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Old 07-27-2013, 04:20 PM   #18
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$1,200 is on the low end for a proper roll bar. Custom shops will go over 2k. If you want to hydrodip and clear then you are looking at close to $2,600.
It's times like these that I miss my 98 SS. It's a damn shame what people charge for 5th gen products just because it's the newest thing out. I remember putting a 5 point cromoly roll bar in my 98 SS 10 years ago for $360.

When it comes time for me to do a roll bar, I'm gonna go to Wolfe Race Craft and build my own custom roll bar. I can weld it up myself. Hopefully they will be interested in making a template so they can mass produce them.

Here is a pic of what the roll bar i put in 10 years ago looked like.

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Old 07-27-2013, 06:03 PM   #19
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I'm sure this will not put me in the 11's
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:14 PM   #20
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Here are a few pics low 11's first day setting it up. More to come...
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:22 PM   #21
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looks like the rpm cage. what did that run if you don't mind me asking? $1200/2000 is the starting price on the coupe. I want one bad
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:48 PM   #22
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It is the RPM bolt in 6 point roll cage - mine is chrome moly IOM paint. Best to contact Tim and tell him Allan with the convertible sent you! You have options when you order based on want you want. Have fun
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:38 PM   #23
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I raced mine a few weeks ago without using the tracking control button and did 13.85 @ 105. See the video http://youtu.be/VJYCkvYJ2B8
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:02 AM   #24
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That's a really nice vert! Are you planning to put a full cage in it? Your set up looks like it will easily get you under 10.49 seconds.


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Old 08-01-2013, 04:39 AM   #25
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Is there anyway my 2013 SS L99 convertible with just a C.A.I. CAI, VMax TB, Range AFM delete, stock Pzeros with drop coils and ZLspec sways could run 12.9? Of course, I would have to have nice temps and a good 60'. Not interested in putting on headers in California and I am trying not to void the warranty. I see that stock LS3 convertibles run +/- 13.2, but, I haven't seen or heard of any L99 convertibles in mainly stock daily driving trim do this.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:25 PM   #26
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With drag radials you can break into the upper 12s.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:03 PM   #27
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With drag radials you can break into the upper 12s.
Thanks Falundir. No way with street tires? Is there other bolt-on mods you would add that would be easy to R&R, i.e.; like the CAI, etc. if I were to visit a dealer for warranty work possibly related to that problem? I already know my Hotchkis springs and my Pfadt ZL sways would not be worth taking out in case of a strut failure, which, I would accept. Any other ideas? Thanks.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:58 PM   #28
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[QUOTE=Allanski;6840818]It is the RPM bolt in 6 point roll cage - mine is chrome moly IOM paint. Best to contact Tim and tell him Allan with the convertible sent you! You have options when you order based on want you want. Have fun

Alan, if you don't mind a few questions; When you remove it are there mounting brackets sticking out , or anything else that impacts the seating? When it's in, do you have to remove panels or anything?
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:43 PM   #29
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BTW guys a roll bar and roll cage are not the same thing.

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Old 08-04-2013, 05:55 PM   #30
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Mine is a 6 point. An 8, 10 or 12 point requires the extra mounting at the front for faster cars.
I do not remove it. I bought a removable in case I sell the car or put it back closer to stock. You have to cut carpet and rear door panels (I bought some used)
Whether you call it a roll bar or cage this RPM is certified for the track.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:17 PM   #31
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Just a pet peeve of mine. Like people calling nitrous "NAWS" or "nitros".


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All roll bars must be within 6 inches of the rear,or side, of thedriver’s head, extend in height at least 3 inches above the driver’shelmet with driver in normal driving position or bewithin 1 inch ofthe roof/headliner in the area above the driver's helmet, and be atleast as wide as the driver's shoulders or within 1inch of thedriver's door. Roll bar must be adequately supported or cross-braced to prevent forward or lateral collapse. Rearbraces must beof the same diameter and wall thickness as the rollbar andintersect with the roll bar at a point not more than 5 inches from thetop of the roll bar. Crossbar and rear braces mustbe welded tomain hoop. Sidebar must be included on driver’s side and mustpass the driver at a point midway between the shoulder and elbow. Swing-out sidebar permitted. All roll bars must have in their construction a cross bar for seat bracing and as the shoulder harness attachment point; cross bar must be installed no more than 4 inches below, and not above, the driver’s shoulders or to side bar.
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All cage structures must be designed in an attempt to protect the driver from any angle, 360 degrees.


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Old 08-06-2013, 04:52 AM   #32
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I ran 8.9 in 1/8 mile with am airintake. Though Could've been better but was running on worn tires.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:42 PM   #33
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Mine is a 6 point. An 8, 10 or 12 point requires the extra mounting at the front for faster cars.
I do not remove it. I bought a removable in case I sell the car or put it back closer to stock. You have to cut carpet and rear door panels (I bought some used)
Whether you call it a roll bar or cage this RPM is certified for the track.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #34
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Hey, this is where I go every Wed night and 1x a month on Friday. Are you going to be up there tomorrow night? How did you know the corrected times? I drive a red 2012 SS with 2 racing stripes up the hood. What color is your car?
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