a cage in a street car, and you are in an accident you are dead? Anyways, I'd like to see the pics.
There is a reason you don't put bars in a street car... unless you wear 5 pt harness all the time. If you ride around with the stock belts you have a chance of hitting your head or other body parts on those bars. But if you cruise with 5pts you should be fine. There is still a chance of hitting your head on a bar but greatly reduced with the 5pt. Just get a dot helmet and drive around with that and 5 pts... haha :D But seriously get all of those exposed bars covered with rollbar specific foam...

I see what andris is saying about the double bent bar but I think with the door bars you will be ok because the front bars won't be able to bend due to the support that the door bars add. Now on passing tech for certain race groups I have no Idea he is probably correct there... I don't know.

Anyway the cage looks good but I would definately consider not cruising around without 5 pt harness and definately get some foam on those exposed bars in front.

Looks good... later man.
 

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Alright finally some people back me up about the poor design and the danger of running a cage on the street.
 
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