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P.O Box 3450
Chino Valley AZ 86323
928-636-7080

This is a new product for the JK. I don't think they have this up on their website so give them a call. They were offering a pre order package so I'm not sure of their current prices. They may have dealers to direct you to now that they have started production of the cage at full speed. It really is a quality product that makes your Jeep much more safe than the factory only cage. My experience is that the windshield is a very weak spot for the Jeep JK in a rollover. The company doesn't make any claims about rollover due to legal issues, but I know it's stronger than what I had in my last accident. It keeps the room inside the cabin area due to the design. It does tie into the floor-pan for added strength.(optional) It doesn't block the vents and other controls. It allows the windshield to still fold down. Puts some great handles just in the right spot without blocking view. It is a great alternative for folks that can't take their DD offline for a couple weeks for an expensive custom cage that might sacrifice some of the space factors I previously mentioned.


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Great job on the write up so far!!! That is a great looking cage but putting it on the bed and having sex with it before the install is just TOO MUCH info .......if anything like their other products I am sure it is well thought out. Hopefully you don't slide this JK down the road on the roof but if it happens you will be better prepared!!

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I really don't want to see someone roll hard with an aftermarket cage, but i do. Know what i mean? I have seen the same stock cage pictures, I cringe every time. I just hope the aftermarkets can take it, kinda hard to test that out in the real world though..

Looks like a nice one though! i think i'll see what poison spider comes out with.

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Work in progress. I am downloading some pics as I go!

Inspection of the parts complete: Unlimited Front Cage/ - Optional - Floor Mount/Rear Streamer
- They packed it like they were saving a kidney for a transplant. No scratches on heavy steel.

- The parts are welded very well in every area of both flat and tube.
- The material is heavy duty! Much thicker steel than it appears in pictures.

NOTE: The template for drilling is metal. I found it in the box after reading the instructions thinking this was a paper template!!!
The hole on the left in this picture is the bottom hole. The template can be put on upside down.




You really need to have a Torx socket set for the Jeep. It makes taking off the torx bolts so much faster.


Doors off
Top off -I use my swing hooks/ratchet straps in the ceiling to take off the hard top. It is easy to do by yourself and it's cheap. Note: I alway put the heavy ratchets in the front...something about that big piece of glass in the back makes me do it that way!


Then I put it on my trailer to get it out of the garage. I just lifted it on my shoulders and let it down on the trailer in the garage. My wife unhooked the front standing in the trailer. The "old" pillows makes sure it doesn't get scratched. Well, scratched more than the trail pinstripes it already has on it.


Directions so far are going very well. Pictures in the instructions are pretty clear.
Take off sunvisors. Take of plastic covers. Take off padding and cloth covers.




Since I had to drop the windshield I took it out for a short trip. 35 degrees short trip



Looks very different this way.
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A lot of the pictures show the passenger side but the process is very similar on both sides.
I took the glove box and speaker out on the passenger side. Several folks warned me that in the cutting process on the passenger side they cut some of the wires and that taking out the speaker was much faster. There are only 3 screws holding it in. Two from the side and one on the bottom. There is a little panel under the glove box that just pops off so you can see that one. I don't remember the directions saying anything about removing the hinges but they are in the way for drilling the pinch seams.







This edge is trimmed but is not visible when the plate is on.







I put one side in then the other and put the bars going across in afterward. There is enough flex while it is still unbolted to the pinch seam to get everything to come together.
Test fit.




Update: Done now!!I don't have the rear done or the pieces of plastic trimmed on the A pillar/windshield /door sill.
I chose to put the padding back on the bar. The view with the bars in does not restrict the view of the driver at all. I am very pleased with the product and the design. I recommend this cage but hope I never have to test it. I have rolled a Jeep once and that is enough.






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All finished now and I love the new protection, but hope I never need it!! I think it looks great but most people will not notice something added. I think they will believe the Jeep just came this way. That is a good statement about it's design!









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looks great.. i am highly thinking about buying this cage..

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Nice write up, and great pics too. I was wondering if the doors rub on the cage? I ask because I've heard alot of people are not happy with the fit of the Rock Hard cage and it looks very close to the same design. Thanks for any info and the cage looks great.
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Nice to see you still have room for the CB. My CB is about the same size and mounted in the same spot. I think this Or-Fab cage just made my sooner-than-later wish list.

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Where in Texas are you located? Would love to see this in person.

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Nice write up, and great pics too. I was wondering if the doors rub on the cage? I ask because I've heard alot of people are not happy with the fit of the Rock Hard cage and it looks very close to the same design. Thanks for any info and the cage looks great.
Doors do not rub on the cage. I don't know anything about the Rockhard but this is a great product with the floor mount making the difference for me.
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David at Alpha Expedition had them on special. I don't know if he has any left.

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I know I am resurrecting an old thread, but I just bought one of these brand new yesterday. Toms 4x4 in Chattanooga, TN is selling out the last of there OR-FAB stock, since sadly they went out of business. (OR-FAB, not Toms). I will be installing this as well as some other OR-FAB goodies that I bought this weekend. Super stoked, this write up doesn't make it look to bad, but I am sure I am underestimating it somewhere.

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I know I am resurrecting an old thread, but I just bought one of these brand new yesterday. Toms 4x4 in Chattanooga, TN is selling out the last of there OR-FAB stock, since sadly they went out of business. (OR-FAB, not Toms). I will be installing this as well as some other OR-FAB goodies that I bought this weekend. Super stoked, this write up doesn't make it look to bad, but I am sure I am underestimating it somewhere.
Its not that bad. If you have any questions or need any pics of anything installed let me know.

Just a hint. Be careful when cutting the plastic trim pieces. I got a little carried away.

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Glad ya did sir. 'Cause I got to see this here post by the previous owner of the Turd ...


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Unfortunately, he did indeed get one and have it installed. Sure don't impress me none. One of the few thangs left I gotta replace. I would strongly advise skippin' the install and havin' a shop install a proper cage instead. But to each his own.

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Its not that bad. If you have any questions or need any pics of anything installed let me know.

Just a hint. Be careful when cutting the plastic trim pieces. I got a little carried away.
Yea - I am borrowing a lot of the proper tools from the shop at my work. So I have what I need. But when I was purchasing the set, I was talking to the mechanics at Toms 4x4, and asked how the install was. He said they had a running joke that they were all going to pitch in together to buy it, and throw it in the dumpster so they don't have to install another one.

But yea, I got a killer deal on the streamer bar, sport cage and floor mounts. I got it all brand new for around... $450 I think?

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Unfortunately, he did indeed get one and have it installed. Sure don't impress me none. One of the few thangs left I gotta replace. I would strongly advise skippin' the install and havin' a shop install a proper cage instead. But to each his own.

i saw that avatar (the beadlocks give it away)and for a split second I said to muself," is that the 2door Kowboy bought???..."
I spend way too much time on here if im pickin shit like that out. heh.


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