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sportcage?

anyone running a sportcage? i seen it while lookin around the other day through a 4wd magazine waitin on a buddy of mine. just curious to how hard they are to install and how much they run.
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I have a front bolt in OR-Fab. I felt they were the best for me because of the added floor mount and lack of intruding on space (daily driver). Mine was about $500 shipped

Other venders are Poly Performance, Rock Hard, and River Raider

I do have the Poly Performance rear 2dr weld in kit on mine as well. ~$300 plus welding if you don't DIY

I feel I walk the line of added safety and daily driving with mine. It's still not as strong as a real, to the frame cage. However, I feel comfortable. I feel it is something that is extremely overlooked by most modified JK owners. The stock setup is extremely weak. Raising the center of gravity and making it more likely to rollover without considering it is a potential issue for sure. ....and well it looks badass too! lol







My motivation, some of these are high speed rolls..but something is better than nothing imo






Here is a sport cage equipped TJ (Can't find any JK videos with one)
YouTube - Jeep rolls on "Hell's Revenge" trail. MOAB

http://www.stu-offroad.com/guards/sportbar/roll-4.htm

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I have the full poly kit.









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I have the Rock hard. It is out of the way for DD, very simple to install in a few hours, provides a very handy grab point for getting in the Jeep, got it for under $500, and provides a little extra protection over the wimpy factory cab protection. Pretty much what you get with a sport cage.
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I have a front bolt in OR-Fab. I felt they were the best for me because of the added floor mount and lack of intruding on space (daily driver). Mine was about $500 shipped

Other venders are Poly Performance, Rock Hard, and River Raider

I do have the Poly Performance rear 2dr weld in kit on mine as well. ~$300 plus welding if you don't DIY

I feel I walk the line of added safety and daily driving with mine. It's still not as strong as a real, to the frame cage. However, I feel comfortable. I feel it is something that is extremely overlooked by most modified JK owners. The stock setup is extremely weak. Raising the center of gravity and making it more likely to rollover without considering it is a potential issue for sure. ....and well it looks badass too! lol







My motivation, some of these are high speed rolls..but something is better than nothing imo






Here is a sport cage equipped TJ (Can't find any JK videos with one)
YouTube - Jeep rolls on "Hell's Revenge" trail. MOAB

http://www.stu-offroad.com/guards/sportbar/roll-4.htm

I'd say it held up well
the video is amazing.
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thanks for the input. i've been deployed and was thinking of new mods and seen this and thought why not. just didnt know who makes them and what not. good stuff. i like the hang holds on the or fab one. mine is a daily driver and i think it would work the best due to space issues. thanks again guys.
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OR Fab was my choice after lots of debate over the other companies and my inability to weld well. for a DD OR Fab is the way to go but thier rear kit is kind of a joke. Goodys got the right idea with the poly weld in.

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I've been considering the River Raider kit when money permits partly because of the way it mounts to the firewall in the front.

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showth...der+sport+cage

You can search "<vendor name> sport cage" and probably find some more good examples of installed kits.

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I used to own the red JK in the photos above. I walked away lucky that time and don't plan on tempting fate again. I was like you asking questions just 6 months before my wreck. I thought it could wait and .....I now have this orange Unlimited with the OR-Fab. I think I might follow Goody's style with the Poly in the back also. I have the floor mount with my OR-Fab to make a bolt in just a little more secure. Get something that windshield folds up like a lawnchair.

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I used to own the red JK in the photos above. I walked away lucky that time and don't plan on tempting fate again. I was like you asking questions just 6 months before my wreck. I thought it could wait and .....I now have this orange Unlimited with the OR-Fab. I think I might follow Goody's style with the Poly in the back also. I have the floor mount with my OR-Fab to make a bolt in just a little more secure. Get something that windshield folds up like a lawnchair.
I do really like the back addition. All in the name of "spreading the load"

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I wouuld like to see the rear kit on a 4dr to see if it would work with my ORH soft top.

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Any recommendations on where to purchase the OR-Fab cage?
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Any recommendations on where to purchase the OR-Fab cage?
got mine at central 4wd at the time. They had cheap shipping and no tax. Was pretty cheap. If they dont do that anymore, you can try to price match to the local 4wheel parts, they are an or-fab vendor.

There is $580 shipped with the floor kit. Some vendors are $700+ shipping...

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I did the orfab and I'm very happy with it
Will prob do some add on bars to brace better in the rear at some point though
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ohhhhhhhhhhhh by far my favorite kit so far! aside from the knee knockers, looks awesome! how much is the poly kit? this may be a good candidate for the wife's jeep.

jeepnick and i put his in. i wasn't that wild about self tapping bolts in the streamer bars... other than that it seemed solid. like others have said, it's better than nothing. it does bother me that it doens't tie into the fram though...

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ohhhhhhhhhhhh by far my favorite kit so far! aside from the knee knockers, looks awesome! how much is the poly kit? this may be a good candidate for the wife's jeep.

jeepnick and i put his in. i wasn't that wild about self tapping bolts in the streamer bars... other than that it seemed solid. like others have said, it's better than nothing. it does bother me that it doens't tie into the fram though...
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The side bars don't interfere with any of the usable space once your in the front seats BTW. Its the only way we could make it and make it strong. The tubes could not be put through the dash cost effectively and to mount the front to the dash or fire wall like most of the other kits is BS.

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ohhhhhhhhhhhh by far my favorite kit so far! aside from the knee knockers, looks awesome! how much is the poly kit? this may be a good candidate for the wife's jeep.

jeepnick and i put his in. i wasn't that wild about self tapping bolts in the streamer bars... other than that it seemed solid. like others have said, it's better than nothing. it does bother me that it doens't tie into the fram though...
You know, I have had this for a while now, and I have not hit my knee on that bar once. I thought the same thing the first time I saw pics, but once I hopped in and out of PIG's jeep a couple times I knew it wasn't going to be a problem.

I honestly really like that bar being there now as I rest my leg on it. It's my daily driver as well, so I am in and out of it several times a day.


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The side bars don't interfere with any of the usable space once your in the front seats BTW. Its the only way we could make it and make it strong. Thw tubes could not be put through the dash cost effectively and to mount the front to the dash or fire wall like most of the other kits is BS.

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I'm not hating on it, and i see why you did it. I've been in TJ's with similar setups and it was ok.

either way, my favorite kit to date!
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Thanks for all the props guys!

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