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Rock Hard 4x4 Ultimate Sports Cage - Bolt-In Convenience

Posted in How To on September 1, 2012
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Rock Hard 4x4 Parts has been in the bolt-in sports 'cage and bumper business for more than 20 years. In that time it has perfected the bolt-in sports 'cage design and applied it to almost every Jeep model available. The Ultimate Sports Cage kit offers an easy bolt-in installation that uses Rock Hard 4x4 Parts' patented locking collar connections, which are said to be the strongest of its kind. All components of the Ultimate Sports Cage are 100-percent made in the USA at Rock Hard 4x4 Parts' 30,000-squre-foot manufacturing facility in Nebraska.

We traveled to Brothers 4x4 in Montclair, California, for the installation of a Rock Hard 4x4 Parts bolt-in Sports ’cage in a 2007 JK. The front kit is shown, which includes A-pillar dash brackets that secure to the cowl, a dash bar, a top bar, and two center spreader bars paired with 14-guage steel plate. Rock Hard 4x4 Parts offers its Sports ’cage for most Jeep models.

The Jeep JK Ultimate Sports Cage kit includes everything from the factory B-pillar hoop forward to the dash and it fits hard or soft top-equipped two- and four-door Jeep Wrangler JKs. It even works with the factory Freedom Top panels. All connections to the factory bars are made with 1/2-inch-thick, CNC-machined clamping collars that are secured using six 5/16-by-1-inch Grade 8 socket head cap screws. The tubing is 1 3/4-inch by 0.120-inch-wall. The Ultimate Sports Cage does not affect the factory windshield mounting, sun visors, or top latches, and the windshield can still be folded down.

The Ultimate Sports Cage adds to the factory sport 'cage rather than replacing it so no welding is required for installation, only minor drilling and modifying some plastic trim pieces. As a result, the Rock Hard 4x4 Parts' Ultimate Sports Cage provides a factory finish look.

This JK also received the rear portion of the Sports ’cage, which includes two center spreader bars. A Rock Hard 4x4 Parts front seat harness bar and bar pads and covers were also installed. We highly recommend using a pad and cover on the front seat harness bar or any loosely belted rear seat passengers may get a mouthful of tube upon sudden braking.

With parts in hand we traveled to Brothers 4x4 in Montclair, California. The experienced Brothers 4x4 crew made quick work of the installation and had the parts in place in no time. Check out the photos for the details.

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With the drivers-side A-pillar bracket bolted in place the dash bar was then installed on that side and sandwiched between the passenger-side A-pillar bracket. The Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Sports ’cage features 1 3/4-inch by 0.120-inch-wall tubes and 1/2-inch-thick, CNC-machined clamping collars that are secured with 5/16- by 1-inch Grade 8 socket head cap screws.

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Offering an easy installation the Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Sports ’cage is a great addition to any JK. The Sports ’cage fits with hard and soft tops and is available for two- and four-door JKs and many other Jeep models. Rock Hard 4x4 Parts also offers its unique bar clamps separately for custom applications.


Rock Hard 4x4 Parts
St. Paul, NE 68873
Brothers 4x4
Montclair, CA 91763

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