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Rollbar and Rollcage Buyers Guide

Posted in How To on April 1, 2012 Comment (0)
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There’s no question that taking your 4x4 off-road increases the likelihood of a rollover. While careful wheeling and terrain inspection will keep you off of your lid for years, chances are that your 4x4 will take a dirt nap sooner or later. Don’t worry though because if you and your rig are prepared, you’ll likely be just fine.

Part of being prepared is having a rollcage. While exterior cages will protect you in a similar way as an interior cage, we’re not huge fans of making our rigs look like makeshift jungle gyms.

Generally, a custom rollcage is the best way to go for those looking to push their rig to the extreme. But since we know that not everyone can whip up a proper cage in the backyard, we’ve compiled a list of prebent cage kits.

These kits range in price, complexity, and instillation requirements (many require welding, while some are entirely bolt-in). For more on rollcages cruise to our website, 4wheeloffroad.com, where we’ve got years of rollcage how-tos and safety tips.

Chevy section
Auto Weld
What: 4- to 14-point complete interior cages and rollbars, mild steel or chromoly tubing options. Window nets, padding, and custom harness mounts available at time of purchase.
Weld or Bolt-In: Weld
Fits: ’61-’97 fullsize pickups, ’94-’03 S-10 pickups
Contact: Auto Weld Chassis & Components
570.275.1411, www.autoweldchassis.com

Comp S-10
What: 8- to 12-point rollcages, mild steel or chromoly, 13⁄4-inch and 15⁄8-inch OD tubing options. Main hoop kit consists of a mandrel-bent, model-specific main hoop.
Weld or Bolt-In: Weld
Fits: ’82-’00 S-10 pickups
Contact: Competition Engineering
www.competitionengineering.com

Ford section
Weld Chassis & Components
What: 4- to 14-point complete interior cages and rollbars, mild steel or chromoly tubing options. Window nets, padding, and custom harness mounts available at time of purchase.
Weld or Bolt-In: Weld
Fits: ’49-’93 fullsize pickups, ’82-’99 Ranger
Contact: Auto Weld Chassis & Components
570.275.1411, www.autoweldchassis.com

Graveyard Guard
What: 6-point cage with front and rear bars. The 2x0.120-wall tubing is shipped prebent but requires notching. Ships bare. Does not work with the stock interior spare tire mount.
Weld or Bolt-In: Weld
Fits: ’80-’96 Bronco
Contact: Jeff’s Bronco Graveyard, 248. 437.5060, www.broncograveyard.com

Wild Cages
What: San Felipe cage kit, 2x0.120-wall steel tubing, 3⁄16-inch steel floor plates. Includes side braces and spreader bar. All kits are prebent and formed for each make and model. Cutting and minor adjustments may be required. Optional padding set available.
Weld or Bolt-In: Weld
Fits: ’66-’77 Early Bronco
Contact: Wild Horses 4x4, 209.943.0991, www.wildhorses4x4.com

Dodge section
Auto Mopar
What: 4- to 14-point complete interior cages and rollbars, mild steel or chromoly tubing options. Window nets, padding, and custom harness mounts available at time of purchase.
Weld or Bolt-In: Weld
Fits: ’61-’87 fullsize pickups, ’87-’96 Dakota
Contact: Auto Weld Chassis & Components
570.275.1411, www.autoweldchassis.com

Jeep section
Bolt-In Gen
What: Fully welded interior cage, DOM tubing, 3⁄16-inch mounting plates. Works with hard and soft tops. Completely replaces the factory rollbar. Ships preassembled (welded).
Weld or Bolt-In: Bolt-in
Fits: CJ, YJ, and TJ kits available
Contact: Gen-Right
805.584.8635, www.genright.com

OR Sport
What: Sport cage with 13⁄4x0.120-wall steel tubing, 3⁄16-inch plate, optional floor mount reinforcement, overhead streamer bars, and padding kit.
Weld or Bolt-In: Bolt-in
Fits: ’87-’95 Wrangler YJ, ’97-’06 Wrangler TJ
Contact: OR-Fab, 928/636-7080, www.orfab.com

M.O.R.E.
What: Sport cage, 13⁄4x0.120-wall HREW steel tubing. Prebent three-piece kit. Optional frame tie-in braces and center bars. Comes with all necessary hardware and mounting plates.
Weld or Bolt-In: Bolt-in
Fits: ’87-’95 Wrangler YJ
Contact: Mountain Off-Road Enterprises, 877.533.7229, www.mountainoffroad.com

Poison Protection
What: Trail cage composed of DOM tubing coupled with 3⁄16-inch steel plates. Uses interlocking tube couplers. Optional 13⁄4x0.120-wall C-pillar (weld-in).
Weld or Bolt-In: Bolt-in
Fits: ’07-’11 Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited
Contact: Poison Spyder Customs, 951.849.5911, shop.poisonspyder.com

Cherokee Off-Road
What: 2x0.120-wall tubing, mandrel bent. Comes with heavy-duty floor plates and installs without needing to remove the interior. Ships with a black powdercoat and all necessary hardware.
Weld or Bolt-In: Bolt-in
Fits: ’84-’01 Cherokee (XJ)
Contact: Rusty’s Offroad
256.442.0607, www.rustysoffroad.com

SRC Cage
What: Sport cage with 1020 0.120-wall DOM tubing and integrated grab handles. Features rollbar padding, no-drill instillation, and satin-black finish. Six-piece kit. Works with hard and soft tops. Ties into the factory rollbar.
Weld or Bolt-In: Bolt-in
Fits: ’07-’12 Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited
Contact: Smittybilt
888.717.5797, www.smittybilt.com

Hard Rocker
What: Sport cage, 13⁄4x0.120-wall tubing. Includes CNC machined 1⁄2-inch clamps and hardware. Works with both hard and soft tops. Grab handles prewelded. Ships unpainted.
Weld or Bolt-In: Bolt-in
Fits: ’07-’11 Wrangler JK
Contact: Rock Hard 4x4
308.750.4690
www.rockhard4x4.com

Synergy
What: Sport cage, 13⁄4-inch 1026 DOM tubing. Works with factory cage. Optional frame tie-in and rear cage available. Includes soft top brackets and windshield mounting tabs, Compatible with most soft and hard tops.
Weld or Bolt-In: Weld
Fits: ’97-’06 Wrangler (TJ) and Unlimited (LJ)
Contact: Synergy Suspension
www.synergysuspension.com

Suzuki section
Cool Cal
What: 11⁄2x0.120-wall tubing, CNC formed and prebent. Replaces stock main bar in soft top models. Sold in sections or as a complete kit.
Weld or Bolt-In: Weld
Fits: ’86-’95 Samurai
Contact: Calmini Products
800.345.3305, www.puresuzuki.com

Protection by Dave
What: Complete interior cage with 11⁄2x0.120-wall DOM tubing. A 2-inch OD main hoop is available. Hard or soft top options. Includes dash bar.
Weld or Bolt-In: Weld
Fits: ’86-’95 Samurai
Contact: Davesport
425.888.4444, www.davesport.com

Toyota section
Innovation
What: Full interior cage with choice of 13⁄4x0.120-wall DOM or HREW tubing. Includes corner gussets, grab handles, mounting plates, and hardware.
Weld or Bolt-In: Weld
Fits: ’79-’04 Toyota pickups, ’84-’95 4Runners
Contact: 4x Innovations
608.348.4880, www.4xinnovations.com

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