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Genright full cage.

I started installing the Genright cage today. It's involved but doable. One of the more daunting tasks is cutting the factory cage but it turned out to be not that difficult at all
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Sweet!! Be sure to post pics.

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Cutting the stock cage out complete



Test fit and trimming done



This week I will get the GPS mounting brackets fabricated along with the mounts for the Baja basket in the rear. I am still trying to work out a location for the spare tire, I'm thinking of not running one at all??
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Very sweet!!
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You got this from GenRight already welded?
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Yes I did buy the cage fully welded from Rocktech whom ordered it for me. I will-called it at Genright last week. With the exception of a few components it was complete. I must say their craftsmanship fit and finish is top notch. I have a few small items to make mounts for then it's off to paint. Buying the kit has a cost but so does my time. Regardless it is a tedious install where you weld it your self or have it welded.
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looks nice!

frame tie in or no?

and how much does the whole cage weigh?
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holy crap I just looked at the price... its not cheaper with the same results to have custom cage built??
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holy crap I just looked at the price... its not cheaper with the same results to have custom cage built??
A custom 1 off cage for 2700 bucks
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It look super safe and sweet!!!

Can you tell us the price "Yes I did buy the cage fully welded from Rocktech"
rock tech charged you to weld it and paint it??????

Thanks

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Yes I did buy the cage fully welded from Rocktech whom ordered it for me. I will-called it at Genright last week. With the exception of a few components it was complete. I must say their craftsmanship fit and finish is top notch. I have a few small items to make mounts for then it's off to paint. Buying the kit has a cost but so does my time. Regardless it is a tedious install where you weld it your self or have it welded.
Cool. I'm interested in how much massaging was necessary to get it to fit well. There's enough variance/tolerance in the JKs that I assumed this wasn't an option for cages. I have had my eye on this exact option (including pre-welded) since they announced.
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looks nice!

frame tie in or no?

and how much does the whole cage weigh?
No frame tie in, the jk tub moves to much to allow that. The base plates are supported at 8 points. All but two are at structural joints.
As for the weight, if I'm not mistaken I was told about 258. After you remove all the factory cage and other misc items it's not mush heaver.
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A custom 1 off cage for 2700 bucks
yup.
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It look super safe and sweet!!!

Can you tell us the price "Yes I did buy the cage fully welded from Rocktech"
rock tech charged you to weld it and paint it??????

Thanks
Rocktech is a Genright dealer. Rocktech (Chris and I are also friends) Rocktech handled the initial order and sent me the invoice. Genright welded the cage in their jig. The install and paint are being done at my office. I can't quote the price I paid because there was an error and a few added components were left off the quote to Rocktech. Neither company ask for additional funds to cover the mistake.
The price for the unwelded kit is on Genright's website http://www.genright.com/ProductInfo....ductid=GRC8001

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Cool. I'm interested in how much massaging was necessary to get it to fit well. There's enough variance/tolerance in the JKs that I assumed this wasn't an option for cages. I have had my eye on this exact option (including pre-welded) since they announced.
There was no trouble making the cage line up with the base plates like you would think. Genright's jig must be spot on. You do need to trim a lot of plastic and even some off the door panel on the rear doors. I had a trail cage beforehand that required a lot of trimming of the plastic around the window,dash, speaker head unit and kick panels. The Genright cage has minor trimming to the dash and a fair amount at the B pilar. Since you completely remove the stock cage most of the items are removed anyway. The hard top fit with no issues. Make no mistake this not a easy install but if you have the time and talent you will have no issue getting great results
note: I have found that a band saw works great to trim the plastics.

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I'm not sure if the posts above concerning cost are saying it is way over priced or you get a lot for your money? My take on it is this prouduct has been engineered in Solidworks to be as strong as possible and fit as tight as possible to the tub allowing use of the factory seat belts and soft top with out restricting the passengers. It's made of 2"DOM and the quality is as good as it gets.
With this type of engineering welded or not the customer gets a product that fits as it should the first time.
If the money is a deal breaker then I'm sure there are less expensive alternatives on the market. Keep in mind the cost of trial and "error" can be the ultimate price.
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Just in case this comes up. I'm in no way connected to Genright or Rocktech.
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yup.
Scary. I'll pass.
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Back at today, installed new LED interior lights and cut the B pillar off flush with the half doors (Thanks to Lefthandrubi). im almost ready for paint, I will post up some pictures when I'm at my office
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Looks good.
Your Jeep won't be in someone elses shop for a month and you knew exactly what it would look like and that everything would function beforehand. Sounds like a decent plan to me!
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Out to paint and powder coat today. the B pillar mod was not hard just time consuming. Below is a link to the SmugMug file

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So the top half of the b-pillar becomes removable, what is the purpose behind that?

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No damage to the pillar when you are stuck between a rock and a tree or on your side. Check out Lefthandrubi (Rex) he had the same set up. You are Also able to put the full doors and hard top back on for the colder months.
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